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Permanent Waves - Good or Bad?


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Poll: Permanent Waves - Good or Bad? (104 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think of Permanent Waves?

  1. I love it! (101 votes [97.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 97.12%

  2. I don't like it. (2 votes [1.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  3. I can take it or leave it. (1 votes [0.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.96%

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#41 Cyclonus X-1

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 07:35 PM

Permanent Waves is absolutely excellent.

The band rebounded well from the debacle that was Hemispheres.

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 07:55 PM

Debacle?^

Permanent Waves was not the first Rush I ever heard but it was the first album I heard straight through. This was the summer before junior high back in 82. My friend's older sister caught us enjoying a Rush tune on the radio and decided to school us. She played us the entire album and I still love it.

Hemispheres seemed like a million years previous but it was only four or so years old at the time. It quickly became and remains my favorite album from them.

Edited by micgtr71, 31 December 2014 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2014 - 08:09 PM

I wish I could write a "debacle" like that.  :unsure:

Edited by Lorraine, 31 December 2014 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2014 - 08:29 PM

View PostLorraine, on 31 December 2014 - 08:09 PM, said:

I wish I could write a "debacle" like that.  :unsure:

Still surprised that there are people who do not love it?

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 08:48 PM

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 09:29 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 31 December 2014 - 03:47 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 31 December 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

Does anyone NOT like this album?  I mean, how could you be a "real" Rush fan and not like it?  

:D

You do not have to fit the norm to be a fan of a band.

The notion that a fan "must" love certain albums is really frustrating to me.

I'm guessing that you don't get the reference to the description over on rush.com about Hemispheres?

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 09:36 PM

its definitely one of their best.

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 02:22 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 31 December 2014 - 09:29 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 31 December 2014 - 03:47 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 31 December 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

Does anyone NOT like this album?  I mean, how could you be a "real" Rush fan and not like it?  

:D

You do not have to fit the norm to be a fan of a band.

The notion that a fan "must" love certain albums is really frustrating to me.

I'm guessing that you don't get the reference to the description over on rush.com about Hemispheres?
You would be guessing right.  Segue can take it up with Alex's son who runs the place.  Or so I have been told.

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 03:02 PM

View PostLorraine, on 02 January 2015 - 02:22 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 31 December 2014 - 09:29 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 31 December 2014 - 03:47 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 31 December 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

Does anyone NOT like this album?  I mean, how could you be a "real" Rush fan and not like it?  

:D

You do not have to fit the norm to be a fan of a band.

The notion that a fan "must" love certain albums is really frustrating to me.

I'm guessing that you don't get the reference to the description over on rush.com about Hemispheres?
You would be guessing right.  Segue can take it up with Alex's son who runs the place.  Or so I have been told.

Yeah or maybe I should have just said "it's a joke, son."  :)

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 07:49 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 02 January 2015 - 03:02 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 02 January 2015 - 02:22 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 31 December 2014 - 09:29 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 31 December 2014 - 03:47 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 31 December 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

Does anyone NOT like this album?  I mean, how could you be a "real" Rush fan and not like it?  

:D

You do not have to fit the norm to be a fan of a band.

The notion that a fan "must" love certain albums is really frustrating to me.

I'm guessing that you don't get the reference to the description over on rush.com about Hemispheres?
You would be guessing right.  Segue can take it up with Alex's son who runs the place.  Or so I have been told.

Yeah or maybe I should have just said "it's a joke, son."  :)

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 05:19 AM

My first thought; how dare anyone suggest that PW could be bad!!
Then I saw it was Lorraine, pretty sure she's no dummy.. Probably just trying to expose anyone who isn't a REAL Rush fan ;)

Edited by MMCXII, 03 January 2015 - 05:19 AM.


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 12:25 PM

View PostMMCXII, on 03 January 2015 - 05:19 AM, said:

My first thought; how dare anyone suggest that PW could be bad!!
Then I saw it was Lorraine, pretty sure she's no dummy.. Probably just trying to expose anyone who isn't a REAL Rush fan ;)
;)

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:44 PM

perfect. 6  songs no filler.....

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:04 AM

I don't mean to be a dick but is this a serious question?  PeW is in the Top 100 of a list I once saw entitled: 1000 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.  Does that pretty much sum up it's value to the overrall music fan populace?  Let alone Rush fans?  I mean it's only f***ing Permanent Waves which might be 35 minutes and 35 seconds of the best sounding time in the existence of mankind.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:21 AM

Yep if the band even slightly daunted by the amount of effort they know will have to go into a new 60 min+ studio album they should bear in mind an album the length of permanent waves of similar quality will go down very well.

In my view clockwork angels was only half brilliant rush anyway, i for one dont need an epic 60 min album just bang a few tracks out you know hit the standard and get on with doing something else.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 07:58 AM

View PostSnyder80, on 05 January 2015 - 06:04 AM, said:

I don't mean to be a dick but is this a serious question?  PeW is in the Top 100 of a list I once saw entitled: 1000 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.  Does that pretty much sum up it's value to the overrall music fan populace?  Let alone Rush fans?  I mean it's only f***ing Permanent Waves which might be 35 minutes and 35 seconds of the best sounding time in the existence of mankind.

Read the rest of the thread and I think your questions about it will be answered.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 08:06 AM

Just the greatest album ever made by anyone, ever.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 08:11 AM

It seems at least in my view that Permanent Waves is the most universally loved Rush album by fans and non Rush enthusiasts as well. Makes sense....

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:22 AM

When I first heard PW I was let down.  When I first heard it, I already knew TSOR and FW very very well and loved them for as great as they are.  The album was a back-catalog discovery for me.  The complete slow down from Freewill to Jacob's Ladder took all the momentum and adrenaline out of the record for me on that very first listen, and somehow that energy wasn't recaptured until Natural Science, and even 'that' takes awhile until it hits that killer riff.  i guess I was more focused on the 'adrenaline surge' than the masturful songwriting and playing.  It took a while for me to appreciate it, but once I finally did it quickly became clear why it is considered the masterpiece that it is.

Everything before Presto (except MP and 2112), are back-catalog discoveries for me.  Not every album grabbed me right away.  Way more than PW, GuP and COS were by far at the bottom of the barrel that literally took me years of 'trying' to find something worthwhile other than what was on Chronicles.  The funny thing is, once I finally 'got' it, those albums probably became my biggest obsessions on a note by note basis.  They are now what I consider some of the band's most ass-kicking genius work.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:45 AM

Watching Beyond The Lighted Stage again, right now, I am startindlg to reappreciate early Rush. The first two albums sound so much better when you take time to remember the age of the band, and my goodness Hemispheres deserves its own documentary!

And as for Permanent Waves, what a splendid transitional album! I will be spinning those early albums a lot more over the next week. Amazing documentary!

Yeah, Permanent Waves...forgot how amazing it is.




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