an amazing band.
>>By Kile_de_Muerte (Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003 06:24)
and a very good DJ... (Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:43)
Amazing nobody has much to say about one of my favorites. I guess it's up to me. Rush was replaced at #1 by Jane's Addiction, then moved to #3 by Tool. After further consideration, Rush takes the #5 spot after the Beatles and Led Zeppelin in that order. Anyway, its hard to find three better musicians anywhere in rock. Their writing has become stale lately, but they manage to do something incredible on every track they record. Geddy Lee released great solo album, but some of my fellow Rush devotees didn't like it. Many people complain about his voice. He can be described as a man who looks like very ugly witch with the voice of a frightened midget and the talent of Apollo. Peart's drum style stands alone. Leifson remains one of the most unsung rock guitar gods ever.
>>By self-titled (Saturday, 7 Jun 2003 23:54)
Incredible nobody talks about Rush - maybe it´s because it´s unnecessary to tell how perfect they are
>>By alvaro (Friday, 27 Jun 2003 03:49)
Rush, nothing to say, bye, i can't waste my time here, i'm gone to hear Cygnus X-1
>>By Prive (Thursday, 17 Jul 2003 10:25)
They have one of the best drummers in the hole wide world.
>>By sniperfox2000 (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 15:59)
Rush is great. Everything about this band is great. Xanadu is in line for the greatest song ever written.
>>By Insidious Tangerine (Friday, 31 Oct 2003 01:42)
I love Rush! They are incredible live! I don't like the Vapor Trails cd much though. Where's Alex's solos,and the great production? I'm still looking forward to Rush recording a new cd,but a better one than Vapor Trails. I do like Geddy's solo cd. As for Floyd being better. I'd have to give Rush the upper hand. I also love Floyd,but find most of the music they did with Syd Barrett annoying. I do love everything after Barrett though.
>>By Themadrummer (Sunday, 2 Nov 2003 03:06)
I just recently started listening to Rush and I don't believe I have stopped in three weeks. They are amazing and it supremely sucks that I wasn't around when they were younger. I definitely would have made my way to roadie. In any case, Rush rocks.
>>By TheChick (Sunday, 28 Dec 2003 16:16)
I have grown up listening to Rush. I love Geddy Lee's voice. It's very stylistic and he does amazing things with it. I agree with some of you, Vapor Trails wasn't my favorite CD, but I still listen to it more than some of the other crap that's out there. By the way, Rush is WAY better than Pink Floyd. Although I do like Pink Floyd--they just don't compare to Rush.
>>By brew (Friday, 2 Apr 2004 19:25)
>>By Jane (Monday, 5 Apr 2004 05:36)
heard of the band while i was watching the trailer park boys
"Ricky what are you doing you cant borrow a person"
>>By *Vovin* (Monday, 5 Apr 2004 18:31)
If you want to hear the one song that defines Rush..listen to the Necromancer.. It has everything..mellow, hard, lyrical, moody and RAW!!
>>By dbirk (Sunday, 16 May 2004 08:04)
rush has been my favourite band for a long time now, i guess i was hucked on because they sounde precise and like they had something to say and there was this whole "theyre just three guys" thing.
>>By blahblah (Monday, 17 May 2004 12:11)
If you think covers are boring, you're wrong, in this case at least---This is a great album! I just received it for my birthday and found it inspirational and fitting for the times. I think people need a breath of nostalgia at a time that echoes the 60's. as i said, fitting for now too though because somehow Rush make you take a new look at each of these songs. the only track i thought a little weak was the last one, musically anyhow... -newgirl
>>By StormySara (Monday, 5 Jul 2004 17:02)
Rush is one of the best bands
just lovely :)
>>By Quana (Thursday, 26 Aug 2004 16:19)
Feedback sucks big eggs. Went to see them at Wembley and, apart from the crap sound you'd expect from an aircraft hangar, they were fantastic. The early songs shone through - they do seem to have lost their way a bit since the early eighties, although test for echo was a bit of a return to form. They played for three hours, and Neil's eight minute drum solo was an absolute pleasure, even though I hate drum solos! Get 2112, Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves and Grace Under Pressure if you know what's good for you.
>>By boo (Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 02:45)
Well I am a Rush fan who goes wayyy back. I saw them in concert only once, in 1981 for their "Moving Pictures" tour. They were incredible, as far as I can remember.
As far as their albums go, I was dissapointed with their change of direction after moving pictures and I lost interest. My 3 favorite albums of theirs would have to be Hemispheres, Permanent waves and Moving Pictures. Their first live album, "All the worlds a stage" is a must have. In my very humble opinion they were in their prime as musicians and as writers during the permanent waves, moving pictures era.
