Do Rush have many bandwagon fans?
Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:02 PM
And what Neil Peart thinks of them? Does he have something against them?
Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:23 PM
Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:05 PM
Edit- i am not sure how well bandwagon applies to music especially long lived groups like rush.
Rush had been on most folks radar for a while on radio.
Simultaneous mass musical enlightenment vs gradual wearing them down that indeed Rush was a greatband?
Edited by tangy, 05 March 2018 - 05:28 PM.
Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:23 PM
I think nearly everyone gets interested in a band from a certain song or album. With many of them their interest then grows and spreads to other recordings, other Prog (or metal or whatever genre) and it's a win win situation. I don't know why a band would object! Everyone likes to feel like a special fan,though, and indeed each of us is unique, but as far as the band wagon label, there are probably fans that saw Rush in Toronto bars that say, " Those Caress of Steel fans just wanna jump on the bandwagon!" It's all relative, and all good if it gets more people listening.
I'm not sure what Neil thinks of them, but his opinion of fans in general is not high, I don't think. As my daughter would say, "It's complicated!"
Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:52 PM
My recollection and experience was that fans of prog and other styles that attracted snob musicians hated Rush - they were heavy metal kid's stuff with a dreadful singer ..
Nowadays, you would probably be hard pressed to find a Yes fan who at least didn't appreciate Rush - but time has definitely bridged a lot of musical tastes ..
Perhaps it was the 80s when a lot of the bands got sucked into the same black hole
Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:28 PM
Like this guy?
Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:24 PM
I think GuP drove them away - the MP bandwagon jumpers were still around for the Signals tour no?
Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:06 AM
Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:22 PM
There are, however, sycophants who claim that every single thing a band releases is of exactly equal quality.
Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:59 PM
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