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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2015, 06:44:47 PM »
Saw Rush Hemispheres Tour at the Capitol Theater in Passaic in 1979...intro to the power hitter if you know what I mean!


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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2015, 07:00:16 PM »
My first Rush concert was the Permanent Waves tour. Then saw them on all the tours up till Roll the bones

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2015, 07:56:56 PM »
Pretty sure it was the same for me - Madison Square Garden on either the Permanent Waves or Moving Pictures tour.  I saw them do Clockwork Angels last year, and Geddy's voice is starting to fade but I think they are playing better than ever.

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2015, 08:03:51 PM »
Welcome Steve!  You absolutely must get out and ride with us at least this spring if not sooner.  I think you would really enjoy The Gathering of the Nortons in April - so plan for it!

Great choice on the 2112 avatar, by the way!

The first Rush album I bought in 1979.
Still have the original vinyl and play it regularly.
One of my all time favorite bands.  I have a bunch of early Rush vinyl, but no longer have a turntable to play them on!

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I have a couple turntables, any chance you're willing to part with them? Somebody stole my vinyl 2112 back in the mid 80's, but I do have it on cd and on my phone.
No way!  But I'm sure you can pick up a vinyl copy of 2112 anywhere these days.

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2015, 10:29:54 PM »
Maybe one day we should have a Rush listening party over some Whiskey

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Sounds good to me! 8)

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2015, 11:08:42 AM »
Haha, that hit a chord then.

Rush has been my favourite band since I stole my brother's copy of All The World's A Stage in 1981.  Saw them later that year on the Moving Pictures/Exit Stage Left tour in the UK, and every UK tour since.  Improved when I moved here and could get to the NJ venues because they haven't (and now most likely won't) do the R40 tour in Europe.  (Hoping the new R40 DVD is wrapped-up under the tree here next to me).

Rush fans, more so in the UK, are an all or nothing species.  I've had lifelong friendships and been to conventions/tributes where everyone knows ALL the words.  I still have the old/pre-CD albums, and I started digitising them.  It's much easier just to download new versions, but I kinda like the familiar scratches on the vinyl - it become part of the original song for me.

Listening Party would be great - anyone got a big enough lounge?  I'm thinking of a trip to Toronto, partly because it's supposed to be a great place, but also to visit the places referenced - Lakeside Park, Danforth/Pape Intersection,  Ontario Legislative Building etc.  Might/might not be a bike trip...?

Sometimes when I am riding well Red Barchetta is playing in my head.
I get that every time I come to a one-lane bridge sign!

Saw Rush Hemispheres Tour at the Capitol Theater in Passaic in 1979...intro to the power hitter if you know what I mean!
Was that the one that was filmed?  I went to find the theater when I was in Passaic a couple of months ago, but sadly its been demolished.

I saw Rush as the opening act for Mountain at the long lost Casino in Asbury Park, in '74, I believe. It was Peart's third show as part of the band.
Brilliant - did you have any idea what you were seeing at the time?  I remember asking my Mum if I could have a (one-off lifetime) membership to the Rush Fan Club, and she said No because the band might not last very long...!

Anyway, still a bit damp here, but it's 66F, so hoping it'll dry out.  Tomorrow's skiing trip is a wash, literally, so hoping I can get the bike out for a run later.  Have a great day everyone.
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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2015, 11:57:04 AM »
Even though Toronto is a drivable distance, one day I will fly there just to get my own YYZ baggage tag,  :).
I know what you mean about the "one lane bridge", I have left the giant stranded there many times in my head.
I have a music room in my basement with a decent stereo system and all the old vinyl records restored and ready to play.
Outside of Rush, I also have most of Yes, Led Zep, Traffic, Doors and even a Leslie West Mountain LP, and a few more.
When the weather is too cold to ride, we can hang out and listen to some music and remember our youth.
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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2015, 01:38:18 PM »


Listening Party would be great - anyone got a big enough lounge?  I'm thinking of a trip to Toronto, partly because it's supposed to be a great place, but also to visit the places referenced - Lakeside Park, Danforth/Pape Intersection,  Ontario Legislative Building etc.  Might/might not be a bike trip...?


Wow, I may have to move this to the music board and start a Rush thread.  Anyway, thanks Steve for starting up such a lively discussion with your avatar choice!

You know Steve, Toronto as a bike trip is a damn great idea!  I've done a couple of rides to Montreal and both have been extremely memorable.   I know some really good roads in that western part of NY up by Lake Ontario, plus a ride around the lake would probably be pretty cool too... 

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2015, 01:57:25 PM »

I have a music room in my basement with a decent stereo system and all the old vinyl records restored and ready to play.
Outside of Rush, I also have most of Yes, Led Zep, Traffic, Doors and even a Leslie West Mountain LP, and a few more.
When the weather is too cold to ride, we can hang out and listen to some music and remember our youth.

I have one side of the basement set up as a listening room also, however being in the technology field I long ago evolved from The Analog Kid to a Digital Man (sorry couldn't help it...) and all the music I listen to these days is stored as ones and zeros.  I keep the vinyl around for nostalgia but I've no interest in ever owning a turntable again!  The needle and groove mechanics still amaze me though - seems more like magic to me than MP3 players...
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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2015, 02:20:00 PM »

I have a music room in my basement with a decent stereo system and all the old vinyl records restored and ready to play.
Outside of Rush, I also have most of Yes, Led Zep, Traffic, Doors and even a Leslie West Mountain LP, and a few more.
When the weather is too cold to ride, we can hang out and listen to some music and remember our youth.

I have one side of the basement set up as a listening room also, however being in the technology field I long ago evolved from The Analog Kid to a Digital Man (sorry couldn't help it...) and all the music I listen to these days is stored as ones and zeros.  I keep the vinyl around for nostalgia but I've no interest in ever owning a turntable again!  The needle and groove mechanics still amaze me though - seems more like magic to me than MP3 players...
If you are not listening to vinyl anymore you don't know what you are missing.
I have converted many back to vinyl.
Looks like you might be next.

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2015, 02:25:10 PM »
PS . Sign me up for a ride to the "Great White North "

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2015, 01:09:24 AM »

I have a music room in my basement with a decent stereo system and all the old vinyl records restored and ready to play.
Outside of Rush, I also have most of Yes, Led Zep, Traffic, Doors and even a Leslie West Mountain LP, and a few more.
When the weather is too cold to ride, we can hang out and listen to some music and remember our youth.

I have one side of the basement set up as a listening room also, however being in the technology field I long ago evolved from The Analog Kid to a Digital Man (sorry couldn't help it...) and all the music I listen to these days is stored as ones and zeros.  I keep the vinyl around for nostalgia but I've no interest in ever owning a turntable again!  The needle and groove mechanics still amaze me though - seems more like magic to me than MP3 players...
If you are not listening to vinyl anymore you don't know what you are missing.
I have converted many back to vinyl.
Looks like you might be next.

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Over 400 pieces of vinyl and 2 working turntables. Lots of imports, bootlegs etc. Wonder if I have the same Mountain LP?
If you are going to talk prog rock like Rush and Yes, how about ELP?

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2015, 05:36:39 AM »
ELP is awesome. I have the greatest hits on vinyl .
You must have a great collection

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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2015, 07:41:42 AM »
Saw ELP at the old Capitol Theatre in Passaic for the Brain Salad Surgery tour. Intense, still remember it well.


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Re: From the Edge
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2015, 02:18:38 PM »
Saw ELP at the old Capitol Theatre in Passaic for the Brain Salad Surgery tour. Intense, still remember it well.


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Man Capo  you have seen some good shows .

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