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GeddysMullet

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  1. Inspired by the "What's the hype about Xanadu" thread, I thought it would be fun to have a thread in which people can choose a song they want to talk about, and discuss anything, big or small, that they like about it. I'll start. Here is "Acres Wild" by Jethro Tull. This is a song that I can seldom listen to only once. I usually find myself having to hit "repeat" at the end at least a few times. I love the bouncy feel of it, the dramatic violin and the "wooooos" under the dramatic violin. I also love the evocative imagery. I'm not certain where the Winged Isle is, nor exactly what is meant by "Northern father's Western child", but it calls to me somehow, and the song as a whole makes me envision it as the destination to which Ian Anderson as the Pied Piper is leading a bunch of hippies on a frolic through a wild countryside and a decrepit Northern England mining town.
  2. I always thought it might be a play on "Fuckkit!" However, according to Wikipedia, "The new line-up was named "Foghat" (a nonsense word from a Scrabble-like game played by Peverett and his brother) in January 1971." Which has a citation but still might not be true. I voted for James Gang in the poll, but Foghat gets special mention for a bit of merch a friend of mine wore throughout 12th grade after seeing them in concert: a hat that simply said FOG on it. I find that sort of thing amusing, I do. And finally, in my RushFanForever moment, I give you this:
  3. Not for too much longer...Gov. Murphy is on the case. Since part of the pitch for legalisation is increased tax revenue I imagine growing will still be a no-no. Though maybe not on the very small scale I would be doing? We'll see.
  4. Not for too much longer...Gov. Murphy is on the case. Since part of the pitch for legalisation is increased tax revenue I imagine growing will still be a no-no. Though maybe not on the very small scale I would be doing? We'll see.
  5. That's really impressive, VT! I'd love to try my hand at growing a little but that's illegal in NJ.
  6. You find it's easy to make yourself invisible. You can defy time and space, and you can turn violent criminals into frogs. Oh yes, I am most certainly invisible. People pass me by in the street without a glance in my direction. Even now you yourself, you do hardly notice me. This often ignored minority is very rarely brought to the attention of the general public. The average man in the street scarcely gives a second thought to these extremely well-off people. Er...I forget my name for the moment but I am a merchant banker. Must be a king. He hasn't got shit all over him. Blackhawkrush, a man who is so totally and utterly wonderful, that I would rather be sealed in a pit of my own filth, than dare tread on the same forum with him. I asked Ken 73 Verybigliar the advantages of hypnosis compared to other building methods... Did you see somebody go past the window? Oh no dear, it was just the electric blanket switching off. Some nights it was so cold, we could hardly move, but 73'd be out there slicing the lemons, mixing the sugar... Oh 73, and I thought you were so rugged! Are you calling my old fictional comrade-in-arms a fairy? I cut down trees, I wear high heels, suspendees and a bra! How's the nude lady?
  7. It is a masterpiece album, no doubt. And my distaste for "Red Barchetta" is relative to other Rush songs. For whatever reason, it doesn't move me. I'd sooner hear dozens of other Rush tracks instead. I felt this way about Red Barchetta as an album track, but 21st century Red Barchetta live 21 wonderful times made me a believer Geddy's vocal struggles and all!
  8. I think in the Bon Scott years AC/DC also kicked a lot of silly and goofy ass.
  9. It sounds wonderful and has a lack of inhibition and a great spirit of adventurousness about it. It makes me happy.
  10. And introducing F. B. Grimsby Urqhart-Wright as the voice of God Oh, very nice. And how d'you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers! I was to be taken to Rome, house by the forum. Slaves. Asses' milk. As much gold as I could eat. Then, he, having his way with me had... voom! Like a rat out of an aqueduct. Well, it's totally untrue, David. Ever since I left Sicily, I've been trying to do the best for Ronalda. But for a truly magnificent waste of time you've got to go no further than the exhibit from Italy - Italian priests in custard, discussing vital matters of the day. Che cosa e lo succiacatori do polli? And now over to the European Cup at Barcelona where the latest news is that Miguel Otana, the burly Real Madrid striker, was sent off for breaking wind in the forty-third minute. Why on earth didn't you say why you wanted an adjournment? :outtahere: But it's my only line! I was just wondering. Are you a poet? Poets are both clean and warm, and most are far above the norm! My congratulations, Wilde. The whole of TRF's talking about you. :) Isn't it exciting, Blackhawk? They're doing a prize-winning documentary on me! Yes, 73 is a randy little fellow, whose primitive brain scarcely strays from the subject of you know what. Oh my goodness. I do beg your pardon. How dreadful! The first day in my new parish, I completely ... so sorry! It's a man's life, taking your clothes off in public.
