2112

I think I ordered this album several days before Christmas last year. Just in case you don’t know who Rush are, they are the famous Canadian progressive hard rock trio.

And today, after arrived from office, I found a little surprise on my desk.

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Sweet! I got my order!

Let’s crank the volume up, shall we? :mrgreen:

 

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Rush vs Yes

Rush

Yes

Rush vs Yes. Two giant, very influential prog rock bands from the 70s. Who will be the winner?

Let’s take a look at this interesting forum post.

I’m comparing what I think are classic Yes (Yes Album through Relayer) and classic Rush (Fly By Night through Moving Pictures). Both bands are INCREDIBLE. Musicianship, composition, and overall feel from both bands have always impressed me. However, I’ve always liked Yes better. Both bands are great, but I’ve always liked Yes’s sound and style more than Rush’s. Rush is very complex but is more hard rock/metal based, which is awesome. Yes has just always seemed more mystical, and I just love their uniqueness. Nobody sounds like Yes. To me, listening to Rush is like driving a fast race car, while listening to Yes is liking walking through a jungle (metaphorically speaking). Rush is so solid, and rocks so hard, while Yes has a more orchestral or classical take on rock. And to me, Rush takes the songs in a great direction, and ends on an awesome note, while Yes is more about the journey than the destination. Bass wise, I’ve always like Chris Squire better than Geddy. Just like Chris’s voice on the instrument more, but both are great. Well, I’m done rambling. Both bands are great, just like Yes more. Peace

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f19/rush-vs-yes-892039/index4.html#post12798132

Very nicely worded. Yes, Yes and Rush are my favourite bands (sorry, pun intended). But I have to give Yes the extra point for being classically inclined.

Rush – The Spirit Of Radio

One of Rush’ classic songs, and also one of my favourite.

All this machinery making modern music
Can still be open-hearted.
Not so coldly charted, it’s really just a question
Of your honesty, yeah, your honesty.

One likes to believe in the freedom of music,
But glittering prizes and endless compromises
Shatter the illusion of integrity.

This song hits the nail on the wall about honesty & integrity, 2 things that are probably getting rare at today’s music industry, where “goods songs” are usually not anywhere as good as they were used to be. Yeah, blame the people who abuse the technology to produce crappy songs (talentless peoples + cool $$$ technologies = great artists!), and capitalism which causes the decline of soul/passion in music itself.

Rush’s Latest Album: Clockwork Angels

Obviously I’m talking about Rush as in the famous Canadian power trio, and not that annoying commentator or that boy band.

And yes, those guys will be releasing their latest album, Clockwork Angels, at June 12th.

For those who are impatients, here’s a teaser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK9PTQzopCA

Well, I can’t wait for that date… :mrgreen: