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#21 fraroc

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:04 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 14 November 2015 - 10:02 PM, said:

I dont even understand the outrage over 3 SA songs on the time machine tour or the 3 CA songs on R40. They always play 3 of their newest songs on tours following a release. God forbid they be proud of their work

In fact, I think it was better on the R40 tour because they took the best of the batch.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:11 PM

I guess you're right about the new stuff.  They have every right to be excited about the stuff they've just done.  I guess for me, after the initial excitement about new material wears off, sometimes it takes quite a while for the newer songs to reach the same level of meaningfulness that the older stuff has.  However, I think they usually do a good job trying to satisfy a) themselves and those fans who want to support them in the new material b) the fans who want the "big hits" and c) the fans who hope for deep cuts and older stuff.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 11:27 PM

View Postfraroc, on 14 November 2015 - 09:59 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 14 November 2015 - 09:33 PM, said:

Time Machine was utterly horrible. I flew from Utah to Chicago to see it with a buddy and his friend, who was there to officially review the show for an independent Chicago newspaper. He asked for a quote he could use and I told him I was extremely disappointed, and that they mailed it in. Bad selections from the Counterparts album, too many Snakes and Arrows songs, the lousy encores and those stupid movies. He went ahead and published it. I still have all the photos he took from right in front of the stage. I eventually had some autographed.

Obviously, you can't feel that way about R40, right?
R40 was fantastic. We got The Wreckers in Boston and Geddy's black double neck. And my drummer got a pic with Donna Halpert

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:39 AM

Clockwork Angels.  I skipped that tour because of a boring setlist, actually.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 04:33 AM

Counterparts tour....both the set list and the mix

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 11:44 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 November 2015 - 12:39 AM, said:

Clockwork Angels.  I skipped that tour because of a boring setlist, actually.

Wasn't my favorite either but at the time I wasn't very well-versed in that album so that whole first set was mostly a snooze-fest for me (admittedly a lot of that was my fault though for not knowing the CA material). Even so, though, now that I do know the album (and like it), I still think they could have cut it down a couple of songs in favor of some other stuff. Just seemed to be too much.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:49 PM

View Postgoose, on 15 November 2015 - 12:39 AM, said:

Clockwork Angels.  I skipped that tour because of a boring setlist, actually.

Let me guess, not a fan of the synth era?

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:54 PM

View Postgoose, on 15 November 2015 - 12:39 AM, said:

Clockwork Angels.  I skipped that tour because of a boring setlist, actually.
The second set was transcendent.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:57 PM

Couple of my fav tours

Hemispheres
Moving Pictures
Signals
Hold Your Fire
Snakes
R40 (2nd set on)
R30

Some Least

Grace Tour
Waves tour (Just Cause it's Basically the same as Hemispheres.......no change.
Roll the Bones
VT  (Petty i know.....but mostly for the chunk of VT songs.  again.......petty, lol)
R40 (Set 1)

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Edited by bluefox4000, 15 November 2015 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:02 PM

lol. m i listed both........but don't care, lol

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:04 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 15 November 2015 - 12:54 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 15 November 2015 - 12:39 AM, said:

Clockwork Angels.  I skipped that tour because of a boring setlist, actually.
The second set was transcendent.

I like the setlist. Gimme more PoW!!!!

Edited by Digital Dad, 15 November 2015 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:11 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 15 November 2015 - 01:04 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 15 November 2015 - 12:54 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 15 November 2015 - 12:39 AM, said:

Clockwork Angels.  I skipped that tour because of a boring setlist, actually.
The second set was transcendent.

I like the setlist. Gimme more PoW!!!!

CA's 80's first set was tops.  and after the CA stuff was great too.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:30 PM

MY least fav set lists have to be Presto/Bones.

Also P/G.

Favorites are everything up to Signals.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:41 PM

Discounting the first too tours for lack of material, I'm going to say R30 and the Presto tour.

Presto seems to be the mid-life crisis tour. Went to four shows during that tour and the performances I saw myself and on video weren't very inspiring to me.

The bunnies were great and so were the songs from Presto, but the rest of it was uninspiring.  They completely emerged from that funk on the Euro-leg of the Roll The Bones Tour and it's been stellar ever since save for the R30 hiccup.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:43 PM

View Postytserush, on 15 November 2015 - 01:41 PM, said:

Discounting the first too tours for lack of material, I'm going to say R30 and the Presto tour.

