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#1 Jsteinrush

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 09:27 AM

RUSH "HEMISPHERES" Cygnus X-1Book 2 (cover) start to finish!

https://www.youtube....h?v=cKPrhWmnth4

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 09:35 AM

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 09:27 AM, said:

RUSH "HEMISPHERES" Cygnus X-1Book 2 (cover) start to finish!

https://www.youtube....h?v=cKPrhWmnth4

I really enjoyed that ... as far as Rush hiring her or the likes ... hummm? ... well ... no

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 09:37 AM

They lost the drummer, not the singer.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 09:44 AM

View PostAncient Ways, on 20 February 2016 - 09:37 AM, said:

They lost the drummer, not the singer.

You are correct.  In regards to the vocals, a female singer can bring life back to a lot of old songs.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:01 AM

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 09:44 AM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 20 February 2016 - 09:37 AM, said:

They lost the drummer, not the singer.

You are correct.  In regards to the vocals, a female singer can bring life back to a lot of old songs.

if I went to a rush concert (hopefully I will again in my life) and someone else was singing ... I would feel cheated .. if someone wants to hear an imitator, there are tribute bands for that

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:19 AM

View PostAmps211, on 20 February 2016 - 10:01 AM, said:

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 09:44 AM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 20 February 2016 - 09:37 AM, said:

They lost the drummer, not the singer.

You are correct.  In regards to the vocals, a female singer can bring life back to a lot of old songs.

if I went to a rush concert (hopefully I will again in my life) and someone else was singing ... I would feel cheated .. if someone wants to hear an imitator, there are tribute bands for that

I think it would be cool for certain songs to have a "fill in" Geddy would still sing the songs with the lower range vocals.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:25 AM

Ffs, no.  As a rule I DO NOT LIKE female singers.  The worst Rush song ever is Time Stand Still because it has a female singer.  (I've got nothing against Aimee Mann but she does not belong singing with Rush.)

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:20 AM

View Postx1yyz, on 20 February 2016 - 10:25 AM, said:

Ffs, no.  As a rule I DO NOT LIKE female singers.  The worst Rush song ever is Time Stand Still because it has a female singer.  (I've got nothing against Aimee Mann but she does not belong singing with Rush.)

I think its a little exaggeration saying thats their worst song because the female singer, she only says 3 words in it.

Im not the biggest fan of female singers either, but bands like Heart or Fleetwood Mac have great female singers imo

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:47 AM

View Postx1yyz, on 20 February 2016 - 10:25 AM, said:

Ffs, no.  As a rule I DO NOT LIKE female singers.  The worst Rush song ever is Time Stand Still because it has a female singer.  (I've got nothing against Aimee Mann but she does not belong singing with Rush.)

Dude, you could not be more wrong.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

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View Postx1yyz, on 20 February 2016 - 10:25 AM, said:

Ffs, no.  As a rule I DO NOT LIKE female singers.  The worst Rush song ever is Time Stand Still because it has a female singer.  (I've got nothing against Aimee Mann but she does not belong singing with Rush.)

I think its a little exaggeration saying thats their worst song because the female singer, she only says 3 words in it.

Im not the biggest fan of female singers either, but bands like Heart or Fleetwood Mac have great female singers imo

There are certainly good female singers, and there are occasionally ones I really like (Nightwish, for example).  But they do not belong with Rush.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

View PostMusicHead, on 20 February 2016 - 11:47 AM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 20 February 2016 - 10:25 AM, said:

Ffs, no.  As a rule I DO NOT LIKE female singers.  The worst Rush song ever is Time Stand Still because it has a female singer.  (I've got nothing against Aimee Mann but she does not belong singing with Rush.)

Dude, you could not be more wrong.

I could not be more wrong stating that I do not like female singers?

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:05 PM

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 09:27 AM, said:

RUSH "HEMISPHERES" Cygnus X-1Book 2 (cover) start to finish!

https://www.youtube....h?v=cKPrhWmnth4

A female singer can hit the high range better then a male singer.  The video i posted was a good example.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:15 PM

View PostAncient Ways, on 20 February 2016 - 09:37 AM, said:

They lost the drummer, not the singer.

How about an awesome female drummer who can also sing? :)

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:11 PM

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 09:27 AM, said:

RUSH "HEMISPHERES" Cygnus X-1Book 2 (cover) start to finish!

https://www.youtube....h?v=cKPrhWmnth4

A female singer can hit the high range better then a male singer.  The video i posted was a good example.

range is not everything

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:23 PM

View PostAnthemic, on 20 February 2016 - 01:11 PM, said:

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 09:27 AM, said:

RUSH "HEMISPHERES" Cygnus X-1Book 2 (cover) start to finish!

https://www.youtube....h?v=cKPrhWmnth4

A female singer can hit the high range better then a male singer.  The video i posted was a good example.

range is not everything

I would say 80%

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 04:48 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 20 February 2016 - 10:25 AM, said:

Ffs, no.  As a rule I DO NOT LIKE female singers.  The worst Rush song ever is Time Stand Still because it has a female singer.  (I've got nothing against Aimee Mann but she does not belong singing with Rush.)

I like rhe vocals there. Its a good compliment.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:24 PM

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View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 09:44 AM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 20 February 2016 - 09:37 AM, said:

They lost the drummer, not the singer.

You are correct.  In regards to the vocals, a female singer can bring life back to a lot of old songs.

if I went to a rush concert (hopefully I will again in my life) and someone else was singing ... I would feel cheated .. if someone wants to hear an imitator, there are tribute bands for that

I think it would be cool for certain songs to have a "fill in" Geddy would still sing the songs with the lower range vocals.

I agree.  It would be cool to have support for Geddy and let him sing the songs with the lower range.  Then if they could only get Neil on board to write some more songs (and perhaps do the studio drumming) and his blessing for a replacement drummer or the tour then we might be back in business.

No, I have not been smoking something.  Just dreaming.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 07:55 PM

Its a great cover band.      Thats it.  I'd go see them.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:13 PM

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 01:23 PM, said:

View PostAnthemic, on 20 February 2016 - 01:11 PM, said:

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostJsteinrush, on 20 February 2016 - 09:27 AM, said:

    RUSH "HEMISPHERES" Cygnus X-1Book 2 (cover) start to finish!

https://www.youtube....h?v=cKPrhWmnth4

A female singer can hit the high range better then a male singer.  The video i posted was a good example.

range is not everything

I would say 80%
No no no no no.  Timbre, phrasing, style, uniqueness.  I would much prefer to listen to Natalie Merchant than Christina aguilera but it's clear who has more range.  Few of my favorite female singers frequently display range.  It's seasoning, not the meal so it's maybe 1% important.  Kind of like that 21st fret on the high e string.  Hardly ever really need to fret it to play most of the songs you want to hear.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 07:27 AM

HOLY WOW!!  I just watched the whole 18 minutes of Hemispheres by this band… the very young female singer, looks about 15, is amazing! She NAILS it. It goes to show just HOW high Geddy could sing back then.



If anyone even kind of likes Hemispheres, watch the video.  The musicians are bang-on, note for note.  




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