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#1 Eel Yddeg

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:44 AM

Geddy Lee's voice was at it's peak in the '70s.
Time Stand Still is a terrible song, an absolute cheesefest.
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:48 AM

The transition from pre-chorus to chorus for Witch Hunt is literally a musical orgasm.

The GUP live performance is the best live performance of Rush and Geddy's voice was at it's peak around that time period.

80s was the best decade for Rush because of the willingness they had to experiment. Even traversing into Duran Duran, A Flock Of Seagulls, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood territory to write songs that could be played in a dance club, yet still be powerful musically. Even Alex's talents were well showcased with pretty against the grain chord patterns and solos.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:53 AM

View PostEel Yddeg, on 03 October 2015 - 08:44 AM, said:

Geddy Lee's voice was at it's peak in the '70s.
Wouldn't that be a POPULAR opinion since MANY believe it to be true?

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:55 AM

I've seen most say that his peak was the 80s.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:59 AM

View PostEel Yddeg, on 03 October 2015 - 08:55 AM, said:

I've seen most say that his peak was the 80s.
Then they would be wrong. An unpopular opinion would be that it is better or as good as ever the past dozen years or so... :)

Edited by Narps, 03 October 2015 - 09:00 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:00 AM

Ged n Al follow in the Grateful Dead footsteps and form many many successful post TOURING iterations of Rush after a legendary band member is no longer able/willing to participate...

The Other Two

Rush Dog

Ged Lesh n Friends

Rush and Company

The Rush Dead Shall Inherit the Earth (RDSIE)

2112 Further

And of course, LEEFSON


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:01 AM

Counterparts is a great album...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:03 AM

Test For Echo is lyrically brilliant...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:04 AM

:rush: the Debute is an awesome straight up rock album...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:06 AM

The lyrics to Snakes and Arrows were written by an angry, bitter, self-important old man.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:08 AM

"2112" is bogged down with cheesy and pompous lyrics.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:10 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 03 October 2015 - 09:06 AM, said:

The lyrics to Snakes and Arrows were written by an angry, bitter, self-important old man.

Haha...

All a matter of perception, really.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:12 AM

Snakes & Arrows has been approved by the FDA as a suitable replacement for Unisome...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:15 AM

HYF is a compilation of good to excellent songs from start to FINISH...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:16 AM

View PostNarps, on 03 October 2015 - 09:12 AM, said:

Snakes & Arrows has been approved by the FDA as a suitable replacement for Unisome...
That's a fact, not an opinion.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:18 AM

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:19 AM

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:05 AM

View PostNarps, on 03 October 2015 - 08:59 AM, said:

View PostEel Yddeg, on 03 October 2015 - 08:55 AM, said:

I've seen most say that his peak was the 80s.
Then they would be wrong. An unpopular opinion would be that it is better or as good as ever the past dozen years or so... :)
I think he still sounds fine! Might not be the helium tenor of the 70s, but he still sounds good!

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:12 AM

View PostEel Yddeg, on 03 October 2015 - 10:05 AM, said:

View PostNarps, on 03 October 2015 - 08:59 AM, said:

View PostEel Yddeg, on 03 October 2015 - 08:55 AM, said:

I've seen most say that his peak was the 80s.
Then they would be wrong. An unpopular opinion would be that it is better or as good as ever the past dozen years or so... :)
I think he still sounds fine! Might not be the helium tenor of the 70s, but he still sounds good!
Welcome to the forum btw and I agree that "fine" might be a good word to describe his voice at this point. He tries his @ss off still I will give you that...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:39 AM

Vapor Trails is a masterpiece, and Earthshine is a better song than Hemispheres.




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