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#21 ES-335

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE (Snowdog @ Mar 24 2005, 08:24 AM)
I think Rush get their props from the musicians community, but not from the public at large. John Q. Public just doesn't "get" Rush and never will. So, from a standpoint of the general public, yes, Rush is underrrated.

I agree ... I do not feel they are underrated as musicians ...

But, as a band, overall, they are far underrated ... most people judge them on one or two songs ... they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more than that.



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Posted 24 March 2005 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (Pratt Boy @ Mar 23 2005, 10:57 PM)
They are not underrated.
Everyone else is overrated.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 07:20 PM

Hey everyone, this is the topic starter thetrees, and i just wanted to say thanks for all the input. it seems that you all share most of the same opinions on this point as i do.

i especially can relate to the posts that eluded to the idea that because Rush is underrated, or even bashed, it causes us to like them even more.

I once heard a quote that said, "the blood of the martyr is the seed of the church." We are similar: The underrating and bashing of Rush is the seed of the Fans!!!

Edited by thetrees, 25 March 2005 - 07:20 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE (ES-335 @ Mar 24 2005, 07:18 AM)
QUOTE (Snowdog @ Mar 24 2005, 08:24 AM)
I think Rush get their props from the musicians community, but not from the public at large. John Q. Public just doesn't "get" Rush and never will. So, from a standpoint of the general public, yes, Rush is underrrated.

I agree ... I do not feel they are underrated as musicians ...

But, as a band, overall, they are far underrated ... most people judge them on one or two songs ... they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more than that.

No they are not underrated as musicians:

Geddy:

Geddy is in the Bass Hall of Fame for Guitar Player Magazine

Has been voted Best Rock Bassist more than 6 times

Geddy won "best Rock Bass player" in the 1993 "Bass Player" readers' poll

Neil:

Voted to Modern Drummer Hall of Fame: 1983

Best Rock Drummer: 1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985

Best Multi-Percussionist: 1983,1984,1985,1986

Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982

Most Promising New Drummer: 1980

Best All Around: 1986

Best Recorded Performance:
1981: Moving Pictures
1982: Exit... Stage Left
1983: Signals
1985: Grace Under Pressure
1986: Power Windows
1988: Hold Your Fire
1989: A Show of Hands
1990: Presto
1992: Roll The Bones
1993: Counterparts
1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
As a member of the Honor Roll in these categories, Neil is no longer eligible for votes in the above categories.

Alex:

Alex won Best Rock Talent in 1983 (Guitar for the Practicing Musician)

Inducted into the Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame (May 1991)

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Juno awards
Rush has been awarded the following Juno awards:

1974 Most promising group of the year
1977 Group of the year
1978 Group of the year
1991 Best Heavy Metal Album
1991 Best album cover - Presto
1992 Best Hard Rock Album
1992 Best album cover - Roll the Bones
2004 Music DVD of the year - "Rush in Rio"

Grammys
1982 Runner-up in Best Rock Instrumental
"YYZ" - beat by The Police's "Behind My Camel"
1992 Runner-up in Best Rock Instrumental
"Where's My Thing" - beat by Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover"
2004 Nomination in Best Rock Instrumental Performance
"O Baterista" from Rush In Rio Lost to Brian Wilson's "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow"

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edited to include Juno's and Grammy's

Edited by Drumnut, 25 March 2005 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE (Drumnut @ Mar 25 2005, 09:51 PM)
QUOTE (ES-335 @ Mar 24 2005, 07:18 AM)
QUOTE (Snowdog @ Mar 24 2005, 08:24 AM)
I think Rush get their props from the musicians community, but not from the public at large. John Q. Public just doesn't "get" Rush and never will. So, from a standpoint of the general public, yes, Rush is underrrated.

I agree ... I do not feel they are underrated as musicians ...

But, as a band, overall, they are far underrated ... most people judge them on one or two songs ... they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more than that.

No they are not underrated as musicians:

Geddy:

Geddy is in the Bass Hall of Fame for Guitar Player Magazine

Has been voted Best Rock Bassist more than 6 times

Geddy won "best Rock Bass player" in the 1993 "Bass Player" readers' poll

Neil:

Voted to Modern Drummer Hall of Fame: 1983

Best Rock Drummer: 1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985

Best Multi-Percussionist: 1983,1984,1985,1986

Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982

Most Promising New Drummer: 1980

Best All Around: 1986

Best Recorded Performance:
1981: Moving Pictures
1982: Exit... Stage Left
1983: Signals
1985: Grace Under Pressure
1986: Power Windows
1988: Hold Your Fire
1989: A Show of Hands
1990: Presto
1992: Roll The Bones
1993: Counterparts
1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
As a member of the Honor Roll in these categories, Neil is no longer eligible for votes in the above categories.

