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Poll: SONG BATTLE: Mission vs. Lakeside Park (52 member(s) have cast votes)

Mission vs. Lakeside Park

  1. Mission (28 votes [53.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.85%

  2. Lakeside Park (16 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  3. I love both! (8 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

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#1 fraroc

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 05:52 PM

I know these two songs really aren't well related, but I kind of want to see how they go head to head.

Being someone who loves the synth era, I'm definitely going with Mission. I think it's a fantastic song with an awesome message behind it. That's not to say I dislike Lakeside Park at all, I just prefer the former.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:01 PM

Well, I actually haven't given Mission a good listen yet since I've only been listening to Rush since late last year, so I won't vote until later...but I have heard Lakeside Park quite a few times. I think it's actually one of Rush's best "soft" songs of that era (mid-to-late '70's), along with Tears and, though it's not really that soft, Cinderella Man.

I just appreciate Lakeside Park's mellow, relaxed sound, especially near the end where Geddy sings "Though it's just a memory, some memories last forever.", which is a really good lyrical conclusion to the song. Just a nice, easy-listening Rush tune, IMO.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:20 PM

Mission is my favorite song off HYF and it's in my top 10 overall, so....I didn't pick LP.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:34 PM

Lakeside Park is a classic. Mission is a great song but hard to compare unless we're just picking favorites. I like them both.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:50 PM

The guitar solo in Mission  is one of Alex`s best, especially live.



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:38 PM

Mission. Its so epic.

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:20 AM

I love both! In different ways....

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 08:01 PM

Seriously, you're comparing Mission with Lakeside Park??
Mission is a sub par Rush song.  The acapella beginning is cringeworthy.  The whole song is just bleh.
Lakeside Park is a classic.
No comparison.  None.  No.

Edited by Alien Girl, 13 July 2016 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:37 AM

View PostAlien Girl, on 13 July 2016 - 08:01 PM, said:

Seriously, you're comparing Mission with Lakeside Park??
Mission is a sub par Rush song.  The acapella beginning is cringeworthy.  The whole song is just bleh.
Lakeside Park is a classic.
No comparison.  None.  No.

1. Geddy's bass playing on the live version of Mission is exquisite.
2. like F-L said, it has one of Alex's best solos of any song.
3. It has a beautiful synth line.

So I wouldn't call it sub par on that basis.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:46 AM

I recall hearing Mission the first time thinking this seriously cant be Rush. Coincidently HYF is the only tour I missed post Perm Waves. Surprising LP is down.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:24 PM

View Postfraroc, on 14 July 2016 - 06:37 AM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 13 July 2016 - 08:01 PM, said:

Seriously, you're comparing Mission with Lakeside Park??
Mission is a sub par Rush song.  The acapella beginning is cringeworthy.  The whole song is just bleh.
Lakeside Park is a classic.
No comparison.  None.  No.

1. Geddy's bass playing on the live version of Mission is exquisite.
2. like F-L said, it has one of Alex's best solos of any song.
3. It has a beautiful synth line.

So I wouldn't call it sub par on that basis.

Hm.
I would.  
Oh wait, I do...I just did.
It's a pee break song...soon as I heard the first vocal strains of it on the S&A tour...Ooops, time to go!

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:26 PM

View PostGabrielgil513, on 14 July 2016 - 06:46 AM, said:

I recall hearing Mission the first time thinking this seriously cant be Rush. Coincidently HYF is the only tour I missed post Perm Waves. Surprising LP is down.
HYF does absolutely nothing for me.  I find it almost un-listenable.  Other than Turn the Page, I actually like that song.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:34 PM

Mission all the way.  I don't particularly love Lakeside Park.

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 11:53 AM

LAKESIDE PARK! Willows in the BREEZE!

I find it more interesting than Mission, and all of Hold Your Fire to be honest.

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 03:34 PM

View PostAlien Girl, on 13 July 2016 - 08:01 PM, said:

Seriously, you're comparing Mission with Lakeside Park??
Mission is a sub par Rush song.  The acapella beginning is cringeworthy.  The whole song is just bleh.
Lakeside Park is a classic.
No comparison.  None.  No.

Really?



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:25 PM

Well, Geddy basically said Lakeside Park kind of stinks...he probably thinks Mission destroys it.

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:27 PM

View PostAlien Girl, on 14 July 2016 - 01:24 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 14 July 2016 - 06:37 AM, said:

View PostAlien Girl, on 13 July 2016 - 08:01 PM, said:

Seriously, you're comparing Mission with Lakeside Park??
Mission is a sub par Rush song.  The acapella beginning is cringeworthy.  The whole song is just bleh.
Lakeside Park is a classic.
No comparison.  None.  No.

1. Geddy's bass playing on the live version of Mission is exquisite.
2. like F-L said, it has one of Alex's best solos of any song.
3. It has a beautiful synth line.

So I wouldn't call it sub par on that basis.

Hm.
I would.  
Oh wait, I do...I just did.
It's a pee break song...soon as I heard the first vocal strains of it on the S&A tour...Ooops, time to go!
Good thing there were no vocal strains on R40 Lakeside Park...oh wait.

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 12:42 PM

"Mission" is a crazy ride compared to "Lakeside Park".

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 01:22 PM

Mission, but only this version:



Glorious!

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 06:11 PM

Mission, all the way.  Lakeside Park is great too , though.




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