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About Slim

  • Birthday 07/09/1960

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    Derby, England

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  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
  • Favorite Rush Song
    Free Will
  • Best Rush Experience
    Newcastle City Hall, June 1977
  • Other Favorite Bands
    Radiohead, Amy Winehouse
  1. Grace Under Pressure is by far the worst, for me. Looks like a cheap sci-fi paperback cover.
  2. Slim

    T-N-M-S R-I-P

    It was a part of my life for 20 years; I was one of the most frequent contributors there. Thanks for your kind thoughts.
  3. Heard about this on Facebook a few minutes ago. Very sad to hear about this. I'm sorry to say that I never got round to reply to a very kind personal message that he sent me here in March, really annoyed with myself for that.
  4. By the way there are other compilation albums you can get Jumpin' Jack Flash on, of course - Forty Licks is a good one.
  5. I'd much rather see this band than the current Judas Priest. The other guitar player is nowhere near the calibre of Glenn Tipton at his best, but in that genre - who is? I'm not sure how good the two guitar players currently in Priest are; I just wouldn't want to see a version of the band without KK or Glenn.
  6. I'm sure Geddy could manage the less demanding vocal material still, like The Garden for example - no? As for six string duties, I have no idea what condition Alex' hands are in these days. Five years ago Geddy said that his arthritis was "not a small thing". I doubt he'll ever tour again. Maybe they'll play a couple of songs at some charity or award event in the next couple of years. What would the ideal "setlist" for a couple of songs be? Something a bit wistful or sentimental. Limelight and Bravado, or The Pass.
  7. "Nature has some new plague / to run in our streets", he'd have said. No - wait, I think he'd already said that.
  8. Interesting one. Power Windows was a huge step forward IMO; the word that always comes to mind is "architectural". It's like a three-dimensional structure. But at the same time the minimalist, simple production of GUP is part of its charm.
  9. Happy to see that, was wondering what might happen to the original site.
  10. I completely agree. I've found this news difficult to process, and I'm not even sure I can explain what I mean by that - something to do with what the band meant to me when I was younger, a sense of finality, an oddness that something that meant so much to me has been so irrevocably damaged and broken without anything actually changing in a practical sense. I'm not sure. Perhaps the best way I can put it is that it feels like a significant moment. The nature of something that's been part of me since I was 16 has changed forever. Whatever Rush is to me, it's different now. But while I think it's really sad that Neil had to cope with this terminal illness so soon after his retirement, and that his loved ones have to do without him, I'm not one of them. I haven't been hurt or upset by this. I'm certainly not mourning. No offence whatever to those of you who have taken it hard. But I don't get preparing for the death of someone you don't know, and haven't been in touch with in any sense for years. By the way I do believe this is my landmark 400th post here. I believe I joined up in 2004, so it's taken a while.
  11. On Saturday afternoon while I was out on my new winter bike I listened to 2112. I thought it was the album that best represented that time when I first became a Rush fan, 43 years ago. There was a time when that album was utterly immersive for me but while I did enjoy it, I did find myself zoning out. It did sort of wash over me in parts. Perhaps partly because I've heard it so many times now, perhaps because those aren't really ideal listening conditions, pedalling along country lanes in the cold. Perhaps because I'm just not the enthralled, wide-eyed teenager who bought that album on his seventeenth birthday.
  12. This one. http://www.2112.net/powerwindows/coverpics/Sounds16jul1977.jpg It was printed with an interview with Neil in a music magazine I read a few weeks after I saw them for the first time, in 1977. You can read that article here: http://www.2112.net/powerwindows/transcripts/19770716sounds.htm Just read through it again and remembered the anticipation of waiting for A Farewell To Kings. And I've just noticed that he mentions the Newcastle show that I went to a few weeks earlier, my first rock concert. Not sure I've read that piece again since 1977. And now, for the first time, I've just felt the sting of tears come to my eyes. But don't worry, readers - I've blinked 'em back.
  13. I never use 'RIP' myself, because as you suggest, it's nonsense. I suspect that Geddy and Alex, if they were actually responsible for that rather than someone in the band's management, used it only as a polite convention.
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