I understand that in recent years they've sort of returned to their roots a little bit. I'm happy to hear that. I suppose others may have liked their newer stuff better if they started following them in the later 80's or the 90's. Whatever phase of their career you think best represents them is up to the beholder.
But love em or not, you can't point to a whole lot of bands out there that have been as influential as they have, been around as long as they have, (1973) and are still out there, even with the same line up since 1974).
Long live Rush!
>>By stevie v (Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 06:23)
rush is a superb band. it's amazing a band so progressive got so popular. there are many amazing progressive bands in the world who don't get the exposure that rush managed to get. Still, from Caress of Steel all the way through signals is some of the best rock ever done. as for geddy lee's voice? hmmm... ... ... gerbil in overdrive maybe? i love pearts lyrics and geddy sings them like he means every word. i have a feeling geddy lee is as big a fan of peart's lyrics as i am. rush is an amazing band, but rush fans dissapoint me somewhat. hearing rush as a youth prepared my mind for other amazing progressive bands like frank zappa, gong, black sun ensemble, gentle giant, camel, jean luc ponty, mahavishnu orchestra, weather report, ozric tentacles, hawkwind, the list is endless. it gets on my nerves how people will say "neil peart's the greatest drummer in the world". there are som many other amazing drummers. peart is as good as any drummer, but people limit themselves by making one man the be-all end-all for drumming. check out terry bozio or billy cobham, pierre moerlen, triloc gurtu, or phil collins with brand-x. rush is awesome, but don't limit your mind by thinking no one else has ever done music as good. rush is but at the tip of a gigantic iceberg of progressive rock from all over the world. try osmind.com for a terrific catalogue of progressive rock. also try prog4u. rush works for a livin. let's start paying heed to the other bands that do the same.
>>By turnmon (Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 17:54)
I don't listen to Rush as much as I used to, but I still hear them on the radio a lot. I live in Toronto. I don't know if Rush gets played much in other places. I agree that Rush songs have thoughtful lyrics. I remember at one point in their career they incorporated libertarian philosophy into their songs. I think Getty Lee went through an Ayn Rand phase. I forget the name of the song, but there's that one about cutting down the tall trees to make room for the short ones. It's been a while since I heard it. I just remember getting into an argument with a friend about it.
I saw Rush play twice. Once at Maple Leaf Gardens where Toronto's hockey team used to play. I was far from the stage and the acoustics were terrible, but I saw a terrific performance at a smaller place called Massey Hall. I had good seats in a small hall with good acoustics. That was superb. They made a live album out of the Massey Hall concert. I think it came out just before 2112.
Strangely enough, my favourite Rush song is one of their earliest: In the Mood. Working man is another good one from the early days. I think a lot of people can relate to that lyric from Subdivisions: "Conform or be cast out." Aren't you glad your high school days are over? LOL
>>By Mikey_Canuck (Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004 04:14)
One of my favorites.
>>By tfarrow (Sunday, 18 Sep 2005 19:11)
The most honored, celebrated, duplicated and awarded band in the history of modern rock music. Their accomplishments and awards are staggering. To see a complete list, please visit the homepage of my Yahoo Group:
>>By Artist (Friday, 15 Sep 2006 21:19)
I used to listen to Rush a awful lot around the time of Moving Pictures and got into some of their earlier stuff. Saw them a couple if times live and they were great. It's strange to think of them still going somehow (!) but I like the idea that they are "returning to their roots" ... the albums from "Subdivisions" on didn't seem to grab me as much.....
>>By planet ear (Saturday, 16 Sep 2006 00:34)
A league of their own!! Simply put...
>>By Da Blues (Sunday, 7 Jan 2007 18:51)
Have to make a point about Rush. They are just so incredibly fantastic at what they do. Like it or not, they have the best chops in the business, the ability to play pretty much ANY rock style, write amazing musical interludes and passages, and they have been able to keep it together over 3 decades! In my opinion, Rush is one of the best rock bands that have ever committed music to tape. Check out their early albums, and their more recent ones, but feel free to skip a few of the mid-eighties entries which basically just replicated the heavy synth sounds of the time. It has to be said that Rush still did it better than most, but that's not really where you'll find the best they have to offer. In any case, Rush should be a band you love and respect and enjoy any chance you can get.
>>By mistercolumbo (Saturday, 12 Mar 2011 18:22)
The discussion board is currently closed.