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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   The 10 nerdiest Rush songs, slideshow-free. Much of Fark asks "They only had 10 nerdy songs?"   (ultimateclassicrock.com ) divider line
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2014-08-24 01:49:32 PM  
Love that chick singer!
 
2014-08-24 02:03:50 PM  
The rest of us ask, "They had 10 songs?"
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-24 02:12:29 PM  
I was just thinking today, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the last effort of a great prog rock band. After that they were a bit Phil Collinsified. Not awful, but the new stuff (post-Grace Under Pressure) is kind of like looking at an old dancer who can't keep up the pace, an old writer whose mind is dark and dulled by time.
 
2014-08-24 02:25:50 PM  

Sliding Carp: The rest of us ask, "They had 10 songs?"


DAMMIT
 
2014-08-24 03:47:19 PM  
Subdivisions at #2?    That list sucks, that's a good song.
 
2014-08-24 04:25:48 PM  

Sliding Carp: The rest of us ask, "They had 10 songs?"


Yeah, there was that one with the shrill singer and the pretentious lyrics and then nine others.
 
2014-08-24 05:14:04 PM  
I would have put I Think I'm Going Bald on that list.  I would have considered The Body Electric even though it is one of my favourites.  As an instrumental YYZ does not belong on that list and, as basemetal stated, Subdivisions is a good song.  (Even if it is about nerdiness.)
 
2014-08-24 05:25:23 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-24 05:29:36 PM  
I'm just happy to see Anagram (For Mongo) on the list - Presto needs a lot more love.
 
2014-08-24 05:48:37 PM  
Tight.img.fark.net
 
2014-08-24 06:04:48 PM  
Playing 2112 now, remembering when it came out. Damn, I had this album in highschool.

/off my lawn and away from my turntable
 
2014-08-24 06:06:49 PM  

ZAZ: I was just thinking today, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the last effort of a great prog rock band. After that they were a bit Phil Collinsified. Not awful, but the new stuff (post-Grace Under Pressure) is kind of like looking at an old dancer who can't keep up the pace, an old writer whose mind is dark and dulled by time.


Nice reference, you're not losing it on me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scFykNMqaws
 
2014-08-24 06:11:17 PM  
There's also a bit of musical nerdity on Natural Science: a la Dave Brubeck
 
2014-08-24 06:26:12 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Playing 2112 now, remembering when it came out. Damn, I had this album in highschool.

/off my lawn and away from my turntable


Yeah. I was like '2112 better be tops'.

Fun Fact: the newer Touchtunes jukeboxes have a 2112 selection that plays the whole goddamn side of the album. Great way to make friends at a bar, lol.
 
2014-08-24 07:34:06 PM  

DanZero: I'm just happy to see Anagram (For Mongo) on the list - Presto needs a lot more love.


So I watched the Rush doc that came out a couple of years ago.  it was done with their collaboration so it was all very nice and friendly.  I forgot how good some of that later stuff was.  New appreciation for Test for Echo.

/Still no love for Time Stand Still but that's mostly because of the video.
 
2014-08-24 08:06:07 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: So I watched the Rush doc that came out a couple of years ago.  it was done with their collaboration so it was all very nice and friendly.  I forgot how good some of that later stuff was.  New appreciation for Test for Echo.

/Still no love for Time Stand Still but that's mostly because of the video.


T4E needs love too. Some amazing stuff there.

Yeah, the TSS video was a little over the top.
 
2014-08-24 08:08:28 PM  
Rush. Heh. Doesn't take much to please some people.

I know, I know---stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpeg
 
2014-08-24 08:13:49 PM  

DanZero: T4E needs love too. Some amazing stuff there.


I really love the acoustic version of Resist that they do live.
 
2014-08-24 08:17:26 PM  
How 'boot that whitest-guy-you-know rap from 'Roll the Bones'?  Nerdy as Hell.


/fact's a fact from Gnome to Rome, boy...
 
2014-08-24 08:18:37 PM  
^^That should say 'Nome'...
 
2014-08-25 01:54:56 AM  

DanZero: I'm just happy to see Anagram (For Mongo) on the list - Presto needs a lot more love.


Agreed. I like all the older prog stuff, but I never understood the hate for Presto. Love RTB  and the Hold Your Fire that came out when I was in HS.
 
2014-08-25 03:03:57 AM  

basemetal: Subdivisions at #2?    That list sucks, that's a good song.


Oberheim synth goodness, but 2112 was a helluva guitar song.
 
2014-08-25 03:06:16 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: How 'boot that whitest-guy-you-know rap from 'Roll the Bones'?  Nerdy as Hell.


/fact's a fact from Gnome to Rome, boy...


That's from Nome to Rome. Neil Peart's lyrics do occasionally make sense, even when rapped by the whitest guy you know.

Here's a Youtube clip with the studio recording (and horribly low-res photo) from before Geddy Lee's voice was lowered and put through whatever filters they used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1QVjOFcUNM
 
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