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Seven Cities of Gold: Filler or Fantastic?

Mini Epic Trippy Killer vocals

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Poll: Seven Cities of Gold (78 member(s) have cast votes)

Is this song just filler, or a grand mini-epic?

  1. Filler. The song is ill conceived (17 votes [21.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.79%

  2. Mini Epic all the way (61 votes [78.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.21%

Geddy's Voice on Seven Cities of Gold

  1. I love it (40 votes [51.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.28%

  2. I hate it (11 votes [14.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.10%

  3. It's ok (27 votes [34.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.62%

Does SCOG remind you of any other Rush song?

  1. No (47 votes [60.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.26%

  2. Yes (7 votes [8.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.97%

  3. Kinda (24 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

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#21 toymaker

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

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Boring song.

I am sorry, but I am unable to "like" your post. :sad face: :frowny face: . . . okay, what is the code for the unhappy lookin' dude??
You won't like mine either then... ;)

You da man anyway.  And Eagle, you rock too.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

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Boring song.
This^^^. Average song at best. The third worst on the album in my opinion...

Average is a good description. They could've done so much better.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

Great song, in line with the greatness of the entire album.

Sorry, synth lovers, this one kicks ass.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

View PostNarps, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
This^^^. Average song at best. The third worst on the album in my opinion...
What does that mean...what is average? To me, average is like "We hold on" or "The way the wind blows"

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

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View PostNarps, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

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View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.

I am sorry, but I am unable to "like" your post. :sad face: :frowny face: . . . okay, what is the code for the unhappy lookin' dude??
You won't like mine either then... ;)

You da man anyway.  And Eagle, you rock too.
Even though they're dead wrong...I still like them

#26 EagleMoon

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:50 PM

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View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
How so?

I'm not sure how to answer that other than it's kind of plodding. The lyrics are uninteresting.
I'm curious as to the lyrical component for you. Maybe ya gotta be a dude to connect with this tune

What makes you say that?  I certainly understand the sentiment. I just think it could've been done better.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:50 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:49 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
This^^^. Average song at best. The third worst on the album in my opinion...
What does that mean...what is average? To me, average is like "We hold on" or "The way the wind blows"

Now you're getting it.  :)

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:51 PM

I don't think anyone here will care a whole lot but I gotta just tune out these CA threads for now. The "Masterpiece" thing is really just to much for me. Don't even feel like discussing it anymore at this point. No hard feelings. Enjoy folks and have a good one... :hi:

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:51 PM

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View PostNarps, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
This^^^. Average song at best. The third worst on the album in my opinion...
What does that mean...what is average? To me, average is like "We hold on" or "The way the wind blows"
Those are average for your average shitty band.     Way below average for the group that created Hemispheres.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:52 PM

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I don't think anyone here will care a whole lot but I gotta just tune out these CA threads for now. The "Masterpiece" thing is really just to much for me. Don't even feel like discussing it anymore at this point. No hard feelings. Enjoy folks and have a good one... :hi:

Oh gee thanks, leave me to the wolves. :lol:

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:52 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
How so?

I'm not sure how to answer that other than it's kind of plodding. The lyrics are uninteresting.
I'm curious as to the lyrical component for you. Maybe ya gotta be a dude to connect with this tune

What makes you say that?  I certainly understand the sentiment. I just think it could've been done better.
Well, in what way would you have constructed the song? It sounds like nothing in their entire catalog.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:53 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 01 June 2015 - 06:51 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:49 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
This^^^. Average song at best. The third worst on the album in my opinion...
What does that mean...what is average? To me, average is like "We hold on" or "The way the wind blows"
Those are average for your average shitty band.     Way below average for the group that created Hemispheres.

Exactly.  Not even in the same galaxy.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:53 PM

Couple things I dig about the tune:

1. mean funk smokin' bass at the start
2. repeating lyric with slight changes:  lose his past, lose his way, lose himself
3. the soaring vocal in "wandering aimless, parched and nameless" - it's not the wicked tuneful screeching of old, but it is so uniquely Lee that it makes my heart glad
4. like some of the best Rush tunes, it is evocative - love that

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#34 Tombstone Mountain

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:52 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 01 June 2015 - 06:51 PM, said:

I don't think anyone here will care a whole lot but I gotta just tune out these CA threads for now. The "Masterpiece" thing is really just to much for me. Don't even feel like discussing it anymore at this point. No hard feelings. Enjoy folks and have a good one... :hi:

Oh gee thanks, leave me to the wolves. :lol:
We'll be gentle. I just wanna understand the mind that says this song is "average" along the lines of SA material.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:52 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
How so?

I'm not sure how to answer that other than it's kind of plodding. The lyrics are uninteresting.
I'm curious as to the lyrical component for you. Maybe ya gotta be a dude to connect with this tune

What makes you say that?  I certainly understand the sentiment. I just think it could've been done better.
Well, in what way would you have constructed the song? It sounds like nothing in their entire catalog.

You're right and that's not a good thing. I'm not going to answer your question about how I would do it because that's just opening me up to be beaten over the head. I'm not going to go there.

#36 Tombstone Mountain

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 01 June 2015 - 06:53 PM, said:

Couple things I dig about the tune:

1. mean funk smokin' bass at the start
2. repeating lyric with slight changes:  lose his past, lose his way, lose himself
3. the soaring vocal in "wandering aimless, parched and nameless" - it's not the wicked tuneful screeching of old, but it is so uniquely Lee that it makes my heart glad
4. like some of the best Rush tunes, it is evocative - love that
You get me! All of these things hit the nail on the head for me

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:53 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 01 June 2015 - 06:51 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:49 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
This^^^. Average song at best. The third worst on the album in my opinion...
What does that mean...what is average? To me, average is like "We hold on" or "The way the wind blows"
Those are average for your average shitty band. Way below average for the group that created Hemispheres.

Exactly.  Not even in the same galaxy.
I was referrring to WHO and TWTWB.    7COG is a good, above average Rush song (that would have been slightly below average for the 2112-p/g era.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:58 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:54 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:52 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 01 June 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 June 2015 - 06:40 PM, said:

Boring song.
How so?

I'm not sure how to answer that other than it's kind of plodding. The lyrics are uninteresting.
I'm curious as to the lyrical component for you. Maybe ya gotta be a dude to connect with this tune

What makes you say that?  I certainly understand the sentiment. I just think it could've been done better.
Well, in what way would you have constructed the song? It sounds like nothing in their entire catalog.

You're right and that's not a good thing. I'm not going to answer your question about how I would do it because that's just opening me up to be beaten over the head. I'm not going to go there.
Is the bass to simplistic for you? The guitar too passive? Drums unadventurous? Vocals lacking passion?

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:59 PM

It´s a cool song... one of the better ones from Clockwork Angels.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 07:00 PM

It´s a cool song... one of the better ones from Clockwork Angels.




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