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  1. There's a thread on this already. http://www.therushforum.com/index.php?showtopic=75340 This threads topic is misleading. Just sayin'.
  2. Gonna move this thread. We have an original music forum here. Btw, I like BUG.
  3. Why do any of you think that the string section will up-stage the band? They will Not be in front of, or block the view of the band. Come on, get real and use some common sense. Sorry, I just don't understand why anyone would think the strings would be up stage of the band. Also don't understand the complaints about bringing the strings on tour. They're on the record and part of the songs.
  4. QUOTE (Just an Escape Artist @ Jun 25 2012, 03:53 PM) I just don't see Rush bringing a string orchestra of any kind. They will use programing and keys like they always do. If I am wrong I will be as surpised as the rest of you. I just see anyone other than Rush palying at a Rush show. They've already announced they are bringing a string section. It's a done deal.
  5. On top of the giant clock that will be the main set piece for this tour.
  6. QUOTE (FOH Lights @ Jun 25 2012, 11:00 AM) You guys should relax. Rush knows what their fans like (and don't like) and this show will be spectacular. Don't kill your pre-concert buzz over a non-issue. exactly! I'm sure they will be used only when needed. Don't worry, the concert will rock!
  7. I've probably listened to the full record at least 30 times now, and just can't get enough. With every listen it still gets better and I absolutely love it. Haven't been skipping any songs, they are all golden in my mind and the order is perfect. My band had an out of town gig over the weekend and I put in the CD when we departed and it never left the player the entire trip. My bass player summed it up pretty well and declared the album "Riff-Topia", which we all agreed. I love this album and couldn't be more pleased with it. There are hints of some many previous years within the songs. Can't wait to hear it live!
  8. Well I hoped this thread would be put to rest, but it lives on and has become unconstructive. This is an public forum of course, but if everyone can't respect the "opinions" of others without bashing them, then it becomes counter productive with no resolution. People are entitled to their opinions and should be able to voice them freely, without being slammed. They are f*cking opinions, not facts. Opinions can be proven wrong with Facts, not name calling. If this bothers everyone so much, then spend your time doing research to prove them wrong. That's being Constructive. Thread CLOSED!
  9. I was a big DT and Portnoy fan years ago and when they replaced him I checked out Mangini, and thought he was amazing. Much more "musical" of a drummer for sure, but probably doesn't have all the chops Portnoy has. Being able to play all that stuff is fine and all, but it should be musical, and Portnoy isn't very musical, Mangini is. Now Gavin Harrison is a guy with serious chops, and is a very musical drummer. Love his style. Notes are just notes, and lots of guys can play notes. Very few actually play musically.
  10. Now it's officially listed on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Nice! http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-...s/billboard-200
  11. Hey guys, just listened to all the parts and I was thoroughly entertained and impressed! Interesting topics, good insight and great dialog. Nice work all around. I'll be tuning in again. Thanks!
  12. QUOTE (deslock @ Jun 20 2012, 02:30 PM) However, I'm surprised there isn't a little fill at ~1:03 as that spot seems perfect for one. But the moment of restraint adds to the song's variety. @1:03 is right in the middle of the verse. No fill needed there for sure. As for the 2:41 - 2:46 part, it's perfect as it. The notes you don't play are the most important in music.
  13. QUOTE (fledgehog @ Jun 20 2012, 02:44 PM) you're clearly missing the point of why the beatles are regarded so highly. Sure, they did a lot of amazing, influential stuff musically, but even more important than that is the cultural impact they had. Can you think of musical act, before or after The Beatles, that has ever gotten the public reception that they received when they came to the United States for the first time? When you think about classical albums like Sargent Pepper and Abbey Road in the context of 2012, yeah, they don't seem all that much like breakthroughs (although I still consider Abbey Road to be one of the most musically genius albums ever written). But think about them in the context of the mid to late 1960s...orchestration, composition, and broad form of that caliber had been more or less reserved for orchestral or "classical" composers up to that point, not mainstream rock bands. Each album (perhaps there is some redundancy in the first four, and maybe not Let It Be either), had a significant impact on music and musical culture when it came out. Think of what it must have been like hearing Sgt. pepper's for the first time in 1967 -- unifying composition, brilliant songwriting, a full orchestra, and PRISTINE sound quality (even pre-remasters). THAT is why The Beatles are held in such high regard. It's not because their music is the end-all-be-all of music, or that they have set some sort of musical standard, but because they are such an icon of 20th century culture. It's like saying Lincoln or FDR, for example, is an overrated president. You may not agree with their political views or their actions, but you can't deny that they had a huge impact on our country's culture. This is a Very Accurate post!
