Yes, I am a RUSH fan. However, it took me quite awhile to acclimate to Geddy’s vocals!! Hahahahaha!!! I finally started to get used to him when my two sons started blowing the rafters off the house with 2112, and many others!! My better half also loved them!
I do love the classic progressive artists (ELP, King Crimson, Alan Parsons, Kansas, Floyd, etc)! While RUSH in the true sense of the term is real, in your face progressive rock; I am more in tune with ELP. In my eyes, they are progressive something, but not quite rock. Symphonic rock? Progressive fusion? While my youngest son (who is also a Stuart!) has enlightened me on RUSH, I have in turn taught him a bit about ELP.
We saw RUSH in September, and they put on a spectacular performance! Pretty damn good video show, also! My sons told me to expect that only about 20% of the fans would be females. No surprise to me! However, the female population ran quite high at our show. A ballpark guess would be about 40% or greater!
Just a few days ago I had asked Stuart if Geddy ever played acoustic guitar in a live performance. He pulled out his “R-30” video and played “Resist”! Wow! That was quite impressive!
On a final note, RUSH should be in the RR Hall of Fame, along with many other progressive artists! It sucks that they are not! Kind of reminds me of the fact that Mr. Serling never got his own stamp!!! )-: And being incorporated into a series of stamps does not count! It’s an insult, to say the least! The man deserves his own stamp, or series of stamps!!
laurie, ah haaaaah... so, you're a rush fan? this is a huge can of woims for me... as i have been a major rush fan since 1977. i could go on for hours, but the best is when i FINALLY got a meet and... more
I agree that being incorporated into a series of classic TV shows is NOT Rod Serling getting his own USPS Postage Stamp. I thought that was so lame of them to simply say, "Well, let's do a TZ stamp... more
well, my first comment would be, if you listen to early led zeppelin, robert plants voice at times is quite high. in the early days, rush, in a way, sounded a bit zeppelin-like, especially on their... more