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Rush

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Lewi_wilko, Nov 28, 2005.


  1. Lewi_wilko

    Lewi_wilko

    Mar 24, 2004
    What are some good rush songs to learn? nice and challenging
     
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    They have lots of awesome tunes, but my favorites (in terms of being both demanding and nice) are "La Villa Strangiato", "Freewill" and "YYZ".

    Also check "Anthem", "Bastille Day", "2112 Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx", "The Spirit Of Radio", "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight" and "The Analog Kid". "Leave That Thing Alone" is another great one but IMO it only works with fresh strings because the bass tone is very prominent there.
     
  3. Id stick with "the analog kid", "yyz", "hemispheres", and "natural science". All great tunes just like every other rush song. I am so biased.
     
  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Circumstances, YYZ, Analog Kid, Anthem, Distant Early Warning, Show Don't Tell, and Driven- Those are all pretty challenging. But straight foreward.

    Turn the Page, The Pass, and Force Ten- Geddy does alot of double stopping in these songs.

    2112, The Fountain of Lamneth, and Cygnus X-1- Not so hard, but challenging to remember because they're so bloody long :D

    La Villa Strangiato is just a really challenging song. Specifically the bass solo.

    Hope this helps,

    Mark
     
  5. Lewi_wilko

    Lewi_wilko

    Mar 24, 2004
    thanks, what about good albums to invest into?
     
  6. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Especially with Rush there will be lots of differing opinions as to which era was/is best but my favorites in no particular order are Signals, Moving Pictures, Hemispheres & Grace Under Pressure.
     
  7. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Albums:

    Fly By Night
    Caress Of Steel
    2112
    A Farewell To Kings
    Hemispheres
    Moving Pictures
    Exit Stage Left (Most incredible live album ever)
    Presto
    Roll The Bones
    Counterparts
    Test For Echo

    That pretty much narrows down about 50% of the albums. But all have great songs that will help you're playing. And they're just incredible
     
  8. YYZ, 2112, La Villa Strantiago
     

  9. EDIT: Albums,
    2112!!!
    Moving Pictures
    Hemispheres
    A Farewell To Kings

    there all good though
     
  10. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Nobody has mentioned the best investment: RUSH IN RIO!! This double DVD is simply awesome.

    As for "regular" albums, "Moving Pictures" is their magnum opus to me. I also like "Different Stages", "Exit... Stage Left", "Permanent Waves", "2112" and "All The World's A stage" (Very raw-sounding live album!) But I think that, for starters, the best option is "Chronicles", a double CD that documents the band's career up to 1989.

    P.S.: The best Rush song ever for me is "La Villa Strangiato" and it was originally released in "Hemispheres".
     
  11. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Alvaro:

    The R30 DVD is incredible as well. DEFINATELY an investment.

    Mark
     
  12. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Of course I'm aware of it, Mark. Right now it's in my wish list. Thank you!
     
  13. Lewi_wilko

    Lewi_wilko

    Mar 24, 2004
    And my final question!!!! Rush songs with good bass solos :bassist:

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  14. dannoman

    dannoman Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    Digital Man has one of the best bass lines in it....
     
  15. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Yes definitely get the DVD!!! :hyper:

    I almost listed Chronicles but you're right, if someone is just starting out, there's no better place than with that double set.

    Still think more of these lists need Signals to be included, but then I guess others probably see some missing material in my list! :D
     
  16. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    "La Villa Strangiato", "YYZ" and "Freewill". "Driven" and "Leave That Thing Alone" are also awesome.
     
  17. AZAAN

    AZAAN

    Nov 23, 2005
    What about RED BARCHETTA or TOM SAWYER ?
     
  18. I've always had trouble picking favourites because I seem to go through "different stages".

    Just get them all!

    Plus Geddys solo album "My favourite headache"


    But to break my faves into a CD length era of 4 studio albums each era,

    1)
    Anthem
    By Tor and the Snow Dog
    Bastille day
    The Necromancer
    The fountain of Lamneth
    2112
    Something for nothing

    2)
    Xanadu
    Closer to the heart
    Cygnus X-1 Book1
    The trees
    La Villa Strangiato
    The spirit of radio
    Freewill
    Jacobs ladder
    Red Barchetta
    Witch hunt
    YYZ

    3)
    Subdivisions
    The analog kid
    New world man
    Distant early warning
    Red Sector A
    Between the wheels
    Manhattan Project
    Marathon
    Territories
    Middletown Dreams
    Mystic Rhythms
    Force Ten
    Time stand still
    Turn the page
    High Water

    4)
    Show don't tell
    The pass
    Presto
    Dreamline
    Bravado
    Roll the bones
    Where's my thing?
    Animate
    Nobodys hero
    Double agent
    Everyday glory
    Driven
    Half the world
    Resist
    Virtuality

    I'm still waiting on more albums so I can include most of Vapor Trails. It's awesome.

    Rush in Rio is a must