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  1. Wow, just wow... I was there and it was surreal and very emotional as well! Seeing & hearing 3 Rush songs live once again wasn't something I was expecting at all! When the lasers hit the stadium after Ged had introduced YYZ it felt like I was back at one of the R40 shows I attended back in 2015... And then it hit me that it was 2022 and tears welled up in my eyes... I cried all the way through YYZ and I was still crying when Queen performed their opening song. So happy I was able to capture their part of the livestream on my phone after the show had ended so I could see them up close as well since I was seated at the back of the stadium during the show.
    11 points
  2. I watch stuff like The Crown because it's interesting drama taking the viewer through modern British history. I have no interest in family sit downs with Oprah or Piers Morgan, or magazine puff pieces. I don't care aboot King Charles and Camilla. Harry, William the whole lot mean nothing to me. Queen Elizabeth shook hands with Sinn Fein when it was time to recognize the peace. The queen seemed like a genuinely decent person who lived an interesting life, so RIP.
    10 points
  3. Love this, two of my favorites together! Someone put this text with the photo on FB, hilarious And in my hour of darkness He is standing right in front of me Speaking words of wisdom Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Whisper words of wisdom Geddy Lee
    10 points
  4. Kind of a shame that some are criticizing the precision of semi-retired older guys who no longer rehearse their complex parts for months on end.
    9 points
  5. Rush- Rush Rush- Fly By Night Rush- Caress Of Steel Rush- Vapor Trails Rush- Snakes And Arrows Rush- Clockwork Angels Decided to do a weird thing, play the first three albums and the last three albums. Wow. I really am amazed by this. A strange decision yes, but what struck me is the diversity and the consistency of six different albums, from polar opposite sides of the spectrum of their career. The growth is immaculate. Suffice to say, I realise now I love the first three albums way more than I remembered. I think Rush have 19 albums in my top ten 😂
    8 points
  6. Rush- Moving Pictures Saxon- Crusader Styx- The Grand Illusion Iron Maiden- Powerslave Judas Priest- half of British Steel Megadeth- Rust In Peace And now: Machine Head- The Blackening
    8 points
  7. I think this album deserves its own thread on the 50th anniversary of its release.
    8 points
  8. I'm just sad that he wanted time with Olivia and that was taken from him. Would relish seeing him happy with Carrie, enjoying life. He left us with such an incredible body of work and he didn't owe us anything more. RIP
    8 points
  9. AC/DC - Back In Black Def Leppard - Pyromania
    8 points
  10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul Elton John - Honky Château
    8 points
  11. Rush- Signals Van Halen- Van Halen Anthrax- Spreading The Disease Haken- Mountain
    7 points
  12. Rush- Clockwork Angels Rush- Grace Under Pressure Two phenomenal albums. I am really appreciating CA more and more these days. The lyrics, the unique vocal phrasing and melodies, the bass lines...such an impressive, ambitious work of art!
    7 points
  13. Judas Priest - British Steel Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith Probably the three records most responsible for making them massively successful.
    7 points
  14. Rush- Roll The Bones This album is one of the most comforting, life affirming albums in my collection. I've really bonded with this album, it's warmth and it's lyrics and it's playing. I love it so much
    7 points
  15. Rush- Test For Echo And my addiction to this weird album continues...some terrific playing (as always). I enjoy this album purely for the playing. It's like the goofy cousin of Snakes And Arrows.
    7 points
  16. Just saw some posts on FB about Neil's birthday, still miss him. Here's to you Professor
    7 points
  17. Rush- Clockwork Angels Something I really want to say about this album, I have always felt it carries through musically in a way that feels like an ongoing stream of consciousness. It's a beautiful album that the more time passes, the more I appreciate it. It doesn't feel like a collection of songs, more like on long piece of music. It's grandiose and cinematic, and at times I can forget what I'm listening to and think it's a movie if I shut my eyes. A stunning album, ten years on, I think I love it more than ever.
    7 points
  18. Truly, this is the End of an Era.
    7 points
  19. 1. AC/DC - Back In Black 2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry 3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction 4. Van Halen - Fair Warning 5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave 6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance 7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile 8. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell 9. Rush - Permanent Waves 10. Dio - Holy Diver 11. Metallica - Master of Puppets 12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? 13. Queensryche - Rage For Order 14. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of A Madman 15. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers 16. Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place 17. Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien 18. Blind Guardian - Battalions of Fear 19. Aerosmith - Pump 20. Spinal Tap - the Black Album 21. Scorpions - Blackout 22. Def Leppard - Pyromania 23. Van Halen - Women and Children First 24. Motorhead - Ace of Spades 25. Triumph - Allied Forces 26. Accept - Restless and Wild 27. Kiss - Creatures of the Night 28. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
    7 points
  20. 1. AC/DC - Back In Black 2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry 3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction 4. Van Halen - Fair Warning 5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave 6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance 7. David Lee Roth - Eat `Em and Smile 8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell 9. Rush - Permanent Waves *Rules re: qualifying as an 80s album were clear at the outset, and if there were no Rush in the first ten then we should all look down at our shoes.
