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Everything posted by Deckiller

  1. I'd like to see Steven Wilson try his hand at remixing Presto and Roll the Bones; in particular, I'd love to see him give those albums a majestic sheen like Power Windows or Hold Your Fire. Peter Collins was great.
  2. THE best Rush interview, methinks.
  3. This whole situation (people complaining about the setlist + underselling venues) is making me rather depressed. We might be at the end after 2013 :/
  4. Carnies is a visual delight. Seven Cities comes across as a little "meh".
  5. We all know that the playlist is compiled by Neil Peart, and I absolutely love his taste in music and know 99 percent of the songs he plays inside and out. But there was this one synth-driven instrumental...I think they played it after Good Times, Bad Times. I just can't remember the name of the song and the band, but I know I've heard it before! Anyone know what I'm talking about? It's killing me! I'm trying to find it. (I did the same thing trying to find Fool's Overture by Supertramp during the last tour...) Edit: found it! Hell's Bells by Bruford! Sherinian/Planet X's work seems heavily influenced by that kind of track.
  6. Can't wait to hear the bootlegs! If the performances are good and the pattern trends towards the B-Setlist appearing in Boston, I might have to make a second pilgrimage to see the boys...
  7. Moving past all the trollish comments by a certain user above, I'll take Setlist B any day of the week. Wish they had rolled that out on Friday Oh well, it is what it is - Setlist A is still great!
  8. If you get a section of morons, you'll be peer pressured to sit. Happened in Manchester. If I had it my way, concerts should be mandatory standing unless there's a disability.
  9. http://cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/con...12/DSCN2882.JPG Would be a perfect meme pic/meme face. "Cute violinist? Yeah, I clockwork'd that angel."
  10. Most of the second set featured the string ensemble, and I felt some songs incorporated them better than others. My pick is Caravan, but Red Sector A is a close second. On Caravan, they were nice and high in the mix, and they really added an epic and classical sweep to that lead-off track. I had tears in my eyes because I've been wanting to see Rush with strings ever since I became a fan. I have a real soft spot for strings.
  11. Another thing I noticed is that all the girls seemed to LOVE the concert and the setlist; the only people who were complaining and whining were the dudes. I think this setlist is very female friendly, with songs like SPOILERS ... Grand Designs, Halo Effect, The Garden, etc. ... ...
  12. I've yet to find a clip of Drum Solo 3/Red Sector A or Where's My Thing in high quality
  13. Haha, that was great. I think this was their best effects/light show. It's one of those visual spectacles that's best seen from afar. From where I was seated, in Section 201, I was able to take it all in and it was incredible. Loved it more than the spider from last year! Yeah, the overall concert/explosions were a little too loud. Still liked 'em for the "shock value" though.
  14. Anyone catch Neil's third solo? It was unbelievable.
  15. I was blown away: each song had something unique about its lighting. Carnies had the red and white beams, Red Sector A had the shifting colors, the rain effect in The Wreckers...The Anarchist had the red screens, Clockwork Angels had the floating screens simulating flying angels...the Force Ten montage...it was fantastic. Best visual show they've done, IMO.
  16. The setlist was a dream come true. Crowd was terrible though.
  17. Band was great, crowd was absolutely pathetic for the most part. My section was an embarrassment. By far and away the worst rock audience I have ever witnessed. It's not even close. No offense to anyone up front, but I didn't see much emotion up there. I was worried. NOBODY in my section stood at any point (I mean, I can understand sitting most of the show...it is what it is...but not even standing for the encore ovation? Tom Sawyer?), everyone was moving to and from the concession stands (seriously, those should be CLOSED during concerts; lube up and eat before the show, please. I pay to see Rush, not peoples' rears etc.) I felt stuffed in my cubbyhole seat like I was on an airliner, and I got dirty looks any time I showed emotion. They were a bunch of mindless zombies wanting to be stuffed with Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio, and I was praying Rush would axe them from the setlist. The setlist up to that point had been a nice F-U to casual fans and an ode to die-hards. The people behind me wouldn't stop moaning about wanting to hear hits, etc etc. They yelled the entire concert and diminished an otherwise outstanding setlist and light show. I teared up when I heard the strings kick in. I adore symphonic rock/metal, and I adore strings. It was a dream come true, except for the guys behind me who I wanted to punch. There were a ton of audio issues and Lifeson errors (the former was surprising but to be expected due to it being opening night...and the latter is just par for the course lately), but they were so trivial because the light show, set list, strings, etc. combined to make this arguably the best concert I've been to.
  18. Tony, I thought you were a big fan of Scenes from a Memory.
  19. My top 10 would be as follows. I enjoy many more prog bands, but these just seem to be the cream of the crop. 1. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound 2. Rush - Hemispheres 3. Dream Theater - Images and Words 4. Yes - Fragile 5. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 6. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King 7. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia 8. Rush - A Farewell to Kings 9. Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory 10. ELP - Brain Salad Surgery And just for fun... 11. Genesis - A Trick of the Tail 12. Rush - 2112 13. Yes - Close to the Edge 14. King Crimson - Discipline 15. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick 16. Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear 17. Kansas - Leftoverture 18. Rush - Moving Pictures (not as proggy as the other 3 above it) 19. ELP - Tarkus 20. Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons 21. Genesis - Foxtrot 22. Rush - Permanent Waves (not as proggy per MP) 23. Tool - Lateralus 24. Yes - Relayer 25. Marillion - Fugazi 26. Jethro Tull - Aqualung 27. Planet X - Quantum 28. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing 29. Dream Theater - Awake 30. Tool - 10,000 Days
  20. 1. Test For Echo 2. Driven 3. Limbo 4. Half the World 11. The rest
  21. Wow. They're likely to get sued bigtime. Another song is called "Pull me Under". And it's not a cover of the legendary Dream Theater song, either. Doesn't even sound like it. "No More Monkey Business" is pure TMMB. I don't need to say anything further. "Heaven Above" starts and ends with the drum fill from "Chain Lightning", and the rest of the song is a blatant ripoff of "Caravan". Like, it's so bloody obvious. Wow. This sounds more like an Rush cover band than an original band. I'm fine with that, though: they put some nice twists on Rush classics. The singer sounds just like Lee, and the guitarist is very much a Lifeson disciple. Edit: The intro melody/lyrics to "Any Other Day" mimic the intro to "Wish Them Well". The rest of the song has a big King's X vibe - just like "Wish Them Well"! "Love For Sale" has major "Ghost of a Chance" AND "Wish Them Well" vibes.
  22. Caravan Halo Effect The Anarchist The Wreckers Halo Effect is growing on me by leaps and bounds. That song with a young Geddy on vocals would be top tier.
  23. Rush love Max Webster, so it wouldn't surprise me. Edit: with that said, I don't really hear similarities - except in the outro a tiny tiny bit. Then again, I used to say the song In Bloom by Nirvana sounded like Rush. We all have our bold comparisons
  24. 1. La Villa Strangiato 2. YYZ 3. Leave That Thing Alone 4. Malignant Narcissism 5. The Main Monkey Business 6. Where's My Thing? 7. Limbo 8. Hope
  25. Not much into makeup/nails and stuff, but that is pretty awesome.
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