Alex:

Alex won Best Rock Talent in 1983 (Guitar for the Practicing Musician)

Inducted into the Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame (May 1991)

Source

Juno awards
Rush has been awarded the following Juno awards:

1974 Most promising group of the year
1977 Group of the year
1978 Group of the year
1991 Best Heavy Metal Album
1991 Best album cover - Presto
1992 Best Hard Rock Album
1992 Best album cover - Roll the Bones
2004 Music DVD of the year - "Rush in Rio"

Grammys
1982 Runner-up in Best Rock Instrumental
"YYZ" - beat by The Police's "Behind My Camel"
1992 Runner-up in Best Rock Instrumental
"Where's My Thing" - beat by Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover"
2004 Nomination in Best Rock Instrumental Performance
"O Baterista" from Rush In Rio Lost to Brian Wilson's "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow"

Source

edited to include Juno's and Grammy's

Do you know why they haven't been selected to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE (nosefilxela @ Mar 25 2005, 07:22 PM)
QUOTE (Drumnut @ Mar 25 2005, 09:51 PM)
QUOTE (ES-335 @ Mar 24 2005, 07:18 AM)
QUOTE (Snowdog @ Mar 24 2005, 08:24 AM)
I think Rush get their props from the musicians community, but not from the public at large. John Q. Public just doesn't "get" Rush and never will. So, from a standpoint of the general public, yes, Rush is underrrated.

I agree ... I do not feel they are underrated as musicians ...

But, as a band, overall, they are far underrated ... most people judge them on one or two songs ... they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more than that.

No they are not underrated as musicians:

Geddy:

Geddy is in the Bass Hall of Fame for Guitar Player Magazine

Has been voted Best Rock Bassist more than 6 times

Geddy won "best Rock Bass player" in the 1993 "Bass Player" readers' poll

Neil:

Voted to Modern Drummer Hall of Fame: 1983

Best Rock Drummer: 1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985

Best Multi-Percussionist: 1983,1984,1985,1986

Best Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982

Most Promising New Drummer: 1980

Best All Around: 1986

Best Recorded Performance:
1981: Moving Pictures
1982: Exit... Stage Left
1983: Signals
1985: Grace Under Pressure
1986: Power Windows
1988: Hold Your Fire
1989: A Show of Hands
1990: Presto
1992: Roll The Bones
1993: Counterparts
1986 Honor Roll: Rock Drummer, Multi-Percussion
As a member of the Honor Roll in these categories, Neil is no longer eligible for votes in the above categories.

Alex:

Alex won Best Rock Talent in 1983 (Guitar for the Practicing Musician)

Inducted into the Guitar for the Practicing Musician Hall of Fame (May 1991)

Source

Juno awards
Rush has been awarded the following Juno awards:

1974 Most promising group of the year
1977 Group of the year
1978 Group of the year
1991 Best Heavy Metal Album
1991 Best album cover - Presto
1992 Best Hard Rock Album
1992 Best album cover - Roll the Bones
2004 Music DVD of the year - "Rush in Rio"

Grammys
1982 Runner-up in Best Rock Instrumental
"YYZ" - beat by The Police's "Behind My Camel"
1992 Runner-up in Best Rock Instrumental
"Where's My Thing" - beat by Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover"
2004 Nomination in Best Rock Instrumental Performance
"O Baterista" from Rush In Rio Lost to Brian Wilson's "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow"

Source

edited to include Juno's and Grammy's

Do you know why they haven't been selected to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Didn't we discuss that before? It's because that the judges will never consider non-mainstream talent.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:50 PM

QUOTE (nosefilxela @ Mar 25 2005, 07:22 PM)
Do you know why they haven't been selected to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Wish I did, they are long over due!!! mad.gif

As has been said in this thread already:

QUOTE (Pratt Boy @ Mar 23 2005, 10:57 PM)
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They are not underrated.
Everyone else is overrated.


Why are all these other overrated bands getting in and Rush gets passed over? I think it's an outrage! mad.gif  


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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:54 PM

Oh yeah, and I don't need some lame place to tell me that my favorite band is full of talent. I think that the boys are better off not in the Hall of Fame. It retains their pristine image.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 07:46 PM

The fact that Rush is unpopular is just what makes me like them more!

I like being a freak biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 07:48 PM

I wouldnt say they are unpopular. I know a lot of people who know them. Yet again also vise-versa.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 08:09 PM

Perhaps Rush seems underrated to most people because over the years they haven't gotten all the bad press and scandals that other 'great' bands have gone through* (i.e. a dead drummer, trashed hotel rooms, fistfights and messy breakups, rehab, etc.)

As they say, any publicity is good publicity, so maybe Rush appears to be underrated because they haven't had all that controversy surrounding them during their career.

*Excluding, of course, Alex's recent run-in with the Florida police--but that was one big misunderstanding, right  wink.gif

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (Magnus @ Mar 27 2005, 09:09 PM)
Perhaps Rush seems underrated to most people because over the years they haven't gotten all the bad press and scandals that other 'great' bands have gone through* (i.e. a dead drummer, trashed hotel rooms, fistfights and messy breakups, rehab, etc.)

As they say, any publicity is good publicity, so maybe Rush appears to be underrated because they haven't had all that controversy surrounding them during their career.

*Excluding, of course, Alex's recent run-in with the Florida police--but that was one big misunderstanding, right  wink.gif

good point

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:49 PM

they're so underrated it's sad meanwhile the only reason U2 is in the news or for the fact that how to dismantle an atomic bomb was so successful was because it was political,Eminem is too overrated the guy always sounds the same and should be hanged honestly,50 should be castrated and i mean as huge as Rush is they are still Unbelievably underrated.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 02:45 PM

Rush is underrated but the do have a loyal fan base.  So, we know the truth and they have all three had great careers as musicians.  Viva, Rush!!!




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