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Prog Wars: Pink Floyd vs. RUSH

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rush-2112, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Pink Floyd

    79 vote(s)
  2. Rush

    99 vote(s)
  3. Carrots!

    29 vote(s)
  1. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Alright, time for a throwdown. Which is the better prog rock band? I've always loved both...but since I predominantly listen to Rush all the time, I've been in a Floyd kick as of late.

    Pick a side...or is it a draw? :bassist:
  2. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Floyd all day everyday...
  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    it's a draw.
  4. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    If we are talking which bands members can beat the other at some sort of measurable sporting event, then we can say who is "better". Anything else is purely a personal subjective opinion.

    Oh and Rush all the way!
  5. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    I have heard alot of music by Rush that appeals to me.

    I have never heard anything by PF that appeals to me.
  6. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    Rush. Their early style of writing and some of the epics are unbeatable. So far as I'm concerned, Pink Floyd doesn't have anything that compares to Xanadu or Cygnus X-1 Books 1&2. There was a strong vision that carried through a lot of Rush's music.

    I still like Pink Floyd, though.
  7. NightTripper


    Oct 20, 2011
    Pink Floyd by far for me. Their music can have incredible depth and emotion. Geddy is an incredible musician, no doubt, but Rush's music just seems too wanky and shallow to me.
  8. jaxom


    Aug 31, 2008
    New Castle, PA
    Like 'em both.. Listen to more Floyd though...
  9. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Is Pink Floyd a prog band? Not imho...
    JLY likes this.
  10. preside


    Aug 7, 2010
    Scottsdale Az
    +1.. Love 'em both but I don't consider Floyd to be prog.
  11. Those are two VERY different styles of music. I love 'em both for different reasons. If I had to choose one it would be Floyd though.
  12. Demon_Hunter


    Jun 8, 2008
    No way is Pink Floyd a prog band. No way.
    DeaconBlues09 likes this.
  13. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    Well considering 2112, Cygnus X-1 duo, and Xanadu just kill all.....RUSH ALL DAY!
  14. Luke S Mouse

    Luke S Mouse

    Jun 5, 2009
    Pink Floyd easily
    Chart wise they win, and as far as I'm concerned they win otherwise.
    Dark Side has been on the charts for how long?
    And that's not even talking about my personal favorite the Wall.
    Once again, Pink Floyd easily.
  15. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Oh I beg to differ. DSOTM was not prog in its heyday? C'mon eileen...

    In fact, I like to think PF was the very first tried and true Prog band.
  16. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    I thought they were an art-rock band. To me, King Crimson is prog.
  17. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    Early Pink Floyd is proggish, but I've never considered them a prog band when put next to King Crimson, Yes, or Peter Gabriel's Genesis.

    So I'd say Rush is by far the better prog band, and Pink Floyd the better band period. Don't get me wrong, I like Rush, but there is nothing in their catalog that resonates (with me) like the Dark Side/Wish You Here/Animals triumvirate.

    For what it's worth, I can't stand The Wall or Final Cut.
  18. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Yeah, Floyd is art rock, not prog.
  19. Carrots. I can't live without either one. Which one I listen to depends on my mood.

    And PF was definitely a prototype prog rock band. Starting out with long space rock jams like Interstellar Overdrive and on through Echoes, which is a legitimate prog rock song. But it's not virtuosic bass-heavy stuff like Yes or 70s Rush, so it doesn't always fit the category. Floyd is its own thing.

    Rush is probably my favorite all time band. Fearless and inventive, as Jabba the Hutt would say, they aren't afraid to buck popular trends, and had the guts to stick it out when things were tough, and they've never really slowed down or got bored with what they are doing. Their newest album is amazing and shows their love for the music and the fans, and the live performance I saw last month was unbelievably energetic.
  20. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Rush vs Any Band = Rush