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Poll: The Worst - Round Ten (42 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the worst song on Power Windows?

  1. The Big Money (5 votes [11.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  2. Grand Designs (5 votes [11.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  3. Manhattan Project (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Marathon (1 votes [2.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  5. Territories (1 votes [2.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  6. Middletown Dreams (6 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  7. Emotion Detector (16 votes [38.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.10%

  8. Mystic Rhythms (8 votes [19.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

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#1 Lorraine

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:07 PM

Rivendell
I Think I'm Going Bald
Tears
Circumstances
Different Strings
Vital Signs
Countdown
Red Lenses


Power Windows

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:08 PM

Middletown Dreams

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 03 April 2015 - 01:08 PM, said:

Middletown Dreams
YOU would say that...

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM

In preparation for this poll, I listened to the entire album for the first time in probably a year.  :blink:

For those of you who were fans of Rush in the seventies and followed them from the seventies through the early eighties to this album, were you devastated when you heard Power Windows in its entirety?

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM

Emotion Detector and it's keyboards make it my favorite Flock of Seagulls song.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:11 PM

one of 2 for me, but overall, none I would consider bad....

Grand Designs actually lost a little ground seeing it live for me... also Mystic Rhythms is weaker than the others.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:11 PM

The Big Money for me.  Still like it......just a tad less then the rest.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:11 PM

Grand Designs, I dont like this song at all

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:13 PM

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM, said:

In preparation for this poll, I listened to the entire album for the first time in probably a year.  :blink:

For those of you who were fans of Rush in the seventies and followed them from the seventies through the early eighties to this album, were you devastated when you heard Power Windows in its entirety?
Devastated
The band that made Power Windows was NOT the same band that made Hemispheres.
I think Rush was very fortunate to survive this period of their career.
With Hair Bands, New Wave they were stuck in No mans land....
Now we chalk it up to 'growth' , but the period from 1985 ON has been nothing compared to 1973-1984

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:13 PM

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM, said:

In preparation for this poll, I listened to the entire album for the first time in probably a year.  :blink:

For those of you who were fans of Rush in the seventies and followed them from the seventies through the early eighties to this album, were you devastated when you heard Power Windows in its entirety?
Not devastated but it was the beginning of a period where I started losing interest.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:13 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM, said:

Emotion Detector and it's keyboards make it my favorite Flock of Seagulls song.
I think Flock of Seagulls sounded better.

Wasn't sure who or what Rush was trying to imitate, or sound like, or what possessed them to adopt that sound for PoW.

But I do admire them for their guts in doing it.  It seems to me, however, that they risked a lot though.  That sound must have been hard to take for so many fans.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:16 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 03 April 2015 - 01:13 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM, said:

In preparation for this poll, I listened to the entire album for the first time in probably a year.  :blink:

For those of you who were fans of Rush in the seventies and followed them from the seventies through the early eighties to this album, were you devastated when you heard Power Windows in its entirety?
Devastated
The band that made Power Windows was NOT the same band that made Hemispheres.
I think Rush was very fortunate to survive this period of their career.
With Hair Bands, New Wave they were stuck in No mans land....
Now we chalk it up to 'growth' , but the period from 1985 ON has been nothing compared to 1973-1984

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View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM, said:

In preparation for this poll, I listened to the entire album for the first time in probably a year.  :blink:

For those of you who were fans of Rush in the seventies and followed them from the seventies through the early eighties to this album, were you devastated when you heard Power Windows in its entirety?
Not devastated but it was the beginning of a period where I started losing interest.


The first Rush album I owned was Moving Pictures.  But even up against MP, Power Windows is hard to take.  It's not that it is a bad album, but it certainly wasn't the Rush everyone had known and loved up to that time.

I can hear though why younger fans would love the album.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:18 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 03 April 2015 - 01:08 PM, said:

Middletown Dreams
Yep. I just re-reviewed the album. I had forgotten how bad this one is or was, as it were... :codger:

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:18 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 03 April 2015 - 01:11 PM, said:

The Big Money for me.  Still like it......just a tad less then the rest.

Mick

I don't like it that much, actually. Their worst single, ever.

I love the album overall- but it took me somewhere around 28 years to reach that consensus. All critical comments about its 'cold' production values I think are valid. I'm still a big fan of it, though.

If we break down each period of Rush's history into five-year increments, I believe that we're looking at a different band in every single one of those periods. Rush in 1985 was different from Rush in 1978? Absolutely. Rush in the early '90s was also different from Rush in 1985, though.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

Windows is number 3 in my top five.  i just love it.  I recently fell in love with middletown Dreams.  always liked it but now.......oh i love it.

Mick

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

This might be my favorite Rush album, I love it...Mystic Rhythms

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:20 PM

Middletown Dreams & Grand Designs are two of Rush finest songs...

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:23 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 03 April 2015 - 01:13 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:09 PM, said:

In preparation for this poll, I listened to the entire album for the first time in probably a year.  :blink:

For those of you who were fans of Rush in the seventies and followed them from the seventies through the early eighties to this album, were you devastated when you heard Power Windows in its entirety?
Not devastated but it was the beginning of a period where I started losing interest.
I already had as has been well documented here... :codger:

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:24 PM

To me, it's not a bad album.  it's just so un-Rush-y it makes Presto sound good.

Anyway, voted for Middletown Dreams.  

By the way Narps, now that you are here, when is the surgery so Mick and I can prepare the entertainment to facilitate your recovery process?

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:24 PM

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:24 PM, said:

it's just so un-Rush-y it makes Presto sound good.

Let's not get carried away now.




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