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The LOVE Of The Band RUSH

g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,122
edited January 2020 in Other Music
Yes I know many on here cannot stand the band 2gif, however many others including my nerdy self love them and the chick lead singer. D

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2gif: *Our Fans Feel Vindicated*
Rush, and Rush fans, are long used to being the butt of the joke – kimono-wearing, book-learning, heavily moustachioed Canadian prog-rock overlords never seemed likely to be at the cutting edge of cool. But what's really interesting is how their fan archetype – that nerdy, computer-club, Dungeons and Dragons-playing, comic-reading, sci-fi geek – has moved from the margins right into the very heart of the mainstream. Rush have been uncool for so long that they are, finally, perhaps the coolest band in the world.

"We've been vindicated!" laughs guitarist Alex Lifeson down the phone from his home in Toronto a few days later. "A lot of fans feel vindicated, too. There is a segment of our audience that are outsiders and some have grown into power and influence, but that bond they feel to us is still there. It's very, very deep and I don't think it's like that for a lot of other bands."

The same could be said in the case of Pearl Jam in that they also have their legion of fans and outsiders. The bond PJ and their fans have is super strong and the same can and is said about 2gif and their fans it's only going on 40 years now. Never been on the cover of Rolling Stone or in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and they will never need either one of those so called status positions. I hope they never get it in the RARHOF they sure don't need it.

So LOVE em or HATE em they are STILL a great band touring and STILL recording some 30+ years later. Still a classic album.....2112...
Instead the band locked everyone out and wrote 2112, an album whose entire first side was taken up by a concept piece about a brutally dystopian future in which a group of elite priests exert total control over the meek and mediocre: excellence and individualism have been traded in for a numb, cowardly security. One man finds an old guitar, is fascinated by the sounds it makes and begs the priests to let the people make their own music. They respond by crushing the guitar beneath their feet. A voice at the track's end intones: "Attention all planets of the Solar Federation: we have assumed control."

The sleevenotes offered thanks to the rightwing novelist Ayn Rand, while critics also detected nods to Dostoevsky and Nietzsche. Peart's ultra-libertarian stance was construed by the NME, never one to shy away from a ludicrous argument, as being dangerously close to Nazism, despite Rand – and Lee – being Jewish. "I believe in the sanctity of the individual," Peart said later. "In freedom of action without harming anyone else." While this debate raged on, in England at least, Rush displayed their desire for individual freedom on 2112's sleeve where they were pictured wearing silk kimonos, in what they admit in Beyond the Lighted Stage was an attempt to have an image, any image. As a young fan I found that picture a far more powerful message and, to this day, I've never met a Rush fan who ever gave two hoots for Rand or objectivism, but I know plenty for whom Rush's brilliantly openhearted, unafraid ludicrousness was just as much of a draw as their staggering technical aptitude.
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*MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
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*The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    weekapaug19weekapaug19 Posts: 2,278
    the stuff I've heard from them I love, but haven't heard enough. need to find some recordings or something to expand my rush knowledge
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    keeponrockinkeeponrockin Posts: 7,446
    Great great band.
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    DV70007DV70007 Posts: 67
    Rush is a great Band. Have been listening to them for years. The musicianship these three bring to the table is absolutely off the charts. Seeing them in June. Moving Pictures played in it's entirety.....can't wait!!
    If you have not seen this documentary....check it out:

    http://www.rushbeyondthelightedstage.com/
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    Will be seeing them for my 4th time in June. Most talented group of three musicians that have ever picked up instruments
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,122
    the stuff I've heard from them I love, but haven't heard enough. need to find some recordings or something to expand my rush knowledge

    It depends on what albums you already have and what you've already heard. I could give you a few to give a try, if you would like.

    Peace
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    12345AGNST112345AGNST1 Posts: 4,906
    I used to love them but I don't really listen to them anymore. I happen to prefer their newer work than their classic stuff just because its more modern.

    Malignant Narcissism is such an amazing song.
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,122

    What does FS mean and I have that very same album on vynil? I love that album but to me Exit Stage Left is much better......La Villa Strangiato is awesome with Alex's solo.

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    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    capthowdy1027capthowdy1027 Posts: 3,270
    I'm not a hardcore fan but I do like them. I always crank the volume when they come on the radio.

    I didn't know they weren't in the HOF. Why the he'll are they not?
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,122
    edited April 2011
    I'm not a hardcore fan but I do like them. I always crank the volume when they come on the radio.

