Anyone for an acoustic tour/album from Rush?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by AllbeeHivez, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. AllbeeHivez


    Sep 22, 2012
    Several months ago (after getting my acoustic bass), I wondered what it would be like if Rush did an unplugged project with Geddy Lee on acoustic bass and piano, Alex Lifeson solely on acoustic guitar and Neil Peart adding some bongos and congas to his drum kit.

    Who is intrigued by the idea of Rush going on an acoustic mini-tour and releasing a live album from this tour?
  2. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    I honestly don't think I would want an entire acoustic album/tour from Rush. That's not who they are. They are a power trio with a big sound. I have heard Geddy and Alex do a couple acoustic songs on tour after Neil's drum solo to give him a break. They sounded great but I just can't imagine I would like an entire set or album's worth of acoustic material from them.
  3. TheEndIsNYE


    Dec 3, 2011
    Well they did an acoustic cover of "Resist" a couple of times, notably on their Rio tour.

    I personally thought it was a lot better than the studio version. Definitely felt more heart-wrenching and more lively.
  4. dalahorse


    Apr 14, 2010
    Aurora, CO USA
    A whole acoustic album or tour? I'll pass. I want the grindy Geddy distortion! For that matter, I wish he'd go back to the Ric, EQ the mids back in, and reduce the bottom end. Neil does plenty without the electronics. Alex does play the heck out of his acoustic/classical guitars! But their sound, in my opinion, needs the distortions and mini Moog.
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  6. I would think Peart's playing would be out of place in an acoustic setting.

    Personally, I'd be happy if Geddy would go back to his Wal sound.
  7. I would just be happy for them to dump the samples and big screens...
  8. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Interesting thought.

    I'd rather see an all instrumental album.
    Smiley, but serious.
  9. Such an album would be a perfect substitute for Serepax. What is it with this forum and Rush?
  10. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    They have assumed control.
  11. Agreed. I don't generally like acoustic covers but that one is nice.

    That wouldn't be so bad, actually... their instrumentals are legendary.

    I'm just psyched they're coming to Halifax, can't (bleep)ing wait! :hyper::hyper::hyper:

  12. I dont see them doing that although there are "acoustic" songs they have recorded that I'd like to see them perform live, like...Different Strings and The Sphere (Hemispheres)

    but an entire album?? Sure I'd like to hear that but maybe not a whole tour devoted to that, maybe a small part of the show or a few seperate songs here and there.

    Rush is a very high energy band live and I honestly dont think it's in the cards for them to do an entire acoustic show.
  13. Casting Thunder

    Casting Thunder

    Oct 7, 2012
  14. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    As a rabid Rush fan since 1975, I would have little use for an Acoustic disc or tour just out of Geddy and Alex's opinion of the unplugged thing from the 90's. Thy thought it was a gimmick. If they did an unplugged album, I would feel like they were just bing dishonest to the fan base.

    I would still buy the disc though....LOL
  15. AllbeeHivez


    Sep 22, 2012
    I never heard about that...:meh:
    Well, time to put the idea to rest.
  16. Rush could make polka music and it would sound amazing. That being said I wouldn't mind hearing an acoustic album but not an entire tour.
  17. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    I would love it. They are creative guys and I bet they could make it sound good.

    But it would not/should not be branded or marketed as Rush.

    Rash perhaps....
  18. AllbeeHivez


    Sep 22, 2012
    You're thinking of Rash :D
  19. REMBO

    REMBO Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2011