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Poll: Best a Rush drum album (31 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. RUSH (2 votes [6.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Caress Of Steel (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 2112 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. A Farewell To Kings (still Madri-cal) (2 votes [6.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  6. Hemispheres (7 votes [22.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.58%

  7. Permanent Waves (4 votes [12.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  8. Moving Pictures (4 votes [12.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  9. Signals (3 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  10. Grace Under Pressure (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Power Windows (1 votes [3.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  12. Hold Your Fire (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Presto (change-o) (2 votes [6.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. Counterparts (1 votes [3.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. Vapor Trails (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. Feedback (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  19. Snakes And Arrows (1 votes [3.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  20. Clockwork Angels (2 votes [6.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  21. One of the live albums (2 votes [6.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:52 PM

So in continuation of my previous threads, what's Rush's best album solely based on drums and other percussion?

EDIT: for once I can actually make up my mind. AFTK all the way. From the power and cool breakdown of the title cut, to ALL of XANADU, to the insanity of Cygnus X-1, this album has some of my favorite moments of Neil's drumming heroics, not to mention the warmth, crispness, and dynamic range of the drums all over this record, some things I've found Hemispheres lacking in to a significant extent. And of course Neil makes brilliant use of all of his extra percussion here, mainly in the three songs I mentioned, also better than Hems imo.

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 11 June 2015 - 11:59 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 12:39 AM

This is a little bit of a thinker, gonna have to relisten to the studio discography to decide

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 08:42 AM

Neil is always better live then studio so I vote for a live album. Say.... Exit... Stage Left

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 10:25 AM

Another vote for Kings.  Xanadu, Cygnus, and the title track (which I don't particularly care for) have insane drum work.  CA, PoS—I mean, CoS—and PeW are all great drum albums as well.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 10:48 AM

Toss up between AFTK, Hemispheres, and MP. Gave Hemispheres the vote just because of La Villa.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 11:58 AM

View PostYYZumbi, on 12 June 2015 - 08:42 AM, said:

Neil is always better live then studio so I vote for a live album. Say.... Exit... Stage Left

Interesting...I think the drum sound is much more 'alive' on All the World's a Stage, and Different Stages, disc 3...

Exit...Stage Left does have my favourite live version of YYZ on it, with Neil's solo splitting it, in the middle.

But as for the original question- there are several possible facets to it- technical ability, or the way the drum sound is produced, or the range of different percussion instruments Neil used...

My vote goes to Permanent Waves. There's something about the way the drum sound was captured on that record that just blows my mind. (And I'm a 30-year veteran drummer myself...but not professionally. Anyway)...

Kings and Moving Pictures are also fantastic. But Permanent Waves it is.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 12:01 PM

:laughing guy: :outtahere: ....

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 12:05 PM

Two votes for John Rutsey so far, I see. Also interesting.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 12:15 PM

Many good choices.  I voted PeW, mainly for the beast that is "Natural Science".

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:11 AM

Hemispheres

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:23 AM

View PostNarps, on 12 June 2015 - 12:01 PM, said:

:laughing guy: :outtahere: ....
This has been a while and I must have voted for the Debut. In all seriousness I think ATWAS is my favorite drumming album ever but of course its my favorite album ever too so. I will just never forget when I was very young listening to this album over and over and being so amazed at the frantic drumming. I knew very little of course about them at the time (not the information age back then :lol: ) but I always remember always thinking to myself "damn that dude must have been tired when that concert was over"...

Edited by Narps, 05 October 2015 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:08 AM

In my opinion, I have no idea how Neil was able to keep the drum beat during The Weapon, even with headphones on.  The three of them were each going in different musical directions at the same time.

I am at a loss as to how to vote.

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:08 PM

Toss up between Hemispheres, PeW, and PoW.

I chose Power Windows, very inventive drumming album

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 04:35 PM

It's a tie between Clockwork Angels and Hemispheres.

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 04:36 PM

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 04:39 PM

Presto-No joke.  Neil never did anything that interesting ever again.

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 04:42 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 09 October 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

Presto-No joke.  Neil never did anything that interesting ever again.

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It is weird how alike we think.

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 06:31 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 09 October 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

Presto-No joke.  Neil never did anything that interesting ever again.

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Main Monkey Business anyone? :)

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 12:54 AM

View PostAnEggplant, on 11 October 2015 - 06:31 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 09 October 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

Presto-No joke.  Neil never did anything that interesting ever again.

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Main Monkey Business anyone? :)

I had wondered where you had got too!

Morning EggPlant!

Edited by Segue Myles, 12 October 2015 - 12:54 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:53 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 12 October 2015 - 12:54 AM, said:

View PostAnEggplant, on 11 October 2015 - 06:31 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 09 October 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

Presto-No joke.  Neil never did anything that interesting ever again.

Mick

Main Monkey Business anyone? :)

I had wondered where you had got too!

Morning EggPlant!

Buenos dias mein froind!

Edited by AnEggplant, 12 October 2015 - 11:53 AM.






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