Creativity poll

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Are Rush on the wane creatively?

Yes
2
9%
Not at all
18
78%
No but they are struggling a bit at present
3
13%
 
Total votes: 23

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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:20 am

It has been suggested that Rush are on the wane creatively. So, lets see what the general opinion is out there.
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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:08 pm

I think we know, generally speaking, what the results will be. This is a RUSH fan site after all.

But honestly, if you had asked me this after Roll the Bones or Test for Echo, I might have answered differently. However, as I've posted elsewhere, Vapor Trails is so incredibly awesome that it settles the question for me.

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Post by 3 travelers » Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:11 pm

Not in the least.
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Post by awip2062 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:14 pm

NO!
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Post by *Lifesonite » Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:46 pm

Their sound has certainly changed, I personally don't like much (I like maybe 30% or 40% of it) after Moving Pictures.

They don't seem to have a problem creating the music they want to though.

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Post by 3 travelers » Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:53 pm

*Lifesonite wrote:Their sound has certainly changed, I personally don't like much (I like maybe 30% or 40% of it) after Moving Pictures.

They don't seem to have a problem creating the music they want to though.
I feel that the best sounding album other than Moving Pics was Counterparts. Peter Collins did a great job on the production.
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Post by Sir Myghin » Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:05 pm

most definately not

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Post by schuette » Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:01 am

what a surprise 6 out of 6 :-D
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Post by Fridge » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:53 pm

Well, I voted yes, and I'm sure this has come as no surprise.
I won't go too much into it and will merely refer people to my post in the other thread.

Again, I would LOVE to be proved wrong on this....
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:30 pm

Fridge wrote: Again, I would LOVE to be proved wrong on this....
If the boys release a killer album on their next trip to the studio (assuming there is one!) then the drinks are on me...
I'll take you up on that :-D
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Post by PV » Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:46 pm

Fridge wrote:Again, I would LOVE to be proved wrong on this....
If the boys release a killer album on their next trip to the studio (assuming there is one!) then the drinks are on me...
I'll second that, Fridge! We're quite the crowd so the fridge best be full up.

And we need another option for the poll. What happened to "Not just no, but HELL no!!"
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Post by shaman » Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:44 pm

Im sure that there are people that might be saying this. I for one dont believe they are. Yes, counterparts is much diffrent than let say 2112, but they are going with the times. Maturing is the inevitable human condition, but, I have to say there doing it quite well, and cant wait to see what the future holds
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Post by KaelMwithascrubbrush » Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:42 pm

I was the one who answered "No, but they are struggling a bit," because it is the most complicated answer. The band certainly isn't as "adventurous" as they were in the Hemispheres day or with the song 2112 (the rest of 2112 is good, but not especially "out there," especially when viewed in the context of mid-seventies rock), but they're now exploring more subtle avenues: production, integration of technology, layering, textures, etc. I think the payoff has come in a more personal style. Whatever one might say about Vapor Trails and Counterparts, they are rather more on the sleeve than earlier albums. As a music fan and a musician, I both enjoy and appreciate this more recent approach, so I don't consider it a step down.
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Post by Sir Myghin » Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:38 pm

i personally would like to see one more album side

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Post by awip2062 » Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:16 am

Just buy all your Rush on vinyl and you will have TWO album sides, Dweeb!
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