    I didn't know they weren't in the HOF. Why the he'll are they not?

    That's a damn good question that's why the RARHOF is such a joke but since they are NOT I hope they never get in. I think they'll become famous for that. They do have a star on the Hoolywood walk of fame....is that what it's called?

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    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    lukin2006lukin2006 Posts: 9,087
    Yet Donna Summers and some rap artist are now in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame.

    Neil Peart did an interview on our local radio a few years back and was asked about the RRHOF and said it doesn't matter because they play in front of sold out venues on a nightly basis, to paraphrase him.
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    Better DanBetter Dan Posts: 5,684
    edited April 2011
    I'm a Rush fan and have seen them live twice in the last couple of years. Both were excellent shows! Have the documentary and 2 of their concert performances (Rush in Rio and Snakes and Arrows Blu Ray). These 3 guys are really excellent musicians. Even though I'm a fan, I haven't heard all of their albums. Do you have any recommendations on which one I should try to listen to next?

    I have/heard: 2112, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Signals, Roll the Bones, Snakes and Arrows, and the Caravan/BU2B single.
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    Better DanBetter Dan Posts: 5,684
    the stuff I've heard from them I love, but haven't heard enough. need to find some recordings or something to expand my rush knowledge


    If you haven't heard them already you can't go wrong with Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves, and "side 1" of 2112. I'm also a big fan of their snakes and arrows album.
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    maynardsuxmaynardsux Posts: 1,085
    Just saw them live again for the first time in 20 years the other night, and am so glad i did!! Was quickly reminded of their musical brilliance and timeless energy, playing and rocking hard a solid 3 hr setlist that bands together half as long wouldn't even attempt......i may be partial being Canadian, but having been to many, many concerts, i've found few bands cover the spectrum or demographic that RUSH does.....aside from being an excellent live band, they relate to fans both young and old by just giving them what they want, with NO EGO!!!! If you have yet to see them live, i say do so on this tour if possible, watching Mr. Peart, a true master of his craft at work, is worth the price of admission alone...... :clap::clap::clap:
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    weekapaug19weekapaug19 Posts: 2,278
    Better Dan wrote:
    the stuff I've heard from them I love, but haven't heard enough. need to find some recordings or something to expand my rush knowledge


    If you haven't heard them already you can't go wrong with Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves, and "side 1" of 2112. I'm also a big fan of their snakes and arrows album.

    i've only heard the stuff they play on the radio (tom sawyer, freewill (I think thats the name of that song), limelight, etc..), snakes and arrows, and part of moving pictures.

    also watched the new documentary and thought it was pretty cool, it's made me want to hear more.
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    helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 5,262
    the spirit of radio=one of the greatest songs ever
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,122
    the spirit of radio=one of the greatest songs ever

    They are bands that come up with classic songs and lyrics...in fact just about every band has one. To me this is the ONE for RUSH even more than Tom Sawyer....Limelight is also another song that is a classic but not as much as SOR.

    The words here are just perfect....

    Begin the day
    Wth a friendly voice,
    A companion, unobtrusive
    Plays the song that's so elusive
    And the magic music makes your morning mood.

    Off on your way
    Hit the open road,
    There is magic at your fingers
    For the Spirit ever lingers,
    Undemanding contact In your happy solitude.


    Invisible airwaves
    Crackle with life
    Bright antennae bristle
    With the energy
    Emotional feedback
    On a timeless wavelength
    Bearing a gift beyond price-
    Almost free...

    All this machinery
    Making modern music
    Can still be open-hearted
    Not so coldly charted
    It's really just a question
    Of your honesty

    One likes to believe
    In the freedom of music,
    But glittering prizes
    And endless compromises
    Shatter the illusion
    Of integrity.

    "For the words of the profits,
    Are written on the studio wall,
    Concert hall -
    Echoes with the sounds...
    Of salesmen."




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    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shed Posts: 12,329
    If you choose not to decide if you LOVE or DESPISE the band Rush...

    You still have made a choice
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    lastexit78lastexit78 Posts: 612
    the spirit of radio=one of the greatest songs ever

    I was about to post this exact statement. The lyrics ring so true, I don't even think they could have imagined how corrupt the music industry would become when they wrote it. One of the 10 greatest songs ever written by any band in my opinion.
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    I'm Canadian. Not a Rush fan. Bought their two latest songs off iTunes. Some of my favourite stuff in recent memory.

