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    When they played this it was very touching, I could feel there was a reason for it.

    We all knew it was the last hurrah.

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    watch out for snakes

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    ^^cool, thanks for posting

    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    I pretty much lost interest in Rush after Power Windows.
    Watching all the live footage folks have been posting of their post-Power Windows live shows in the wake of Peart's passing makes me regret that I more or less wrote them off and never saw them after that point.

    One thing I think is telling about Rush is that they continued to be stadium rockers (selling out large venues) throughout their career. They never really had that end-of-career slump that a lot of stadium bands from that era suffered (thinking about Blue Oyster Cult who now play Indian Casinos and fairgrounds, for example).

    Rush pretty much hit the stadium mark and stayed there until they called it quits. That's quite a feat for a band, regardless of genre. And the fact that it was only 3 of them (no back-up singers or touring musiicans) is even more of a testament to their talent and perhaps one of the reasons for their longevity.
    quite right. unlike many of their brethren coming out of the 70s rush kept putting out high quality albums - so never became a legacy act...and yes, it wasn't a couple of original guys with a backing band.
    rush fans are among the most loyal in rock...and the band never faltered as a live act. years and decades from now they will be regarded as among the handful of the best ever. the way it used to be stones-who-zep. of those only zep quit on top - though not so much by choice. i saw the who's farewell tour in '82! - and the stones last good album came out in '81 (when rush were *just* getting started as an arena concern.)

    Quote Originally Posted by prsboogie View Post
    So just a personal observation of the band as a whole. Having seen them live since 1987 I will say that their energy and performance actually got better over the years. Their light shows were always impressive but found them to be a bit boring on stage. Jump forward to the late 90-2000s and you could tell they were just hanging out with their buds and having a blast.

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    agree. they became much more animated when they returned in 02 after 5 years away. alex's bit before la villa... was always really funny. the advances in technology also allowed them to play more loosely.i remember reading early 80's interviews that discussed how busy they were keeping everything going on stage (bass pedals, triggered sound effects, which they insisted *had* to be controlled on stage by the band etc)
    though i must say, they were pretty fun and loose in '81 at the garden in '81. they'd just hit it big, still in their late 20's!

    alex and ged from 20may81 at madison square garden, at the beginning of that 35year run ('69 nikonF, 105mm lens)
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    This is the excellent 2010 rockumentary Beyond the Lighted Stage; it is entertaining and contains pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Rush. Interesting fact: Rush broke into America as the opening act for Kiss. The Gene Simmons interviews are funny.


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    I still remember when my friend bought 2112. We must have listened to the record 15 times that day. We were blown away. I wasn't old enough to go see them until GUP, my junior year high school. Saw them every tour since. I have a big group of Rushead friends. Every tour was like a reunion.

    The night he died I put on Afterimage and drank a whiskey and cried (I didn't have any scotch. Neil liked his Macallan). Dude was a big part of my formative years.

    The last tour we saw the second to last show. People were speculating it could be the last tour. I almost bought myself and my son really good seats up front, but thought, "Naw, they'll be back. I'll take him next tour." Obviously kicking myself now.

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    Neil Peart dead at 67

    I am super grateful now that we got to see them play at the Key Arena in Seattle for R40, back in 2015.

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    NYT's "Greatest Neil Peart Songs":

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/12/a...ush-songs.html
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Been fucking around with a bunch of post Moving Pictures albums these past few days. Signals and Grace took me back into a period of life just like that. I actually needed that music back then. Bunch of their "newer" live shows too. I already know how good their older stuff is, I just needed a little reminder how good chapter 2 (3?) was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neckdeep View Post
    This is the excellent 2010 rockumentary Beyond the Lighted Stage; it is entertaining and contains pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Rush. Interesting fact: Rush broke into America as the opening act for Kiss. The Gene Simmons interviews are funny.

    Watching this again and came here to remind, thank you


    All the artist interviews are mint

    Such normal guys, so much talent, and fearless.
    Pert completed the band so well and took it next level.
    Decades of great music

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    Quote Originally Posted by neckdeep View Post
    This is the excellent 2010 rockumentary Beyond the Lighted Stage; it is entertaining and contains pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Rush. Interesting fact: Rush broke into America as the opening act for Kiss. The Gene Simmons interviews are funny.

