I think that this was a good idea, so here's a new topic for Rush fans and/or Strato fans that may not be very familiar with Rush.brought2ubyletterC wrote:If you have more questions or want to discuss this more, open up a Rush topic in the other forum so we don't piss off the nice people here that are coming in to look at Strato pics.
All of these albums were great. One of my personal favorites was "Hemispheres"- a tremendous album, with my favorite track being the instrumental "La Villa Strangiato", which I used to play a lot with bands when I was growing up. Being able to accurately play Rush was at one time, a benchmark by which many local rock and metal musicians in my city were measured.brought2ubyletterC wrote:If you like the more progressive-type stuff, start with their earlier albums like 2112, Caress of Steel, or Farewell to Kings. If you like more of the snyth-driven, electronic-type rock, then start with some of their '80s albums like Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows, or Hold Your Fire. If you are into more straight-up rock, their '90s albums like Roll the Bones, Counterparts, or Test for Echo are not bad places to start.
In addition to the classic 2112 material, we also used to play some stuff from "Moving Pictures", such as "Tom Sawyer" and "Red Barchetta", which I was able to make sound at least a bit more authentic after purchasing a set of the original Moog Taurus pedals as well as a Sequential Circuits Pro One monophonic synth from my friend and mentor Steve Babb who was with a heavily Rush-influenced metal band called Wyzards.