    But Tom "Soy" can go away.
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    Gary CarterGary Carter Shea Stadium Posts: 13,940
    what happens if you dont love or despise the band RUSH?
    Ron: I just don't feel like going out tonight
    Sammi: Wanna just break up?

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    Lukin66Lukin66 Posts: 3,063
    I love love love Rush. My first concert was Rush at the Gorge, and it is still one of my favorite music memories. I'm liking most of the new stuff, but Presto and Roll the Bones will always hold a special place for me. Not to mention I blast down the road at 80mph whenever Red Barchetta comes on the radio :lol: For fans of Rush, I always recommend Neil Peart's Ghost Rider, his book detailing life after the loss of his daughter and wife. Great read!

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    Grunge100Grunge100 Posts: 178
    Rush is a class act. I have seen them 20+ times in concert, so I guess you can say I LOVE them. :D
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    I've only seen Rush twice: both times in 2002 on Vapour Trails tour-in MSG and the Fleet Centre in Boston. Both great shows. I am going to see their very first Irish show ever next month. Really looking forward to it. My friend just got me the 2 new songs on a 7 inch on Record Store Day-was it a RSD release?

    They're not playing my favourite Rush song this tour, but that's OK, because I heard it in 2002. The mighty Distant Early Warning.
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    LizardLizard So Cal Posts: 12,069
    Love Rush, as I have said many times!! :D

    Was really into them before PJ took over. I admit....have not really stayed up to date with them so am more into their older stuff. The Trees, Subdivisions, New World Man, Red Barchetta are some of my faves.
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    Better DanBetter Dan Posts: 5,684
    Lizard wrote:
    Love Rush, as I have said many times!! :D

    Was really into them before PJ took over. I admit....have not really stayed up to date with them so am more into their older stuff. The Trees, Subdivisions, New World Man, Red Barchetta are some of my faves.


    All terrific songs!
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    NYCPJNYCPJ nyc Posts: 761
    The other day, someone was asking me how they are still selling out arenas when a few other bands from the 70s/80s are lucky to be playing hotel bars. I think its because they never tried to conform to any trends and they just make the music they want to make. And, because of that, their fans never left. They are fantastic musicians and are still great in concert (i first caught them in '78)

    Here are a few photos from the MSG show the other night:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlbnyc/set ... 472654048/
    6/3/06 (East Rutherford 2)
    6/24/08 (MSG1)
    6/25/08 (MSG2)
    7/1/08 (Beacon Theater -NYC)
    10/30/09 (Philly3)
    5/18/10 (Newark, NJ)
    5/20/10 (MSG1)
    5/21/10 (MSG2)
    10/18/13 (Brooklyn 1)
    10/19/13 (Brooklyn 2)
    5/1/16 (MSG 1)
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    rick1zoo2rick1zoo2 between a rock and a dumb place Posts: 12,632
    we saw them in August in Allentown and again two weeks ago in Hershey - fantastic shows. no opening band, they play for 3 hours. I grew up listening to them so they are burned into my brain. just an amazing band.
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,122
    NYCPJ wrote:
    The other day, someone was asking me how they are still selling out arenas when a few other bands from the 70s/80s are lucky to be playing hotel bars. I think its because they never tried to conform to any trends and they just make the music they want to make. And, because of that, their fans never left. They are fantastic musicians and are still great in concert (i first caught them in '78)

    Here are a few photos from the MSG show the other night:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlbnyc/set ... 472654048/

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    You gotta love a lead singer who STILL wears Converse Allstar sneakers while playing his shows. BTW was this show a sellout like the opener I saw here in Sunrise Florida March 30th?

    Awesome pictures btw....

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    peace
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    NYCPJNYCPJ nyc Posts: 761
    g under p wrote:
    NYCPJ wrote:
    The other day, someone was asking me how they are still selling out arenas when a few other bands from the 70s/80s are lucky to be playing hotel bars. I think its because they never tried to conform to any trends and they just make the music they want to make. And, because of that, their fans never left. They are fantastic musicians and are still great in concert (i first caught them in '78)

    Here are a few photos from the MSG show the other night:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlbnyc/set ... 472654048/

    rushgifma7.gif

    5608269115_3a2df43b4b_m.jpg

    5608305383_e66af86745_s.jpg

    You gotta love a lead singer who STILL wears Converse Allstar sneakers while playing his shows. BTW was this show a sellout like the opener I saw here in Sunrise Florida March 30th?

    Awesome pictures btw....

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    peace


    Thanks! Yes, I believe it was sold out.
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