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Rush is the awesomest band ever!
netflix ^ | 23/Dec/2013 | bakeneko

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'.


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1 posted on 03/08/2014 7:02:20 PM PST by bakeneko
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To: bakeneko

Heh; that’s a double negative. So which has the harder drum parts, YYZ or La Villa Strangiato?


2 posted on 03/08/2014 7:03:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: bakeneko

“Rush was the most solid and cool and allaround awesome band of the past half century”

uh huh


3 posted on 03/08/2014 7:06:32 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bakeneko
Yep.Been a fan since the seventies but they've never been here to Oz!

Sure hope they venture here sooner rather than later.40+ years and not one visit down under!

4 posted on 03/08/2014 7:06:39 PM PST by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: bakeneko

sorry...

lead singer sounds too much like Luther in the movie “The Warriors”

“War-riors...come out and play-ay!”


5 posted on 03/08/2014 7:07:30 PM PST by digger48
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To: bakeneko

Zep hands down


6 posted on 03/08/2014 7:08:08 PM PST by steel_resolve (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: bakeneko

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.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 7:08:21 PM PST by ThomasThomas (Yes, You are always right /S)
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To: bakeneko

So says you.


8 posted on 03/08/2014 7:08:23 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: bakeneko

I do believe Neil Peart is a solid conservative.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 7:10:07 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: bakeneko
Vanilla Fudge ... and in a pinch eatable if jammed with proper ingredients and no need to be in a Rush.
10 posted on 03/08/2014 7:11:04 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: steel_resolve

Definitely


11 posted on 03/08/2014 7:12:28 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

During a conversation with the NME in 1977, Peart was asked about his reasons for basing Rush’s 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 Rand’s writings, added: “I know where I fall politically. And I define it better now: I’m a libertarian, but a bleeding-heart libertarian.

“I believe in taxation and health care that is outside the usual libertarian mandate, because I don’t want people to have to suffer. It’s as simple as that. If people are suffering and I can help, I want to. But here’s 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.”

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/rushs-neil-peart-i-was-betrayed/


12 posted on 03/08/2014 7:14:08 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: bakeneko

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.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 7:18:58 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Based on an interview I recently read, I believe he has moved quite a bit to the right since then.


14 posted on 03/08/2014 7:19:46 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: bakeneko
If you like male singers that sound like they have their gonads clamped in a vise.........

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.

15 posted on 03/08/2014 7:20:35 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: bakeneko

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.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 7:21:59 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: bakeneko

Grand Funk Railroad are the finest musicians who ever stepped foot on a stage to play rock and roll.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 7:22:36 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: bakeneko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzNxYjf_4p4
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?


18 posted on 03/08/2014 7:27:06 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: doorgunner69

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. :)


19 posted on 03/08/2014 7:27:15 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: bakeneko

I got to see them again in Baltimore last year.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 7:28:58 PM PST by BreezyDog
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To: bakeneko

I did not know Rush was in a band.


21 posted on 03/08/2014 7:30:09 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: bakeneko

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Kibbe

Ramones is another band that rocked as well.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 7:30:09 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: bakeneko

Black Sabbath


23 posted on 03/08/2014 7:30:10 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: bakeneko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OSrGW_mPls


24 posted on 03/08/2014 7:34:51 PM PST by struggle
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 7:41:52 PM PST by Rastus
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To: bakeneko; a fool in paradise

Swinging Blue Jeans!


26 posted on 03/08/2014 7:44:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: BeadCounter

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.


27 posted on 03/08/2014 7:46:14 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: bakeneko

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!


28 posted on 03/08/2014 7:46:15 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: bakeneko

Whatever, Tom Sawyer... *SMIRK*


29 posted on 03/08/2014 7:49:11 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Olog-hai
Tom Sawyer-Working Man-Closer to the Heart

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" ??

30 posted on 03/08/2014 7:51:33 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: bakeneko; All

Van Halen. Specifically Eddie Van Halen, and a hat tip to David Lee Roth.

Eruption/You Really Got Me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCwigPhpiXs


31 posted on 03/08/2014 7:53:10 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: bakeneko

“A realization I had lately: it is impossible to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and be a Republican.” —Niel Peart

http://tinyurl.com/lx3rsev


32 posted on 03/08/2014 7:54:37 PM PST by suboptimal
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To: Olog-hai

> Heh; that’s 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...: )


33 posted on 03/08/2014 7:56:12 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: atc23

> 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....: )


34 posted on 03/08/2014 7:58:25 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Revolting cat!
Rush recently covered the hits of lesser bands.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 8:01:05 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: suboptimal

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”.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 8:01:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: cdcdawg

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.”


37 posted on 03/08/2014 8:02:59 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: steel_resolve

One thing I’ll say, to me easily a great rock epic song is Kashmir by LZ. Nothing like it, it’s amazing.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 8:04:45 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: digger48
lead singer sounds too much like Luther in the movie “The Warriors” “War-riors...come out and play-ay!”

True, up to "Permanent Waves", then he stopped squealing like a banshee for the most part.

39 posted on 03/08/2014 8:06:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: bakeneko
yeah, right...

40 posted on 03/08/2014 8:06:49 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RC one

Agree those are great songs, “Red Barchetta” and “Distant Early Warning” are also high on my list.


41 posted on 03/08/2014 8:08:37 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: bakeneko

No.

Worst ever.

Gawd awful castrato squaling over random hyperactive notes.


42 posted on 03/08/2014 8:09:24 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: atc23
Grand Funk Railroad are the finest musicians who ever stepped foot on a stage to play rock and roll.

Yup, they're some kind of wonderful indeed.

43 posted on 03/08/2014 8:11:39 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: bakeneko

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 ;)


44 posted on 03/08/2014 8:19:19 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Fzob
I did not know Rush was in a band.

I didn't, either. I thought he was a radio talk show host.

45 posted on 03/08/2014 8:28:51 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

You never hears “The Spirit of Radio? ‘)


46 posted on 03/08/2014 8:31:43 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Freestate316

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.


47 posted on 03/08/2014 8:35:11 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Fzob
I did not know Rush was in a band.

He actually has two bands, AM and FM.

48 posted on 03/08/2014 8:40:07 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: cdcdawg

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.


49 posted on 03/08/2014 8:54:32 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: bakeneko

Calm down, it’s not like it’s Helix or something!


50 posted on 03/08/2014 9:02:14 PM PST by Edward Teach
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