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Where To Go Next With Rush?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by BassGod, May 5, 2006.

  1. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I know there are plenty of Rush fans here on TB, and I've become one of them. I can't seem to get enough Rush.

    So far I own:

    • 2112
    • Permanent Waves
    • Moving Pictures
    • Exit... Stage Left
    • Rush In Rio (DVD)
    • R30 (Box Set)

    Despite my tight budget, I need more Rush! So I'll be purchasing one more (or maybe two) album(s) for now. I'm deciding between:

    1. Caress Of Steel
    2. Hemispheres
    3. A Farewell To Kings
    4. Signals

    I love epic songs like '2112', which is what draws me to option number one. But songs like 'Xanadu', 'La Villa Strangiato', and 'Subdivisions' are also awesome.

    Could some Rush fans review these albums for me?

  2. musicman5string

    musicman5string Banned

    Jan 17, 2006
    I'd go with Signals, but I'd also try some of the 80's albums like Power Windows to hear the Wal bass in all it's glory.
  3. slowburnaz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    Dude, you're not a Rush fan until you have Hemispheres. :D

  4. I've found that when I have Hemispheres on I can't do anything else, it's so amazing. Deserves total attention.
  5. ster


    Oct 18, 2003
    New Jersey
    and A Farewell To Kings.:)

    I also feel that once you own Caress of Steel, you have officially become a complete fanatic.
  6. ble_rush


    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    +1 :D

    This album is one of the best, a Master Piece !
    Can't go wrong with Hemispheres ;)
  7. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Hemispheres is a must. Scary good music. Then go Farewell to Kings, and then Signals. COS is the least important in my book.
  8. Jomyo


    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    Do it all! Hold the Red Star Proudly High In Hand! :bassist: :D
  9. +a zillion to Hemispheres. Don't wait, get it NOW.

    Then, I'd say, Power Windows, IMO. Eventually you want 'em all, though......;)
  10. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    I vote for Signals and Hemispheres. They are two of my favorites, along with Grace Under Pressure.
  11. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I find it interesting how varied Rush fans are in terms of their favourite albums. Many would say they can't stand Rush's late eighties work, while some people find it to be the best music they've made. It's very different from a band like, for example Metallica, where 99% of the fans believe that their best work was in the first four albums. Just a thought...

  12. momo


    Oct 22, 2005
    Huntington Beach, CA
    The playing, songs, and tones on Signals are awsome. Digital Man anyone?
  13. Hemitom


    Oct 12, 2005
    Hemispheres.Then Signals ! Winds me up everytime I hear it:bassist:
  14. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Get Hemispheres - RIGHT NOW. and hey, if you like the early stuff, you should definitely get Fly By Night too!
  15. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    I've seen a lot of the same thing. Unfortunately,a lot of folks will knock an album because it doesn't sound like "their favorite".I see that alot with prog fans,young ones especially.I prefer to take every recording on it's own merits,and not comapare it to previous works.You either like it,or you don't. I personally like everything Rush has done.Especially the 2112 through Signals era.If you play synth and bass,like me,the Grace Under Pressure to Test for Echo will appeal to you too.There is a ton of material out there from these guys, take 'em all,and enjoy them.
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    get Hold Your Fire and Power Windows. Not only was Geddy's bass tone at it's absolute best (and so was his voice), but they have never made better music. I feel that the music on those records trancends description, such is it's beauty and power.
  17. A farewell to kings and Hemispheres are the only ones I still listen to.
  18. ctbass


    Jun 21, 2005
    Hemishperes and Kings are absolute must own.
  19. I agree with everyone else about Hemispheres and A Farewell To Kings, but in my book, Caress Of Steel is highly underrated. You can tell they were still searching for what they eventually found on 2112, but COS has some amazing music on it. The breakdown in "The Necromancer" is still one of my favorite Rush grooves.
  20. Correct. Caress of Steel is far better than it's reputation suggests. The Fountain of Lamneth is an amazing track, even I Think I'm Going Bald has it's own goofy appeal.
    But from the original list, get A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres, which continues directly on from AFTK but can still be listened to on it's own merits. Incredible Rick growl throughout, really unbelievable tone.

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