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Band: Rush

Postby cal on Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:33 am

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Postby Mr. Chimp on Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:55 am

geddy lee voice - crap
geddy lee keys - crap
geddy lee bass - over the top but not crap
alex lifeson guitar - over the top but not crap
neil peart drums - over the top but not crap
neil peart lyrics - crap
being over the top in a Canadian manner - crap

crap 4 - not crap 3

Rush = Crap
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Postby tmidgett on Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:05 pm

glad they exist!

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Postby Dylan on Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:38 am

Yes, they can be annoyingly pretentious, but I say NOT CRAP. They say the Brazilians were singing along to "YYZ".
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Postby rocco on Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:25 pm

2112 - definitely not crap
Working Man - not crap and not neal peart
Fly by Night(the song) - not crap
All the rest - somewhat crappy but does not overshadow the gems.
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Postby capnreverb on Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:19 am

Rush/Rush - Moving pictures = fucking awesome.
Signals - now = horrible fuming turds.

They were great at writing long winded overly complex math rock tunes with mindfuckingly great parts and solos. They are terrible at writting pop songs. Geddys voice is annoying and Pearts lyrics are stupid, but Permanent Waves is such a great and ambitious record.
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Postby Dave Jett on Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:16 pm

over25 years-not crap
Spirit of the radio as pop song, and many others-not crap
writning complex material-not crap
Inspiring young players to do more/better-not crap
lyrics-not crap
recording complex material in mostly one take-not crap
"just put a mic on it"
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Postby Swat on Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:08 pm

Where do I start... First off, I'm pretty biased 'cause I'm Canadian, but there are WAY WORSE Canadian bands/musicians up here! Can anyone remember Triumph? Not to mention all the other embarrassments... Cory Hart, Loverboy, Brian Adams, Chilliwack, Trooper, April Wine, BTO, Haywire, Anne Murry, Celien Dion, Bare Naked Ladies etc. There are some great bands/musicians up here too though... Niel Young, Martin Tielli, Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchel, Hot Hot Heat, North of America, Robbie Robertson, Stompin' Tom Connors etc.
Yes, Rush wore robes and sang about elves and slaying dragons. Moving Pictures was the reason that I got into music. I kinda liked the cheesy epics! (check out cygnus x-1) They were original and were definitely not predictable. Their first album blew goats, and they haven't done all that much as of lately, but I can't say that Rush is "crap."
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:42 pm

Musically, they are not bad by any means.
Geddy Lee sounds like a witch and everytime I hear " Tom Sawyer" I swear it feels like I'm being turned into a toad.
Therefore they get a CRAP.
I don't like witches.
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby RBoyer on Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:14 pm

capnreverb wrote:Rush/Rush - Moving pictures = fucking awesome.
Signals - now = horrible fuming turds.

I'm with the Cap'n on this one, tho I'd even eliminate a few of the early records. I always thought the drumming on "Camera Eye" from Moving Pictures to be astonishing, my favorite Peart song.

A few albums out of a whole load, tho, does not save you from being CRAP.
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Postby horsewhip on Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:12 pm

CRAP, but not entirely without their merits. Some gems here and there, but I've never heard an LP by them that I've liked all the way through.

If I wanna hear Canadians with a funny-sounding singer play in fucked-up time signatures, I'll stick with Voivod, thankyouverymuch.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:01 am

BTO does not deserve to be compared to Rush merely because both bands are Canadian--I'm surprised Steve has not come to BTO's defense. While I do like the riffage in "Working Man," it's the lone digestible song in a long and vomit-worthy "career." The only band I hate more than Rush is The Eagles. I'd rather listen to Triumph or April Wine any day of the week--not that those bands don't suck, mind you. But Rush sucks in a uniquely monolithic manner.
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Postby yut on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:11 pm

Wow... This is cool. Only one page on Rush and no appearant Kerbelling?

Yes, Rush are overrated and not worthy of a lengthy discussion. Neil Peart is a very good drummer, but not as good as people think. Yes, he has a lot of crap on his drum kit and does some neat stuff.

A prog rock band without serious keyboards is lame. I laugh my ass off when I hear those keys on Xanadu...

Don't get me wrong, they are a very good band. They simply pale in comparison to Genesis and Yes. They also got into prog fairly late, and if it wasn't for how "streamlined" their prog sound is, they would have been like Yezda Urfa (who are a much better band).

Nonetheless, I give them a "Crap" simply to even out the amount of hype and disservice they have done to progressive rock. If you know the 70's Yes material, you know that Rush have lifted a lot of material from Yes. They simplified it and made it accessible for Trans Am driving losers.
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Postby Marsupialized on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:17 pm

you think YOU hate Rush?
Not to laugh at child molestation or anything but the old drummer of a band I was in told us that his uncle used to take him down into the basement and fondle him, to cover up the sounds of the touchings he would blast rush.
This came up when the guitarist said we should do a rush cover as a joke.
We did not end up doing the Rush cover.
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Postby the Classical on Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:19 pm

tmidgett wrote:glad they exist!


ha, this somes up my opinion of Rush perfectly.

The thread where Steve was deconstruction Rush lyrics in the wee hours of the morning is one of the best things on this board.

Rush, I am so glad you are a band, but you are total crap!
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Postby rocker654 on Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:14 pm

They had a couple of good albums-Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures.

I care not to get into or defend the rest.
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Postby Plantweed on Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:29 am

Corny but I still like them up to about '83.
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Postby kerble on Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:56 pm

yut wrote:Wow... This is cool. Only one page on Rush and no appearant Kerbelling?

that's cause we had five pages of bile to spew on the Neil Peart's Lyrics thread.

so good.
kerble is right.
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Postby tommydski on Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:59 pm

Surely the worst band ever.

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