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Is Presto an 80's or 90's album?

  1. Presto is an 80's album (14 votes [41.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

  2. Presto is a 90's album (20 votes [58.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.82%

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#1 savagegrace26

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:11 PM

Objective Facts:

It was released on November 21, 1989

Tour started on February 17, 1990 (so no songs were actually performed live in concet until the 90's)


Opinion "Facts":

It was a major shift in style from the very 80's sounding Power Windows and Hold Your Fire

It's style is closer to what Rush would sound like in the 90's than the 80's (they were back to a more "stripped down organic approach" or whatever the hell Alex would say)



So I consider this one to be a 90's album....since it was released so late in 1989 most people didn't listen to it until the 90's and actually hear the songs performed until '90's and it's more closely associated with the bands '90's output...

Therefore it's a 90's ALBUM!

Edited by savagegrace26, 13 December 2014 - 07:13 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:12 PM

it's an album.

Done.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:20 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 13 December 2014 - 07:12 PM, said:

it's an album.

Done.

Mick

It's really an album that exists in it's own time....kind of like Permanent Waves

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:26 PM

I was still listening to a lot of music back then.  When I hear Presto now, it sounds to me like it belongs to pre-1985.  By the time it came out, the sound it had was already on its way out.  I don't know if I am making myself clear.

Put another way - Presto was past its time.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:32 PM

View PostLorraine, on 13 December 2014 - 07:26 PM, said:

I was still listening to a lot of music back then.  When I hear Presto now, it sounds to me like it belongs to pre-1985.  By the time it came out, the sound it had was already on its way out.  I don't know if I am making myself clear.

Put another way - Presto was past its time.

I get what you're saying but I don't agree. Presto is one of Rush's most unique sounding albums and has that mix of old and new feel to it. It's timeless to me and doesn't fit with the early 80's at all. It evokes the 80s sound but also feels like a new direction. It feels like it exists on a timeless cold winter night.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:36 PM

i can't say anything bad against ol Presto.  my pick for most underrated rush album.  I love neil's drum sound here.  While most bash it.

Presto rules.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:38 PM

Its 65% good to very good. The other 35% not so much....

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:39 PM

It sounds dated to me on account of the heavy synth sound.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:39 PM

It's a great Christmas album.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:40 PM

80's. Amd a great one.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:41 PM

View PostLorraine, on 13 December 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

It sounds dated to me on account of the heavy synth sound.

Which the majority of the tracks don't have (save for heavy use on Scars and Red Tide). A couple of tracks (Available Light) have piano.

Most of the tracks only have synth "accents". Kind of like Permanent Waves.

Edited by savagegrace26, 13 December 2014 - 09:11 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:41 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

80's. Amd a great one.

All who deny me can stuff my poop in their mouths.

What if I already do that daily?

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:43 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

80's. Amd a great one.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:43 PM

View Postsavagegrace26, on 13 December 2014 - 07:41 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 13 December 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

It sounds dated to me on account of the heavy synth sound.

Which the majority of the tracks don't have (save for heavy use on Scars and Red Tide). A couple of tracks (Available Light) have piano instead of synths.

Most of the tracks only have synth "accents". Kind of like Permanent Waves.
I always find myself thinking Flock of Seagulls when I hear that album.  But, if I am still alive on Monday, I will listen to it again and report back.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:44 PM

View PostNarpski, on 13 December 2014 - 07:43 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

80's. Amd a great one.

All who deny me can stuff my poop in their mouths.
:scared: .....

Good.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:44 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

80's. Amd a great one.

All who deny me can stuff my poop in their mouths.
I hope you don't tell your dates stuff like this.  :outtahere:

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:44 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 13 December 2014 - 07:43 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

80's. Amd a great one.

All who deny me can stuff my poop in their mouths.
:scared: .....

Good.
Well I have no idea where your poop has been. Oh wait. Ponders. Never mind.....

Edited by Narpski, 13 December 2014 - 07:46 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:46 PM

I've said it's a 90's album for the OP's reason.
If we're being technical, yes, it's an 80's album, and should be ranked among other 1980-1989 albums if one is to do a "top 50 albums of the 80's".

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:46 PM

View PostNarpski, on 13 December 2014 - 07:45 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:44 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 13 December 2014 - 07:43 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

80's. Amd a great one.

All who deny me can stuff my poop in their mouths.
:scared: .....

Good.
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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:47 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 13 December 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

80's. Amd a great one.

All who deny me can stuff my poop in their mouths.

And you can eat Jimmy's world. (faget)




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