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#41 Mara

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (presto123 @ Mar 28 2012, 05:20 PM)
QUOTE (eshine @ Mar 28 2012, 03:58 PM)
From Sniglets over at CP:

"Sorry I have been unable to post on here as I have been busy with work. Listening party happened a bit later than scheduled yesterday as it was more after 1 pm. I wasn't there but my friend was and he said if you would have wanted Rush albums in the 80s to have a harder edge then this is your record. The songs are like a winding journey and definitely has a more modern day concept feel to them. Keyboards are present on the record so if you loathe them, sorry! He didn't compare it to any particular album and that was a relief. He said just take 80 to 91 in a blender and that was it. Single should be out on or about April 1st. It is being sent to radio this weekend. My guess is this one doesn't leak. More as I hear more. It was basically a text conversation about it and I haven't had really the time to get in touch with him as he has other assignments"

http://www.rushmessageboard.com/cpmb/index...ic=44104&st=100

OMG!!!! 80-91 or so is my absolute fav Rush period and the more keys the better. I am beyond excited now. Imagine GUP or PoW with a harder edge and more progressive. This might be the Rush record I've been wanting them to make since the mid 80's. 653.gif

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE (presto123 @ Mar 28 2012, 04:20 PM)
QUOTE (eshine @ Mar 28 2012, 03:58 PM)
From Sniglets over at CP:

"Sorry I have been unable to post on here as I have been busy with work. Listening party happened a bit later than scheduled yesterday as it was more after 1 pm. I wasn't there but my friend was and he said if you would have wanted Rush albums in the 80s to have a harder edge then this is your record. The songs are like a winding journey and definitely has a more modern day concept feel to them. Keyboards are present on the record so if you loathe them, sorry! He didn't compare it to any particular album and that was a relief. He said just take 80 to 91 in a blender and that was it. Single should be out on or about April 1st. It is being sent to radio this weekend. My guess is this one doesn't leak. More as I hear more. It was basically a text conversation about it and I haven't had really the time to get in touch with him as he has other assignments"

http://www.rushmessageboard.com/cpmb/index...ic=44104&st=100

OMG!!!! 80-91 or so is my absolute fav Rush period and the more keys the better. I am beyond excited now. Imagine GUP or PoW with a harder edge and more progressive. This might be the Rush record I've been wanting them to make since the mid 80's. 653.gif

Great post and totally agree!!  2112 is my favorite Rush album (by far) but the 80-91 period is, on balance, my favorite. The post 91 period includes RTB which is not all that great and VT which, as I have said elsewhere, I try to like but just can't.  At all.  In fact, by Rush standards I hate it.  It also has T4E which I mostly like except for Dog Years which is the single worst song in the Rush catalog.  Not even close.

The pre 1980 stuff is wonderful but unfortunately it also includes CoS which has 2 very long songs I don't like at all and ST.  ST has Working Man but other than that great song it does not have a lot.  The pre 1980 period has a lot of good stuff - don't take me wrong, I really, really like it (all of FBN, 2112, AFTK, Hemispheres).  Just the 80-91 period has constancy which is hard to beat.

80-91 in a blender!!   tongue.gif    biggrin.gif   yes.gif  Sounds great!!  Got to admit I have approached this album with some concern because I have not been blown away by Caravan and BU2B.  Both reminded me of VT which, by Rush standards, I hate.  Now I am really worked up.    smile.gif

Can't wait!!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (danielmclark @ Mar 28 2012, 04:32 PM)
QUOTE (Rush-O-Matic @ Mar 28 2012, 03:26 PM)
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QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ Mar 28 2012, 03:51 PM)
From RIAB:

UPDATE - 3/28@4:48PM: I have also received information that Headlong First will indeed be the first single and that a 5.5-minute edit will be hitting radio on April 19th. The listening party did indeed take place yesterday, and Roadrunner is keeping a very tight lid on the track, so it's unlikely that it will leak. Although there's a possibility we'll get to hear a sample online sometime before the radio release.

