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Rush Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Smage, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Smage

    lo mein connoisseur

    Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 in the Willowdale neighborhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee; guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson; and drummer, percussionist, and lyricist Neil Peart.

    Here's their greatest hits album to get a feel for this prog-rock band.
     
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  2. Smage

    lo mein connoisseur

    One of my favorite classic rock bands ever since I listened to them in the car with my dad as a kid. I can't get enough of their technical skills and overall musicianship. I can see why they wouldn't have had huge mainstream appeal during their peak but I never understood why critics took so long to realize their greatness.
     
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  3. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    DUDE YES. My dad is a diehard Rush fan and got me into them when I was a teenager around the same time as he showed me his other favorite classic rock albums. It took me a while to really click with them but I've been a fan ever since.
     
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  4. Smage

    lo mein connoisseur

    They are an acquired taste but are a rewarding listen once you finally get around to them. I was a fan of their them for some songs but didn't really dive into them or appreciate them until a couple years ago.
     
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  5. Kuri44

    Guest

    Just gave Hold Your Fire a listen for the first time ever and am instantly in love with Time Stand Still and Prime Mover
     
  6. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    All-time great band!
     
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  7. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Indeed. I'm fortunate to have a French-Canadian dad who was diehard into Rush growing up, so we own most of their albums and they were one of the first rock bands he got me into :)
     
  8. flask

    Trusted

    I've been fortunate enough to see them twice. You haven't lived until you've seen 15,000 people air drum the drum break in Tom Sawyer.
     
  9. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Their best album. And it's not even close.

    :ducks:
     
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  10. Blainer93

    Trusted

    Rip Neil Peart :(
     
  11. Nate_Johnson

    CCRN, MSN Prestigious

  12. JM95

    Trusted

    RIP. A true great.

    That is really shit. I'm putting Natural Science on right now.
     
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  13. amorningofsleep

    I came. I saw. I -kzzkt-.

    Fuuuuuuck man. This sucks.
     
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  14. LuigiPeppercorn

    OldJersey is behind CyberPunk on PS4 Prestigious

    Fuck
     
  15. Steve_JustAGuy

    Trusted

    What a titan.
     
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  16. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    NOOOOOO
     
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  17. amorningofsleep

    I came. I saw. I -kzzkt-.

    He's forever playing the drum solo of life in the great beyond.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. atlas

    Trusted

    Holy fuck. i'm so goddamn sad
     
  19. Nate_Johnson

    CCRN, MSN Prestigious

    Time to jam some Rush all weekend. RIP and I hope you are free of pain now.
     
  20. Blainer93

    Trusted

    One of My favorite songs ever
     
  21. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    How awful! What a huge loss.
     
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  22. JM95

    Trusted

    Probably the same to be honest. Amazing song.

    My favourite performance of it. And 3:59 might be my favourite drum fill ever too.

     
  23. flask

    Trusted

    Growing up my dad pretty much only played Black Sabbath and Rush. When I started playing drums around 14 he took me to see Rush because according to him I HAD to see Neil Peart play.
     
  24. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    I just realized that when they stopped touring is probably when he was first diagnosed, since the article says he had privately battled brain cancer for 3 years. That’s so fucking tragic.
     
  25. DaydreamNation

    tom brady sucks Supporter

    Never been a massive Rush fan but Peart is an absolute titan, RIP
     
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