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    I can't help but notice the anti-Rush sentiment in many posts, here on the links. What's the reason? Is it Geddy Lee's voice, or big nose? Is it Neil Peart's overly serious lyrics? what is it?

    I used to be a huge Rush fan, but now their music doesn't appeal to me like it used to. I don't love 'em but still I have to give them their props. Rush and Van Halen musically are so different, but what's interesting is that if you pick up a back issue of a Rock mag from the early 80's, Van Halen and Rush are probably the only groups around then and still around today. Outside of the Rolling Stones, how many rock bands can make that claim.

    If you know anything about musicianship, you can't say their not great musicians. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson are recognized as being at the top of their respective instruments.

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    Although I don't think I've ever made any anti-Rush posts on this forum (after all, it's not ihaterush.com), I've never been a big fan of theirs. I've been appreciating their music more lately when I've heard it on the radio, but I can't get past Lee's voice and I also don't always care for their lyrics. Still, I'm not in the habit of bashing other people's bands (well, maybe except for rap and money pop) here on this forum.

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    While there hasn't been any topics dedicated to bashing rush, they usually come in the form of subtle derrogatory comments in relation to other topics, kinda like the Backstreet Boys and Kid rock.

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    I love Rush! They're one of my favorite bands. They have some great classics like Subdivisions, Spirit Of Radio, Fly By Night, Tom Sawyer, Limelight, Red Barchetta, etc. Geddy's voice doesn't bother me at all (what's so bad about it?) and just because the lyrics aren't about sex and girls like DLR's with VH, it doesn't mean they suck. Neal Peart is probably the greatest drummer in rock history and Alex Lifeson is near the top in guitar players.

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    And don't forget Geddy! You may not like his vocals, that's your opinion and everyone is entitled to be wrong once in a while. However, if you ever heard RUSH live or one of their live albums, you can't deny Geddy Lee is one of the baddest bass players on the planet. Yes, he is much better than Michael Anthony ever dreamed of being. I love Van Halen and think Mike is a great bassist, but he doesn't compare to Geddy Lee. That's the truth.

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    I can't stand them because of dudes voice.
    I love Neal Peart though. He kicks ass!


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    The worst thing about Rush is their manager

    I like their earlier stuff better, but Geddy Lee and Neil Peart are the best rhythm section in music, period.

    I wonder if they know what kind of shit Danniels talks about them behind their backs?

    After Neil lost both his wife and his daughter within the same year, Rush was put on hold for a while. Who knows when we'll hear from them again, but if we do I hope it's a return to their old school sound (which doesn't have to include Geddy singing in a range he's no longer physically capable of)

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    My brother was a huge Rush fan and I only really heard them through him. But what I've heard is good music, and if nothing else, these guys are consumate musicians. Geddy Lee's voice is definitely an aquired taste, but it's nice to have a singer who you recognize immediately, and that's certainly true in Lee's case. Some of my favorite Rush songs are;
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    i love rush! they are a great band and have made some classic albums. i'll be glad when some new rush comes out soon hopefully something a little harder than the last album. i thought counterparts was great though.geddy lee is currently working a new solo album. this should be interesting. he has matt cameron from soundgarden playing drums. i guess those pearl jam hacks dont mind. why hasnt a box set been released on rush anyway? rush rocks! 3

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    I cant stand the guys voice.

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    i love rush. not ray, though. they have great songs. i don't mind lee's voice, and they're canadian!!!

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    Laner, am I to assume your canadian, eh?

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    I'm not a huge Rush fan, but I do like them and there is no doubt that they are one of the most technically sound bands out there. I'm not a big fan of the music that they have put out after the Moving Pictures album as well. There are a few good songs but on the whole the music they did before MP is much better.

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    I may have been one of those people saying that they didn't like Rush...But hey, music is always subjective so it's cool.

    I think Rush is a great technical band, I just think they lack the dirty, nasty, bluesy, rock and roll vibe that I look for in a band. But hey, that's just my taste. And I won't knock Rush, they're cool. Just not my cup of tea.

    Incidentally Geddy's voice is another reason I don not personally like Rush. I never cared for his voice. Way too high pitched and whiny for my taste...

    But that's just my opinion. One of my other fav bands is The Rolling Stones but I'm sure there are plenty of people who can't stand them.


 

 

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