Favourite Rush song not on a Rush album?

Started by Analog RH, December 07, 2003, 19:26:45 pm

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Analog RH

So what's your favourite Rush song not on a Rush album?

For me its either Battlescar, or possibly one of the early ones which weren't released - Garden Road comes to mind.

I'm also quite partial to the version of Tom Sawyer on the small soldiers soundtrack.


Nephronic

Garden Road is better than quite a few songs on the first album, although it's similar to songs such as What You're Doing/Finding My Way and that's possibly why it wasn't included. Battlescar isn't too bad either. There are 3 Tom Sawyer remixes (1 on the SS soundtrack and 2 on the SS promo) although there is little to choose between them. My favourite is the live remix/scratch version that the Beastie Boys DJ/Mixmaster did as a live intro.
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Ashley

Funnily enough I was just listening to Battlescar yesterday.

The song is quite average really, but the bass line is simply stunning - pure Geddy genius.

rascal houdi

Personally I think Battlescar is a tremendous track, but does it count as a Rush song? As it was written by Kim Mitchell & Pye Dubois I would say no, it's just a guest appearance.

That bass line is very likely pure David Myles genius anyway Ash! The track was already written before Rush joined Max Webster in the studio to record it.
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Slim

Fancy Dancer for me.  Actually there are very few of these, we could easily have had a poll .. anyway I don't much like Fancy Dancer as a whole, but I quite like bass&guitar wall of sound in the chorus, it actually sounds way ahead of its time to me.

Oor Wullie

December 07, 2003, 22:25:20 pm #5 Last Edit: December 07, 2003, 22:26:28 pm by H3WMW
Ok, it wasn't written by Rush but their cover of "Not Fade Away" is cracking.

"You Can't Fight It" isn't at all bad either.

I wonder why they didn't do those ones live?? ???
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Nephronic

December 07, 2003, 22:29:32 pm #6 Last Edit: December 07, 2003, 22:30:05 pm by Mickael_Kerr
The first time I heard Fancy Dancer I thought

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That really is an awful song.
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Nephronic

December 07, 2003, 22:31:04 pm #7 Last Edit: December 07, 2003, 22:31:38 pm by Mickael_Kerr
QuoteOk, it wasn't written by Rush but their cover of "Not Fade Away" is cracking.

"You Can't Fight It" isn't at all bad either.

I wonder why they didn't do those ones live?? ???
The first time I heard You Can't Fight It - see above.
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Slim

QuoteThe first time I heard Fancy Dancer I thought

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That really is an awful song.

It is pretty bad in the verses, very bad in fact.  But I find the others in this category to be even worse.


Oor Wullie

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The first time I heard You Can't Fight It - see above.

Well, I've heard worse debut single B-sides I suppose.   ::)
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Nephronic

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It is pretty bad in the verses, very bad in fact.
The verses always remind me of the theme from The Addams Family.
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Ashley

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It is pretty bad in the verses, very bad in fact.

Slim

QuoteWell surely you aren't including Battlescar amongst that group?

I don't consider it to be a Rush song, but in fact I don't much like it.  A bass line can't rescue a song from mediocrity.

Oor Wullie

Nothing at all to do with Rush, but have you heard the B-side song to "Battlescar"?  It's called "April In Toledo" and it is absolutely brilliant.  It's the best track on the Universal Juveniles albums by miles.
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Craig Bayfield

Battlescar gets my vote, but if it was allowing for solo songs then The Little Drummer Boy and The Pieces of Eight would be pretty close to top aswell.

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