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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1339 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think is the best song from this album?

  1. Tom Sawyer (140 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

  2. Red Barchetta (312 votes [23.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.23%

  3. YYZ (183 votes [13.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.63%

  4. Limelight (239 votes [17.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.80%

  5. The Camera Eye (252 votes [18.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.76%

  6. Witch Hunt (87 votes [6.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.48%

  7. Vital Signs (130 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

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#81 rushgoober

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:23 PM

i guess i have to pick tom sawyer, even though it's the obvious choice.  the moog blast opening STILL gets me 24 years after the fact, and it's just a ridiculously strong song with incredible musicianship.  Really though, I can't fault anyone for picking any song of side 1 (for those too young to remember what side 1 even is or was, it was tom sawyer, red barchetta, yyz & limelight) which are all phenomenal songs.  i would go as far to say that if side two were equal to side one, it would be one of my top 3 albums ever by any group and would probably be considered so by rock critics.  this is not to put down side 2 which is also great, but it's hard to touch how phenomenal the side 1 tracks are.  while i really enjoy the camera eye, i think it's a little weaker than some of their other previous epic tracks like xanada, hemispheres, 2112, la villa strangiato, etc.  anyway, a fantastic album, and one that cemented their place in the rock world forever...

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 05:22 PM

Limelight with Tom Sawyer second

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:32 PM

Witch Hunt rules. The lyrics remind me of right-wing nut jobs. Just look!

The night is black,
Without a moon.
The air is thick and still.

The vigilantes gather on
The lonely torchlit hill.

Features distorted in the flickering light,
The faces are twisted and grotesque.
Silent and stern in the sweltering night,
The mob moves like demons possesed.
Quiet in conscience, calm in their right,
Confident their ways are best.

The righteous rise
With burning eyes
Of hatred and ill-will.

Madmen fed on fear and lies
To beat and burn and kill.


They say there are strangers who threaten us,
In our immigrants and infidels.
They say there is strangeness, too dangerous
In our theatres and bookstore shelves,
That those who know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves.


Quick to judge,
Quick to anger,
Slow to understand

Ignorance and prejudice
And fear
Walk hand in hand.


#84 Tom_Sawyer_2004

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:04 AM

TOM SAWYER IS THE ALL-TIME BEST SONG! common001.gif  2.gif  1022.gif  icon_alienjig.gif  

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 05:22 AM

  Witch Hunt yes.gif  Still the same trink38.gif  

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 08:37 PM

[B]red barchetta!!! sheer awesomeness .

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 03:45 AM

Some of the greatest drumming I ever heard on record is the song Tom Sawyer

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:28 PM

Tom Sawyer. It was mainly the song that began my interest in Rush.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 03:58 PM

vital signs for me, not sure why with all the other great songs. its just good as its something a little different

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 10:19 PM


Slag all you want: "Tom Sawyer".  Next...

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#91 Tom Sawyer

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 03:55 PM

YYZ

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 01:56 PM

  ohmy.gif This a tough one because I think all of the tracks solid, if I can wittle it down it is so close between Camera Eye & YYZ...........YYz it is then, no disrespect to the other tracks! wink.gif  

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 11:07 AM

Tough one, amazing album, but there's something sparse and cool about Vital Signs. That's the one for me.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 07:05 PM

quiet honestly... I was trying to avoid answering this...

but I can't decide...  Tom Sawyer and Limelight are my faves...  I love the way Tom sounds and Limelight's outro is a killer!!  

so I can't decide.... but as I always say.. when in doubt... go with Fly by Night  tongue.gif  

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:17 PM

The Camera Eye.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 08:30 PM

YYZ has always been up ther for me.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:15 PM

You cant pick, I just went with Tom Sawyer cause that riff follows the old saying, Less is more and still gets a crowd goin.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 10:25 PM

YYZ

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 01:05 PM

I went with Camera Eye.

I can't believe there were votes for Tom Sawyer.  

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 01:15 PM

VItal SIgns



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