    Thanks so much for this. Had not seen it.

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    Check out No Life Shaq getting his Rush on, made me smile

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    Yeah, there are a few Rush reaction vid's out there, this was a good one. Great music transcends, takes you to places you never knew existed. Got caught up watching R40. Had to wipe my eyes a bunch.

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    A cool jam by Neil & Alex from 1976. Geddy had some bass trouble so they improv'd for a few minutes. Vintage Rush not a lot of fans have heard.

    "The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."

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    I liked the way Neil would use the T shirt bazooka at the end of the show last several years. That thing had good range.
    watch out for snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    Been fucking around with a bunch of post Moving Pictures albums these past few days. Signals and Grace took me back into a period of life just like that. I actually needed that music back then. Bunch of their "newer" live shows too. I already know how good their older stuff is, I just needed a little reminder how good chapter 2 (3?) was.

    yea i just put grace and vapor trails on my ipod. realized when i got to work that i didn't load counterparts!
    neil's passing is the loss that keeps growing. initially it was neil the master drummer. it keeps dawning on me how his words were so much a part of my life growing up and growing older.

    i remember grabbing my copy of vapor trails when it came out. i was not a fan of T4E, especially after the excellent counterparts.
    wondering if rush were really back, the album began with a resounding, metallic YES!



    again thank you neil!

    and thanks to everyone here for the links and shared memories.

    keep 'em coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    I liked the way Neil would use the T shirt bazooka at the end of the show last several years. That thing had good range.
    hey look you can find it.

    Re watching the Rush doc I was reminded repeatedly of 2 things that I guess I always knew. Rush had a hell of an influence on a lot of rock musicians that followed, and wow their fan base is mostly dorky white guys ( guilty as charged)

    Walking to pick up my son last night and a dude in a painters van was blasting Caress of Steel and shouted "Neil Peart was the greatest, Rest in Peace!"

    Just looked at him and gave him one of these

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    I caught one of the Vapor Trails shows. So much better live, shocker right

    ps...Agree with you Woodsy regarding that other post. It should be corrected or nuked. I cringe every time I see it

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    Saw a billboard stat in one of the articles I read recently that Rush is third behind Beatles and Stones for consecutive gold and platinum albums.

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    ^ wow, who knew?

    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post


    Check out No Life Shaq getting his Rush on, made me smile
    goddam, this had me cracking up.
    a joy to watch.
    happiest rush moment for me since neil passed.


    thank you ticketchecker
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    Quote Originally Posted by powpig View Post
    A cool jam by Neil & Alex from 1976. Geddy had some bass trouble so they improv'd for a few minutes. Vintage Rush not a lot of fans have heard.

    Great show, thanks!

    from the comments:

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    for those who care about such minutiae, i subscribe to the view that this show is actually from March 28, 1976, as part of the 2112 tour, and not October 1976 as part of the AtWaS tour. (that's the way the DRE lists it too.) the set list, the length of the set list, the organization of the songs, and the way Geddy introduces the song 2112 are essentially identical to the one known recording from the 2112 tour, and quite different from contemporaneous AtWaS shows in late 1976. there is no "right" answer of course and we're grateful to mrjonesy for the share - just offering my perspective!

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    ^ i saw another release supposedly from same date...i may have a copy somewhere; will do further research as i do care about such minutiae ;0]

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    Last time I saw Les Claypool it was a Claypool-Lennon Delerium show and Les was talking about how the crowds at their shows were the same every venue. Over on Sean Lennon's side it was a bunch of girls and on his side it was dudes in Rush shirts.

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    For SiriusXM subscribers:
    Join us as we remember Neil Peart, influential drummer and lyricist for Rush. A limited-time Rush Tribute Channel will be available on Channel 717 through Tuesday, February 11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
    For SiriusXM subscribers:
    Join us as we remember Neil Peart, influential drummer and lyricist for Rush. A limited-time Rush Tribute Channel will be available on Channel 717 through Tuesday, February 11
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    Been listening on Deep Tracks for the last week.

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