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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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#21 Narps

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:27 PM

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

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?
Next Friday. I will probably be in la la land most of that day I would imagine. Thanks for asking... :)

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:28 PM

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:16 PM, said:

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

I don't know where I fit- I'm not really among the "old-timers", but I don't consider myself a young Rush fan, either. I just wanted to address this because I said above that I do love the album. I think the songwriting and the musicianship, the interplay, are absolutely first-rate. Do I love this album in the same way that I love A Farewell to Kings, or Hemispheres, or even Permanent Waves? No. But that's only because of the sea change that had taken place in their musical direction between the end of the seventies and the middle of the eighties. Power Windows is, as objectively as I can state it, a great album. But that's also entirely subjective at the same time.

I don't know why I feel such a need to clarify, or justify. But there it is.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:27 PM, said:

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

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?
Next Friday. I will probably be in la la land most of that day I would imagine. Thanks for asking... :)
Probably Saturday I will need a robust discussion of the TMT and CA tour DVD and the Clockwork Angels album. If you want to throw in a lengthy discussion regarding the merits of S & A that would be the cherry on top... :)

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:


If you want to throw in a lengthy discussion regarding the merits of S & A that would be the cherry on top... :)
How can you discuss something that doesn't exist?

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:31 PM

I was young when I officially became a fan.......9.  To some i'm still a young fan to me i'm not, lol  I didn't like Windows right off.  took me a few years.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:31 PM

View PostBlue J, on 03 April 2015 - 01:28 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:16 PM, said:

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

I don't know where I fit- I'm not really among the "old-timers", but I don't consider myself a young Rush fan, either. I just wanted to address this because I said above that I do love the album. I think the songwriting and the musicianship, the interplay, are absolutely first-rate. Do I love this album in the same way that I love A Farewell to Kings, or Hemispheres, or even Permanent Waves? No. But that's only because of the sea change that had taken place in their musical direction between the end of the seventies and the middle of the eighties. Power Windows is, as objectively as I can state it, a great album. But that's also entirely subjective at the same time.

I don't know why I feel such a need to clarify, or justify. But there it is.

By younger, I had in mind those in their twenties who seem to like the lighter, bouncier type music.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:32 PM

Middle town Dreams is a beautiful song, I could never vote for that

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:34 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

If you want to throw in a lengthy discussion regarding the merits of S & A that would be the cherry on top... :)
How can you discuss something that doesn't exist?
:syrinx: As you probably are aware, part of the intent of that sentence was for you and you didn't disappoint... :laughing guy:

Edited by Narpsberg, 03 April 2015 - 01:34 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:34 PM

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:27 PM, said:

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

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?
Next Friday. I will probably be in la la land most of that day I would imagine. Thanks for asking... :)
Probably Saturday I will need a robust discussion of the TMT and CA tour DVD and the Clockwork Angels album. If you want to throw in a lengthy discussion regarding the merits of S & A that would be the cherry on top... :)

I've got it all planned.  Was going to make it a big Rush miscellaneous thread where everyone can argue and rip each other to shreds discuss everything and anything to do with Rush.   I was going to ask Mick to get the ball rolling with a few criticisms remarks.  He's good at fanning the flames of Rush fans.  Right, Mick?

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:35 PM

"Fellas, you're going to be so impressed with this new synth technology.  Listen:  when I push this key, it makes a sound like fairy dust falling from a unicorn's ass."

"Awesome!  Add that in to the start of Big Money!"

"And when I push this key, it makes a sound like two robots head-butting each other."

"Love it!  Can you put that in at the start of Big Money?"

"Oh, and my favorite.  Listen to what happens when I push this key:  I can't even describe this one:  Doo-doo-dit-dee-dee."

"Oh my God!  We have to have that somewhere at the start of Big Money!"

"Guys?  I had this idea for a little guitar lick--"

"Not now, Alex! . . . Sorry about that.  You were just about to show me what this key does . . ."

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:35 PM

View PostBlue J, on 03 April 2015 - 01:28 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:16 PM, said:

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

I don't know where I fit- I'm not really among the "old-timers", but I don't consider myself a young Rush fan, either. I just wanted to address this because I said above that I do love the album. I think the songwriting and the musicianship, the interplay, are absolutely first-rate. Do I love this album in the same way that I love A Farewell to Kings, or Hemispheres, or even Permanent Waves? No. But that's only because of the sea change that had taken place in their musical direction between the end of the seventies and the middle of the eighties. Power Windows is, as objectively as I can state it, a great album. But that's also entirely subjective at the same time.

