Your favorite Rush song

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by TheJazzBassist, May 17, 2002.

  1. What is everyone's favorite Rush song?

    Mine has always been Subdivisions. I know it has alot of synth, but the whole song is absolutely powerful...the rhythm, the lyrics, I just knew the first time I heard it that it'd be my fav Rush song. It really surprised me when I learned that Neil Peart wrote the lyrics to it, cause most drummers don't bother with lyrics...and yes I know many disagree with me, therefore tell me your favorite and why you like it so much.

    PS: There was a time, 3 years ago actually, when I'd never even heard Rush, and I thought Geddy Lee was a woman with that voice of his. :D
    Has anyone else ever made that mistake?
  2. Very hard choose between :

    1. La Villa Strangiato
    2. XYZ
    3. Tom Sawyer
    4. Red Barchetta
    5. Between The Wheels
    6. Bravado
    7. Nocturne

    All differtent Rush Stages, seems impossible to vote a number 1 for me ...

  3. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Either Red Barchetta or YYZ... I can't decide...
  4. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    Distant Early Warning
  5. Didn't think anyone was gonna mention that one. Which happens to be my second fav. Good show.
  6. ptuckerbass


    Sep 12, 2000
    Orlando, Fl.
    Too many to pick from. Here's my top five.
    I kind of partial to the older stuff.
    1) La Villa Strangiato
    2) YYZ
    3) Cygnus X1
    4) Freewill
    5) Trees
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Red Barchetta, Big Money, YYZ
  8. Red Barchetta. With about 37 other songs tied for 2nd!
  9. whats the new rush single, it sounds alittle like tool in parts or tool sounds like them.
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    my drummer did! :D
    well it seems that you are not alone.

    My Faves: (Havent heard all Rush albums but..)

    1.- Closer to the heart (dunno why, i love it!)
    2.- YYZ and Villa Strangiato (best instrumentals ever)
    3.- Red Barchetta and Limelight (reasons why Moving Pictures RULES!)
    4.- Lakeside Park (nice song overall)
    5.- The Spirit of Radio

    agreed, its hard to choose your fave!
  11. Freewill right now, but subject to change any minute.

    *edited for lack of typing skills.
  12. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    1. Xanadu
    2. Closer to the Heart
    3. 2112
    4. Cygnus X-1
    5. Tom Sawyer
  13. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
  14. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    good call eric

    1. xanadu
    2. camera eye
    3. a farewell to kings
    4. open secrets
    5. yyz

    after #'s 1 and 2, things can change.
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    2112 Overture
    Jacob's Ladder
    La Villa Strangiato
    The Big Money
  16. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Same here. Being my all time favorite rock band, it's just too tough to pick one favorite.

    Some notables that come to mind are:

    Natural Science
    Red Barchetta
    Vital Signs
    Ghost of a Chance
    Leave That Thing Alone
    Hemispheres - whole album

    I'm reasonably sure the new album has a few favorites in there. I'm digging a lot of those tunes.
  17. Dave C

    Dave C

    May 20, 2002
    Boston, MA
    Natural Science
    La Villa
    Analog Kid
  18. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000

    OMG another Dave C :)

    (But this one has better basses :( )

    Welcome to talkbass!
  19. and_Justice


    Jan 14, 2000
    Tom Sawyer
    Spirit of Radio
    Red Barchetta
    Vital Signs