History Music / Rush

12th Aug '16 10:56:56 PM KenKevinStriker
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** The ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' posters on the studio wall in the video for "Subdivisions."

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** The ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' posters on the studio wall in the video videos for "Vital Signs" and "Subdivisions."
12th Aug '16 10:38:18 PM KenKevinStriker
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* CoolCar: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVGhqvl_8A "Red Barchetta"]], itself inspired by Richard S. Foster's short story [[http://www.fiatbarchetta.com/links/nice.html "A Nice Morning Drive"]].

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* CoolCar: [[http://www.The titular [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVGhqvl_8A com/watch?v=FAvQSkK8Z8U "Red Barchetta"]], itself inspired by Richard S. Foster's short story [[http://www.fiatbarchetta.com/links/nice.html "A Nice Morning Drive"]].
10th Aug '16 11:48:15 PM CassandraLeo
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** Some of the other recent albums fall into this somewhat too, though not as badly as ''Vapor Trails''. Additionally, the "Sector" remasters sometimes fall into this somewhat as well.

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** Some of the other recent albums fall into this somewhat too, though not as badly as ''Vapor Trails''. Additionally, the "Sector" remasters sometimes fall into this somewhat as well. On the plus side, Sean Magee's 2016 remasters of ''Snakes & Arrows'' and ''Feedback'' are completely immune to this, both coming in at an astonishing [=DR12=]. (Unfortunately, due to an error the ''Snakes & Arrows'' remaster also has brief gaps between a couple of tracks that are supposed to be gapless, but for the digital version this is easily fixed with an audio editor.)
24th Jul '16 12:04:27 PM DrSlide
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* LoudnessWar: ''Vapor Trails'', so bad that the band is soon releasing a remixed/remastered version to correct it.

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* LoudnessWar: ''Vapor Trails'', so bad that the band is soon releasing eventually released a remixed/remastered version to correct it.
24th Jul '16 8:54:01 AM bt8257
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* ''Geddy Lee'' - lead vocals, bass, guitar, keyboard, synthesizer, mellotron (1968-Present)
* '''''Alex Lifeson''''' - guitar, vocals, synthesizer, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, keyboard (1968-Present)
* ''Neil Peart'' - drums, percussion, glockenspiel, wind chimes, bell tree, vibraslap, triangle, tubular bells, temple blocks, timpani, gong, cowbells, crotales, timbales, plywood, cymbals, hammered dulcimer (1974-Present)
* '''John Rutsey''' - drums, percussion, vocals (1968-1974, died 2008)

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* ''Geddy Lee'' - lead vocals, bass, guitar, keyboard, synthesizer, mellotron (1968-Present)
(1968)
* '''''Alex Lifeson''''' - guitar, vocals, synthesizer, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, keyboard (1968-Present)
(1968)
* ''Neil Peart'' - drums, percussion, glockenspiel, wind chimes, bell tree, vibraslap, triangle, tubular bells, temple blocks, timpani, gong, cowbells, crotales, timbales, plywood, cymbals, hammered dulcimer (1974-Present)
(1974)
* '''John Rutsey''' - drums, percussion, vocals (1968-1974, (196874, died 2008)



** The group's 2010-2011 Time Machine tour included a 45-minute performance of the ''Music/MovingPictures'' album in its entirety (never ''ever'' touch this button).

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** The group's 2010-2011 201011 Time Machine tour included a 45-minute performance of the ''Music/MovingPictures'' album in its entirety (never ''ever'' touch this button).



* AerithAndBob: We have Alex and Neil... and then we have Geddy. Geddy's birth name is actually Gary, but he had it legally changed to Geddy at some point (see FunetikAksent and StageName below). In terms of birth names, we've got Gary, Neil... and Aleksandar! ("Aleksandar" is just the Serbian form of "Alexander," and Alex's parents were Serbian immigrants, but it's still no wonder he goes by Alex.)

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* AerithAndBob: We have Alex and Neil... and then we have Geddy. Geddy's birth name is actually Gary, but he had it legally changed to Geddy at some point (see FunetikAksent and StageName below). In terms of birth names, we've got Gary, Neil... and Aleksandar! ("Aleksandar" is just the Serbian form of "Alexander," "Alexander", and Alex's parents were Serbian immigrants, but it's still no wonder he goes by Alex.)



* BadassMoustache: Neil [[http://www.andrewolson.com/Neil_Peart/neil_images/Neil178.jpg rocked one hell of a 'stache]] in the 70s.

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* BadassMoustache: BadassMustache: Neil [[http://www.andrewolson.com/Neil_Peart/neil_images/Neil178.jpg rocked one hell of a 'stache]] in the 70s.



