Jump to content


Speed Of Love: Why No Love (


  • Please log in to reply
512 replies to this topic

#1 Segue Myles

Segue Myles

    Cupcake Warrior

  • Members
  • 32225 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom
  • Interests:Lacuna Coil
    Nightwish
    Within Temptation
    The Juliana Theory
    REM
    Thrice
    Idlewild
    Jimmy Eat World
    HIM
    Paradise Lost
    AFI
    U2
    Bruce Springsteen
    Sonata Arctica
    Pearl Jam
    Biffy Clyro
    Placebo

Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

One of the best Rush songs in my opinion, but I see even massive fans of Counterparts disregard this beautiful piece with predictable and gleeful derision.

So why does this song stick out like a sore thumb, or even fade into the background like a vulnerable, bullied little girl? Come on guys! Give it a chance!

Or simply explain why you love, like, loathe or hate this song...

(Sorry Lorraine...I want to hear peoples comments on this gem).

Sponsored Post

#2 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 42066 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

:ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

#3 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 42066 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:01 PM

Segue, whip up a batch of your infamous famous cupcakes.  I'll put on a pot of coffee.

:popcorn:

#4 J2112YYZ

J2112YYZ

    The Sphere

  • Members
  • 9811 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Buffalo, NY

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

The song is decent but I think it gets overshadowed by the rest of the album. All the other songs on CP are better.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 17 July 2014 - 12:03 PM.


#5 Segue Myles

Segue Myles

    Cupcake Warrior

  • Members
  • 32225 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom
  • Interests:Lacuna Coil
    Nightwish
    Within Temptation
    The Juliana Theory
    REM
    Thrice
    Idlewild
    Jimmy Eat World
    HIM
    Paradise Lost
    AFI
    U2
    Bruce Springsteen
    Sonata Arctica
    Pearl Jam
    Biffy Clyro
    Placebo

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

View PostLorraine, on 17 July 2014 - 12:01 PM, said:

Segue, whip up a batch of your infamous famous cupcakes.  I'll put on a pot of coffee.

:popcorn:

Done...it will be russian roulette...one in every seven has a delicous chocolate sponge coated sausage meat filling...

#6 canadianice

canadianice

    Solar Federalist

  • Members
  • 2955 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Stoney Creek, Ontario

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:04 PM

Cool song, but on a sadder note  RIP Johnny winter, we lost a true classic today people,  :rose:

#7 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 42066 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:04 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 17 July 2014 - 12:03 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 17 July 2014 - 12:01 PM, said:

Segue, whip up a batch of your infamous famous cupcakes.  I'll put on a pot of coffee.

:popcorn:


Done...it will be russian roulette...one in every seven has a delicous chocolate sponge coated sausage meat filling...

Splendid idea!

#8 Narps

Narps

    Official TRF Pace Car Driver

  • Members
  • 27718 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Myrtle Beach SC
  • Interests:Exercise, my children, my new grandchildren(twin boys), the rest of my life...

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

:ph34r: x10

#9 Narps

Narps

    Official TRF Pace Car Driver

  • Members
  • 27718 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Myrtle Beach SC
  • Interests:Exercise, my children, my new grandchildren(twin boys), the rest of my life...

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

Hope Spaghetti doesn't see this thread..... :outtahere:

#10 Segue Myles

Segue Myles

    Cupcake Warrior

  • Members
  • 32225 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom
  • Interests:Lacuna Coil
    Nightwish
    Within Temptation
    The Juliana Theory
    REM
    Thrice
    Idlewild
    Jimmy Eat World
    HIM
    Paradise Lost
    AFI
    U2
    Bruce Springsteen
    Sonata Arctica
    Pearl Jam
    Biffy Clyro
    Placebo

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:08 PM

View PostNarpski, on 17 July 2014 - 12:06 PM, said:

Hope Spaghetti doesn't see this thread..... :outtahere:

If he misbehaves, I shall have to discard of him and then remove all his teeth...just for my collection..

#11 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 42066 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

View PostNarpski, on 17 July 2014 - 12:06 PM, said:

Hope Spaghetti doesn't see this thread..... :outtahere:

I am not worried.  Spaghetti has a problem letting everyone know what he really thinks about something.  He is always hedging and mincing his words.  Can never really quite articulate what he thinks.  You know?

Edited by Lorraine, 17 July 2014 - 12:11 PM.


#12 Narps

Narps

    Official TRF Pace Car Driver

  • Members
  • 27718 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Myrtle Beach SC
  • Interests:Exercise, my children, my new grandchildren(twin boys), the rest of my life...

