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I am very very happy that what is there is there. From Rush to Snakes and Arrows, all the live albums and all the compilations, I find something in every song. These three guys have been a lot of places with me, some of them were pinnacle moments in my life. So while we weave in and out of obsession musically, I want to say that I am thankful for every note and word they've put together.

Next Up, A Passage To Bangkok. Tongue
(07-15-2011 11:48 AM)Dee Wrote: [ -> ]
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(07-14-2011 11:13 PM)burma.girl Wrote: [ -> ]I was in a foul, FOUL mood the other night, stressing 'bout an upcoming trip and all the crap that had to get DONE. Including, the dirty "D" word...DISHES.

It's 11:30pm and I have no choice. Now or never. I inform the hubby I'm "pluggin' in" [code for cramming in earbuds and crankin' up the iPod] and put Vapor Trails on shuffle. Commence loading dishwasher.

Now, I've read/heard many comments about the supposed production flaws of said album, but HEY I'm really a newbie to the more recent music, so I'm clueless. All I know is that the crunchy raw sound immediately changed my mood and made dirty dishes...danceable. Don't think that was the intent the boys were going for, but....

"It's got a good beat and I can dance to it....I'll give it a 92, Dick..."

I always put the boys on when I am in a foul mood. If nobody is home, I turn the stereo on and crank it up. Otherwise it is my mp3 that gets the work out. Always changes my mood and disposition for the day.

Me too! I can't tell you the amount of commutes home I had blasted the boys. The worse my day was, the louder the stereo got. By the time I arrived home, life was soooo much better.

And it is blasted from the car stereo driving home from work in the morning. It keeps me awake and calms me from some of the horrendous nights we have.
I listened to Vapor Trails yesterday for the 1st time (I know). After reading this, I listened again today. I don't know what the criticisms were on the mix, but I thought it seemed a bit muddled-not as crisp as other albums. I'm talking about the mixing. The musicality, as always, was......ambitious. Their playing was tops. You could tell the changes Bubba went through in the lyrics, from downright CYNICAL to hopeful. They put an extraordinary amount of energy into the songs. I really enjoyed it.
Right now after a few glasses of Absinthe its The Foo Fighters. Always good to listen to."pumping my fist in the air as I jam to DOA!":D
After seeing the tour this year I pulled out the Moving Pictures the orginal CD I bought years back. It is still one of the best records (CD'S) ever.
Indeed, more than you know Phillip -
(07-15-2011 11:29 AM)old honda rider Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-15-2011 10:58 AM)boomer Wrote: [ -> ]The cover is TOTALLY cool! Whoever came up with that was on his A game. Its one of the better covers they have.
Hugh Syme? (not sure of the spelling)

That's one thing I miss about old vinyl records. Some amazing art came out of cover design.

Some examples of personal favourites:

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Lots of others, too numerous to name.

Hugh is indeed a genius - He has done every cover for RUSH since 1975 (i think) and also has worked with Queensryche, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Whitesnake, Page and Coverdale, as well as large corporations....
Johnny Cash "When the Man Comes Around" - One of his best recording.
My Rush collection on shuffle. So far only my very favorite songs have come up... interesting.

(07-15-2011 09:18 PM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]I listened to Vapor Trails yesterday for the 1st time (I know). After reading this, I listened again today. I don't know what the criticisms were on the mix, but I thought it seemed a bit muddled-not as crisp as other albums. I'm talking about the mixing. The musicality, as always, was......ambitious. Their playing was tops. You could tell the changes Bubba went through in the lyrics, from downright CYNICAL to hopeful. They put an extraordinary amount of energy into the songs. I really enjoyed it.

I love VT, too. I love that the first thing you hear is Bubba's drums, strong and confident. I do notice the mixing issues but that doesn't stop me from listening.
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