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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:46 AM

Rush: Clockwork Angels Live DVD


Well, it’s here. The new live DVD documenting their highly successful Clockwork Angels tour will be received with open arms by Rush fans all over the world. Those who aren’t fans might be enticed to buy it, not because of the music, but because of all the “extras” it contains. Fans will certainly get the bang for the buck. Distant early rumors about the DVD were rife with speculation about which setlists would be included, but suffice to say the best of both are there. It’s not a secret that here in the offices of RollingStone a favorite pastime was dismissing this largely irrelevant band. No more. With an historic induction in the RRHOF, Rush is now mainstream and simply can’t be ignored any further (having said that, they’ll never appear on our cover).

Many firsts are on display for the world to see with this release. Drum God Neil Peart looks like he’s actually having a good time, whether it’s closing out the epic 2112 with laconic precision, or nailing fans with t-shirts from his high-powered air gun. Astonishingly, there are more hot women attending this concert that all previous Rush concerts combined (probably inserted with CGI), and the band is joined onstage by a string ensemble with hot women playing instruments (not CGI). However, the goodies don’t stop there. The RRHOF induction ceremony is included, complete with Alex Lifeson and Flava Flav doing bong hits backstage. Not to be outdone by that visual statement, Iron Chef: God’s of Rock, the charity driven competition from the vaults of the Food Network is contained in its entirety. The show, which was pulled due to several factors, has Paula Deen in all her glory before her dismissal from the network. In addition, documentaries centering on performing life and backstage drama are included.

The tour, which included a healthy dose of their latest release Clockwork Angels, was perhaps their most successful ever. Interesting the band chose to revisit the 80’s in terms of song choices. That era, which isn’t especially memorable (save the awful videos they produced) to the music community at large, does contain what die-hard Rush fans consider classic hits such as Middletown Dreams, The Body Electric, and Grand Designs. We know, we know. Most people never heard of those songs, but Rush has always catered to their rabid fan base who’s retarded devotion has lined their pockets, and conversely, been their “enabler” to produce moribund compositions. Obligatory radio staples Tom Sawyer, Spirit of Radio and Subdivisions are played with such verve, sexagenarians everywhere should beam with pride. Pick it up. Can’t say you won’t be disappointed, but at least you’ll be amused!

Five Stars out of Five if you’re a Rush fan

Two Stars out of Five if you just enjoy the radio hits

Zero Stars out of Five if you’ve never heard of them

–Andy Ladouche

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Edited by Tombstone Mountain, 24 October 2013 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

Let the feathers fly :laughing guy:

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

Who would find legitimacy in a reviewer named "La Douche"??

I'll buy the bleeding DVD purely on the basis of Alex taking a bong hit with Flava Flav!

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

He lost me completely after the comment "retarded devotion".

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 24 October 2013 - 11:45 AM, said:

He lost me completely after the comment "retarded devotion".
That's Ladouche for ya. f***ing Frenchies. f***ing Rolling Stone.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:52 AM

Posted Image Douche indeed.  


He can Posted Image me.  

I don't put much stock into a rag mag that puts a terrorist on the front cover...  


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I do want that DVD though!!!!

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:11 PM

Moribund
Definition: At the point of death, expiring, terminal, near death blah blah blah :moon: ......
And isn't "never" a really really long time?
I was always taught never to say "never" or "always" :codger:
This thing also offends my feminine side :coy:

Edited by Narpet, 24 October 2013 - 12:17 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

In on one.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

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With an historic induction in the RRHOF, Rush is now mainstream and simply can’t be ignored any further (having said that, they’ll never appear on our cover).

Is he trying to be funny, or is he serious?  Talk about damning with faint praise!  

Right.  They can't be ignored any further because they got into some silly hall of fame which means nothing.  But Rolling Stone has to be on the winning side.  So.  Throw the band a few bones.  And some crumbs.

Don't do us any favors.  Please.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Is this whole thing a spoof?

I clicked the link and it says the page can't be found or it was moved.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

Andy Ladouche?  Only a masochist  would keep a name like that.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

I have a feeling all I can say at this point is, :blush: "good1" Thombstone :facepalm: :notworthy:

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

RushGoober thread.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:35 PM

I fell for it.

Booooo!

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:04 PM

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. :oops: Well done my friend :outtahere:

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:09 PM

This might not be their review but it is something they could have written so they are guilty all the same, the bastards!

You should have seen the Clockwork Angels review Obama wrote in MOJO the other day. That bastard hates Americans.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:13 PM

View PostTony R, on 24 October 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

This might not be their review but it is something they could have written so they are guilty all the same, the bastards!

You should have seen the Clockwork Angels review Obama wrote in MOJO the other day. That bastard hates Americans.
America period for that matter :moon:

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:38 PM

View PostLorraine, on 24 October 2013 - 12:29 PM, said:

Is this whole thing a spoof?

I clicked the link and it says the page can't be found or it was moved.

Hahaha!  Kind of like Sheldon and his Geddy in a :laughing guy:  thong thread and link.  But I never clicked on the link knowing that Geddy wasn't a thong-type kind of dude.  :coy:

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:42 PM

WAITACOTTONPICKENFINGERLICKENMINUTE.



You spoofed us!  I just read the link.  :LMAO:  Good one, Mr. Mountain!  :ebert:

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:51 PM

View PostLorraine, on 24 October 2013 - 12:31 PM, said:

Andy Ladouche?  Only a masochist  would keep a name like that.
He pronounces ot La-doo-chey. :P





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