  11. And introducing F. B. Grimsby Urqhart-Wright as the voice of God Oh, very nice. And how d'you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers! I was to be taken to Rome, house by the forum. Slaves. Asses' milk. As much gold as I could eat. Then, he, having his way with me had... voom! Like a rat out of an aqueduct. Well, it's totally untrue, David. Ever since I left Sicily, I've been trying to do the best for Ronalda. But for a truly magnificent waste of time you've got to go no further than the exhibit from Italy - Italian priests in custard, discussing vital matters of the day. Che cosa e lo succiacatori do polli? And now over to the European Cup at Barcelona where the latest news is that Miguel Otana, the burly Real Madrid striker, was sent off for breaking wind in the forty-third minute. Why on earth didn't you say why you wanted an adjournment? :outtahere: But it's my only line! I was just wondering. Are you a poet? Poets are both clean and warm, and most are far above the norm!
  12. It's very close in their respective heydays. Impossible to choose to be fair. In consideration of this, I have added a "tie" option to the poll.
  13. This question came from a discussion I was having recently with a friend of mine about American artists, and I am curious as to what The Rush Forum thinks. I'm from New Jersey and thus am veritably expected to worship Springsteen, but I've never been a big fan. I haven't been able to call myself a big fan of Tom Petty overall since high school, and I truly never need to hear "Refugee" or "Breakdown" ever again, but there are a lot of Tom Petty songs that I really love. So, the Florida boy gets my vote. And I must mention the Heartbreakers, because even though I'd have to say that Full Moon Fever is my favourite Tom Petty album, the Heartbreakers are a huge part of why I have always preferred Petty to Springsteen. Especially the keyboard sounds.
  14. I'm really thankful that particular piece of fanfiction didn't go in the awkward direction it seemed to be heading.
  15. Doesn't matter to me. Good album art is fine but it has no effect on my opinion of the music. Which is good, because there are a lot of albums I really like that I think have ugly covers.
  16. All I know is that I cherish the dream of seeing Geddy and Alex play together again. I don't care what they call it. I'm not sure I even care what they play. I just want to see those smiles again.
  17. It's amazing to see a band like U2, which is still making great records (Songs of Experience) over 40 years after forming. In their case, they've started leaning on a huge team of younger producers to bring them new ideas. Bono and Edge also studied the Lennon/McCartney songbook in the late 00s, seeing it as more craft and less inspiration. That new emphasis, plus zero shame in bringing in new collaborators, has kept them relevant. I don't blame them one bit. Other older bands have too much pride to bring in outside help, or relearn songwriting. Rush, for example. It showed, unfortunately, in their songwriting the final 4 albums. I imagine that nobody here really disagrees. Pearl Jam refuse to learn how to write songs in a new way, and as a result they've been in a slow nosedive for the last twenty years. Rolling Stones have effectively given up songwriting. They've made exactly 2 new albums in the last 22 years. If you're gonna stay together as a recording unit for decades, your way of working has to change at some point. Otherwise, just go be a heritage act and play the outdoor sheds every summer like Jimmy Buffett. I disagree vehemently.
  18. BMW drivers in any state are the worst!
  19. We're fresh out of parrots. I'll tell you what though ... I'll lop its back legs off, make good, strip the fur, stick a couple of wings on and staple on a beak of your own choice. No problem. Lovely parrot. Ah good, Sir Lion, thy sharp-tongued wit has not deserted thee. Come. Let us eat and drink. Stay with us awhile. Right, you two hermits, stop that thread. I think it's silly. :codger: Good, so I can go ahead and join you then? Can I? Yes, you may. We're getting ready to play a rousing game of "Find The Fish!" Well, sir, we had a fishy consignment in this morning, so I could nip down to the basement and see if I can come up trumps on this particular requisite-t-t-t-t-t. You don't sound happy about that. Off to the vocational guidance counsellor or the argument clinic with you! Mr Lerxt, this is no common problem. You are suffering from a disease so rare that it hasn't got a name. Not yet. But it will have. Oh yes. This is the opportunity I've been waiting for. The chance of a lifetime! So it will grow back, will it? Well there you have it. Two say will, two say won't. We'll be back again next week, and next week's 'Great Debate' will be about Government Interference in Broadcasting and will be cancelled mysteriously. And turn the gas off before you leave! :eyeroll: Very witty, Blackhawkrush. Very very witty. Um, incidentally, do call me Robert. I don't want you bothering with this "blackhawkrush" nonsense. Ha ha ha! Now where were we? Ah yes. Simon baby, when you first started in the... I am Joseph Montgolfier, the inventor of the fire balloon. The man before you is an impostor! Yes, make yourself scarce. This studio isn't big enough for the three of us! Look, we were hoping to have a quiet evening on our own. I'll slap both of you with a fish! A fish! A fish! Fishy, fishy, fishy! And it went...wherever *I*...did go! I promise you that there is no such thing. You don't need a fish license. You must be a loony. :crazy: I use an aftershave called Halitosis! It makes my breath seem sweet.
  20. . I love this answer. It stops me having to sit down and figure out which Rush albums I actively dislike vs which ones I don't really care about one way or the other. Who has time for that?
  21. I like Working Man well enough as a song, and it was always great to see live, but it doesn't mean anything special to me. Fight The Good Fight, on the other hand, has personal significance to me. As such, it is my choice in this poll.
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