First thing that comes to my mind: Geddy and Neil are influential players in their instrumental fields. Alex is a great player, but is he influential as Geddy and Neil are?
Second thing: Geddy and Neil have built a distinctive and unique style of playing their instruments. Did Alex do it, is his style of guitar playing distinctive and unique as theirs or it's a bit derivative? Do you hear a bit of some other guitarist(s) in Alex's playing?
Third thing: Do Geddy and Neil have such a big competition of very technically skilled players as Alex has in the guitar world?
Alex is a great guitarist and he is held in high regard by big Rush fans, he is definitely among their favorite guitarists. But a global perception of Alex Lifeson is different. Is he really overlooked and underrated and what's a main reason for that?
Edited by Texas King, 20 February 2018 - 01:42 PM.