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#21 mankad89

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:07 AM

LOL at this question.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:16 AM

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:16 AM

It's comparing apples and oranges.

I will say this, however:

Grateful Dead - best American group of all time
Rush - best Canadian group of all time

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:58 AM


I've been listening to a lot of the Dead recently and I have to admit they are absolutely brilliant.

The way I approach this question is: if you had to choose between their recorded output to take to a desert island, which would it be? I think I would go with the Grateful Dead......their music is more beautiful and uplifting.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:39 AM

I don't know how this thread fits in a Rush message board, but as both a rush fan and a deadhead, I'll respond.  I love them both.  However, they couldnt be more different musically, lyrically or stylistically.  A total apples and oranges proposition.  A better comparison would be Rush or Yes, or something like that...

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:26 PM

The thing about both bands is that their concerts are completely different. When you see rush they come out and kick your aass right freom the start. The dead on the other hand is more mellow, but you never get that type a feeling at a rush concert. No where other then a dead concert will you see people dancing like they do their.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:13 PM

sorry but ...

jerry could play the heck out of his guitar

phil lesh is a very unique bassist - I dare you to truly listen!

mickey hart is a heck of a drummer- thanks to all who have pointed out the mutual respect between him and Peart

at any given time they could on spur of he moment play hundreds of songs. Can Rush do that? I don't know.

Half of you know less than half of what you are talking about.

and they are apples and oranges.

The both are REAL musicians, lets celebrate THAT in this plastic phony "music as entertainment" instead of ART culture that we've allowed to take root.

Its ok if you dont Ged them, you probably dont get avante or free jazz either. your loss though.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:00 PM

Nobody ever questioned the Dead's musicianship. They're obviously incredible musicians and each band has their advantages and like you said are both very different bands. Both very good in their own ways.  

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE (third hand grace @ Jul 28 2009, 06:13 PM)
sorry but ...

jerry could play the heck out of his guitar

phil lesh is a very unique bassist - I dare you to truly listen!

mickey hart is a heck of a drummer- thanks to all who have pointed out the mutual respect between him and Peart

at any given time they could on spur of he moment play hundreds of songs. Can Rush do that? I don't know.

Half of you know less than half of what you are talking about.

and they are apples and oranges.

The both are REAL musicians, lets celebrate THAT in this plastic phony "music as entertainment" instead of ART culture that we've allowed to take root.

Its ok if you dont Ged them, you probably dont get avante or free jazz either. your loss though.

Fu** the dead heads!!! they suck,  there boring and not my style. Got it!! schla03.gif  laugh.gif

Nothing personal biggrin.gif  

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 28 2009, 05:16 AM)
It's comparing apples and oranges.

I will say this, however:

Grateful Dead - best American group of all time
Rush - best Canadian group of all time

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now you really are on drugs!!! z7shysterical.gif  tongue.gif  

#31 rushgoober

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:31 PM

QUOTE (troutman @ Jul 28 2009, 08:13 PM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 28 2009, 05:16 AM)
It's comparing apples and oranges.

I will say this, however:

Grateful Dead - best American group of all time
Rush - best Canadian group of all time

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now you really are on drugs!!! z7shysterical.gif  tongue.gif

to each their own.  the dead are magic. yes.gif  

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:43 PM

QUOTE (troutman @ Jul 28 2009, 08:12 PM)
QUOTE (third hand grace @ Jul 28 2009, 06:13 PM)
sorry but ...

jerry could play the heck out of his guitar

phil lesh is a very unique bassist - I dare you to truly listen!

mickey hart is a heck of a drummer- thanks to all who have pointed out the mutual respect between him and Peart

at any given time they could on spur of he moment play hundreds of songs. Can Rush do that? I don't know.

Half of you know less than half of what you are talking about.

and they are apples and oranges.

The both are REAL musicians, lets celebrate THAT in this plastic phony "music as entertainment" instead of ART culture that we've allowed to take root.

Its ok if you dont Ged them, you probably dont get avante or free jazz either. your loss though.

Fu** the dead heads!!! they suck,  there boring and not my style. Got it!! schla03.gif  laugh.gif

Nothing personal biggrin.gif

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

What's up TROUT?

Classic.     THE DEAD ARE TRAGIC!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:45 PM

THE BEST AMERICAN BAND IS VAN HALEN!!!!!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 02:43 AM

Is this a serious question?????????????  rofl3.gif  rofl3.gif  rofl3.gif  

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:39 PM

you spelling is incorrekt

maybe your head is dead


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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE (Earthshine @ Jul 28 2009, 11:43 PM)
Is this a serious question?????????????  rofl3.gif  rofl3.gif  rofl3.gif

No...

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:16 AM

1.  There is (was) nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.  Having seen both bands multiple times, I have to give the edge to the hippies on this one.
2.  I will give the edge to Rush as far as being better musicians.  Jerry, Phil, and Mickey are pretty damn good.
3.  Robert Hunter is a wonderful lyricist.  John Barlow ain't so bad either.  My preference would be for Hunter over Peart.
4.  There are plenty of other jam-band concerts where people dance like Deadheads.
5.  Not only could the Dead play over a hundred different songs over a tour, they could also play them differently.  Why the hell does Rush have to play the same frickin' setlist every night???  I could only imagine a Rush tour where over the course of a five night run, you'd get to hear 90% of their catalogue including all of the epics and no song repeats.
6.  Nobody is as cool as Pigpen.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:26 AM

Some of you are really scraping the bottom of the bowl for things to post about.  This, then the KC and the Sunshine band post? Are you guys on drugs, FFS?

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (GeminiRising79 @ Jul 30 2009, 12:26 PM)
Some of you are really scraping the bottom of the bowl for things to post about.  This, then the KC and the Sunshine band post? Are you guys on drugs, FFS?

Blame reani14.

And it appears that this is typical.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:52 AM

just the norm' in between tours/albums or basically frig all doin,shite gets posted  unsure.gif  




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