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Post by Amarok » Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:00 am

What do you think about this album?

I wanted to add this to the discussion board, cause it's the album it got in touch with Rush for the first time (in 1990).

So tell me...

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Post by wcp » Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:13 pm

i love teh album! one of my favs "hand over fist...."

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Post by PV » Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:35 am

One word... SCARS! :D
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Post by Panacea » Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:48 pm

"Presto" was my daughter's first favorite Rush song. She'd get in the van and request "The Bunny Song" in her tiny little voice! :D
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Post by by-tor » Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:56 pm

Presto is strange. I really like most of the songs on it, but as an album, I don't care for it all that much.
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Post by Amarok » Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:16 am

Strange? Hmm... no, don't think so. It doesn't fit that much to the other albums' sound types like the rest, I think. And even though it's typical Rush and one of my absolute favorites (and will ever be)!

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Post by Amarok » Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:18 am

Forgot to mention: great cover art. It always draws a smile on my face.

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Post by PV » Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:02 am

Amarok wrote:It doesn't fit that much to the other albums' sound types like the rest, I think.
You know, Amarok, I never thought Rush really had a "sound." All of their albums are so different in content, texture, style. That is one of the many things I love about Rush. You never know what you are going to hear from that and it is quite refreshing every time.
Amarok wrote:great cover art. It always draws a smile on my face.
How did you teach the album cover to draw? And does it use permanent marker? :wink: But I digress... It is GREAT album art! One of the best covers for sure.
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Post by by-tor » Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:08 pm

PV wrote:You know, Amarok, I never thought Rush really had a "sound." All of their albums are so different in content, texture, style. That is one of the many things I love about Rush. You never know what you are going to hear from that and it is quite refreshing every time.
Ah, but even though their style is different from album to album, the do have a sound that is all Rush and only Rush. I remember when RTB came out, and we had no advanced warning (no 'Net to speak of, and I was lax on my reading of Usenet). However, we were all sitting around drinking an listening to the radio (as college students are supposed to do), when a song came on that we've never heard before. About 30 seconds into it, I looked at one of my roommates (who was also a huge Rush fan), and said that had to be Rush, even though I never heard it before. He said he was thinking the same thing, but also hadn't heard it, or of plans for a new album. Before we could get our computer dialed up (I think I had a 900baud modem :o ) to check Usenet, the song ended, and the DJ told us all we needed to know....

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Post by Sir Myghin » Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:54 pm

this album is fun to play, but in a sense its not as in your face as other rush bass, don't get me wrong stillf fun stuff. I listen to it in what little light i can find, there is often little available, because i don't like it to be too dark because too much light bothers me eyes sometimes. hehe. Scars is one of my faves on the album because, i cna play it solo on my bass and not much is missing. This is the first rush album i really got into, and it went from there. show don't tell, amazing musical interlude, for all you jealous folks i have the actually music for it in my rush bass anthology book :P

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Post by Amarok » Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:21 pm

By-Tor wrote:
Ah, but even though their style is different from album to album, the do have a sound that is all Rush and only Rush
Ja, that's exactly what I mean, By-Tor. Nothing to add!

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Post by Sir Myghin » Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:02 pm

indeed that be the truths

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Post by Kevin » Fri Dec 19, 2003 4:32 pm

Probably my least favorite Rush album, cant really figure out why. The songs just seem blah to me for the most part. Presto is a nice tune though, that and Show Dont Tell save the album. :P
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Post by Bigwheel Spins » Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:26 am

The song Presto is one of my favorite Rush songs. The album, however, is horribly produced and sounds tinny. Rupert redeemed himself on RTB. I like Show Don't Tell and teen suicide song (name escapes me right now).

Overall, my least favorite Rush album.
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