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Poll: RUSH VS Fly By Night VS Caress Of Steel (46 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. RUSH (3 votes [6.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.52%

  2. Fly By Night (17 votes [36.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.96%

  3. Caress Of Steel (26 votes [56.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 56.52%

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#61 savagegrace26

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:27 PM

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View Postsavagegrace26, on 08 December 2014 - 04:18 PM, said:

Is RIvendell even really a Rush song?

It's just Geddy playing right? Alex sat that one out didn't he? (And probably demanded it).

Well it does have Neil's (unfortunate) lyrics.
Alex plays the electric swells in the background

I don't remember those and I'm not going to listen to it hear them.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:27 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 08 December 2014 - 04:26 PM, said:

View Postsavagegrace26, on 08 December 2014 - 04:18 PM, said:

Is RIvendell even really a Rush song?

It's just Geddy playing right? Alex sat that one out didn't he? (And probably demanded it).

Well it does have Neil's (unfortunate) lyrics.

There is electric guitar in the background behind the acoustic playing the ambient volume swells. I would think that's probably Alex.

I don't remember those and I'm not going to listen to it hear them.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:28 PM

Now I hear them...in my head...dammit...now it's playing in my head...STOP!

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:30 PM

View Postsavagegrace26, on 08 December 2014 - 04:28 PM, said:

Now I hear them...in my head...dammit...now it's playing in my head...STOP!

What's the matter? Your inner Keebler elf threatening to rear its little head? :lol:

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:45 PM

View Postsavagegrace26, on 08 December 2014 - 04:28 PM, said:

Now I hear them...in my head...dammit...now it's playing in my head...STOP!
You know, Savage, that is the Rush Revenge.  Happened to me too with Snakes and Arrows.  I had the songs going through my head 24/7 until I thought I would lose what little mind I have left.  :yes: :scared:

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 09:14 PM

Obviously the right choice is Feedback.  :D

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:05 PM

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View PostYYZumbi, on 07 December 2014 - 09:48 PM, said:

No votes at all on RUSH? :o

Its not an official Rush album.

It is Led Zeppelin!
I like it but it's got nothing on LZI-Presence IMO... :)

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:01 PM

This is an easy one!!

Rush has the magnificent Working Man but not much else.

FBN is full of very good songs including the magnificent By-Tor and the wonderful title track.

CoS has the very strong Lakeside Park and Bastile Day.  Unfortunately it has the (for my tastes) horrible Fountain of Lamneth and Necromancer.  

FBN wins my vote easily.  Rush (because it does not have dogs like CoS does) comes in a very distant 2'nd.

Have to give some credit to CoS however.  As mentioned, a couple of very strong songs and if their was no CoS then we would not have had 2112 (my favorite Rush album) and all the great albums that came after.  So out of its ruins emerged something wonderful.  But as an album - thanks but not for me, other than the few songs I mentioned.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:00 PM

It's easy to forget that COS was made in 1975. Metallica made a career out of regurgitating the middle of The Necromancer and Alex's solo in that song was almost shredder material.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:09 AM

COS, hands down!

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:50 PM

Rush (the album) is just a nice hard rock album. Ultimately not really different than other bands and it was a mix of interesting music, unoriginal music, great playing, and mostly dull lyrics.

Fly by Night was vastly improved, but it still retained a lot of the first albums unoriginal song writing although it of course featured a lot of far improved writing. Honestly it shares this quality with Caress, and even to a far lesser degree 2112. Those three albums had them shifting into the great band they are, but each featured things they were best off leaving behind.

I put Caress over Fly because I love Fountain, Necromancer has some great playing, and Bastille Day is just a great song. Lakeside park is boring and Bald is an example of the old they were better off leaving behind, but Fly had more of the latter and less of the former, so I pick Caress.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:01 PM

The debut is non-stop rock.
FBN rocks, although Rivendell doesn't.
CoS has some droopy bits on side 2.

Gotta go with the non-stop rock.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:15 PM

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:25 PM

Rush is fine, just not spectacular, excepting Working Man, Here Again, and Finding My Way, and maybe What You're Doing. Very enjoyable throughout, but not a lot worth loving a lot.

FBN has growing pains. By Tor is very well performed, but isn't that incredible of a composition compared to the standard at the time (it really would've benefitted from some kind of intro). Rivendell was a nice idea, but is just too long. Best I Can belongs on the debut, and Ged sounds like Gene Simmons on it. FBN itself should've had a meaner guitar tone, IMO, and In The End is executed so much better on ATWAS that the studio version almost sounds embarrassingly underwhelming to me. And Making Memories is nice, but obviously not a high point compositionally (I like the lyrics though). The only tracks here I don't have complaints with really are Anthem and BBB, the former an incendiary photo-metal start to the album a perfect intro to Neil's influence on the band, and the later just so right for Rush.

CoS obviously has growing pains and issues as well, not all of the tracks are as easy to enjoy as the previous two albums, but the ambition is what makes it my favorite. Bastille Day attempts to one up Anthem, and imo does so spectacularly, ITIGB actually comes off as humorous and is performed very well, Lakeside Park is a grower, but wistfully nostalgic in a good way. Then there are the epics. So many "issues" with both, but they're both so free flowing and fun to listen to that it doesn't really matter. Not to mention Alex slays both of these tracks any time he gets a solo. The Fountain Of Lamneth alone blows the entire FBN album away IMO, and most of the debut as well.

My vote goes to CoS.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 05:48 PM

Fly By Night for me thou I like all 3 albums, Imma not huge on em as much as there 80's stuff. I still love there 70's stuff don't get me wrong.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:44 AM

View Postbluefox4000, on 07 December 2014 - 03:38 PM, said:

I cannot stand By-tor and will never grasp the love for it.

Just sayin' lol

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:45 PM

CoS was their first true prog rock album. It's even more prog than 2112 over all imo. That by itself doesn't make it the best but I happen to like it the most anyway. I think 2112 would slaughter it if it went up against CoS but I would still probably vote for CoS nonetheless. Imo, it's Rush's most under rated album with the possible exception of HYF.




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