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Rush Review

Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by Archmagician, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Archmagician

    Archmagician Member

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    One of my friends saw Rush recently and wrote a little review. Since our Rush show is coming up in Irvine I thought I would post his review:

    Last night, my son and I went to Raleigh to see RUSH; it was a combined birthday present for him and Father's Day deal for me. They played for three hours, and it was awesome! They 'opened' for themselves, playing for an hour and a half, took a short intermission, and then played another hour and a half, concluding with a three song encore. That had three giant video screens, and a lot of interesting video presentations. They played 27 songs:

    Limelight
    Digital Man
    Entre Nous
    Mission
    Freewill
    The Main Monkey Business
    The Larger Bowl (with McKenzie Brothers intro)
    Secret Touch
    Circumstances
    Between The Wheels
    Dreamline
    (-Intermission-/video intro)
    Far Cry
    Workin’ Them Angels
    Armor And Sword
    Spindrift
    The Way The Wind Blows
    Subdivisions
    Natural Science
    Witch Hunt
    Malignant Narcissism
    Drum Solo
    Hope
    Summertime Blues
    The Spirit of Radio
    Tom Sawyer (with South Park intro)
    Encore:
    One Little Victory
    A Passage to Bangkok
    YYZ

    The drum solo was awesome, and was followed by Alex Lifeson doing a solo on an acoustic guitar. It was a great three hours, and I yelled myself hoarse. Anyone that gets the opportunity to see them play will be in for a real treat.

    One really cool thing was that I saw RUSH in 1984; I described to my son Neil Peart's rotating drum set. It was neat that he does the rotating drum solo, and that David was able to experience the same thing that I saw 23 years ago.
     
  2. Jeff Milne

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    I've seen Rush 20 times but I've never before seen them play:
    Digital Man
    Entre Nous
    Mission
    Circumstances
    Witch Hunt
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    A Passage to Bangkok [except for the partial instrumental version they played last tour.]

    I'm going to all 3 so cal shows.
     
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    I'm going when the come to DTE in August... if they keep to that setlist I will be happy...
     
  4. Schmidt_Rubin

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    I saw them on their last tour, they also played for 3hrs but did many more classics than what you listed. I just got some good seats for Heaven & Hell with Queensryche :)
     
  5. Deadnight Warrior87

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    That's a really great setlist. Rush is one of the few bands that really knows how to incorporate songs from all of their albums into shows.

    I'd love to hear The Trees, and some of 2112.
     
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    spideyjg Bass Gear Geek

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    I like the list :headbang:

    I also heard Geddy came out at the end with his old Rick. Did your friend notice?

    Jim
     
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    That's all I need to hear. :kickass:
     
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    spideyjg Bass Gear Geek

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    CRSCHKUM BAND MOM

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    dang I'm bummed now. We didn't get tickets for this tour.. oh well next time around :(
     
  10. Archmagician

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    Hey I thought you guys got Lawn tickets?? That's why I bought lawn tickets myself...so am I going to be lawning alone? :lol:
     
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    I've been playing a lot of fretless lately and found it doesn't have to be 100% in tune, it's easy to compensate. It is however easy to play out of key, chords can be a bitch too.
     
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    Just keep in mind, Jaco Pastorius said he never practiced on a fretless because the strings eat the neck up. He only performed and recorded on a fretless. Practice was on a fretted.

    I always thought Malignant Narcicism had a strange sound. Ged on fretless and Neil on a 4 piece? No wonder.
     
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    Jaco was Jaco :) When you're kinda new at it you have to practice full bore, learn the characteristics etc.. It's very different than a fretted bass where your left fingering is concerned. If you're a righty...

    As successful as he was I wouldn't think he'd worry about installing a new neck when the fretboard got chewed up. He had the flatwound sound but I'm not sure what Jaco used for strings. I use D'Addario round wounds.
     
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    I noodle on mine occasionally but that is about it. Fretless has a really cool sound but my I suck exponentially at it.

    Wanda plays the ultimate fretless....:worship:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Not a bad setlist at all.
     
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    Paul is going down to Verizon next week to pick up our lawn tickets :)
     
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    Only 3 days until the 1st so cal show! :)
     
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    For all you bassophiles out there - Geddy Lee is featured on the August cover of Bass Player Mag along with a nicely in depth interview. :) :headbang:
     
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    Well looks like my business trip was cancelled so...

    I GET TO GO TO RUSH!!!
     
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    Steph Harris Maidens' Bass

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    I'm going tonight! Really looking forward to it! :)
     

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