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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 07:51 PM
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I'm sorry but Rush not being in the RRHOF is a travesty.
I was reminded again in Baltimore last night just how good Rush is live. Unbelievable. 35 years after their first tours and they are still going strong..and givng a great show--and NONE of them has lost an iota of ability to age. Geddy Lee (like him or hate him he has RANGE) still can hit those high notes spot on, Alex really shreds that guitar and Neil Peart..well he's just untouchable on the drums.
Up until now I would have said the best band live I had ever seen was the Rolling Stones..Not anymore. The Stones while great live have certain songs that are much better as studio versions than live. Rush is kinda the opposite. There are a few pieces that only hearing them played live does them any justice. (YYZ being a prime example). And Jagger is great on stage but all he does is sing and dance..I watched Geddy Lee sing/play the bass/play the synthesizer almost simultaneously at times and during "Subdivisions" he went from bass to synthesizer to bass while bouncing accross the stage while singing in a very short space of time.Amazing.

OH yeah and they don't have anything like costumes or makeup or any other little special schticks to be successful. They come out and play in tshirts,jeans and sneakers..with the exception of some goofy comedy sketches in between acts it really is all about the music...It was a concert of just them and it was close to three hours of music. How many other touring acts do this? The most I can remember is maybe 90 minutes tops, usually closer to 60 minutes.

I was just watching them thinking as I did after my first concert that this is the very epitome of what a rock concert should be. Oh and it looks like they are still pulling in nice sized crowds (looked like the Arena was near its 13,000 capacity) after all this time, which some of the acts that are in the RRHOF could not do.

Like them or hate them (and I know there are plenty of people who don't like them--I get that Geddy's voice isn't for everyone but I love its uniqueness-no one will ever mistake him for someone else) you have to acknowledge that they are fantastically talented and almost completely disrespected by the MSM in terms of their place in Rock lore/history.
Oh and considering the legendary fueds of most Rock Bands due to massive egos, the fact that they get along so well and so cohesively for so many years is also amazing.:)

I was very lucky in that I shelled out a few bucks for a very close to the stage seat and I got a new appreciation for their skills by being so close. It was worth EVERY PENNY I paid for it...:)
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 08:38 PM
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1. Yes, it is a travesty. n/t
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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 09:51 PM
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2. Wish I could recommend threads in the Lounge.
Fully agreed. :toast:
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pulledpork Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:56 AM
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3. Has it ever occurred to you...
That the Rock Hall Of Fame is itself a travesty? Is it necessary? Does rock need sanction by some entity that is not accountable to us, the fans of the music? Don't the critics already fill that role? They are not needed either. Your piece shows that you can be your own critic, without outside help. So too, does that apply for this 'Hall Of Fame' idea.

I think you are wasting your energy. You do not need the sanction of the Rock Hall Of Fame for your favorite band. Neither does your favorite band.
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:10 AM
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4. Great post. Couldn't agree more. n/t
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