** Also ''Vapor Trails'', which was heavily influenced by Peart's late 90s tragedies and 9/11.

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** Also ''Vapor Trails'', which was heavily influenced by Peart's [[TraumaCongaLine late 90s tragedies tragedies]] and 9/11.



* EightiesHair: ''Good Lord.'' Behold, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uIOdswBrlHs/SSRAf5RkKII/AAAAAAAAADM/ac0o_rJEToA/s200/geddy-lee.jpg Geddy around 1984]]. His mullet only got worse [[http://s2.dmcdn.net/Axlmi/x240-bnw.jpg as the decade progressed]]. These days he calls the latter mullet his "raccoon skin hat" look and, on it, "Every time I see it, I wanna hurl." His bandmates fared no better: all three had terrible 'dos throughout the '80s. Alex became convinced he was a member of A Flock of Seagulls, while Neil developed a ghastly-looking rat-tail mullet that eventually became a full on [[BraidsOfAction braid of action]] before he cut it off. Everyone's hair is probably at its worst in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQgu0MpnKq8 music video for The Big Money]], which also features bad mid-80s fashion and bad mid-80s CGI.
** Averted for about two decades now, as since ''Presto'' and ''Roll The Bones'', Geddy has never had a ponytail or mullet (or [[CoolShades uncovered eyes]], either).

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* EightiesHair: ''Good Lord.God.'' Behold, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uIOdswBrlHs/SSRAf5RkKII/AAAAAAAAADM/ac0o_rJEToA/s200/geddy-lee.jpg Geddy around 1984]]. His mullet only got worse [[http://s2.dmcdn.net/Axlmi/x240-bnw.jpg as the decade progressed]]. These days he calls the latter mullet his "raccoon skin hat" look and, on it, "Every time I see it, I wanna hurl." His bandmates fared no better: all three had terrible 'dos throughout the '80s. Alex became convinced he was a member of A Flock of Seagulls, while Neil developed a ghastly-looking rat-tail mullet that eventually became a full on [[BraidsOfAction braid of action]] before he cut it off. Everyone's hair is probably at its worst in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQgu0MpnKq8 music video for The Big Money]], which also features bad mid-80s fashion and bad mid-80s CGI.
** Averted for about two decades now, as since ''Presto'' and ''Roll The the Bones'', Geddy has never had a ponytail or mullet (or [[CoolShades uncovered eyes]], either).



* {{Instrumentals}}: Many, of which "YYZ" is probably the best known.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: Many, of which "YYZ" is probably the best known.
8th Jul '16 10:21:06 PM bassmedic87
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** This is more Vocal ''Devolution'' than anything; Geddy willingly toned down his voice a bit, sure, but the lower registers are moreso due to him ''losing'' the ability to hit those incredible high notes with age. Older Rush fans often cite Geddy's fading range as one of their primary TheyChangedItNowItSucks gripes, apparently oblivious to the idea that Geddy can't hit notes he sang as a 23 year old at 63 without physical pain or sacrificing his ability to speak for a day or two after.

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** This is more Vocal ''Devolution'' than anything; Geddy willingly toned down his voice a bit, sure, but the lower registers are moreso due to him ''losing'' the ability to hit those incredible high notes with age. In fact, the band has had to transpose some of their earlier songs, such as "2112," to accommodate for Geddy's voice. Older Rush fans often cite Geddy's fading range as one of their primary TheyChangedItNowItSucks gripes, apparently oblivious to the idea that Geddy can't hit notes he sang as a 23 year old at 63 without physical pain or sacrificing his ability to speak for a day or two after.
8th Jul '16 10:15:03 PM bassmedic87
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** Arguably also the keyboards, MIDI gear, electronic/MIDI drum pads, bass pedals, etc. they used in TheEighties to recreate their multilayered synth-prog productions live onstage, long before that technology stabilized decades later. The complicated rigs they used by 1987 led them, by [[WordOfGod Word Of Geddy]], to pare down for 1989's ''Presto''.

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** Arguably also the keyboards, MIDI gear, electronic/MIDI drum pads, bass pedals, etc. they used in TheEighties to recreate their multilayered synth-prog productions live onstage, long before that technology stabilized decades later. The complicated rigs they used by 1987 1987[[note]]Geddy's rig involved multiple racks of synths and samplers, with roadies behind the stage constantly having to change out floppy disks[[/note]] led them, by [[WordOfGod Word Of Geddy]], to pare down for 1989's ''Presto''.
21st Jun '16 1:59:00 PM CassandraLeo
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Not to be confused, if such a thing were even possible, with [[Radio/RushLimbaugh another Rush sometimes heard on the radio]]. (Note: As of March 2012, [[http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/07/limbaugh-threatened-with-lawsuit-by-supergroup-rush/ this Rush has submitted a cease-and-desist order to the other one for unauthorized use of their music]]. Use of their music by political figures seems to be a BerserkButton of theirs, as they have issued cease-and-desist orders to several other political figures as well.) Also not to be confused with the UsefulNotes/FormulaOne [[Film/{{Rush 2013}} biopic]] by Creator/RonHoward, or [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic a flying robot dog]].

