Skip to comments.Rush is the awesomest band ever!
Posted on 03/08/2014 7:02:20 PM PST by bakeneko
Just put of by Netflix streaming. Rush was the most solid and cool and allaround awesome band of the past half century. 'Now I didn't ask for no argument'.
Heh; that’s a double negative. So which has the harder drum parts, YYZ or La Villa Strangiato?
“Rush was the most solid and cool and allaround awesome band of the past half century”
Sure hope they venture here sooner rather than later.40+ years and not one visit down under!
lead singer sounds too much like Luther in the movie “The Warriors”
“War-riors...come out and play-ay!”
Zep hands down
I didn’t ask for NO argument’.
So your not ask us not to argument?
Really don’t matter, Rush may have talented people around but he is not a good singer. But I think Bo-Snerdley can.
So says you.
I do believe Neil Peart is a solid conservative.
During a conversation with the NME in 1977, Peart was asked about his reasons for basing Rushs song 2112 on the work of right-wing philosopher Ayn Rand.
I recall that NME interview very well because the conversation was great, Peart recalls in an interview in the forthcoming new edition of Classic Rock. And we all felt totally betrayed after, because we had a lovely time with the guy. I remember him being so courteous. It was so amicable. As far as I was concerned, we were just having an intellectual conversation. But these things are wide open to misinterpretation, and that was a classic case.
Peart, who has since distanced himself from Rands writings, added: I know where I fall politically. And I define it better now: Im a libertarian, but a bleeding-heart libertarian.
I believe in taxation and health care that is outside the usual libertarian mandate, because I dont want people to have to suffer. Its as simple as that. If people are suffering and I can help, I want to. But heres the difference between being an idealist and a realist. Idealistically, I believe that we should help people. But realistically, do I think that government will do that? No.
I count the number of Rush songs that I can tolerate on one hand-Tom Sawyer, Working Man, Closer to the Heart, and one other that is so awesome I can’t even remember it’s name. AC/DC rules and they’re going back to the Studio in May btw.
Based on an interview I recently read, I believe he has moved quite a bit to the right since then.
No thanks, the music the band played may have been good, but that high pitched voice was too excruciating.
Had my issues with Led Zeppelin at times for the same reason.
I may not agree but it’s great and free speech to boot to here people plug the bands they really like, I’ve hung around in a number of music discussions. Amazon and so on. Rush is probably big enough to have their own forum. Also, a lot of it depends on mood.
Grand Funk Railroad are the finest musicians who ever stepped foot on a stage to play rock and roll.
They were the ‘Greatest’. The proof is in and indisputable.
Other bands were better in some ways though.
“Rush”- that’s a radio show isn’t it?
I’ve been a big fan of Zep, if the FM station plays it, it’s a pleasant surprise, great listenable stuff, I’ve had all their albums but I can’t get by that they did lift some riffs and yes, you could say that about a lot of music alright. I even heard Howard Stern who I usually don’t listen to discuss it in youtube videos.
Too many bands out there for one to be the most awesome. Really, I appreciate them all the same.
Friend of mine is a big Van Halen fan down to having VH decals on his truck. Like I say variety is the spice of life, some people swear to Deep Purple, ACDC, and so on.
Yeah, I like Aerosmith but no way would I try to push them being the best but do enjoy. This is probably where I lose folks. :)
I got to see them again in Baltimore last year.
I did not know Rush was in a band.
Max Kibbe, the Freedom Works, Tea Party guy, I’m rather sure I visited his facebook page and he likes the Grateful Dead, I like some of that music as well. Apparently states this in his wiki profile.
Ramones is another band that rocked as well.
He was asked about the push for amnesty and he said he doesn’t believe in borders at all. He says Rand was a phase that he now rejects. I still like the band and have in spite of Peart’s constant atheist message, but he is on the right no longer.
Swinging Blue Jeans!
I have been told by leftists that I “can’t possibly be conservative and like the Dead”. They can’t say why, and I’m not really convinced that I need their permission. Good to know that about Max Kibbe. Ann Coulter, Deroy Murdock, and just about everyone I knew in college are also right of center fans of the Dead.
Peart must be one of the most skillful and technical drummers of all time yet I prefer the styles of Paice and Bonham. It’s all a matter of taste!
Whatever, Tom Sawyer... *SMIRK*
good songs and this is high praise from a Led Zeppelin fan [Album II rules]....Doesn't the bass in "Tom Sawyer" and "Closer to the Heart" remind you of 'Yes" ??
Van Halen. Specifically Eddie Van Halen, and a hat tip to David Lee Roth.
Eruption/You Really Got Me:
“A realization I had lately: it is impossible to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and be a Republican.” —Niel Peart
> Heh; thats a double negative. So which has the harder drum parts, YYZ or La Villa Strangiato?
Hard to say but definately one for The Working Man to figure out...: )
> Grand Funk Railroad are the finest musicians who ever stepped foot on a stage to play rock and roll.
Well they did have that one great song....: )
What follows that statement is utterly discombobulated. Panhandlers are not the “poor” that Jesus mentioned at all; for the most part they are among the ones called “drunkards”. Never mind Peart’s looking forward to meeting “Jesus or Allah or Buddha”, thinking he will be “all right”.
I went to about 85 Dead shows in the 70s and 80s. Someone can be a Republican and like the Dead, though their following when they toured was rife with drug use, promiscuity, and a lot of phony “peace and love.”
One thing I’ll say, to me easily a great rock epic song is Kashmir by LZ. Nothing like it, it’s amazing.
True, up to "Permanent Waves", then he stopped squealing like a banshee for the most part.
Agree those are great songs, “Red Barchetta” and “Distant Early Warning” are also high on my list.
Gawd awful castrato squaling over random hyperactive notes.
Yup, they're some kind of wonderful indeed.
Rush are three of the most talentless hacks to ever abuse musical instruments. Their music sucks, their lyrics suck, their playing sucks and Geddy’s dog probably hates him. Not one remotely listenable thing ever came out of that band. Not one.
Aside from that minor gripe, I think what they did with the entire Moving Pictures album was among my favorite musical things ever. Especially Red Barchetta ;)
I didn't, either. I thought he was a radio talk show host.
You never hears “The Spirit of Radio? ‘)
I was never able to reconcile Deadheads with the dull earnestness and rigid conformity of the Left. The Leftists actually went to the music festivals to support a cause. Bleah. The weird thing I noticed about Deadhead couples was that they tended to settle into traditional sex roles. I wonder if they realized it. Anyway ...
It was and is a weird part of the counter-culture that I still like to interact with from time to time. Of course here in the South we are all Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic fans as well.
He actually has two bands, AM and FM.
I think I know the Dead’s catalog of songs fairly well and they dealt with such universal messages and so on, from the songs I know it would have been hard to pigeonhole them into leftist politics, “We bid you goodnight” is obviously a Church hymn which I know you all know as their usual closing, then you have “St. Stephen” too. And then, there other songs too many to mention, “Friend of the Devil”, “Ripple” of course, probably their defining song to me, so many songs and yet from the ones I am familiar with, unpolitical. “Jack Straw”, “Playing in the band”, I even enjoy most of “Shakedown Street”. I once had a friend who was very knowledgeable on music and he said they were sort of like the American Beatles. I’ll always remember that and it seems to have the ring of truth to it.
Calm down, it’s not like it’s Helix or something!
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