RUSH to Appear on The Colbert Report

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  1. cdc101

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    No...not Limbaugh, but the greatest rock band of all time: RUSH (okay I understand there will be some that disagree with me, but it's MY thread, heh heh).

    Anyway, this will be there first TV appearance since 1975. Pretty cool (in my book)!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080715/ap_en_ot/tv_colbert_rush;_ylt=AhAE_UTI.dVTlIs7tRfO_1pxFb8C
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm going to move this to recording alerts forum.
     
  3. Tom Robertson

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    Always on our todo list. In fact because we might watch "the lads", Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, in more rooms that most anything else, we have more recordings of them than anything else. :)

    And with RUSH on, I may have to watch closer to live...

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  4. cdc101

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    Coming on in 1 hour (Central and Eastern at least).
     
  5. wakajawaka

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    Looks like I missed this, too bad. Oh well I'll make up for it on Sunday when I see them live in Charlotte. :D
     
  6. Tom Robertson

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    There is one more chance at 8:30PM ET today. :)

    And seeing them live is almost always going to be better than via an SD channel from a TV studio...

    Have fun!
    Tom
     
  7. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Enjoyed it, but you can tell that Geddy's voice isn't what it used to be.

    Thought the interview was very funny and it was even funnier when Colbert came running out because he thought the song was over.

    Too bad they had to break for commercial during the song.
     
  8. armophob

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    It was of course all scripted for his show, but funny no less. This is one instance I was glad it was not in HD. I like to remember my heroes back when they were young and spry. Never the less, It was good to see a band i grew up with still together and loving the job.
     
  9. reds1963

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    i would agree with you , having the chance to see them on " a farewell to kings" tour what 30 years ago ......wowowowowowo...kids today dont know they missed,,heehehe
     
  10. spartanstew

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    I couldn't tell if that part (coming on stage) was scripted or not. Of course, I've never seen his show before, so I'm not familiar with how he works. At first I thought it was staged, but then the look on his face as he ran back off made me think it wasn't. Then when they went back to him to cut to commercial, he just looked very uncomfortable and kept glancing over like he didn't know when they were going to pause.
     
  11. Carl Spock

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    I think there was a bit of a mess-up there, but Colbert covered it well.

    I liked the beginning of his show on Thursday. It opened with Rush playing the typical, overblown, sustain one chord for as long as you can, drum roll fills, rock 'n' roll ending to a song. As soon as the last note rang, Colbert came into the frame and gave a quick, cold opening to the show, as if they'd been playing for the last 24 hours. Yeah, right. :rolleyes:
     
  12. cdc101

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    Oh I disagree...Geddy's voice (although it was a bit rough on the show...and he DID miss a note on the bass) is in better shape than I have ever heard it.

    I've seen them twice on this tour (18 times since Power Windows in 1986) and (IMHO of course) think they're all at the top of their game...musically, lyrically, AND vocally.
     
  13. cdc101

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    Are you a columnist for Rolling Stone magazine? :p :rolleyes:
     
  14. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Since we're talking about the Colbert show, that's the reference I have. And since you state he sounded rough on the show, I'd think you are actually agreeing with me. Not disagreeing.
     
  15. cdc101

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    Yes but...lol

    I agree with you, but I wish you would have been able to see him/them with a warm up and an actual concert performance on this tour.

    Either way, it was a treat for me to see them on the show we're discussing. :D
     
  16. purtman

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    Colbert is pretty funny. The funniest I've ever seen him was when he appeared at the White House Press Corps dinner. He was hilarious.
     
  17. Tom Robertson

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    Scripted or ad-libbed I'm never sure. But he wasn't really uncomfortable; he had the props ready for bedtime at the end of the show. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     

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