I don't know why I feel such a need to clarify, or justify. But there it is.
Alex, Geddy, and Neil had objectively good desires when they recorded this album.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 03 April 2015 - 01:31 PM, said:

I didn't like Windows right off.  took me more than a quarter of a century.

Fixed, for my own purposes. :)

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:34 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:27 PM, said:

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

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?
Next Friday. I will probably be in la la land most of that day I would imagine. Thanks for asking... :)
Probably Saturday I will need a robust discussion of the TMT and CA tour DVD and the Clockwork Angels album. If you want to throw in a lengthy discussion regarding the merits of S & A that would be the cherry on top... :)

I've got it all planned.  Was going to make it a big Rush miscellaneous thread where everyone can argue and rip each other to shreds discuss everything and anything to do with Rush.   I was going to ask Mick to get the ball rolling with a few criticisms remarks.  He's good at fanning the flames of Rush fans.  Right, Mick?

You'll fight the fires while i'm feeding the flames.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:37 PM

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:31 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 03 April 2015 - 01:28 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:16 PM, said:

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

I don't know where I fit- I'm not really among the "old-timers", but I don't consider myself a young Rush fan, either. I just wanted to address this because I said above that I do love the album. I think the songwriting and the musicianship, the interplay, are absolutely first-rate. Do I love this album in the same way that I love A Farewell to Kings, or Hemispheres, or even Permanent Waves? No. But that's only because of the sea change that had taken place in their musical direction between the end of the seventies and the middle of the eighties. Power Windows is, as objectively as I can state it, a great album. But that's also entirely subjective at the same time.

I don't know why I feel such a need to clarify, or justify. But there it is.

By younger, I had in mind those in their twenties who seem to like the lighter, bouncier type music.

Yeah, I can understand that.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:37 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 03 April 2015 - 01:36 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:34 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:27 PM, said:

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

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?
Next Friday. I will probably be in la la land most of that day I would imagine. Thanks for asking... :)
Probably Saturday I will need a robust discussion of the TMT and CA tour DVD and the Clockwork Angels album. If you want to throw in a lengthy discussion regarding the merits of S & A that would be the cherry on top... :)

I've got it all planned.  Was going to make it a big Rush miscellaneous thread where everyone can argue and rip each other to shreds discuss everything and anything to do with Rush.   I was going to ask Mick to get the ball rolling with a few criticisms remarks.  He's good at fanning the flames of Rush fans.  Right, Mick?

You'll fight the fires while i'm feeding the flames.

Mick

Folks have got to make choices.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:38 PM

I think I'll ask LABT to get busy penning a dissertation for next Saturday on how he used to be a Presto hater and still is and now he's not.  :unsure:

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:39 PM

View PostBlue J, on 03 April 2015 - 01:37 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 03 April 2015 - 01:36 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 April 2015 - 01:34 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 03 April 2015 - 01:27 PM, said:

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

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?
Next Friday. I will probably be in la la land most of that day I would imagine. Thanks for asking... :)
Probably Saturday I will need a robust discussion of the TMT and CA tour DVD and the Clockwork Angels album. If you want to throw in a lengthy discussion regarding the merits of S & A that would be the cherry on top... :)

I've got it all planned.  Was going to make it a big Rush miscellaneous thread where everyone can argue and rip each other to shreds discuss everything and anything to do with Rush.   I was going to ask Mick to get the ball rolling with a few criticisms remarks.  He's good at fanning the flames of Rush fans.  Right, Mick?

You'll fight the fires while i'm feeding the flames.

Mick

Folks have got to make choices.
It's entertainment, and a way to make Narps forget the pain.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:39 PM

it was a toss up between Emotion Detector and Mystic Rhythms. went with ED.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:40 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 03 April 2015 - 01:35 PM, said:

"Fellas, you're going to be so impressed with this new synth technology.  Listen:  when I push this key, it makes a sound like fairy dust falling from a unicorn's ass."

"Awesome!  Add that in to the start of Big Money!"

"And when I push this key, it makes a sound like two robots head-butting each other."

"Love it!  Can you put that in at the start of Big Money?"

"Oh, and my favorite.  Listen to what happens when I push this key:  I can't even describe this one:  Doo-doo-dit-dee-dee."

"Oh my God!  We have to have that somewhere at the start of Big Money!"

"Guys?  I had this idea for a little guitar lick--"

"Not now, Alex! . . . Sorry about that.  You were just about to show me what this key does . . ."
Dammit - it felt wrong laughing at this... because I do enjoy the album, but like many have said - it was a big departure from "Rush"

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:40 PM

View PostRushman14, on 03 April 2015 - 01:39 PM, said:

it was a toss up between Emotion Detector and Mystic Rhythms. went with ED.
You and ED... just buy some Cialis or something




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