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#921 vaportrailer

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:25 PM

Vapor Trails (original or remix) is the heaviest set of songs since the debut, and contains the most emotional performances since the debut.
Neil loses the tubular bells and ethnic samples and plays the drum kit like he means it, in a very Keith Moon-like way at times. One of my favorite NP performances; all guts, no unnecessary bells and whistles, and played on what sounds like a very basic, bare-bones, drum kit.
There is some great music on this record.

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:40 PM

I think the video for Time Stand Still is amazing, one of the best!!




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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:56 PM

View PostGotNeilPeart?, on 18 October 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think the video for Time Stand Still is amazing, one of the best!!



The epic ridiculousness of Geddy's hair in this video gave rise to my username :lol:  

I still prefer this version:



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:10 PM

View PostGeddysMullet, on 18 October 2016 - 03:56 PM, said:

View PostGotNeilPeart?, on 18 October 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think the video for Time Stand Still is amazing, one of the best!!



The epic ridiculousness of Geddy's hair in this video gave rise to my username :lol:  

I still prefer this version:



ohmygod this is awesomely ridiculous!!!
the Neil growl was the icing on an already rich cake.
thanks for the laugh!

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 06:45 PM

View PostGeddysMullet, on 18 October 2016 - 03:56 PM, said:

View PostGotNeilPeart?, on 18 October 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think the video for Time Stand Still is amazing, one of the best!!



The epic ridiculousness of Geddy's hair in this video gave rise to my username :lol:  

I still prefer this version:



Oh yes, the hair. Here is geddy talking about it (4:25 mark)

https://www.youtube....h?v=oBZY_loemUw

I always loved the robes though! BTW has anybody here dined on honey dew or drunk the milk of paradise?

I miss Ged's voice from the 70's but I can understand why some like his 80's voice/approach better. I think neil's lyrics  became more interesting in the 80's and beyond but I'm more partial to the their epic songs even though during the 70's his lyric content was not always as well crafted.

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 07:06 PM

View Postjacobes335, on 18 October 2016 - 06:45 PM, said:

View PostGeddysMullet, on 18 October 2016 - 03:56 PM, said:

View PostGotNeilPeart?, on 18 October 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think the video for Time Stand Still is amazing, one of the best!!



The epic ridiculousness of Geddy's hair in this video gave rise to my username :lol:  

I still prefer this version:



Oh yes, the hair. Here is geddy talking about it (4:25 mark)

https://www.youtube....h?v=oBZY_loemUw

I always loved the robes though! BTW has anybody here dined on honey dew or drunk the milk of paradise?

I miss Ged's voice from the 70's but I can understand why some like his 80's voice/approach better. I think neil's lyrics  became more interesting in the 80's and beyond but I'm more partial to the their epic songs even though during the 70's his lyric content was not always as well crafted.

Geddy's voice was the thing that I immediately loved about the band - and by this, I mean his 70s voice

Welcome to the forum J335

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:51 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 18 October 2016 - 05:10 PM, said:

View PostGeddysMullet, on 18 October 2016 - 03:56 PM, said:

View PostGotNeilPeart?, on 18 October 2016 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think the video for Time Stand Still is amazing, one of the best!!



The epic ridiculousness of Geddy's hair in this video gave rise to my username :lol:  

I still prefer this version:



ohmygod this is awesomely ridiculous!!!
the Neil growl was the icing on an already rich cake.
thanks for the laugh!


I so wish we could get a reaction video of Alex and Geddy watching this. You gotta know they'd both be in hysterics. Neil....maybe an amused grunt. :D

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:54 PM

Nick R is Rush's worst producer. He still has to helm a song/album that doesn't make my ears bleed. You'd think he also produced Vapor Trails.

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 01:04 AM

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

Test For Echo is lyrically brilliant...

Hahahaha!!!!

Stole my thunder.

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 01:07 AM

View PostLorraine, on 03 October 2015 - 10:39 AM, said:

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

Glad I missed this thread until now.

Both you and Narps stole my thunder a year ago.

"Test For Echo" lyrically is a disaster.

"Vapor Trails" is a 100% fail record.

More like a masterpiece of shite.

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 11:03 AM

Narps, did we actually write those things?  :unsure:

Did the CIA get hold of us maybe??  :unsure: :unsure:

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 12:33 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 18 October 2016 - 03:25 PM, said:

Vapor Trails (original or remix) is the heaviest set of songs since the debut, and contains the most emotional performances since the debut.
Neil loses the tubular bells and ethnic samples and plays the drum kit like he means it, in a very Keith Moon-like way at times. One of my favorite NP performances; all guts, no unnecessary bells and whistles, and played on what sounds like a very basic, bare-bones, drum kit.
There is some great music on this record.
:goodone:


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 02:15 PM

View Postgoose, on 25 October 2016 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 18 October 2016 - 03:25 PM, said:

Vapor Trails (original or remix) is the heaviest set of songs since the debut, and contains the most emotional performances since the debut.
Neil loses the tubular bells and ethnic samples and plays the drum kit like he means it, in a very Keith Moon-like way at times. One of my favorite NP performances; all guts, no unnecessary bells and whistles, and played on what sounds like a very basic, bare-bones, drum kit.
There is some great music on this record.
:goodone:


:cheers:
Thanks Goose!

