#1
i want to get my band to play a rush song and most of the songs i told them about didn't like so can anyone help me out? does anyone an infamous track for rush that sounds good and has a sweet basslines?

p.s we have already done yyz
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#2
I've heard good things about Tom Sawyer.

can't stand the band myself however.
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#3
what songs have you suggested?
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#4
check out the snakes and arrows cd(not the live version)

Malignant Narcissism has a pretty cool bass line in it
#5
Tom Sawyer is awesome, Spirit of the Radio isnt too bad. Im sure theres better, Im not too big a Rush fan.
#6
if the rest of your band isnt into the rush sound, suggest "working man". it really has a different style. it sounds almost black sabbath-ish. other than that, fly by night is good. limelight is pretty overplayed.... and so is tom sawyer, but they are still good stuff. spirit of radio is a good song too. most of these are identifiable as rush, which is good for covers. y'know... something everybody has heard of before, or have heard something like it.
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#7
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I've heard good things about Tom Sawyer.

can't stand the band myself however.


u will probably get along with my band mates very well they all hate rush it took me along time to persuade them to play yyz and it's an amazing track, btw they didn't like tom sawyer
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if the rest of your band isnt into the rush sound, suggest "working man". it really has a different style. it sounds almost black sabbath-ish. other than that, fly by night is good. limelight is pretty overplayed.... and so is tom sawyer, but they are still good stuff. spirit of radio is a good song too. most of these are identifiable as rush, which is good for covers. y'know... something everybody has heard of before, or have heard something like it.


i have all suggested all of those tracks and they hated them all
#9
my favorites are working man and tom sawyer.

but try the 2112 overture, its sweeeeet


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my favorites are working man and tom sawyer.

but try the 2112 overture, its sweeeeet

I don't think any other drummer can play 2112
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#12
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Tom sawyer, sounds great, did they say no to yyz?


his band already did it


anyways, good Rush songs to cover, Tom Sawyer, Spirit of Radio, Limelight. Probably the best would be Freewill, love the song, sounds cool, and has some nice bass licks in there so probably give that a try.
#13
If they dont like them why are you trying to force them to cover their songs?
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his band already did it


anyways, good Rush songs to cover, Tom Sawyer, Spirit of Radio, Limelight. Probably the best would be Freewill, love the song, sounds cool, and has some nice bass licks in there so probably give that a try.

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Tom sawyer, sounds great, did they say no to yyz?


well, at first they said no to yyz but since it took me forever to play it right i was like we play this song or i quite u know so they came around
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nobody can dislike spirit of radio
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Passage To Bangkok, Vital Signs. Great songs.
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well, at first they said no to yyz but since it took me forever to play it right i was like we play this song or i quite u know so they came around



Kudos for liking Rush, but threatening your band like that is just immature and stupid.
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his band already did it


anyways, good Rush songs to cover, Tom Sawyer, Spirit of Radio, Limelight. Probably the best would be Freewill, love the song, sounds cool, and has some nice bass licks in there so probably give that a try.

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I'm gonna suggest Far Cry from Snakes and Arrows. It seems like a cool song to cover and it would be something a bit different that shouldnt be over-covered by other bands. That's just me though...
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#22
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Kudos for liking Rush, but threatening your band like that is just immature and stupid.


well they cover pantera all the time and i really dislike that band and they know that
#23
wouldnt you rather cover something you all like?
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i have all suggested all of those tracks and they hated them all

do not make your band play songs they hate. if they tell you no, just say ok. you got one Rush song because they hoped it make you shut up. if you don't shut up, they probably won't let you do it. if you do, you might get away with something you wouldn't have later.
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#26
Roll The Bones, get someone to rap the middle.

Stick it Out is a fairly do-able song, it's pretty straightforward rock song, I don't think there's any synths either. Great bass too

Failing these two get some bells and play Closer to The Heart.
#27
I only like the instrumentals, YYZ or La Villa would be good. (if you have a good drummer and if YOU and your guitarist can play them)
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#28
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well they cover pantera all the time and i really dislike that band and they know that


If they are covering Pantera frequenty (Sweet!) then it is obvious they are traveling on a different wavelength to you. Either change to suit them or find another band.

Sorry for not having any constructive and on topic talk, but I just don't listen to enough Rush to find songs that haven't already been mentioned
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