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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by JC8, Jun 30, 2008.
They had a pretty good bassist.
And an even better drummer.
I am seeing them on the 12th. Rush is the best and the last band I have to see live before I die.
Had a pretty good bassist? Geddy Lee was always their bassist (well, since a couple of weeks after the band first got together - 40 years ago). So unless he died or something...heaven forbid...
I saw them (for the second time) on April 20th (here in New Orleans) and have posted a lyric or two of their's (or perhaps more accurately, Neil's) here.
For three guys they make a helluva lot of sound. And nothing short of excellent.
Saw them perform last year and enjoyed every minute of it!
They put a lotta bands to shame who need additional hired hands to achieve an albumlike sound.
"YYZ" as a closer made me drive home with an ear to ear smile on my face.
Rush kicks ass. I'm a bit tired of the "OMG Neal Peart is the best drummer evahhhhhh!" bs, but they are all VERY good, and I love them.
he so is though
Skull, that was a great reply. Reminds me of the coked-out Chester Cheetah on Family Guy.
"Exit... Stage Left" is a live album but is still tighter than most studio albums. "Begin the day with a friendly voice..."
Goddamn, I have to catch these guys live.
Another great trio from the same era (and area) is Triumph. I want to see them too. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
**edit** I am now listening to "Exit..." Thanks guys!
Where are the playing on the 12th? I'm going to the show on the 11th in Manchester, NH. My little sis bought me an early B-Day present lol.
PNC bank arts center in the dirty dirty...
Saw 'em at the Rosemount in Chicago '94. Unbelievable performance.
offical web site is very well done. RUSH - Official Website
that is awesome how come you didn't tell me that when i was down there!??!
I've seen Rush several times, most recently a couple months ago here in Fort Lauderdale. They always put on a good show.
You didn't ask. :tongue:
Saw them in the early 80's. I enjoyed them more at keg parties played on vinyl than I did live. Canadian rock, like Aldo Nova better than Rush, even though Rush had way more music.
YouTube - Aldo Nova - fantasy
Yeah, Aldo Nova was just awesome with their one good song! lol!!!
I put Aldo Nova in the same category as Patrick Hernandez...
One hit wonders.
God... Rush... where do I start? I learned the chronicles cassette tapes when I was sick with the flu in high school. Figuring out all of those Rush songs (except for YYZ and La Villa Strangiata... I was only sick for a couple of days) made me one HELL of a guitar player and is the basis for my guitar playing style.
Can I give Alex a shout out? He gets overshadowed by Neil and Geddy, but he did more for showing rock guitar players what extended harmonies mean and the proper use of a chorus effect... his vibrato style was akin to the great Jeff Beck, real fluid and vocal-like.
Everyone knows that Geddy is a monster... you can't beat a Fender Jazz or a "Rick" through an Ampeg, his sound was as sick as his playing.
Come on now, I'll give Rush credit where it's due, but after "Moving Pictures", they really sucked. WTF was "Roll the Bones", when I heard what they were calling it "funk/hip-hop rock", I couldn't take them seriously even though the album went Platinum/Double Platinum ? Talk about crap, that's when America was buying into Milli Vanilli !
I was going to do the same but figured people didn't want to get bored with the technical aspect of it. Supreme use of the chorus effects, and those suspended chords he hits just hang there forever. So lush. I always tell people, if I could be on an island and only have one group's library of music to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be Rush. No doubt about it.
You know I had this sick fucking experience that really put me over the top with them back when I was in 7th or 8th grade I believe. You ever fall asleep and wake up in a bout of sleep paralysis? You know, when you can't move no matter how hard you try, but you can still see? A lot of people confuse this with being abducted by aliens, or don't they...
Anyway, I used to have my little boom box on my bed next to me and one night fell asleep to one of the Chronicles CDs, I believe the second one. And woke up in a bout of sleep paralysis and it was during the climax to Distant Early Warning, talk about an awesome and haunting experience! I couldn't fucking move but "the world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do? RED ALERT RED ALERT" was pumping from right behind me. And over the music I just heard this laugh like the Joker's laugh. I have been one with Rush ever since.