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  1. Fair, but I can't recall seeing anything like that from the band. So that's why it felt cryptic.
  2. I will say this: I don't think it's an April Fools joke. I don't see any reason to post something speculative -- what's the point of April Fool's if you say, "Ha! Got ya!" however many days after April 1. But I know nothing. Collectively, nobody knows anything, as we float on this space rock in the middle of a meaningless universe.
  3. Here's a wonderful full-length show from the first leg of the Snakes And Arrows Tour. It was shot in 2007. Nearly 10 years ago. Which equates to almost 25 percent of Rush's existence. I'm not crying. You're crying.
  4. Sorry if this is so big. Be still, our hearts.
  5. I wouldn't say MP is my favorite album; I have a very difficult time figuring all that stuff out anyways. But I will say listening to Red Barchetta, especially the jam portion of it, can be very emotional. They're just so damn good, and that song is so damn good. There's a little bit of everything in that song: heavy guitar, harmonics, unique bass riffs, righteous fills, great lyrics, wonderful singing, synth, etc. It rocks from beginning to end, without rocking from beginning to end (if that makes any sense). The pacing is perfect. The arrangement is perfect. I'll never, ever get tired of that song. For whatever reason, I always envision all the previous eras/photos/concerts of Rush during that segment -- accelerating at a very fast pace, too. And the way the song 'decelerates' into the final minute or so is so dang good, too. *throws away tissues, returns to usual closed-off self* Cheers.
  6. Yes it was. They also, all three of them, took lyric-writing credit for Chemistry. And they apparently hate that song. What's the saying about having more than one quarterback...? :)
  7. What if that's our favorite era? /deactivates forever
  8. Wait -- is it this? http://www.rush.com/alex-lifeson-r40-les-paul-axcess/
  9. Wonder if this would still be Geddy's favorite to perform live.
  10. So instead of studying for finals/sleeping, I figured this much (could be off on one or two songs, but here's what I hear -- in this order): 2112 Finding My Way Working Man Anthem By-Tor Fly By Night Bastille Day 2112 Xanadu La Villa Freewill Spirit of Radio Tom Sawyer Analog Kid Red Sector A Marathon Big Money Force Ten Mission Presto (?) Roll The Bones Animate Driven ???? (One Little Victory) Earthshine Far Cry Workin' Them Angels (the rest of the show hehe)
  11. I don't hear anything from Presto, but there's a bit of One Little Victory and Earthshine. Around the 50 second mark there's a song that I think might be from Presto. Oh, you might be right. I thought that was Roll the Bones, but why would they splice two different parts from the same song together. Its defintiely just Presto.. I believe its the break down just before "don't ask me I'm just improvising" You nailed it. I had no clue it was Presto until you said something.
  12. In other news, at a rate similar to the decline of Geddy's voice, the city of Venice is sinking and will one day drown completely.
  13. Okay, so I can listen via Apple Music, but that's only a temporary solution. And, IMO, Apple Music is a poor recreation of Spotify. But anytime I try to download my preorder (email says, 'Your Pre-Order of R40 Live is Ready!'), I get an error code 5002 from iTunes. Both on the computer and iPhone. It's incredibly frustrating. I've restarted iTunes, re-entered my credit card information, cleared the iTunes cache... And I'm completely out of ideas. Any 'solution' I've found online hasn't worked... Anyone have any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated!
  14. I agree 100 percent. I am significantly underwhelmed... The drums are a non-factor in most of the songs. Was hoping for more. But oh well. I only paid $20 for Hemispheres.
  15. This is 12 a.m. ET, no? Asking for a friend. :)
  16. Classifying DMB as '90s fratboy music' ignores what it actually is. It's very unique, and pretty darn popular. The band itself is very talented. Beauford's one of the best. Dave's acoustic work is highly unique. Lessard is as solid a bassist as they come. Tim Reynolds can shred with just about anyone. LeRoi (when he was alive) had an iconic sound. Jeff Coffin and Rashawn Ross solo multiple times a night, and I don't think many people understand just how difficult that can be. No song/set is ever played the same, and switching it up 40+ nights each summer is pretty darn impressive. Sure, some of the fans are obnoxious and can't get out of the decade. But go to a show, and you'll see a wide range of people grooving to the music as much as the person next to them. DMB's fan base is as diverse as any -- and very few actually have the 'fratboy' mantra. If you hate DMB's sound, that's one thing. But casting them off because of a few of their fans -- that's another. Obviously, I'm a huge fan. But I don't necessarily think I'm all too biased. I started listening to DMB as someone who generally prefers acoustic work over electric work. For me, DMB (and Dave, especially) is a huge influence on my own musical ventures (even if they're terrible and just a hobby). As for who's better; it's impossible to tell. Beauford is very loose, and Neil is much more tight. I believe someone earlier posted this: neither would fit in the other's band. Jam bands need loose drummers. Beauford controls each and every tune on a given night... How long it's going to be, who solos longer than the other, etc. Neil (and Rush) are more methodical. They like to pick a set and stick to it. Does that make one better than the other? Nope. Both are immensely talented, and fit perfectly within the system.
  17. If only he applied that logic to The Spirit of Radio... There's really only so much he can do with TSOR...
  18. Favorite album, least favorite song: Emotion Detector Least favorite album, favorite song: Something for Nothing Emotion Detector wins. Power Windows is flawless.
  19. I wonder if a thread has been started about this topic. I kind of don't mind the "illusion" that the editors create that something is completely live, even when everybody knows or can find out exactly what has been altered or re-recorded. When I watch a live DVD, I have no trouble buying into the illusion. I don't know if I could enjoy the experience as much over and over again if I had to hear the same mistake each time. The mistake happened, but . . . if the live DVD is a kind of representation of the band at its best, that's okay with me. Personally I would rather have the permanent representation recording be as perfect as they can make it without being obnoxious about it. I would also focus on a mistake if it was obvious. Somewhere in between Eagles Live and Clockwork Angels Live works for me.
  20. Thought that Alex's R30 solo was actually pretty neat. That's my favorite version of that song. More so than Rio.
  21. This sounds phenomenal, but I always felt like they rushed the ending of this song during the tour... Loooove the ESL version. The slowed down pace really adds to the song as a whole. Anywho, mixing sounds unreal. Editing is fabulous. And dude, it's f***ing Rush.
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