That is great that the single is so long they have to edit it down.  1022.gif

/Debbie Downer/ Could also mean that none of the rest of the songs are worth releasing and could only find 5 acceptable minutes from the one.

No. I just think it means they really dig this track but they know that radio won't touch anything that's 7.5 minutes long.

Hey Jude - Beatles
War Pigs/Luke's Wall - Black Sabbath
Station to Station - David Bowie
Layla - Darek and the Dominos
The End - Doors
Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
In-a-Gadda-da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Funeral For a Friend - Elton John
In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
One - Metallica
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Sheep - Pink Floyd
Purple Rain - Prince
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' - Rolling Stones
Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
Won't Get Fooled Again - Who
Starship Trooper - Yes

just to name a few  biggrin.gif I bet the cool stations play the album cut  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  cool.gif  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:07 PM

I'm pretty pumped, but I don't like that it'll be edited. That's a whole two minute drop from the total length of it (apparently). I'm dying to hear it, but at the same time, I may just wait until the whole song is out there somewhere so I can hear it all.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (HemispheresserehpsimeH @ Mar 28 2012, 05:07 PM)
I'm pretty pumped, but I don't like that it'll be edited. That's a whole two minute drop from the total length of it (apparently). I'm dying to hear it, but at the same time, I may just wait until the whole song is out there somewhere so I can hear it all.

  I know. I want to hear the whole thing. I will still listen to anything though laugh.gif  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (presto123 @ Mar 28 2012, 05:08 PM)
QUOTE (HemispheresserehpsimeH @ Mar 28 2012, 05:07 PM)
I'm pretty pumped, but I don't like that it'll be edited. That's a whole two minute drop from the total length of it (apparently). I'm dying to hear it, but at the same time, I may just wait until the whole song is out there somewhere so I can hear it all.

I know. I want to hear the whole thing. I will still listen to anything though laugh.gif

As long as it's not edited on the album I'm not too bothered...

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (Lerxster @ Mar 28 2012, 03:59 PM)
QUOTE (danielmclark @ Mar 28 2012, 04:32 PM)
QUOTE (Rush-O-Matic @ Mar 28 2012, 03:26 PM)
QUOTE (presto123 @ Mar 28 2012, 04:24 PM)
QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ Mar 28 2012, 03:51 PM)
From RIAB:

UPDATE - 3/28@4:48PM: I have also received information that Headlong First will indeed be the first single and that a 5.5-minute edit will be hitting radio on April 19th. The listening party did indeed take place yesterday, and Roadrunner is keeping a very tight lid on the track, so it's unlikely that it will leak. Although there's a possibility we'll get to hear a sample online sometime before the radio release.

That is great that the single is so long they have to edit it down.  1022.gif

/Debbie Downer/ Could also mean that none of the rest of the songs are worth releasing and could only find 5 acceptable minutes from the one.

No. I just think it means they really dig this track but they know that radio won't touch anything that's 7.5 minutes long.

Hey Jude - Beatles
War Pigs/Luke's Wall - Black Sabbath
Station to Station - David Bowie
Layla - Darek and the Dominos
The End - Doors
Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
In-a-Gadda-da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Funeral For a Friend - Elton John
In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
One - Metallica
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Sheep - Pink Floyd
Purple Rain - Prince
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' - Rolling Stones
Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
Won't Get Fooled Again - Who
Starship Trooper - Yes

just to name a few  biggrin.gif I bet the cool stations play the album cut  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  cool.gif

There are a few exceptions, yes. But Metallica's One got a radio edit for length, as did a few others there I'd wager.

If Rush is looking for some real radio play this time around, they're not going to make it harder on themselves trying to fight for 7.5 minutes. They don't have that kind of clout.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

This is the time we start getting PUMPED! biggrin.gif

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

Radio's a near-dead medium anyway.  I say screw radio, and just GIVE US THE SINGLE!!!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

It's been incorrectly reported. Apparently the track is actually called " Foot Long Shite" which makes more sense if you think about it...

