View Full Version : anybody here like the band rush?

2011-Jun-23, 01:33 AM
i recently saw the documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1545103/).

if you like their music or are a rock musician you will most likely enjoy it.
it was very well done.
excellent interviews, very inventive editing and of course an in-depth look at the 3 rush musicians and their play.
these guys are not your average rock musicians. they are very intelligent and mature human beings who have a lot more to talk about than their music.

neil peart is acknowledged as one of the best drummers ever.
i'm an (amateur) rock drummer - so i might be a bit partial here - but just hearing (and seeing!) him play is alone worth the viewing.

oh, and not to forget the very entertaining interviews with other rock musicians, especially jack black (yep, the actor, who is actually a very gifted musician). he was just hilarious!

enjoy! (i watched it again the next day)

2011-Jun-23, 03:05 AM
I can assure you there are quite a few who do like Rush. I've seen them salivating over concerts (they played in Europe somewhere recently, if I'm not mistaken, and one of the regular posters was talking about the show) and such in the past. They are pretty cool!

I might have to look into that one. Cheers for the heads up!

captain swoop
2011-Jun-23, 10:36 AM
I saw them way back in the 90s. Good band at the time, not so keen on their later stuff.

'Red Barchetta' and 'Xanadu' in my fave tracks of all time and the 'Farewell to Kings' album is one of my top 10

2011-Jun-23, 01:42 PM
I love Rush. A lot.

2011-Jun-23, 02:23 PM
A modern day warrior mean mean stride, todays Tom Sawyer mean mean pride! bada ba daaaaaaow!

I love that track!

2011-Jun-23, 03:02 PM
Thanks Spoons! I knew there was at least one 'Rush' song I like, but I couldn't think of it. I actually recently included 'Tom Sawyer' in two mix cd's (by mistake, forgot it was on the first, and so also put it on the second.)

2011-Jun-23, 03:18 PM
Always happy to remind someone of that track! I first heard Rush in a DJ Q-Bert mix tape - he made nice work of that bit.

It kicks in about 1 minute into this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WEytN7FQIo).

2011-Jun-23, 03:23 PM

One the best songs ever. Turn it up loud.

2011-Jun-23, 03:33 PM
here's one quote from jack black, at the beginning of the documentary:

"rush is just one of those bands that has a deep reservoir of rocket-sauce. a lot of bands, they've only got so much in the bottle. they use it up sometimes in one song. these guys were the real deal. their bottle was so big and so filled to the brim. they were shaking it literally for decades. and still there was sauce coming out!"

delivered of course in a way that only jack black could do.

2011-Jun-23, 03:52 PM
I really like much of their earlier work. The more modern albums, well, they're good, but not that good. IMHO.

2011-Jun-23, 04:03 PM

2011-Jun-23, 04:16 PM
the link below is from a live concert. it is a wonderful showcase that demonstrates each members' mastery over his instrument. some of the bass lines are pure genius. and of course there is neil pearts drum solo in the last third or so.
in the beginning of the solo watch and listen how he includes the cowbells in a complex pattern together with toms and bass drum. if i hadn't seen it with my own eyes i would have sworn somebody else must have played the cowbells. there is just too much going on for one person to play!! or so i would have thought...

here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0C5Uxpd3c

2011-Jun-23, 06:29 PM
More a fan of the "Moving Pictures" album and earlier works. Grew up in the neighbourhood they're from.

2011-Jun-24, 05:21 PM
Been a fan since about 1980. Like others here, I prefer their stuff from the Signals album and older vs the newer stuff; although Snakes and Arrows is pretty good.

I've seen them in concert twice and will miss their current tour unfortunately. I also have 3 of their concert DVD's (and many more CD's). Cranking up Rush concert DVD's with twin 15" subwoofers is great fun :)

2011-Jun-24, 05:32 PM
I've been a fan since the mid 80s.

It was a cool documentary, Neil Peart is one of my musical heros.

2011-Jun-24, 07:50 PM
I love Rush. My one chance to see them (with Culture Club opening for them) was in the 80's was ruined by a snow storm that prevented the bands from performing. I hope I get to see them in the future.

Paul Beardsley
2011-Jun-24, 08:33 PM
I like A Farewell To Kings, and 2112, and Hemispheres.

I'm amazed they're still going. Even though I knew, I'm still amazed.

2011-Jun-25, 03:22 AM
Rush is ok- i don't hate them, but don't really like them, either. they are just kind of one of those bands that i hear on the radio from time to time...
every time i see someone mention Rush, i always think of the episode of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" where Master Shake makes a new birthday song called "Spirit Journey Formation" and gets Geddy Lee to do vocals and play bass on it.. also, every time someone mentions Rush in that episode, Meatwad says "OF SALESMEN!!!"...

2011-Jun-26, 04:36 AM
I don't know many people who "like" Rush; they're either all over them (like moi) or find them intolerable (like many other friends of mine). Very little middle ground.

2011-Jun-26, 08:55 AM
I'm a bit "Meh". They sound sorta ok.

2011-Jun-29, 11:00 PM
Yep, I love Rush! Some of the best guitar riffs on the planet and their lyrics are epic.

2011-Jun-30, 01:16 AM
I really like some of their songs. I used their song "Mission" for this computer background (http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llikliGWE31qdosgyo1_500.jpg) I made. (The base picture is STS-134 Endeavour.)

2011-Jul-05, 04:22 PM
Heh, NPR used a piano/instrumental cover of "Tom Sawyer" between segments just now. Reminded me of this thread; apparently NPR likes 'Rush' too.

2011-Jul-06, 12:24 AM
I really like some of their songs. I used their song "Mission" for this computer background (http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llikliGWE31qdosgyo1_500.jpg) I made. (The base picture is STS-134 Endeavour.)

Very cool, KaiYeves!

2011-Jul-06, 03:19 PM
Very cool, KaiYeves!