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Not to be confused, if such a thing were even possible, with [[Radio/RushLimbaugh another Rush sometimes heard on the radio]]. (Note: As of March 2012, [[http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/07/limbaugh-threatened-with-lawsuit-by-supergroup-rush/ this Rush has submitted a cease-and-desist order to the other one for unauthorized use of their music]]. Use of their music by political figures seems to be a BerserkButton of theirs, as they have issued cease-and-desist orders to several other political figures as well. Check [[http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/rush-songs-not-for-rent-to-rand-paul this story]] for a wonderful HurricaneOfPuns and count all the Rush song titles and lyric references you can find.) Also not to be confused with the UsefulNotes/FormulaOne [[Film/{{Rush 2013}} biopic]] by Creator/RonHoward, or [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic a flying robot dog]].
19th Jun '16 12:58:50 PM TimBumpus
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Rush is a Canadian rock trio formed in 1968, although, listening to some of their songs, you'd never guess there are only three of them. They're probably best known for Geddy Lee's "wait, is that a guy?" vocals and prominent bass and Neil Peart's sometimes [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivism-inspired lyrics]] (though really only in the early days). While the band has always been an album rock (and later classic rock) radio favourite, Rush saw a decent boost to their popularity for their contributions to the video game ''VideoGame/RockBand''.

One of those bands that splits people down the middle - a lot of people don't like [[AuthorAppeal Peart's]] [[NeverLiveItDown fondness]] for Creator/AynRand (though, again, he abandoned this relatively early on, [[OldShame to the point of distancing himself from it]]), and a lot of people hate ProgressiveRock in general. In fairness, it should be noted that Peart does not agree with the ''whole'' of Rand's philosophy and removed the "thank you" to her from the credits for ''2112'' (as of at least the original compact disc issue). When fans ask him about the subject, however, he still acknowledges that he ''does'' have areas of agreement with Rand. (However, he characterized himself as a "left-leaning libertarian" in a 2005 interview; one thing Rand certainly was not is left-leaning).

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Rush is a Canadian rock trio formed in 1968, although, listening to some of their songs, you'd never guess there are only three of them. They're probably best known for Geddy Lee's "wait, is that a guy?" vocals and prominent bass and Neil Peart's sometimes [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivism-inspired lyrics]] (though really only in the early days). Creator/AynRand-inspired lyrics ([[OldShame though he has since distanced himself from her]]). While the band has always been an album rock (and later classic rock) radio favourite, Rush saw a decent boost to their popularity for their contributions to the video game ''VideoGame/RockBand''.

''VideoGame/RockBand''.

One of those bands that splits people down the middle - a lot of people don't like hate ProgressiveRock in general, and many disapprove of [[AuthorAppeal Peart's]] [[NeverLiveItDown early fondness]] for Creator/AynRand (though, again, he abandoned this relatively early on, [[OldShame to the point of distancing himself from it]]), and a lot of people hate ProgressiveRock in general. In fairness, it should Creator/AynRand. To be noted that fair, while Peart acknowledges he still has areas of agreement with Rand, he does not agree with the ''whole'' of Rand's philosophy her whole [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} philosophy]], and has removed the her "thank you" to her credit from the credits for ''2112'' (as ''2112''[[labelnote:*]]as of at least the original compact disc issue). When fans ask him about the subject, however, he still acknowledges that he ''does'' have areas of agreement with Rand. (However, he characterized himself as a "left-leaning libertarian" in a 2005 interview; one thing Rand certainly was not is left-leaning).
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4th Jun '16 8:18:47 AM WhatArtThee
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** 2: "Different Strings" "Tai Shan", "Resist" [[note]]Live versions rank at a 1 [[/note]]

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** 2: "Different Strings" "Tai Shan", "Resist" [[note]]Live versions rank at a 1 [[/note]]1[[/note]]



** 7: "Working Man", "One Little Victory", "Garden Road" [[note]] a live only track [[/note]]
** 8: "Stick It Out", "Peaceable Kingdom", and "BU2B", the three songs where it was the heaviest they've ever got.

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** 7: "Working Man", "One Little Victory", "Garden Road" [[note]] a live only track [[/note]]
track[[/note]]
** 8: "Stick It Out", "Peaceable Kingdom", and "BU2B", the three songs where it was "[=BU2B=]", the heaviest they've ever got.
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