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#541 EagleMoon

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:22 AM

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View Postlaughedatbytime, on 09 March 2015 - 08:22 PM, said:

If a tree falls in the forest in the 70s but no one's around until the 80s to hear it, when did it fall?

That would be one hell of a long drawn out crash. :lol:
They all can't be gems...even Rush throws in a Presto or S&A once in a while.

What does that have to do with a tree falling in the forest?  :D

He can work a Presto/S&A dig into any post, just as I can do with CP/S&A.

Oh that really takes some thought.  Not.   :eyeroll:

Judging by your jokes, you do love the 80s.

Actually that would be the 90s.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:45 PM

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View Posttoymaker, on 09 March 2015 - 08:10 PM, said:

Along with being the "red vinyl" Hemispheres ambassador - which doesn't really have that many responsibilities - I would like to apply for a secondment:  I would like to be the Defender of Permanent Waves as a Seventies Record.  I don't know if I need to make a motion or have a seconder or whatever, but count on me to weigh in whenever some 80s fan tries to wrangle Permanent Waves based on that little release date technicality.

I second the above motion. All in favor, say "aye".

Aye!
Sorry, you're third.

But Aye anyway...

We should start recruiting an army of supporters.

Aye!


How bout those comin at ya from the opposite direction??

I'm with y'all putting Waves in the 70s, nothin beats Rush 70s, their best adrenaline fueled hard prog rock opus album after perfect album.... but Waves, as great as it is, it don't really fit in too perfectly in their 70s arsenal, some may say their 70s is so strong that it don't need no help. 70s Rush stands on its own. Waves with its fancy reggeaeae, new waving n loopy er fects in natreal scense. Plus, Alex specifically wanted Waves in the 80s as a bold futuristic record. We have that contractual obligation as fans to listen to Mr. L's instructions. Oh yeah  that Alex dude-

Where Steve Vai may make us say “I wish I could do that,” Alex Lifeson makes us say, “I wish I’d thought of that."

The other issue to consider, of course, is that somewhere else on the forum a group of members decided that the 80s really didn't start until 1984.  I may be misremembering, but it was something like that.  I don't think anyone informed Lifeson, though.  I'm not necessarily willing to go that far, but as per my responsibilities I will defend Permanent Waves once more as a 70s album.  At ambassadorial parties, most people will tend to wander away from me at this point, because I will start to sound like a (70s) broken record (for you very young folks, that's not literally a "broken" record, but one which has a flaw in the "groove" that makes the "needle" jump back into the same groove and repeat the same 3 or 4 second section of music over and over again).

Since Permanent Waves was created in the 70s (according to the standard way of looking at things), it just has to be a 70s record - taking "record" to mean a collection of sounds committed to tape, and not the factory sealed album that people began buying in the stores on January 1, 1980--although even the manufacturing of that physical product had to have happened in the 70s.  The most we can say, I think is that some of the sounds may reflect a trend that we started to hear more and more in the 80s.  However, unless Rush had some kind of way of "hearing into the future," those trends were already clearly in the making by the late 70s.  If Savage Grace were here, he would talk about "incontrovertible facts" like the release date, along with the notion of "creative culminations"--like the idea that music isn't music until it is heard by the buying public, at which point it is appreciated (forgive me if I am not doing full justice to this logic).  I don't mean to "speak ill of the banned," but to me a recording happens when it's made, whether it is appreciated by a bunch of other folks or not.

Permanent Waves is pretty much a perfectly beautiful album, created by Rush at the peak of their creative and playing powers (ooooh, I'm gonna get an earful for that one...), and it also stands a very good chance of being elected "most glorious."  At the very least it should survive until the last few rounds.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:48 PM

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Permanent Waves is pretty much a perfectly beautiful album, created by Rush at the peak of their creative and playing powers (ooooh, I'm gonna get an earful for that one...), and it also stands a very good chance of being elected "most glorious." At the very least it should survive until the last few rounds.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

All hail Permanent Waves!

:ebert: :ebert: :ebert:

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

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Permanent Waves is pretty much a perfectly beautiful album, created by Rush at the peak of their creative and playing powers (ooooh, I'm gonna get an earful for that one...), and it also stands a very good chance of being elected "most glorious." At the very least it should survive until the last few rounds.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

All hail Permanent Waves!

:ebert: :ebert: :ebert:
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Posted 10 March 2015 - 03:49 PM

View PostLorraine, on 10 March 2015 - 12:48 PM, said:

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Permanent Waves is pretty much a perfectly beautiful album, created by Rush at the peak of their creative and playing powers (ooooh, I'm gonna get an earful for that one...), and it also stands a very good chance of being elected "most glorious." At the very least it should survive until the last few rounds.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

All hail Permanent Waves!

:ebert: :ebert: :ebert:


There is no denying that it is an essential Rush album, right at the crossroads of the two decades. There is a lot of 70s hard prog rock as well as 80s short form catchy tunes tinged with new wave and reggae.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:36 PM

Maybe we should renew our ambassadorships.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:38 PM

AFTK is mine.


that is all

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:21 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 11 November 2017 - 12:38 PM, said:

AFTK is mine.


that is all

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Dibs on AFTK! Hah, beat you all to it.


You beat yourself. :unsure:

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

Waves needs no assistance. Hemispheres is covered by plenty. CA might need defending, but it has enough ambassadors that will work for me. Windows, Pictures, etc. All stand tall with friends who'll fight.

So the albums I must defend? I suppose it's between HYF and RtB. Based on what I've seen here, I must fight for RtB. So many songs that we as a collective loathe, but that I personally love.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:20 PM

I will always stick up for Vapor Trails, despite the spelling and that dumb reef song.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:57 PM

I claim Moving Pictures for me.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:15 PM

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I will always stick up for Vapor Trails, despite the spelling and that dumb reef song.
What's dumb about a man writing about how he was saved from a hopeless pit of despair by the fortune of new found love?

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:52 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 11 November 2017 - 12:38 PM, said:

AFTK is mine.


that is all
Wait a minute! I was just going to call that album, as it was the first tour I saw! :)

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:16 PM

I wave my magic wand for Presto.  :ebert:

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:21 AM

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I wave my magic wand for Presto.  :ebert:
Ooooohh that has been long ago claimed.

laughedatbytime said:

Presto, from the beginning to the end of time I shall be the album’s sword and shield.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:16 PM

Mine is and always will be Hemispheres. First tour I saw and still my favorite album.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:31 PM

Cos, always.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:48 PM

FBN !  First song I heard from Rush on the radio and first album of theirs that I bought.  :)

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

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 vaportrailer, on 12 November 2017 - 12:20 PM, said:

I will always stick up for Vapor Trails, despite the spelling and that dumb reef song.
What's dumb about a man writing about how he was saved from a hopeless pit of despair by the fortune of new found love?

I have no problem at all with that hoary (ahem) topic; I just prefer it when it's done well. :P
The I-centric lyrics, combined with the plaintive vocals, just don't connect with me.
This could be a song about drunkenly falling into a swimming pool. Hey, I think I like it now!

Shouldn't love songs have a couple of "you"s in them, or at least a "we"? Or am I just out of touch with the times? :codger:

But the rest of the album kicks ass. Even the dumb reef song drunk pool song. :yes:

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:53 AM

I think I was the Hemispheres ambassadress.

  Or maybe it was Permanent Waves.

28 pages this thread was.

  Is.

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