Counterparts

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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Mon May 24, 2004 2:55 pm

I will apologise for some of my comments, Fridge, as I was in a bad mood on the day I wrote that post (I can remember it very clearly). The comments about the 'two-headed poster' and you thinking me mentally deficient were me being sarcastic. My wife tells me I have an overdeveloped sense of irony and sarcasm at times and often let it get the better of me.

However, keep disagreeing with me, please. I love a good debate type argument and don't get enough of them.

I'm willing to see others points of view and glad you do to.
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Post by Fridge » Mon May 24, 2004 3:12 pm

No problem mate...
As I have posted earlier, a lot of conversational nuances get lost when having to type conversations.
I will keep posting opinions, though I don't set out to disagree with you. But hey, thats ok. Healthy debate is no bad thing
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Post by Xanadu » Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:44 am

Stick It Out is one of my favorites from this album. Nobody ever seems to mention this song so I must bring it up...

I like the unusually (for Rush) dark feel to this song...seems designed to make you feel uneasy...like a warning...what it is applying to is vague...so I assume it is about something mysterious :cool:

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Post by Sir Myghin » Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:38 pm

that song is fun on bass xan, and i realy like it too, great song

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Post by Xanadu » Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:37 pm

Never tired it :shock: I must do...

I can't stop playing Cygnus X-1 and Xanadu long enough to try to figure out the others :-D
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Post by 3 travelers » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:01 pm

Let's see here.... Counterparts has to be one of my all-time favorite Rush efforts. From songwriting to production it's a masterpiece. Between Sun and Moon is an absolute rush(pun very intended) to listen to. Of course you have Animate, as Xanny mentioned, Stick it Out.... Nobody's Hero, Alien Shore, Double Agent(another instant classic IMO)AND (my favorite instrumental from the boys) Leave That Thing Alone... not a bad tune on the disc.
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Post by Xanadu » Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:40 am

Dude, I'm with you on Leave That Thing Alone....doesn't it just sound SO SO SO extra good baked? :-D
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Post by 3 travelers » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:58 am

Xanadu wrote:Dude, I'm with you on Leave That Thing Alone....doesn't it just sound SO SO SO extra good baked? :-D
I make sure I'm absolutely toasted whilst listening to it
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Post by Xanadu » Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:59 pm

3 travelers wrote:I make sure I'm absolutely toasted whilst listening to it
How was it? :-D
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Post by Permanent Waves » Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:06 am

My favorite song on counterparts is also Nobody's Hero, whenever I hear it , it makes me feel sad. Is anybody with me?
Science, like nature
Must also be tamed
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State of integrity
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:25 am

Its not so much that I feel sad, more that I feel wistful thinking about my friends that are no longer here. Most of them have been gone for more than 15 years so the sting of the grief has faded somewhat.
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Post by Fridge » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:19 pm

Permanent Waves wrote:My favorite song on counterparts is also Nobody's Hero, whenever I hear it , it makes me feel sad. Is anybody with me?
Yes...sad that they bothered to record this festering carbuncle of a "song" :(
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:38 pm

Let me hear you do something of similar quality then
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Post by 3 travelers » Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:21 pm

Slaine mac Roth wrote:Let me hear you do something of similar quality then
Geez.... I'm with you on this one, Slaine.
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Post by Chasartymac » Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:39 pm

I love Couterparts. For me, Between Sun and Moon is my fave. I don't understand it, but the chorus just really grooves.

Ahhhh, yes to yes
To yes to ahhhh
Why the Sun?

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