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  • GaryG
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    Yeah, 'Tears' is lovely. Peart is a good wordsmith but he can be a bit dry at times (certainly since the mid 80s imo), maybe tries to squeeze too many 'intellectual' ideas into a five minute song resulting in, well not very lyrical lyrics.

    I think he's much better at the long songs where he has room to get all his ideas across (Natural Science for instance).

    Anyway, some fave lyrics: Cinderella Man, Different Strings, Lakeside Park, Analog Kid/Digital Man... More recently Time Stand Still and Afterimage are resonating pretty strongly.

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  • robojam
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    Lyrics? That's pretty difficult, but one that I really like the lyrics for is one that Neil Peart had no part in writing - 'Tears' from 2112 has some great lyrics. Surprised that Geddy Lee didn't write lyrics more often. It's one of those few occasions where a sad song doesn't degenerate into cliches and bad metaphors.

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  • aoVI
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    Hmm...

    I really love the story-songs, 2112, Fountain of Lamneth, The Necromancer, Hemispheres (with Cygnus X1)....

    The Trees is favorite, Xanadu...Natural Science....

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  • seismic1
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    Ok. Time to shake it up a little. How about - Which Rush track features the best lyrics?

    I'll throw Anagram in there for starters.

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  • GaryG
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    Originally posted by Pyne View Post
    Originally posted by seismic1 View Post
    A lot of people don't take to Geddy's vocals
    And I would be one of those people. :p


    (jump to 1:35 if you will, I realise Pavement are another 'divisive' band. )

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  • GaryG
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    Originally posted by robojam View Post
    Originally posted by GaryG View Post
    Originally posted by robojam View Post
    First time I heard Rush (2112) I couldn't figure out if the singer was male or female
    Same here. Think it was Xanadu on Tommy Vances annual readers poll show, early 80s. 2112 was also there but think i'd figured it out by the time he played that (or rather realised who it was).
    You mean the Friday Rock Show? I used to listen to it now and then, but always tried to catch the readers poll. The top 3 for a few years was always Stairway to Heaven followed by 2112 followed by Supper's Ready.
    That's it, the top ten was nearly always the same, think 'Whole Lot of Rosie' and 'Stargazer' were always up there too. I get the impression he dropped it mid 80s as it was always really 'prog' whereas the show was getting thrashier.

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  • Pyne
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    Originally posted by seismic1 View Post
    A lot of people don't take to Geddy's vocals
    And I would be one of those people. :p

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  • robojam
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    Originally posted by GaryG View Post
    Originally posted by robojam View Post
    First time I heard Rush (2112) I couldn't figure out if the singer was male or female
    Same here. Think it was Xanadu on Tommy Vances annual readers poll show, early 80s. 2112 was also there but think i'd figured it out by the time he played that (or rather realised who it was).
    You mean the Friday Rock Show? I used to listen to it now and then, but always tried to catch the readers poll. The top 3 for a few years was always Stairway to Heaven followed by 2112 followed by Supper's Ready.

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  • GaryG
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    Originally posted by robojam View Post
    First time I heard Rush (2112) I couldn't figure out if the singer was male or female
    Same here. Think it was Xanadu on Tommy Vances annual readers poll show, early 80s. 2112 was also there but think i'd figured it out by the time he played that (or rather realised who it was).

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  • robojam
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    First time I heard Rush (2112) I couldn't figure out if the singer was male or female

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  • seismic1
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    I agree, but it took me a few months to get used to him. This was back in '76. By the time Kings was released, I was sold.

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  • Nemo
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    Geddy's vocals are perfect for Rush. I can't imagine any other main vocalist in front of NP's lyrics.

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  • seismic1
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    Just played Cygnus-X1 at the maximum volume my system would stand without distorting. Awesome x 10. A lot of people don't take to Geddy's vocals, but I think they are perfect for this. That heartbeat at the end just shook the room.

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  • seismic1
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    I've been listening to Freewill quite a lot lately.

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  • robojam
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    Actually been thinking of filling in the gaps in my Rush collection. I think I have 9 Rush CDs, but there's at least 3 or 4 others that I don't have that at one time I had on vinyl.

    Should really get round to doing that.

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