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Poll: Rush or The Police? (50 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one do you like better?

  1. Rush (44 votes [88.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 88.00%

  2. The Police (1 votes [2.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.00%

  3. Like both the same (5 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

Which band is more talented?

  1. Rush (40 votes [80.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  2. The Police (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Both talented each in their unique way (10 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

Who is a better drummer?

  1. Neil Peart (41 votes [91.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 91.11%

  2. Stewart Copeland (4 votes [8.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.89%

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#1 Lorraine

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:31 PM

Listening to the Police and watching their Synchronicity concert in Atlanta, Georgia got me to thinking of a good poll topic.

I'm not even sure how to answer these questions.

Try not to let what you think are loyalties sway you.  

Try to answer honestly.

Yes, Narps, I know.  You don't like The Police.  :)  So this will be an easy one for you to answer.  :lol: :hug2:

For anyone that doesn't like polls, get lost.  :beathorse:

Edited by Lorraine, 20 May 2015 - 03:38 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:37 PM

Narps isn't the only one who doesn't like the police



:rush: :notworthy:  :rush:

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:41 PM

I still got 2 copies of Zenyatta Mondatta on original vinyl barely played if anyone is interested... :codger:

Edited by Narps, 20 May 2015 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:41 PM

I tried to answer only one of the two questions, and I was told to go directly jail. Do not pass 'Go', do not collect $200... :(

Anyway- I really like The Police. But I like Rush better.

On the question of which band is more talented, I definitely lean toward Rush, but my knowledge of all of The Police's music is too limited to be able to give a fair answer. (That, and I've never listened intently or intensely enough to make that judgment, either).

Interesting poll, though.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:43 PM

Let's see...a band that lasted about 5 years or one that lasted 40+ years...sooooo hard to decide. :eyeroll:

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:45 PM

Rush ofcourse, any day in week

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:46 PM

View Post2112FirstStreet, on 20 May 2015 - 01:43 PM, said:

Let's see...a band that lasted about 5 years or one that lasted 40+ years...sooooo hard to decide. :eyeroll:

What relevance does your post bear to the questions?

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:48 PM

Don't like The Police.  Certainly not big on that Andy Summer reggae-style strumming that influenced our Lerxst which was one of the contributing factors for the decline of Rush.  I need loud rocking riffs.  Don't get that with The Police (or at least from the material that I have heard -  and I was in high school in the 80's  when they were big and overplayed so I heard a lot).

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:53 PM

I added another question.

Who is the better drummer - Neil or Stewart?

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:54 PM

I know there are Police lovers here but they don't usually come into this section.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:58 PM

View PostLorraine, on 20 May 2015 - 01:31 PM, said:

Listening to the Police and watching their Synchronicity concert in Atlanta, Georgia got me to thinking of a good poll topic.

I'm not even sure how to answer these questions.

Try not to let what you think are loyalties sway you.  

Try to answer honestly.

Yes, Narps, I know.  You don't like The Police.  :)  So this will be an easy one for you to answer.  :lol: :hug2:

For anyone that doesn't like polls, get lost.  :beathorse:
:hug2: ... Back at cha

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:03 PM

I like the police. Good stuff.

Rush are love.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:05 PM

The police are one of the most bland bands.  On record that is..........never seen em live.

Rush all the way.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:06 PM

View PostLorraine, on 20 May 2015 - 01:53 PM, said:

I added another question.

Who is the better drummer - Neil or Stewart?

I was chewing my fingernails before...now my head is spinning... :lol:

I'd say that even though Rush's music was influenced by The Police in the very early '80s, stylistically the two bands are still night and day- a world apart from one another.

In my mind, the same logic follows when comparing the talents of Messrs. Copeland and Peart. Stylistically soooo different.

So... :huh:

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:06 PM

I know Neil would vote for Stewart.

And Alex would vote for The Police.

Geddy would vote for himself.  :lol:

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:07 PM

The Police are great, but not as rewarding as Rush, and a few songs annoy me.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:07 PM

I love The Police but I wouldn't quite put them in the same category as Rush.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:08 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 20 May 2015 - 02:05 PM, said:

The police are one of the most bland bands.  On record that is..........never seen em live.

Rush all the way.

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I just never got it. I always thought they were just above me. Not unlike Dylan I suppose...

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:11 PM

I still need to check out more of the police...I have a two disc best of, but I am aware the full albums are highly regarded.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:13 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 20 May 2015 - 02:11 PM, said:

I still need to check out more of the police...I have a two disc best of, but I am aware the full albums are highly regarded.

segue your sig has now made me blind.  I've typed this massage on pure luck

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