Rod in Toronto Posted October 4, 2013 Share Posted October 4, 2013 (edited) I´ve been thinking about posting this topic for a while now, so here it goes. While I think it´s hard to deny that Rush as a band peaked between ´77-81, I dare say that individually, Geddy, Neil and Al peaked at different times. Geddy´s voice was at the top of his game during the late 70´s: 2112 to Hemispheres seems to be his best period, and bass-wise I´d say the same, but simply because of the Rickenbaker sound, which he left behind shortly after. Neil, on the other hand, whilst kicking ass from day one, had his most inventive period in the mid-80´s, when he incorporated the electrical pieces to his kit and explored then uncharted territory. Lyric-wise I tend to agree as well: I really liked how he went on to explore more "human" themes in the 80´s, and that was before he began his anti-religious crusade of late. And when it comes to Big Al, I think he now has a much more proeminent role in Rush than before: his riffage dominates Clockwork Angels and Snakes & Arrows, whilst he left the multi-layered sound of Vapor Trails and Test for Echo behind. I love all eras of the band and think the three guys contributed equally from day one to make Rush the best band on the planet, but this thought of them peaking at different times came to me the other day, and thought I could share this with you. So, what do you guys think? Agree? Disagree? Edited October 4, 2013 by RodrigoAltaf Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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