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#1 blueschica

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 02:09 PM

NPR has put up a new interview with Alex about 2112.  Not a lot of new information in it, but it's always interesting to me to read others' reactions to it at the time.

http://www.npr.org/s...s-of-rushs-2112

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 06:33 PM

Thanks for posting. :)

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:26 PM

Great article.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:28 PM

That article is about as long as the actual album!!  :laughing guy: :laughing guy: :haz:

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:51 PM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 30 April 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

That article is about as long as the actual album!!  :laughing guy: :laughing guy: :haz:
i got half way through it and wondered "is this one of Neil's website posts?"

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:02 PM

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 April 2016 - 07:51 PM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 30 April 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

That article is about as long as the actual album!!  :laughing guy: :laughing guy: :haz:
i got half way through it and wondered "is this one of Neil's website posts?"

Not really, the article was actually interesting

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 08:53 PM

View PostLucas, on 30 April 2016 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 April 2016 - 07:51 PM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 30 April 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

That article is about as long as the actual album!!  :laughing guy: :laughing guy: :haz:
i got half way through it and wondered "is this one of Neil's website posts?"

Not really, the article was actually interesting
must be my short attention span for lots of words. SQUIRREL!

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 10:11 PM

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 April 2016 - 08:53 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 30 April 2016 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 April 2016 - 07:51 PM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 30 April 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

That article is about as long as the actual album!!  :laughing guy: :laughing guy: :haz:
i got half way through it and wondered "is this one of Neil's website posts?"

Not really, the article was actually interesting
must be my short attention span for lots of words. SQUIRREL!

ahhhhhhhh !!

nooooooo

another Lucas joke falls flat

I meant

It wasn't like one of Neil's blogs because  - it was interesting !!!

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Edited by Lucas, 30 April 2016 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 10:57 PM

I love the focus on inspiration.  I'm not a fan of the synth era, but the songs are inspiring, as was the band's willingness to evolve.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 11:22 PM

View PostLedRush, on 30 April 2016 - 10:57 PM, said:

I love the focus on inspiration.  I'm not a fan of the synth era, but the songs are inspiring, as was the band's willingness to evolve.

Yes, the fact of them inspiring so many others was cool; and I thought it was really interesting when the one person mentioned that their music has a certain vulnerability along with the technical innovation they bring.  I had never thought about that but I think it's true, and part of what makes their music appealing to me.

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 06:12 AM

Irritated by the suggestion that the debut had been strongly influenced by Cream rather than Led Zep. Suggests the author has never heard it.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:28 AM

View PostLucas, on 30 April 2016 - 10:11 PM, said:

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 April 2016 - 08:53 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 30 April 2016 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 30 April 2016 - 07:51 PM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 30 April 2016 - 07:28 PM, said:

That article is about as long as the actual album!!  :laughing guy: :laughing guy: :haz:
i got half way through it and wondered "is this one of Neil's website posts?"

Not really, the article was actually interesting
must be my short attention span for lots of words. SQUIRREL!

ahhhhhhhh !!

nooooooo

another Lucas joke falls flat

I meant

It wasn't like one of Neil's blogs because  - it was interesting !!!

.


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ohhhh my bad dude. sometimes I need flowcharts to understand.

#13 HemiBeers

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:29 AM

View PostTony R, on 01 May 2016 - 06:12 AM, said:

Irritated by the suggestion that the debut had been strongly influenced by Cream rather than Led Zep. Suggests the author has never heard it.
wouldn't be the first time.

'so how did you guys get started?' :facepalm:

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:26 AM

View PostTony R, on 01 May 2016 - 06:12 AM, said:

Irritated by the suggestion that the debut had been strongly influenced by Cream rather than Led Zep. Suggests the author has never heard it.

I thought it was a little odd to bring up Cream and not Zep, but Cream was very clearly a strong influence musically, and the band has talked about the importance of Cream in shaping their sound and approach to music.

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 02:23 PM

View PostLedRush, on 01 May 2016 - 11:26 AM, said:

View PostTony R, on 01 May 2016 - 06:12 AM, said:

Irritated by the suggestion that the debut had been strongly influenced by Cream rather than Led Zep. Suggests the author has never heard it.

I thought it was a little odd to bring up Cream and not Zep, but Cream was very clearly a strong influence musically, and the band has talked about the importance of Cream in shaping their sound and approach to music.

Yes, I get that but there's little obvious Cream influence on the album whereas some tracks steal great chunks of Zep quite brazenly.

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 09:44 PM

I think that was the best article from the 40th anniversary series that I've seen.





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