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Poll: What is the best Rush guitar album? (54 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Rush (3 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  2. Fly By Night (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Caress Of Steel (5 votes [9.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.26%

  4. 2112 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. A Farewell To Kings (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  6. Hemispheres (21 votes [38.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.89%

  7. Permanent Waves (10 votes [18.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.52%

  8. Moving Pictures (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  9. Signals (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  10. Grace Under Pressure (2 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  11. Power Windows (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  12. Hold Your Fire (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  13. Presto (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  14. Roll The Bones (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. Counterparts (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  16. Test For Echo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. Vapor Trails (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  18. Feedback (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  19. Snakes And Arrows (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  20. Clockwork Angels (1 votes [1.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  21. The one bit of guitar Geddy plays at the end of Xanadu (2 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

What is the best album in Rush's catalogue only taking into consideration the guitar work on it (not bass guitar)? Share your thoughts, differ in your thoughts, battle over your thoughts, then think some more! :)

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#2 BowlCity

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:01 PM

Impossible. Alex's guitar style has developed astronomically over the span of Rush's career.

I can pick a FEW albums, but not just one. That's just not possible.

2112
Hemispheres
Permanent Waves
Grace Under Pressure

Then everything Counterparts-onward.

Edited by BowlCity, 02 June 2015 - 01:02 PM.


#3 BowlCity

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

Voting for Feedback because of my above post, and because it's tradition.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:11 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 02 June 2015 - 01:01 PM, said:

Alex's guitar style has developed astronomically over the span of Rush's career.

I agree with that.

But I did single out my vote- Hemispheres.

Virtuoso playing all over the place, a nice dose of both 12-string acoustic and six-string classical, and as far as the sound of the electric guitar on that record- he achieved an absolutely singular tone that is my favourite out of everything he's done.

Yes...it's Hemispheres.

Edited by Blue J, 02 June 2015 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:13 PM

I vote for hemispheres as well. There was a huge leap in virtuosity with that album.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:24 PM

Folks will think I am nuts but so be it. Since the poll isn't public just think to yourselves "what @sshole voted for the Debut?"...

Edited by Narps, 02 June 2015 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:31 PM

View PostNarps, on 02 June 2015 - 01:24 PM, said:

Folks will think I am nuts but so be it. Since the poll isn't public just think to yourselves "what @sshole voted for the Debut?"...

I will agree that the riffs on the debut album are just killer- Finding My Way, What You're Doing, Working Man, Before and After, Here Again...and call me crazy, but I just love Take a Friend. I don't know why that one doesn't get noticed more.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:31 PM

CoS...I love the increased complexity of Hemispheres, but I'll take the solos and power of The Necromancer and FoL over Hemispheres (the song) any day.  LVS makes this a very close call, but it isn't enough to overpower CoS for me.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:31 PM

Who's the genius who voted for Caress Of Steel?... ;) :D

Edit: My post was supposed to be before yours Led. It would have made more sense that way at least... :blush:

Edited by Narps, 02 June 2015 - 01:33 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:32 PM

View PostLedRush, on 02 June 2015 - 01:31 PM, said:

CoS...I love the increased complexity of Hemispheres, but I'll take the solos and power of The Necromancer and FoL over Hemispheres (the song) any day.  LVS makes this a very close call, but it isn't enough to overpower CoS for me.

This is a good argument, too.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:32 PM

View PostBlue J, on 02 June 2015 - 01:31 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 02 June 2015 - 01:24 PM, said:

Folks will think I am nuts but so be it. Since the poll isn't public just think to yourselves "what @sshole voted for the Debut?"...

I will agree that the riffs on the debut album are just killer- Finding My Way, What You're Doing, Working Man, Before and After, Here Again...and call me crazy, but I just love Take a Friend. I don't know why that one doesn't get noticed more.

Because it's slightly hokey? :)

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:33 PM

Hemispheres hands down and without any doubt whatsoever.  Alex outdid himself on that album.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:34 PM

View PostBlue J, on 02 June 2015 - 01:31 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 02 June 2015 - 01:24 PM, said:

Folks will think I am nuts but so be it. Since the poll isn't public just think to yourselves "what @sshole voted for the Debut?"...

I will agree that the riffs on the debut album are just killer- Finding My Way, What You're Doing, Working Man, Before and After, Here Again...and call me crazy, but I just love Take a Friend. I don't know why that one doesn't get noticed more.
Thanks Your_Lion. Oh wait?.... erm?..... Blue J....

Edited by Narps, 02 June 2015 - 01:35 PM.


#14 Lorraine

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:34 PM

Who voted for Feedback?

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:34 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 02 June 2015 - 01:32 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 02 June 2015 - 01:31 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 02 June 2015 - 01:24 PM, said:

Folks will think I am nuts but so be it. Since the poll isn't public just think to yourselves "what @sshole voted for the Debut?"...

I will agree that the riffs on the debut album are just killer- Finding My Way, What You're Doing, Working Man, Before and After, Here Again...and call me crazy, but I just love Take a Friend. I don't know why that one doesn't get noticed more.

Because it's slightly hokey? :)

Call me a sucker for some good "hoke", then. :)

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:35 PM

View PostNarps, on 02 June 2015 - 01:34 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 02 June 2015 - 01:31 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 02 June 2015 - 01:24 PM, said:

Folks will think I am nuts but so be it. Since the poll isn't public just think to yourselves "what @sshole voted for the Debut?"...

I will agree that the riffs on the debut album are just killer- Finding My Way, What You're Doing, Working Man, Before and After, Here Again...and call me crazy, but I just love Take a Friend. I don't know why that one doesn't get noticed more.
Thanks Your_Lion. Oh wait?.... erm?..... Blue J....

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:35 PM

View PostLorraine, on 02 June 2015 - 01:34 PM, said:

Who voted for Feedback?

Bowl City.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:37 PM

View PostBlue J, on 02 June 2015 - 01:35 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 02 June 2015 - 01:34 PM, said:

Who voted for Feedback?

Bowl City.

He better hurry back home before he loses the rest of his mind.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:39 PM

View PostLorraine, on 02 June 2015 - 01:37 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 02 June 2015 - 01:35 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 02 June 2015 - 01:34 PM, said:

Who voted for Feedback?

Bowl City.

He better hurry back home before he loses the rest of his mind.

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:40 PM

I was just going to say, "who dafuq voted Feedback!?"

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