Eel Yddeg Posted January 1, 2017 Share Posted January 1, 2017 What songs stuck around in the setlists longer than you would expect, or shorter? Shorter:The elephant in the room: "Fly By Night" is one of Rush's signature songs, and yet it hasn't been played since the AFTK Tour of 1978."Circumstances", with it's catchy chorus and crowd-pleasing mood, could've been a good live track, but it was only played on the Hemispheres and SnA tours. "New World Man" is Rush's highest charting single, so it's shocking to me that they only played it from 1982-1986 apart from a brief revival in 2002."Mystic Rhythms" is a quite popular song from PW, an album that gets a lot of love in setlists, so I was surprised that it was only played on the PW, CP, and R30 tours."Show Don't Tell" was a massive radio hit on release, so it not being played since 1994, as opposed to "Presto" and "The Pass" is a shocker.Despite being a radio hit, "Ghost of a Chance" has only been played on the RtB and SnA Tours."Nobody's Hero", "Cold Fire", "Test For Echo", "Half The World" and "Driven" were all rock radio hits, and yet were only played on 1 tour. Longer:The elephant in the room: "In The Mood" has never really been a popular song, and is not really a favorite either, plus sticks out like a sore thumb, so why was it played from 1968 (Was written then) all the way through 1990?"Beneath, Between, and Behind" is definitely not a song i'd expect on the Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures tours, plus the Signals warm ups, given it's obscurity and how demanding it is."A Passage To Bangkok" being played in 2007-2008 was a REAL shocker, in a good way."Witch Hunt" has always been an obscure track from MP, so the fact it's been played on four tours surprises me. "Red Lenses" was played on 3 tours, GuP, PW, and HyF, I expected only 1"Bravado" has been played on the RtB, CP, VT, R30, and CA tours, more than I would expect given it's obscurity."Resist" being played on 3 tours, more than all the other big hits from the album, is a surprise to me, same goes for "Leave That Thing Alone" and "Where's My Thing?" also played quite a bit."Secret Touch" was played from 2002-2007, which surprises me because of the general lack of VT songs and it's obscurity. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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