  14. Usher is RUSH fan !! He told me back in the day in St. Louis.
  15. QUOTE (Ovningskora @ Jun 20 2012, 10:15 AM) QUOTE (launchpad67a @ Jun 20 2012, 07:53 AM) Okay, you got me. Who the hell is Bart C? A google search pulls nothing music related for Bart C. Hell, my band isn't famous but we're number one on a google search. Was Bart C the 6th Beatle? Who is The fifth? Jeff Lyne? His name was abbreviated for google search purposes. Bartolomeo Cristofori. He invented the piano. We don't know a thing about him, but a band that had influence during the 60s 70s and a little bit today... Even if you're not a fan - here's what John Lennon did at a bar once! Pete Best - the 5th Beatle. (or George Martin makes more sense)
  16. Too bad it's Not actually on the 200 chart. http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-...s/billboard-200
  17. Okay, you got me. Who the hell is Bart C? A google search pulls nothing music related for Bart C. Hell, my band isn't famous but we're number one on a google search. Was Bart C the 6th Beatle?
  18. Huge fan! One of my favorite artists and one of the best songwriters of our time. His band always consists of great players and his albums are sonic masterpieces. I run sound and production for large concerts occasionally, and I always tune the system with Dream of the Blue Turtles.
  19. I'm putting together a list of things that all other bands have The Beatles to thank for. I'll post back in 1 Month.
  20. QUOTE (Lerxster @ Jun 19 2012, 01:08 PM) QUOTE (launchpad67a @ Jun 19 2012, 02:34 PM) QUOTE (Lerxster @ Jun 19 2012, 11:42 AM) QUOTE (CygnusX-1Bk2 @ Jun 19 2012, 01:25 PM) QUOTE (Lerxster @ Jun 19 2012, 11:07 AM) It's not overcompressed. Just turn the bass down a hair. Adjust your sub down a bit. Fiddle with the sliders. Turn a knob. It's actually not that bad. There's a thread or three here that intelligently speak to this. Yes it is overcompressed and all the EQing in the world will not rectify it. Well your mod buddy launchpad would disagree with you. It is mainly EQ. You sound a little snooty, and your reliance on waveform seals the deal. You're probably wrong. NO...I do not disagree with Cyg. He is correct, it is over compressed, just like most modern rock records. I have learned to accept this as "the norm" now days, so I didn't dwell on the compression. Do I like it? No. I accept it, but can overlook this because the songs are strong. My suggestions in other posts are only a means for reducing the low end and brighten up the top a bit. No amount of fixing, eq or otherwise, can correct the compression of the recording. It is what it is. Cyg knows his shit, 100%. You all-cap a NO just for me? Well geez, sorray dude. I went back to your thread. You said a couple times how happy you were with the sound, and that it was an EQ issue. I see where Cyg mentioned compression, but you never did, and you didn't seem to indicate any agreement with him on compression. Apparently I misunderstood your thread's intent. It's cool man, I wasn't blasting you at all. Just making a point that I don't disagree with Cyg at all about the compression. As I said in this thread, I didn't bring compression into the other discussion because there's nothing we can do about it. Not many people were talking about compression in that thread, they were saying how much low end there was and a lack of clarity on the top. Those are the 2 things I was trying to address. Yes, I do like the record, and the mix. And yes, I think it sounds fine. Not great or good, just fine. I've just come to terms with over compression on modern cd's so I don't mention it anymore. No worries, I respect everyone's opinions.
  21. QUOTE (Lerxster @ Jun 19 2012, 11:42 AM) QUOTE (CygnusX-1Bk2 @ Jun 19 2012, 01:25 PM) QUOTE (Lerxster @ Jun 19 2012, 11:07 AM) It's not overcompressed. Just turn the bass down a hair. Adjust your sub down a bit. Fiddle with the sliders. Turn a knob. It's actually not that bad. There's a thread or three here that intelligently speak to this. Yes it is overcompressed and all the EQing in the world will not rectify it. Well your mod buddy launchpad would disagree with you. It is mainly EQ. You sound a little snooty, and your reliance on waveform seals the deal. You're probably wrong. NO...I do not disagree with Cyg. He is correct, it is over compressed, just like most modern rock records. I have learned to accept this as "the norm" now days, so I didn't dwell on the compression. Do I like it? No. I accept it, but can overlook this because the songs are strong. My suggestions in other posts are only a means for reducing the low end and brighten up the top a bit. No amount of fixing, eq or otherwise, can correct the compression of the recording. It is what it is. Cyg knows his shit, 100%.
  22. QUOTE Maybe it's the production then? Because I'm not hearing it. Anyone care to point out specific songs/moments where Neil is pushing beyond what he did on A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Perm Waves, etc? Well there aren't any, Because these songs don't call for it. You may argue, but the sign of a true pro is that they play only what the song calls for, period. Just because you "can" doesn't mean you "should". Know what I mean?
  23. The most important notes in music are the ones you don't play, and I find it refreshing there isn't a ton of overplaying on this record. But I couldn't be happier with Geds performance on CA. He really shines.
  24. The drum tech was the person killed. It's a real shame, whether you like the band or not. Bad for the concert industry as a whole. Concerts are "flying" more gear than ever, which is not a big deal when playing an arena, but on outdoor stages the rigging is dependant on ever single piece.
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