Presto seems to be the mid-life crisis tour. Went to four shows during that tour and the performances I saw myself and on video weren't very inspiring to me.

The bunnies were great and so were the songs from Presto, but the rest of it was uninspiring.  They completely emerged from that funk on the Euro-leg of the Roll The Bones Tour and it's been stellar ever since save for the R30 hiccup.

What's wrong with R30???

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:48 PM

View Postytserush, on 15 November 2015 - 01:41 PM, said:

Discounting the first too tours for lack of material, I'm going to say R30 and the Presto tour.

Presto seems to be the mid-life crisis tour. Went to four shows during that tour and the performances I saw myself and on video weren't very inspiring to me.

The bunnies were great and so were the songs from Presto, but the rest of it was uninspiring.  They completely emerged from that funk on the Euro-leg of the Roll The Bones Tour and it's been stellar ever since save for the R30 hiccup.

Presto was a weak tour.  I will NEVER forgive them for Xana-conductor.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:56 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 15 November 2015 - 01:48 PM, said:

View Postytserush, on 15 November 2015 - 01:41 PM, said:

Discounting the first too tours for lack of material, I'm going to say R30 and the Presto tour.

Presto seems to be the mid-life crisis tour. Went to four shows during that tour and the performances I saw myself and on video weren't very inspiring to me.

The bunnies were great and so were the songs from Presto, but the rest of it was uninspiring.  They completely emerged from that funk on the Euro-leg of the Roll The Bones Tour and it's been stellar ever since save for the R30 hiccup.

Presto was a weak tour.  I will NEVER forgive them for Xana-conductor.

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That was on the RTB tour.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:56 PM

View Postgoose, on 15 November 2015 - 12:39 AM, said:

Clockwork Angels.  I skipped that tour because of a boring setlist, actually.

:(

I LOVED the Clockwork Angels tour!  It had so much Clockwork Angels in it, and that was great!

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 02:00 PM

View PostDigital Dad, on 15 November 2015 - 01:56 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 15 November 2015 - 01:48 PM, said:

View Postytserush, on 15 November 2015 - 01:41 PM, said:

Discounting the first too tours for lack of material, I'm going to say R30 and the Presto tour.

Presto seems to be the mid-life crisis tour. Went to four shows during that tour and the performances I saw myself and on video weren't very inspiring to me.

The bunnies were great and so were the songs from Presto, but the rest of it was uninspiring.  They completely emerged from that funk on the Euro-leg of the Roll The Bones Tour and it's been stellar ever since save for the R30 hiccup.

Presto was a weak tour.  I will NEVER forgive them for Xana-conductor.

Mick

That was on the RTB tour.

i know i always confuse those, lol.

i just looked it up.........either way.........SIN.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 02:21 PM

View Postfraroc, on 14 November 2015 - 03:34 PM, said:

We all have our favorite tours, our favorite setlists for whatever reason....But what setlists just don't do it for you?

In my honest opinion the setlists for the Presto, Roll The Bones, and Counterparts tours all suffered from the same issue. Cutting hits in favor of new songs. For the Presto tour, The Spirit Of Radio was literally cut from the setlist for first 24-25 dates of the tour. Yes I know, they put it back in the setlist not even a quarter into the tour, but it still bothers me. TSOR was their first REALLY big radio-friendly hit and that song in conjunction with Tom Sawyer immortalized Rush in the mainstream music industry.

Roll The Bones tour completely cut Subdivisions out of the setlist towards the end of the tour and Counterparts and the second leg of the Test For Echo tour had no Subdivisions AT ALL. Now I know, Subdivisions is a hit but not a Tom Sawyer hit, but they really should have found a way to keep it in.

Vapor Trails, R30, S&A, Time Machine, CA, and R40 really fixed this problem by keeping the main hits (Tom Sawyer, The Spirit of Radio, Subdivisions), save for a few like Limelight and CTTH, but we can't win it all.

I was fine with the CP shows not having Subdivisions. There was enough good stuff in there. I do wonder how The Pass would have sounded on that tour. Too bad DEW did not make the cut, as the rehearsal version was interesting.

I do agree on the RTB set; it is my least favorite.


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