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Fave RUSH song

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by By-Tor, Oct 29, 2001.


  1. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    What is your favorite RUSH song and why, and if you don't like RUSH please don't reply.
     
  2. Hello
    Hello
    Hello

    Any Rush Fans Out There?
    There?
    There?

    My favorites are Rush's instrumentals.
     
  3. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    It might be cliche, but I love Spirit of the Radio. The close second would have to be the overture to 2112.
     
  4. Comakazi

    Comakazi

    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US
    Well, I'm a big fan of the "post moving pictures". I personally like a lot of the material done in the eighties. A big fave of mine is The Pass off of Presto. I like Tai Shan, High Water, and Open Secrets off of Hold Your Fire.
    But Hemispheres and Vital Signs are absolutley great.
     
  5. BenF

    BenF

    Mar 29, 2001
    Boston area
    "Turn the Page" from Hold YOur Fire is a favorite. Try singing and playing it at the same time, see if your head doesn't explode before you finally get it.
     
  6. ble_rush

    ble_rush

    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    It's hard to choose just one song, but maybe it'll be Free Will.
    And every song from "Moving Pictures" too.:D
     
  7. Lovebown

    Lovebown

    Jan 6, 2001
    Sweden
    It's just gotta be "Fly By Night" ;)

    /lovebown
     
  8. all of 2112

    also
    the full Cygnus X-1 (books 1 and 2)
    Natural Science
    Xanadu

    and dont forget
    yyz
    freewill
    analog kid
    fly by night
    bastille day
    fountain of lamneth
    driven
    half the world
    stick it out
    animate
    bravado
    dreamline
    the pass
    force ten
    subdivisions
    limelight
    working man
    camera eye
    the trees
    lavilla strangdiato
    circumstances
     
  9. "The Analog Kid," "Natural Science," and "Bastille Day" would be my top three.
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, & Manhattan Project.
     
  11. seamus

    seamus

    Feb 8, 2001
    Jersey
    Rush is my single bigggest influence and inspiration, I'm afraid I must go with the 'too many to list' option. :)
     
  12. I would have to say Freewill, Spirit Of Radio, and all of 2112. Can't forget YYZ though! Oh, there is 1 more that isn't just Rush. There was a band called Max Webster around awhile ago that had an album called Universal Juveniles, and they did a song on there with Rush called Battlescar. Has to be 1 of my favorites, if you like Rush you need to check this song out.
     
  13. Tonto_Goldstein

    Tonto_Goldstein

    Aug 26, 2001
    Chicago
    "Subdivisions"

    followed by "Jocob's Ladder" and "Between the Wheels"
     
  14. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer

    Oct 8, 2001
    Burnaby, BC Canada
    Even though I was a Rush fan prior to its release, "Moving Pictures" was really THE Rush album for me. "Limelight" has always been one of my very favourite songs by the band. The intro guitar riff to that one is still one of the best in rock.

    Second to this would have to be "Subdivisions" from the also-immensely-cool "Signals" disc. Those ultra fat Oberheim synth sounds are killer on that one!

    Don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed and admired the earlier epic progressive stuff. But, the move toward something a little more condensed and pop-ish (but still retaining some of their signature progressive elements) appealed to me in a big way.
     
  15. I was going to say Red Barchetta... but everytime I read someone elses post, I changed my mind. :)
     
  16. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    What Your Doing! off the first Album! Great tune to play and it was the first Rush tune that I ever heard and it made a impact for life.
     
  17. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I have to go with "new world man".... there are some great bass parts, I love the intro, and the lyrics are really cool... reminds me of a Robert Heinlein novel....


    P@
     
  18. Digital Man...Chemistry...aw hell, the whole Signals album.