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Poll: Favorite or not? (79 member(s) have cast votes)

When did Rush stop being your favorite band?

  1. They were never my favorite (8 votes [10.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.13%

  2. 1970's (2 votes [2.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.53%

  3. 1980's (1 votes [1.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.27%

  4. 1990's (1 votes [1.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.27%

  5. 2000's (2 votes [2.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.53%

  6. 2010's (2 votes [2.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.53%

  7. They are still my favorite (49 votes [62.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.03%

  8. How dare you even ask such a ridiculous and disgusting question? (14 votes [17.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.72%

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#41 YYZumbi

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:42 AM

View PostSteve Smith, on 03 April 2017 - 12:48 AM, said:

View PostYYZumbi, on 03 April 2017 - 12:39 AM, said:

Queen have always been my favorite but Rush have been a closed second, but I am not sure anymore....

After R40 Tour ended, I have almost not listen to Rush at all. I have been listening to a lot of other stuff. I think they are still a top band for me, I just think I need a break from them.

Truly great band in the era since 1960 are :finbar:

Queen
King Crimson
Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin
Peter Gabriel
The Beatles
Rush
Lita Ford
Marillion
Pink Floyd


I know that I am going to get so much flak for this but at the end of the day :finbar: :finbar:

I removed some and added some other, now its a better list!

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#42 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:46 AM

View PostJohnRogers, on 02 April 2017 - 09:38 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 02 April 2017 - 09:23 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 02 April 2017 - 04:06 PM, said:

Taste in many things change as we go through life, including music. What say ye?

They will be my number one until the day I die.  Y&T is second.

Yup!  I am fuckking weird!
One band has forty years of great music, the other has Summertime Girls.

HAHAHA!

This is the reason why I will always have your back John and I do love you man!  


Y&T was one of the heaviest hard rock bands in the world and their fuckking label A&M told them to go POP and MTV!

I FUCKKING HATE SUMMERTIME GIRLS!

Believe me..  Dave knows this!

You guys and gals think that I'm tame and vanilla white with rock stars?
I'm that same guy.

Yep!

Dave and I went at it many times over the years on his forum.

I only belonged to The Rush Forum, Y&T Forum and the A's Forum.

That was it.

Y&T Forum is gone.

Do you kids know that Dave and Jill closed the Forum down on my birthday?  February 15th was it's last day in existence until they pulled the plug like four years ago.

Yep.

I'm that guy.

Coincidence?  Hmmmm


It doesn't matter!  I'm still good friends with all of the band.

It wasn't really them I went after, it was the lame kiss ass fans and many hated me on there for my own opinions and being real.

See a pattern?  

Fukk it!

If I was such a douche bag Summer's Eve Bully Troll, 73 would have banned me ten years ago!

LOL!

RUSH THE FUKK ON!

#43 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:47 AM

View PostJohnRogers, on 03 April 2017 - 01:33 AM, said:

A lot of Queen mentions here. I like them too but NOT close to :rush: a distant eight or nine.

You know who comes close??? Pre-drama Queesr├┐che.

Now Geoff Tate makes wine and dresses like a hipster.

Geoff Taint kills my soul.

One of the greatest voices in the music industry and he turns into a sax suck playing arrogant fool.

I met him many times.  Great guy.

But why is he such a jerk off now?

#44 Northerner

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:06 AM

Rush was my first favourite band in the mid 70s and they held that position for at least a few years until some point after '78 when I first heard Genesis and then started exploring their back catalogue.
But Rush has stood the test of time, always a top 3 or top 4 band with me.

Edited by Northerner, 03 April 2017 - 06:07 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:22 AM

Many will be nasty about my taste but Rush will never match the likes of Lacuna Coil, Nightwish or Paradise Lost for me.

But I love them and they opened my ears to a lot of new sounds!

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:26 AM

View PostSteve Smith, on 03 April 2017 - 12:48 AM, said:

View PostYYZumbi, on 03 April 2017 - 12:39 AM, said:

Queen have always been my favorite but Rush have been a closed second, but I am not sure anymore....

After R40 Tour ended, I have almost not listen to Rush at all. I have been listening to a lot of other stuff. I think they are still a top band for me, I just think I need a break from them.

Truly great band in the era since 1960 are :finbar:

The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Beach Boys
The Who
Eagles
Van Halen
Genesis
Journey
BM & TW
Doobie Brothers
Steely Dan
Chas and Dave

I know that I am going to get so much flak for this but at the end of the day :finbar: :finbar:

:eh:

The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Journey, The Doobie Brothers, Chas & Dave...but not Rush?

:unsure:


To each his own, I guess! :huh:

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:45 AM

View Postthirteen, on 02 April 2017 - 06:16 PM, said:

How to explain this...

For myself, Rush sit 'outside' of all the other bands and music I enjoy.

I can go for ages without listening to them, but when I do I still get goosebumps and think "god damn that song kicked ass".

Couldn't have put it better myself :)

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

Subjectively speaking, Rush are in my top 5 bands, but if I want to look things objectively when it comes to the world of rock music, they are not in top 5 all-time greatest bands, but top 15 for sure. I think on a general list of all-time greatest rock bands Rush deserve to be at least 15th.
Rush are undeniably musically one of the most quality bands that ever existed. And their music has a big appeal on all people on this forum and a huge number of people outside this forum, but not on every rock fan.
Rush are a BIG band! They paved a good way for their deserved popularity among rock fans. They have a great quality, but it's not everything in the quality. In the world of rock Rush are an influential band, but far from the most influential, they are unique, but not very innovative, they don't have one of the biggest impacts in the history of rock, they are not one of the most important rock bands. But they are one of the most quality, instrumentally skilled, creative and painstaking bands and it's a very good reason why I think they deserve to be on the objective list of Top 15 all-time rock bands.
For example, The Beatles are not even in my top 15 personal fave bands, but looking at many aspects of rock music world they objectively.deserve to be in top 3 all-time greatest rock bands, I have to admit it.

