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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 2behead, Apr 29, 2012.
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Rush never really used to do it for me, but after years of repeated exposure to them, I've become a big fan of theirs as a band.There is a great deal of creativity in their music and some of their stuff is pretty challenging to pull off. You don't have to "get" what either they or Geddy is trying to do, but give credit where credit is do. As far as comparing him to other players, bear in mind Geddy was doing his thing when most rock players of the day (with the exception being Squire and Entwistle) were sticking to playing simple unimaginative lines.
I like rush...I honestly didn't knwo what songs were theirs until I joined TB (When I was a kid listening to the radio, I thought Geddy and Joan Jett were the same). Now they're one of the few english language bands I'll actually listen too. People give me crap for not having heard (insert recent band name here) all day at work, so if you don't like rush, you don't like rush, end of story.
i could take rush or leave them but for a different reason; neil peart doesn`t move me.
he is technically good, but has always left me flat. he overplays and comes across as untasteful at times; i know i am alone on this one...
when i hear rush, i just wish neil would on occasion lay it down instead of doing too many fills, etc. i don`t get the punchline...
If you say bad things about RUSH on a bass forum. You're gonna have a bad time.
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To the OP: It's fine to have your own opinion on what you like. There are many bands and types of music I don't like. However, I would never go on a forum and start a thread about how much I hate them! Just poor form IMO.
Apparently you have not read the forum rules regarding insults to Rush or Geddy.
Rush doesn't appeal to everyone.. there isn't a single band on this planet that does. But, in my mind, my alternative is to respect the band's accomplishments. I am not a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in any way, but they have a huge legion of fans who say otherwise. So, rather than come into a forum and make a statement as such, leave it be. Ok, you're not a fan, all good. If they are hyped a bit and you fail to see why, it doesn't make you any less a musician, or a person for that matter. Music, and the skill used to create it, is subjective...
I was never really a big fan of Rush, and I am not a huge fan now, but I recently saw them live, when they played Moving Pictures in it's entirety, and I must say, they are not dry, stale and uneventful. If you don't like them, great. Not really a big deal, but seriously... I could post a thread a day about bands that I dislike. What is the point.
Oh, and master this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPAqEQ1_ctQ
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Shame on you, OP!
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I think it'd be more fun to talk about Republican vs. Democrat. Or Mac vs. PC.
Rush is not for everybody ...
But most musicians like Rush
Personally I like Rush a lot.
Except for with republican vs democrat one is right and one is wrong. The same goes for mac vs pc.
Spelling 'ton' as 'tun' and 'really' as 'relay' - maybe, just maybe, Rush is flying a mile or two over your head.
WRT the OP. I respect the opinion and don't think he's saying anything bad or out of bounds about Rush.
I feel the same about some other bands and various heroes of others around here. The bottom line is that if the music doesn't click for you, then it doesn't. No need to force it. The world creates about 24 hours worth of new music every ten minutes. We can all move on from the music that doesn't suit our taste.
If everyone was passionate about Rush then good tickets to their upcoming tour would be ridiculously overpriced and extremely hard to get...
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