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

My affection for Lorraine precludes me from commenting on certain subjects. This is one..... :wub:

Edited by Narpski, 17 July 2014 - 12:12 PM.


#13 len(songs)

len(songs)

    The Archivist

  • Members
  • 14676 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere
  • Interests:Not being Not

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

Meh, too slow-paced and sleepy, with not much instrumentally to offer, and the lyrics don't help much. I don't mind the part from 3:00-3:30, if that counts...

Edited by len(songs), 17 July 2014 - 12:15 PM.


#14 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 42066 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

View Postlen(songs), on 17 July 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

Meh, too slow-paced and sleepy, and the lyrics don't help much. I don't mind the part from 3:00-3:30, if that counts...

Our first naysayer!

#15 len(songs)

len(songs)

    The Archivist

  • Members
  • 14676 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere
  • Interests:Not being Not

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:15 PM

View PostLorraine, on 17 July 2014 - 12:14 PM, said:

View Postlen(songs), on 17 July 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

Meh, too slow-paced and sleepy, and the lyrics don't help much. I don't mind the part from 3:00-3:30, if that counts...

Our first naysayer!
And certainly not the last...

#16 Narps

Narps

    Official TRF Pace Car Driver

  • Members
  • 27718 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Myrtle Beach SC
  • Interests:Exercise, my children, my new grandchildren(twin boys), the rest of my life...

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

View PostLorraine, on 17 July 2014 - 12:14 PM, said:

View Postlen(songs), on 17 July 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

Meh, too slow-paced and sleepy, and the lyrics don't help much. I don't mind the part from 3:00-3:30, if that counts...

Our first naysayer!
:codger: and one "no" sayer........

#17 LedRush

LedRush

    The Counterparts Remain The Same

  • Members *
  • 24831 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Very small southeast Asian island
  • Interests:Family, guitar, classic video games, Ted Nugent, non-fiction books

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

"At the speed of love
Nothing changes faster
Than the speed of love
My heart goes out to you"

It's painful even without the bad melodies and boring music.

As I've said before, it the worst song on Rush's worst album.

#18 toymaker

toymaker

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 5896 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario
  • Interests:Songwriting and recording, cycling, movies, guitar and bass collecting

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:17 PM

I think the first time I heard speed of love, I thought it might be Grover Washington Jr., or something.  I didn't realize it was a Rush song.  I thought somebody at the record company had made a terrible mistake and mixed up two different artists' song lists, and this Hall and Oates tune accidentally got inserted into the middle of a Rush album.  I couldn't figure it out for the longest time.  Then I realized, oh my gosh, that is Geddy singing and I suppose there's something about that guitar that sounds like it could be Alex.  So then I had a really hard think, and decided, well, it's Rush, so I guess I better like it.  I mean, I am a Rush fan, so I better give it some respect.  So I can't explain how, when I listen to that album, my hand sort of "slips" and hits the "next" button; I mean, I don't even think it's a conscious thing.  You know how some people sort of mysteriously black out sometimes and don't remember doing things.  I think that's what happens to me when the song starts.  I think I might be sort of programmed to accidentally hit the next button, but I don't realize I'm doing it.  That's the only explanation I can offer, because it really is an awesome song.  I love it.  I really love it.  I'm trying really hard to love it.

#19 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 42066 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:21 PM

I'm listening to it right now.  :wub:

#20 Narps

Narps

    Official TRF Pace Car Driver

  • Members
  • 27718 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Myrtle Beach SC
  • Interests:Exercise, my children, my new grandchildren(twin boys), the rest of my life...

Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:25 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 17 July 2014 - 12:17 PM, said:

I think the first time I heard speed of love, I thought it might be Grover Washington Jr., or something.  I didn't realize it was a Rush song.  I thought somebody at the record company had made a terrible mistake and mixed up two different artists' song lists, and this Hall and Oates tune accidentally got inserted into the middle of a Rush album.  I couldn't figure it out for the longest time.  Then I realized, oh my gosh, that is Geddy singing and I suppose there's something about that guitar that sounds like it could be Alex.  So then I had a really hard think, and decided, well, it's Rush, so I guess I better like it.  I mean, I am a Rush fan, so I better give it some respect.  So I can't explain how, when I listen to that album, my hand sort of "slips" and hits the "next" button; I mean, I don't even think it's a conscious thing.  You know how some people sort of mysteriously black out sometimes and don't remember doing things.  I think that's what happens to me when the song starts.  I think I might be sort of programmed to accidentally hit the next button, but I don't realize I'm doing it.  That's the only explanation I can offer, because it really is an awesome song.  I love it.  I really love it.  I'm trying really hard to love it.
I really, really gotta stay out of this one...... :scared: :outtahere:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users