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (Tony R @ Mar 28 2012, 05:34 PM)
It's been incorrectly reported. Apparently the track is actually called " Foot Long Shite" which makes more sense if you think about it...

  There's already been a song called Big Log in the 80's. I think a guy named Robert Plant or something recorded it laugh.gif  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

Some more tweets from Dominic Nardella (@nardboy):

"New Rush song sounds like updated "By-Tor." Epic, cool guitar break downs. "I stoke the fires of the big steel wheels...""

"feels like by-tor... epic, weird talking part in the middle, ged's bass sounds phenomenal"

"goes to rock radio on 4/19 (maybe a tad sooner)..."

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE (danielmclark @ Mar 28 2012, 04:19 PM)
QUOTE (Lerxster @ Mar 28 2012, 03:59 PM)
QUOTE (danielmclark @ Mar 28 2012, 04:32 PM)
QUOTE (Rush-O-Matic @ Mar 28 2012, 03:26 PM)
QUOTE (presto123 @ Mar 28 2012, 04:24 PM)
QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ Mar 28 2012, 03:51 PM)
From RIAB:

UPDATE - 3/28@4:48PM: I have also received information that Headlong First will indeed be the first single and that a 5.5-minute edit will be hitting radio on April 19th. The listening party did indeed take place yesterday, and Roadrunner is keeping a very tight lid on the track, so it's unlikely that it will leak. Although there's a possibility we'll get to hear a sample online sometime before the radio release.

That is great that the single is so long they have to edit it down.  1022.gif

/Debbie Downer/ Could also mean that none of the rest of the songs are worth releasing and could only find 5 acceptable minutes from the one.

No. I just think it means they really dig this track but they know that radio won't touch anything that's 7.5 minutes long.

Hey Jude - Beatles
War Pigs/Luke's Wall - Black Sabbath
Station to Station - David Bowie
Layla - Darek and the Dominos
The End - Doors
Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
In-a-Gadda-da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Funeral For a Friend - Elton John
In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
One - Metallica
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Sheep - Pink Floyd
Purple Rain - Prince
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' - Rolling Stones
Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
Won't Get Fooled Again - Who
Starship Trooper - Yes

just to name a few  biggrin.gif I bet the cool stations play the album cut  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  cool.gif

There are a few exceptions, yes. But Metallica's One got a radio edit for length, as did a few others there I'd wager.

If Rush is looking for some real radio play this time around, they're not going to make it harder on themselves trying to fight for 7.5 minutes. They don't have that kind of clout.

Sometimes I don't know if the length matters so much. WRKI in Danbury has played the full-length 2112 at least 3 times before (that I've heard).

Yet the stations down here cut Goodbye Stranger short eyesre4.gif

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god.  rage.gif
Just give it to us already  fists crying.gif  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE (danielmclark @ Mar 28 2012, 05:19 PM)
QUOTE (Lerxster @ Mar 28 2012, 03:59 PM)
QUOTE (danielmclark @ Mar 28 2012, 04:32 PM)
QUOTE (Rush-O-Matic @ Mar 28 2012, 03:26 PM)
QUOTE (presto123 @ Mar 28 2012, 04:24 PM)
QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ Mar 28 2012, 03:51 PM)
From RIAB:

UPDATE - 3/28@4:48PM: I have also received information that Headlong First will indeed be the first single and that a 5.5-minute edit will be hitting radio on April 19th. The listening party did indeed take place yesterday, and Roadrunner is keeping a very tight lid on the track, so it's unlikely that it will leak. Although there's a possibility we'll get to hear a sample online sometime before the radio release.

That is great that the single is so long they have to edit it down.  1022.gif

/Debbie Downer/ Could also mean that none of the rest of the songs are worth releasing and could only find 5 acceptable minutes from the one.

No. I just think it means they really dig this track but they know that radio won't touch anything that's 7.5 minutes long.

