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Rush's "Snakes and Arrows" album.

Post by GyroVorbis » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:09 pm

I don't know how many of you are into Rush, but I'm guessing at least DCemu's Canadian audience is acquainted with them. I just picked up their new album "Snakes and Arrows," and I was wondering what people's impressions are.

I am actually enjoying it. It's a newer, darker sound for Rush, and I'm digging it. There's no keyboarding coming from Lee this time around, but there's plenty of hardcore, Rush-style instrumentation throughout the album. Lee also proves that he can still sing. His voice sounds just as great as ever to me.

I think the album proves that 50 year old men can still rock. If you're a Rush fan, definitely pick this one up.
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Post by Deth2k7 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:52 am

I was thinking about getting it.But I had heard that Lee's voice isn't that good on this album.When I get some money, I might check it out.
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Post by S. Thompson » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:23 am

I still need to listen to it. I heard it's pretty solid though.

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Post by Code-Red » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:23 pm

I'm proudly Canadian, and I am the biggest Rush hater you'll ever meet. WORST. BAND. EVER.

No joke, they are fucking irritating. They push all the wrong buttons. Lyrics suck, rhythm sucks, and Geddy Lee's vocals, ugh. THEY DRIVE ME NUTS!
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Post by Covar » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:53 am

i'm seeing them in concert on the 20th. never really listened to them but my roommate got free tickets, so it should be enjoyable.
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Post by Luriden » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:20 pm

Code-Red wrote:I'm proudly Canadian, and I am the biggest Rush hater you'll ever meet. WORST. BAND. EVER.

No joke, they are fucking irritating. They push all the wrong buttons. Lyrics suck, rhythm sucks, and Geddy Lee's vocals, ugh. THEY DRIVE ME NUTS!
What DO you like? You seem to bash any band that comes up in IRC or the forums, I'm interested to know what you call "good music".
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Post by Ex-Cyber » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:56 pm

Code-Red wrote:rhythm sucks
I guess that explains perfectly why Neil Peart is so hated by drummers.
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Post by Code-Red » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:00 pm

Luriden wrote:
Code-Red wrote:I'm proudly Canadian, and I am the biggest Rush hater you'll ever meet. WORST. BAND. EVER.

No joke, they are fucking irritating. They push all the wrong buttons. Lyrics suck, rhythm sucks, and Geddy Lee's vocals, ugh. THEY DRIVE ME NUTS!
What DO you like? You seem to bash any band that comes up in IRC or the forums, I'm interested to know what you call "good music".
Really? What bands have I bashed? I don't recall harping on anyones taste of music (except AFI, which is called for), so if you can go ahead and get me a copy of the history in IRC when I was bashing bands, that would be great.

Heres a very, very short list of my bands:

ZZ Top
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Dire Straits
Genesis
Pink Floyd
Beatles

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Post by CupNoodle » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:17 pm

Music sucks.
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Post by zman » Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:20 am

No one beats the skill level of Rush. All three members are extremely talented musicians. I am a great fan of their work. Personally, I believe Neil Peart to be the best rock drummer outside of John Bonham from Led Zepplin. They are a musicians and music lovers band. A bit like listening to classical music. You can hear the music, but if you know about music theory or play music. You can thoroughly enjoy the music and what all went into making the songs and music involved. It's always fun seeing these guys play in concert.
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Post by Covar » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:41 pm

:bump:

just got back from their concert and i must say it was awesome. 2 sets for about 3 hours of concert time.
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Post by 404NotFound » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:07 pm

Covar wrote::bump:

just got back from their concert and i must say it was awesome. 2 sets for about 3 hours of concert time.

Crazy 10-minute long neil peart drum solo!
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Post by Covar » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:06 am

404NotFound wrote:
Covar wrote::bump:

just got back from their concert and i must say it was awesome. 2 sets for about 3 hours of concert time.

Crazy 10-minute long neil peart drum solo!
indeed :mrgreen:
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Post by curt_grymala » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:57 pm

zman wrote:No one beats the skill level of Rush.
I beg to differ. Although Dream Theater probably wouldn't exist without groups like Rush and Yes, the members of DT could play circles around anyone in either of those groups.
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