I basically agree
Posted by Tabernacles E. Townsfolk on December 22, 2018, 6:30 pm, in reply to "Re: Happy Rush day
I hated them when I was first getting into classic rock and prog, both because their prog stuff kind of sucked and because they came a little bit later on and had different influences. I bought 2112 at a thrift shop and was so disappointed with the first side that I never gave the second a fair shot (which is superior IMO). (Later I sold it which is why I've ordered a new copy. This is all vinyl.) OTOH I was prepared in junior English for the assigned Anthem.
Because of all this and for their megastardom they've held some mystique for me that I'm just now tapping into. I did find Signals and Power Windows in thrift shops and more or less liked them, but now I'm giving a good-faith effort to listen to their earlier. Kind of getting into a second-tier act from sheer exhaustion of the first-tiers (come to think of it I'm spending a lot of time with classic rockers' later, second-tier albums.)
Fly By Night is a legitimately good album.