Hey Jude - Beatles
War Pigs/Luke's Wall - Black Sabbath
Station to Station - David Bowie
Layla - Darek and the Dominos
The End - Doors
Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
In-a-Gadda-da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Funeral For a Friend - Elton John
In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
One - Metallica
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Sheep - Pink Floyd
Purple Rain - Prince
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' - Rolling Stones
Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
Won't Get Fooled Again - Who
Starship Trooper - Yes

just to name a few  biggrin.gif I bet the cool stations play the album cut  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  cool.gif

There are a few exceptions, yes. But Metallica's One got a radio edit for length, as did a few others there I'd wager.

If Rush is looking for some real radio play this time around, they're not going to make it harder on themselves trying to fight for 7.5 minutes. They don't have that kind of clout.

Rush may not have clout, but they have cachet, baby!!! This song will be the Hey Jude of the 10's  1287.gif  1022.gif  trink38.gif  2.gif  biggrin.gif  unsure.gif  no.gif  martini_shaken.gif smile.gif cool10.gif  yes.gif signs015.gif

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE (presto123 @ Mar 28 2012, 06:01 PM)
QUOTE (Tony R @ Mar 28 2012, 05:34 PM)
It's been incorrectly reported. Apparently the track is actually called " Foot Long Shite" which makes more sense if you think about it...

There's already been a song called Big Log in the 80's. I think a guy named Robert Plant or something recorded it laugh.gif

Aw yeah. Love that song. Memories. I took a lonely Greyhound from Tulsa to Canton after seeing my first girlfriend for the last time. That song played on my walkman as we rolled down the highway.  

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

QUOTE (Tony R @ Mar 28 2012, 03:34 PM)
It's been incorrectly reported. Apparently the track is actually called " Foot Long Shite" which makes more sense if you think about it...

I sincerely hope that you wind up eating shit-ton of crow.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:24 PM

Excitement so thick, you can cut it with a knife.

If only it could really sound By-Tor'ish.  I'll believe it when I hear it.

Maybe Sirius radio will get the full length version as they certainly aren't scared to play longer tunes.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (Lerxster @ Mar 28 2012, 04:59 PM)
QUOTE (danielmclark @ Mar 28 2012, 04:32 PM)
QUOTE (Rush-O-Matic @ Mar 28 2012, 03:26 PM)
QUOTE (presto123 @ Mar 28 2012, 04:24 PM)
QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ Mar 28 2012, 03:51 PM)
From RIAB:

UPDATE - 3/28@4:48PM: I have also received information that Headlong First will indeed be the first single and that a 5.5-minute edit will be hitting radio on April 19th. The listening party did indeed take place yesterday, and Roadrunner is keeping a very tight lid on the track, so it's unlikely that it will leak. Although there's a possibility we'll get to hear a sample online sometime before the radio release.

That is great that the single is so long they have to edit it down.  1022.gif

/Debbie Downer/ Could also mean that none of the rest of the songs are worth releasing and could only find 5 acceptable minutes from the one.

No. I just think it means they really dig this track but they know that radio won't touch anything that's 7.5 minutes long.

Hey Jude - Beatles
War Pigs/Luke's Wall - Black Sabbath
Station to Station - David Bowie
Layla - Darek and the Dominos
The End - Doors
Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
In-a-Gadda-da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Funeral For a Friend - Elton John
In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
One - Metallica
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Sheep - Pink Floyd
Purple Rain - Prince
Can't You Hear Me Knockin' - Rolling Stones
Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
Won't Get Fooled Again - Who
Starship Trooper - Yes

just to name a few  biggrin.gif I bet the cool stations play the album cut  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  cool.gif

Don Maclean's American Pie is that length or so (I think - please correct me if I am wrong) and the gets plaid in its entirety.

Lets hope at least a few stations play the entire song.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Even the title is really awesome.
If it really is 7+ minutes, I'm stoked. I've actually purposefully been avoiding these threads (oh, for shame!) because I don't want to learn too much about the new album before it comes out!




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