    7 points
  21. 1. AC/DC - Back In Black 2. Def Leppard--High and Dry 3. Guns ‘n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction 4. Van Halen - Fair Warning *...and if we keep the copy and paste thing going, maybe Derek won't come in and remove the capital 'T' from every instance of the word 'the'
    7 points
  22. I went many years without listening to Rush. When I came back to the fold, it was most of Signals that stood out. Especially "The Weapon", with that amazing guitar solo from space, but other tunes too. (I'd never forgotten about Subdivisions.) I love love love the sound of this record. I know Alex argued about the mix, but I think the integration of keys with guitar is superb. And Neil's patterns are unrivaled -- he plays better here than he does on MP,.
    7 points
  23. 7 points
  24. Opeth - Pale Communion Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What! Ott - Heads Baroness - First/Second Megadeth - Endgame Mastodon - Blood Mountain Motörhead - Inferno Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell Ghost - Impera
    7 points
  25. Ozzy - Patient Number 9 Machine Head - Of Kingdom and Crown Ghost - Impera Ghost - Meliora
    6 points
  26. I’m not a big fan of the monarchy, but it’s still sad to see Elizabeth’s death. She was a beacon of stability, duty, and stoicism in the face of virtually every crisis for the past 70 years. God bless her.
    6 points
  27. Motley Crüe - Shout At The Devil (pleasantly surprised me today, usually this is underwhelming, but I was really feeling the tightness of the band this time... Vince Neil also does some of his best work here I guess) Ozzy Osborne - Bark At The Moon (lots of longish tunes on this one, and Jake E Lee has some incredible speed and sick licks, but I do see why it's not quite as beloved as Blizzard and Diary) Dio - The Last In Line (all killer no filler, nothing else much to say, except I love the moments when they stretch things out... oh also Vivian Campbell slays all over this thing) Iron Maiden - Powerslave (well most of it, I got interrupted a couple times and left it playing in my earbuds that I wasn't wearing. Anyway still one of the best.) Anthrax - The Sound Of White Noise I was preparing all day to listen to this when I got home since I picked it up on double white colored vinyl at Amoeba in San Francisco last weekend. Was NOT disappointed. I've listened to it before, but never really paid much attention to it. This is massively good. It may not have the hit potential of The Black Album or Countdown To Extinction, but it also doesn't hold back the full onslaught of anger and power where those records sometimes do. And it sounds spectacular. John Bush's voice fits the music so well, even a hardcore Belladonna fan like me can't help but wonder if Bush wouldn't have been the better choice for some of the material on Persistence Of Time, had there been a choice at the time. Dan Spitz's last record with the band also sees him play some wicked, gnarled up solos more in the vein of Kim Thayil than Marty Friedman, and I love it. Speaking other 90s bands, the album feels in places like a seamless blend of Alice In Chains at their heaviest and Pantera at their most melodic, like a missing link between the two. But where both of those bands will slow things down to make you feel the weight of their pain, Anthrax have too many good riffs to consider dropping the speed for more than a single song. The album generally kicks along at a quick pace, sometimes breaking into a frantic thrashing, sometimes leaning off the gas just a bit for a thick groove. This is easily a contender for their best album, along with Among The Living and Persistence Of Time. Segue, if/when you check out Anthrax, make this one of the first ones you hear.
    6 points
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  29. I’m still going thru a massive Journey phase at the moment ! Next Infinity Escape Freedom
    6 points
  30. I obsess over the bands that bluefox hates and vice versa, I'm the anti-bluefox4000!
    6 points
  31. So I was at Styx with Loverboy and REO opening for them last weekend at PNC (shed in NJ). Mike Reno can't really sing anymore and kept moving the mic up away from his mouth, it was very distracting. The drummer was great though. And Kevin Cronin can mostly still sing. I mean, both bands played great music, but wow are they getting old. But they were all having fun and it was fun to sing along to all their big hits from the 80s. But as you all know by now, I was there for Styx. I was front row Tommy side (as usual). They did their Greatest Hits/Shed/Casino set, which is shorter and mostly the big songs that everyone knows, plus a few new ones. Not my favorite set list but of course any Styx show is better than none. I love their last two albums and would love to hear more of them, so I'm hoping for a full Styx show some time soon. This was a summer tour - they're alternating who opens. Luckily for us they closed the show. Gowan referred to us in the front row as "spoiled brats" and said the real fans were on the lawn, which brought up a huge cheer from said lawn-goers. It was great to hear the entire crowd singing to Come Sail Away and a couple others. And as an aside, Gowan knows two of my friends I go to shows with, and the next day one of them posted a comment on her FB page about it and Gowan himself said "I was afraid I'd get in trouble for that." And then Tommy commented on her FB Story picture of a few of us tailgating "love y'all." I say these two things only to point out that they check their socials before and after their shows just like we do, and while they are still touring and recording and out there doing their thing, they are also connecting with us fans and it's awesome. And completely above board, btw. My friends are cool and respectful and are treated with respect in kind from the guys. It's amazing.
    6 points
  32. A bit of ORFie trivia: Gary's mother worked at the Willow Run bomber plant during WWII (while also raising his two older brothers). Clearly his penchant for building aircraft models was an inherited trait. Her needlepoint work was highly regarded (blue ribbons at fairs, etc.). In fact, a piece she created to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial was exhibited at the Smithsonian for a year.
    6 points
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