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#21 EagleMoon

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:25 PM

I was kind of bummed that they didn't play Cut To The Chase or Turn The Page since they're both in his range, but oh well. I'm definitely happy with what we did get.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:39 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 04 August 2015 - 05:25 PM, said:

I was kind of bummed that they didn't play Cut To The Chase or Turn The Page since they're both in his range, but oh well. I'm definitely happy with what we did get.

CTTC is up there as one of the best songs they never played.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:50 PM

Jacob's Ladder has been a Top 3 song for me since it came out, and has not wavered - I am thrilled that they broke it out, but some of the motivation might have to do with the fact that, while still from the classic era, it is still within Geddy's range

It is a brilliant piece of music, and the fact that they held off playing it for so many years only added to the mystique

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:42 PM

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View Poststone and a hard place, on 04 August 2015 - 01:38 PM, said:

should have played countdown live

Since the song is about the maiden voyage of the Columbia isn't it true that the boys stopped playing the song live when the shuttle tragically exploded in 1986?

AFAIK it was only played on the Signals tour. It was THE song that got me hooked on Rush when I was dragged along with a couple of friends to see them in 1983. I was an impressionable 14 year old who was also a space nut - so much so I held a cassette recorder in front of the TV speaker for the first shuttle launch. I still have the tape :)

So dated, hokey, whatever, Countdown will always be special to me.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 12:15 AM

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View Poststone and a hard place, on 04 August 2015 - 01:38 PM, said:

should have played countdown live

Since the song is about the maiden voyage of the Columbia isn't it true that the boys stopped playing the song live when the shuttle tragically exploded in 1986?
Yes, great point! I was going to say "Pretty hard to play that song after what happened to Columbia" and I wasn't even thinking about Challenger.....

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 07:40 AM

RUSH's music to me, is perpetual and ageless because each time I listen- really listen- I hear new things.  I  never listened much to Jacob's. But when I heard it live-  it came to life as if it was penned this year.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:41 PM

The keyboard solo into the outro is such a great Rush moment in Countdown. It is by far my favorite part of that song. So f***ing cool.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 09:44 AM

One of the Geddy interviews before the R40 tour got going seemed to imply that Fly By Night, Jacob's Ladder, Chemistry and full Xanadu were going to be in the R40 set.

Well two of those were right.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 10:10 AM

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View Poststone and a hard place, on 04 August 2015 - 01:38 PM, said:

should have played countdown live

To me, that song is way too dated, and I'm pretty sure I remember reading a comment from one of the guys that the band felt the same way. I'm really glad they didn't play it.
  Wow, that's about the silliest thing i've ever heard.  awesome song, played WAAAYYYYY too little.  i'd take that number over about 80% of the first set.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 10:13 AM

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View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 04 August 2015 - 01:43 PM, said:

View Poststone and a hard place, on 04 August 2015 - 01:38 PM, said:

should have played countdown live

To me, that song is way too dated, and I'm pretty sure I remember reading a comment from one of the guys that the band felt the same way. I'm really glad they didn't play it.
  Wow, that's about the silliest thing i've ever heard.  awesome song, played WAAAYYYYY too little.  i'd take that number over about 80% of the first set.

No, it's not silly at all.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 12:52 PM

View Postdisembodiedspirit2015, on 07 August 2015 - 10:10 AM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 04 August 2015 - 01:43 PM, said:

View Poststone and a hard place, on 04 August 2015 - 01:38 PM, said:

should have played countdown live

To me, that song is way too dated, and I'm pretty sure I remember reading a comment from one of the guys that the band felt the same way. I'm really glad they didn't play it.
  Wow, that's about the silliest thing i've ever heard.  awesome song, played WAAAYYYYY too little.  i'd take that number over about 80% of the first set.

I would agree with you. Especially the first half of the first set.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 01:23 PM

I would have liked to have seen the initial setlist before they made the final decisions. That would be very interesting.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 01:23 PM

View PostGeddysMullet, on 04 August 2015 - 03:02 PM, said:

I really enjoyed the flavour of "Oh, I can't sing that anymore?  WATCH ME" in some of the setlist choices :D

yeah, I was one of the negative nancies who thought the set wouldn't have any songs before permanent waves besides CTTH, overture/temples and working man. I'm so glad I was wrong.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 01:28 PM

View PostTodem, on 06 August 2015 - 09:41 PM, said:

The keyboard solo into the outro is such a great Rush moment in Countdown. It is by far my favorite part of that song. So f***ing cool.

That part of the song is very cool, along with the similar part in the middle of the song.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:29 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 07 August 2015 - 01:28 PM, said:

View PostTodem, on 06 August 2015 - 09:41 PM, said:

The keyboard solo into the outro is such a great Rush moment in Countdown. It is by far my favorite part of that song. So f***ing cool.

That part of the song is very cool, along with the similar part in the middle of the song.
I like the progression they play at the end of that song. They use it earlier in the song too. Very catchy!

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:32 PM

the outro riff on countdown is one of my top 5 Lerxt moments...so to speak.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:00 PM

I seem to recall rumors of Kid Gloves being in early revisions of the setlist......

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:33 AM

Nice to see all this Countdown love happening here. I've always loved it.

Yay Signals.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:32 PM

I doubt Rush peruse the message boards for material  but they do have many Rush fan friends.

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:46 PM

View Postbill1971, on 26 August 2015 - 02:32 PM, said:

I doubt Rush peruse the message boards for material  but they do have many Rush fan friends.

Someone here said that they read somewhere that they did.  And if you were here before the tour was announced, and lived through the endless setlist threads, and threads asking what they should play on their next tour, you might have a different opinion.  

I'm not one to think that they look here, but after Tulsa, I changed my mind.  They played everything we were clamoring for.



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