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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by By-Tor, Oct 29, 2001.
What is your favorite RUSH song and why, and if you don't like RUSH please don't reply.
Any Rush Fans Out There?
My favorites are Rush's instrumentals.
It might be cliche, but I love Spirit of the Radio. The close second would have to be the overture to 2112.
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.
La Villa Strangiato
"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.
It's hard to choose just one song, but maybe it'll be Free Will.
And every song from "Moving Pictures" too.
It's just gotta be "Fly By Night"
all of 2112
the full Cygnus X-1 (books 1 and 2)
and dont forget
fly by night
fountain of lamneth
half the world
stick it out
"The Analog Kid," "Natural Science," and "Bastille Day" would be my top three.
Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, & Manhattan Project.
Rush is my single bigggest influence and inspiration, I'm afraid I must go with the 'too many to list' option.
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.
followed by "Jocob's Ladder" and "Between the Wheels"
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.
I was going to say Red Barchetta... but everytime I read someone elses post, I changed my mind.
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.
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....
Digital Man...Chemistry...aw hell, the whole Signals album.