In the early days I just loved Ged's voice , indeed his singing on any album up to let's say Counterparts was just about perfect and certainly suited the music.
Obviously we as fans want the guys to play live for as long as is possible and they are still monster musicians. I know Neil has some tendon issues but it certainly doesn't seem to impair his playing in any way that I have noticed...he is just as good a drummer as ever as are all the guys standard of musicianship.
I for one long to hear some of the older stuff sung with the same power and verve as was done in the earlier times but I know that is not possible for Geddy.
Sooo.... here is my outlandish suggestion...how about the guys search for a young Geddy singer replacement for the touring at least?
WTF I hear you all scream! I know I know! But hey it may not be as crazy as it seems on first impression...the band Journey managed very very successfully to replace Joe (Steve)!! Perry with a young guy from the Philippines who sounded exactly like him. I know the 3 member dynamic would be compromised forever but just think if the guys were to find someone who sounded just like Ged in the early days,they could then play the early stuff perfectly.
Lets be honest I believe that the biggest barrier to future live shows must be Geds voice...it is conceivably the most likely part of the set up to break down and make it impossible to continue longer term, anyway personally I don't think it is ever gonna happen but after witnessing how well it worked out with Journey I just thought I would put the idea forward to my fellow Rush fans...this is my first topic ..go easy on me!!
Edited by Different Circles, 30 December 2014 - 07:33 PM.