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The Final Battle (Pt. II) - The Best of the Worst a/k/a The Narpsberg Recovery Thread


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Poll: The Final Battle (Pt. II) - The Best of the Worst a/k/a The Narpsberg Recovery Thread (42 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best of the worst Rush songs?

  1. Rivendell (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. I Think I'm Going Bald (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Tears (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Madrigal (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Circumstances (20 votes [47.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.62%

  6. Different Strings (5 votes [11.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  7. Vital Signs (3 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  8. Countdown (3 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  9. Red Lenses (1 votes [2.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  10. Emotion Detector (5 votes [11.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.90%

  11. Superconductor (2 votes [4.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  12. Face Up (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Speed of Love (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Dog Years (3 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  15. Out Of The Cradle (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Bravest Face/Good News First (0 votes [0.00%])

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  17. BU2B2 (0 votes [0.00%])

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#1 Lorraine

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 04:50 PM

Thanks to A Rocket That Ignites Itself (wouldn't calling yourself Sam have been easier?) for his brilliant idea of having a "best of the worst" poll to discover what is the best worst Rush song.  Tai Shan has been deleted from the list since it is now ""officially" the worst song Rush ever did.  

This thread will also serve to help Narps forget about his operation and the recovery pain and discomfort.  We will have guest appearances by some of the more - erm - opinionated TRF Members as they rip one another to shreds discuss their different Rush music taste.




Disclaimer:  This is all in good fun.  If you don't have a sense of humor, read no further.  :)

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 04:53 PM

Well, there are two top 15 songs on the list so it was a pretty tough choice.

Surprisingly enough :wacko:, neither of those was written after 1984....

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:00 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 10 April 2015 - 04:53 PM, said:

Well, there are two top 15 songs on the list so it was a pretty tough choice.

Surprisingly enough :wacko:, neither of those was written after 1984....

Oh yes.  Surprising indeed.  :unsure:

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:01 PM

Looks like you REALLY stirred up the controversy this time, Lorraine!

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:04 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 10 April 2015 - 05:01 PM, said:

Looks like you REALLY stirred up the controversy this time, Lorraine!

:)

What makes you say that?

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:05 PM

I think it just goes to show that LABT and myself are the only two who have a sense of humor.  :unsure:

Edited by Lorraine, 10 April 2015 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:09 PM

Sticking with "Dog Years"...

...it is hella lame!

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:16 PM

Circumstances will obviously take this, but it's second for me after Emotion Detector.

Rivendell is a strong third.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:19 PM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 10 April 2015 - 05:16 PM, said:

Circumstances will obviously take this, but it's second for me after Emotion Detector.

Rivendell is a strong third.
I almost voted for Rivendell myself.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:41 PM

:(   One of our entertainers is a bit under the weather, and the other is busy writing his Solar Federalist acceptance speech.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:55 PM

Plus ca change
Plus c'est la meme chose

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:11 PM

Circumstances with Vital Signs a close second in my view...

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:12 PM

For me I don't see how it could be anything other than Vital Signs or Countdown, with maybe Circumstances and Different Strings coming in as close seconds based on personal preference. I voted Vital Signs.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:19 PM

Circumstances

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:21 PM

Haha Lorraine...you can always go with Rocket...or artii for short.  I'm honored and humbled to be of any recovery thread for Narps...all positive thoughts and vibes to Narps.

I gotta go Circumstances first.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:21 PM

Interesting that a lot of these songs don't have guitar solos in them (with a few obvious exceptions).

Is Circumstances the first Rush tune that has a middle-eight keyboard solo rather than a guitar solo?
  • Rivendell - no guitar solo


  • I Think I'm Going Bald - lots of lead guitar


  • Tears - no guitar solo


  • Madrigal - no guitar solo


  • Circumstances - no guitar solo


  • Different Strings - a fade-out guitar solo (which drives guitar-lovers crazy) - also a bit of backwards(?) lead in the middle  


  • Vital Signs - no guitar solo (except in the live version)


  • Countdown - no guitar solo


  • Red Lenses - no guitar solo


  • Emotion Detector - bitchin' guitar solo


  • Superconductor - no guitar solo


  • Face Up - rather manic guitar solo


  • Speed of Love - can't remember - I don't think so - or at least not much of one?


  • Dog Years - no guitar solo (has Lee going "ooooh-ooooh" where there should be a solo)


  • Out Of The Cradle - more of a repeated riff than a solo


  • Bravest Face/Good News First - can't remember (edit - yes they do have solos)  


  • BU2B2 - no guitar at all . . .

Okay, this "no guitar solo" theory didn't exactly pan out, but it is true that many of these don't have cool solos.

Edited by toymaker, 10 April 2015 - 06:47 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:26 PM

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 10 April 2015 - 06:21 PM, said:

Haha Lorraine...you can always go with Rocket...or artii for short.  I'm honored and humbled to be of any recovery thread for Narps...all positive thoughts and vibes to Narps.

I gotta go Circumstances first.

Artii!   Wish I had thought of that one.  I like it better than Sam.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:10 PM

I'll have to add "Call me artii" to my sig.  Better than Sam, I agree. :lol:  (no offense intended any Sams out there!)

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 10 April 2015 - 07:10 PM, said:

I'll have to add "Call me artii" to my sig.  Better than Sam, I agree. :lol:  (no offense intended any Sams out there!)

Yeah, add that to your sig.  It will be a nice touch.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:20 PM

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