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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Rush Backstage Club contest: win a signed tourbook
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Signed HYF tourbookThe Rush Backstage Club is running a new contest where you could win a Hold Your Fire tourbook signed by all 3 members of Rush. From the contest description:

This is a rare opportunity to win a very special RUSH collectible: A Rush Hold your Fire tourbook from the Hold Your Fire Tour, autographed by Geddy, Alex and Neil. Note, because this item is not brand new, it has aged with time and has a slight bit of noticeable wear. It is not damaged in any way whatsoever, but the winner should know that this item does show its "vintage" nature.

The contest closes on March 19th and only one entry per person is allowed. For all the details and to enter go to this location.

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#23 - Posted 3/6/13 @5:39PM by broughttoyoubytheletterj [contact]

Still have my copy from Joe Louis Arena, Spring 88' (no autographs)
I think I paid $9 on the way out Cant remember the "on the way in" price...
#22 - Posted 3/6/13 @9:11AM by simmons2112 [contact]

HYF was when I got back into RUSH after Signals. I was a teenager and went and saw them at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. We had general admin floor tickets and at that time there were no floor seats.....just standing.

There was no one on the floor so we were right in front of the guys and it was awesome. RUSH came back to NOLA for the Presto tour so I told a friend that we had to get floor GA tix again cause we will be right in front of them.

When we got to the show, there had to be 5000 people on the floor and we were scared for our lives with a rowdy Mardi Gras crowd.

Anywho, I love the song Turn the Page, listened to it last night while doing the dishes in fact. It doesn't get enough love from that album. I hope it'll get the treatment that Middletown Dreams is getting now on some distant tour.
#21 - Posted 3/6/13 @7:20AM by voodoosuzyq [contact]

#18 daaaang, you've been busy rushin....I morphed into a rush freak around 1979, perm waves and moving pics.
#20 - Posted 3/6/13 @6:53AM by holeinone53575

#18 congratulations on #46. I think I am over 30 shows and counting since 1981. Hats off to the folks over 100 shows.
#19 - Posted 3/6/13 @6:50AM by holeinone53575

Would rather win some meet and greet passes for Milwaukee. I have not seen anything on this. Does anyone know if they will still be doing the meet and greets.
#18 - Posted 3/6/13 @5:28AM by deslock [contact]

Correction: Mohegan Sun is #45, Saratoga is #46 :D
#17 - Posted 3/6/13 @5:25AM by deslock [contact]

HYF was the first album they wrote that wasn't mostly based on soundcheck jams... they delved into jazz fusion, trying to expand themselves as composers. Too many lead synths, too few lead guitars, not enough edge, not enough hook, and an overall sterile feel.

I like Force Ten and Open Secrets. Loved Lock N Key when the album came out, but I seldom listen to it now. Time Stand Still and High Water are (barely) worthwhile. The rest is meh at best (Mission and Turn the Page have some energy, but are held back by odd choices of synths and awkward vocals).

I was a kid when I saw the HYF tour (my first rock concert). Three things stood out to me:

1. Geddy's off-key nasally attempts at the high notes sounded horrible.
2. They were loud.
3. They were awesome.

June 25 in Saratoga, NY will be my 45th Rush concert.
#16 - Posted 3/6/13 @1:26AM by bucklemyshoe [contact]

Corection ..... Geddy Lee of Rush for Sainthood. Neil will be pissed :-)
#15 - Posted 3/6/13 @12:05AM by bucklemyshoe [contact]

Rush for Sainthood - according to Conan !!!!
#14 - Posted 3/5/13 @11:22PM by CheeseCorn [contact]

I have always liked HYF. Force Ten & Time Stand Still, of course, but also Mission, Second Nature, Primer Mover, Lock & Key. And I think I'm about the only person that doesn't think Tai Shan sucks. (Hint: Don't worry about whether or not it sounds like Rush. Give it a listen from a neutral standpoint. It still might not be your style of music, but I'll bet it's better if you stop worrying about it not being a real Rush song.)

But I agree with Voodoosuzyq: About the best thing for me (and many others) would be them playing Losing It.

Given that they've got a violinist on stage with them this tour (more than one, even!), anyone want to hazard plausible guesses as to why they still aren't playing it?

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