Edited by Texas King, 03 April 2017 - 08:11 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:12 AM

View PostTexas King, on 03 April 2017 - 08:04 AM, said:

Subjectively speaking, Rush are in my top 5 bands, but if I want to look things objectively when it comes to the world of rock music, they are not in top 5 all-time greatest bands, but top 15 for sure. I think on a general list of all-time greatest rock bands Rush deserve to be at least 15th.
Rush are undeniably musically one of the most quality bands that ever existed. And their music has a big appeal on all people on this forum and a huge number of people outside this forum, but not on every rock fan.
Rush are a BIG band! They paved a good way for their deserved popularity among rock fans. They have a great quality, but it's not everything in the quality. In the world of rock Rush are an influential band, but far from the most influential, they are unique, but not very innovative, they don't have one of the biggest impacts in the history of rock, they are not one of the most important rock bands. But they are one of the most quality, instrumentally skilled, creative and painstaking bands and it's a very good reason why I think they deserve to be on the objective list of Top 15 all-time rock bands.
For example, The Beatles are not even in my top 15 personal fave bands, but looking at many aspects of rock music world they objectively.deserve to be in top 3 all-time greatest rock bands, I have to admit it.
There is no objectivity when we're on this topic...unless you're talking about album sales or anything with clearly documented numbers

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

They very clearly are my favorite.  Pretty much the only band in my "top tier" that rises above the others (but I love them all!):

Rush
Led Zeppelin
Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson
Pink Floyd
Yes
King Crimson

my "Second tier" can be reasonably ordered:

King's X
TOOL
Genesis
Jethro Tull
Opeth
The Beatles
Alice in Chains
Peter Gabriel
Jimi Hendrix
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Van Halen
Marillion
The Doors
Grateful Dead
The Who
Kansas
Anathema
Dream Theater

This doesn't mean I listen to Rush all the time (or even very often anymore!)  But I know every note they've played, I collect all sorts of Rush stuff, and have followed them for 35 years.  They're the reason I'm a musician.  They're the only thing I suppose anyone could say I'm fanatical about. Though at the same time, I can be critical of them - I just very much enjoy all of it; good and bad.  It's all interesting.

Edited by cygnify, 03 April 2017 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

RUSH stands alone at the top for me, I think.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:32 AM

They're still my favorite band, but oddly enough their songs don't do as much for me as they used to. Many other bands are better represented in my playlist than Rush is.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:35 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 03 April 2017 - 06:22 AM, said:

Many will be nasty about my taste but Rush will never match the likes of Lacuna Coil, Nightwish or Paradise Lost for me.

But I love them and they opened my ears to a lot of new sounds!

:laughing guy:

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:00 AM

They haven't been my favorite band since Grace Under Pressure. But that doesn't matter. I love the music more than ever. They will always be a special band to me.

Edited by ReRushed, 03 April 2017 - 11:38 AM.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:28 AM

They've moved in and out of the top spot since the late 80s, even though I've been into them since 1981.

So I can't really vote... they're firmly planted in my Top 5 (and often #1.)

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:36 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 03 April 2017 - 01:46 AM, said:

View PostJohnRogers, on 02 April 2017 - 09:38 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 02 April 2017 - 09:23 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 02 April 2017 - 04:06 PM, said:

Taste in many things change as we go through life, including music. What say ye?

They will be my number one until the day I die.  Y&T is second.

Yup!  I am fuckking weird!
One band has forty years of great music, the other has Summertime Girls.

HAHAHA!

This is the reason why I will always have your back John and I do love you man!  


Y&T was one of the heaviest hard rock bands in the world and their fuckking label A&M told them to go POP and MTV!

I FUCKKING HATE SUMMERTIME GIRLS!

Believe me..  Dave knows this!

You guys and gals think that I'm tame and vanilla white with rock stars?
I'm that same guy.

Yep!

Dave and I went at it many times over the years on his forum.

I only belonged to The Rush Forum, Y&T Forum and the A's Forum.

That was it.

Y&T Forum is gone.

Do you kids know that Dave and Jill closed the Forum down on my birthday?  February 15th was it's last day in existence until they pulled the plug like four years ago.

Yep.

I'm that guy.

Coincidence?  Hmmmm


It doesn't matter!  I'm still good friends with all of the band.

It wasn't really them I went after, it was the lame kiss ass fans and many hated me on there for my own opinions and being real.

See a pattern?  

Fukk it!

If I was such a douche bag Summer's Eve Bully Troll, 73 would have banned me ten years ago!

LOL!

RUSH THE FUKK ON!
Kix, Y&T, basically the same thing, no?

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:36 PM

View PostILSnwdog, on 02 April 2017 - 10:36 PM, said:

View Postprolix, on 02 April 2017 - 04:34 PM, said:

Always and forever.
This.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:02 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 03 April 2017 - 01:29 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 02 April 2017 - 11:55 PM, said:

Never were never will be.

You are such an attractive troll.....
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 03 April 2017 - 12:36 PM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 02 April 2017 - 10:36 PM, said:

View Postprolix, on 02 April 2017 - 04:34 PM, said:

Always and forever.
This.

That song is horrible.  What is that?  James Taylor?  :blink:

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 03 April 2017 - 06:22 AM, said:

But I love them and they opened my ears to a lot of new sounds!
My wife eating dairy opened my ears to a lot of new sounds.  :eh:




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