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 25 October 2016 - 02:15 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 25 October 2016 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 18 October 2016 - 03:25 PM, said:

Vapor Trails (original or remix) is the heaviest set of songs since the debut, and contains the most emotional performances since the debut.
Neil loses the tubular bells and ethnic samples and plays the drum kit like he means it, in a very Keith Moon-like way at times. One of my favorite NP performances; all guts, no unnecessary bells and whistles, and played on what sounds like a very basic, bare-bones, drum kit.
There is some great music on this record.
:goodone:


:cheers:
Thanks Goose!
Good to see someone else that appreciates the musical and emotional rawness of VT.

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 03:38 PM

View Postgoose, on 25 October 2016 - 02:22 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 25 October 2016 - 02:15 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 25 October 2016 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 18 October 2016 - 03:25 PM, said:

Vapor Trails (original or remix) is the heaviest set of songs since the debut, and contains the most emotional performances since the debut.
Neil loses the tubular bells and ethnic samples and plays the drum kit like he means it, in a very Keith Moon-like way at times. One of my favorite NP performances; all guts, no unnecessary bells and whistles, and played on what sounds like a very basic, bare-bones, drum kit.
There is some great music on this record.
:goodone:


:cheers:
Thanks Goose!
Good to see someone else that appreciates the musical and emotional rawness of VT.

Count me in on this exchange.  I wouldn't call Vapour Trails my FAVOURITE Rush album, but it might very well be the one that is closest to my heart.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:13 PM

This is kinda on topic. I did a parody of Rush in the studio during 2112 secessions check it out

https://www.youtube....h?v=9Q-kISGirj0

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:15 PM

View PostGeddysMullet, on 25 October 2016 - 03:38 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 25 October 2016 - 02:22 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 25 October 2016 - 02:15 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 25 October 2016 - 12:33 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 18 October 2016 - 03:25 PM, said:

Vapor Trails (original or remix) is the heaviest set of songs since the debut, and contains the most emotional performances since the debut.
Neil loses the tubular bells and ethnic samples and plays the drum kit like he means it, in a very Keith Moon-like way at times. One of my favorite NP performances; all guts, no unnecessary bells and whistles, and played on what sounds like a very basic, bare-bones, drum kit.
There is some great music on this record.
:goodone:


:cheers:
Thanks Goose!
Good to see someone else that appreciates the musical and emotional rawness of VT.

Count me in on this exchange.  I wouldn't call Vapour Trails my FAVOURITE Rush album, but it might very well be the one that is closest to my heart.
I agree. The gravity of all that happened came out on that "album"

Edited by jacobes335, 01 November 2016 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 11:21 PM

I didn't care for the R40 setlist (the first half). They absolutly shouldve done at least one song from every album, no skipping. I'm still annoyed well over a year later that they totally ignored four albums, three of them in a row. My changes wouldve been less newer songs from CA and Snakes and one or two less from Moving Pictures/Signals to make room for The Big Money alternating with/Marathon, Force Ten alternating with Turn The Page or Mission, Show Don't Tell alternating with The Pass or Neil's pre-tour wish of performing Hand Over Fist live. TFE couldve been Driven or the title song or Half The World.

Edited by jnoble, 02 November 2016 - 11:22 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 12:01 PM

I like this thread...

...so...

I know many will disagree, but I find that seventies Rush hit me hard, got me excited...but ultimately wore off me.

The albums I initially disliked were Signals through to SA. For the most part...those are now MY Rush albums.

My top ten:

1. Hold Your Fire
2. Roll The Bones
3. Vapor Trails
4. Grace Under Pressure
5. Presto
6. Moving Pictures
7. Permanent Waves
8. Power Windows
9. A Farewell To Kings
10. Snakes And Arrows

And the rest?

Aside from a handful of songs...meh...

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 12:22 PM

i've giving Rush a lot of replay recently.

my top 10

1. HYF
2. Permanent Waves
3. Signals
4. Caress of Steel
5. Presto
6. Hemispheres
7. Power Windows
8. Moving Pictures
9. Snakes and Arrows
10. Counterparts.

and because i like being an asshole bottom 5

1. Vapor Trails
2.A Farewell to Kings
3. Grace under Pressure
4. Roll the Bones
5. Clockwork Angels

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