March 7th, 2009, 7:25 pm
Who is your favorite member?
Geddy Lee HIs vocals and musical talents are amazing.
How did you get into them?
A friend of mine at my school likes them and that's how I got into them.
March 17th, 2009, 11:09 pm
_ I do not have a favorite. they are all talanted.
_ 2112 Overtue/ Temples of Syrinx
_ I decided to download a few songs, and Rush happened to be on the list.
August 9th, 2010, 11:46 am
Big Rush fan here. I've been a fan of theirs for over 30 years and love the way that they keep going without compromise or becomming a parody of themselves. if you've not heard them yet, check out their recent single 'Caravan/BU2B' - they rocking as hard as ever.
As for my favourite song, I can say without a doubt it has to Red Barchetta from Moving Picutres. Not only are they my favourite album and song by Rush, they are my all time favourites by anyone.
here's hoping for a UK tour next year when they release their 19th studio album - Clockwork Angels
August 9th, 2010, 9:08 pm
favorite member: Geddy Lee, but I like all three of them a lot.
favorite song: Fly by Night
how did i get into them: I've always heard the song Tom Sawyer on classick rock stations, which I started listening to around 12 years old. I used to think Geddy Lee was a woman because I never heard a man singing like that before. It was only a few years ago that I started to look up other Rush songs. I am not ashamed to say that this was after playing YYZ on guitar Hero. To me, YYZ and Tom Sawyer were such strange songs that I had to know more from this band, so I looked up a bunch of stuff on youtube. I really liked Spirit of Radio, especially the intro. So, about my favorite Rush song: once I was watching an episode of That 70s Show when the four guys went to Canada to buy beer. Two Canadian officials asked them why they were in Canada. Eric responded, "We love Rush. Fly by Night OW!" So I looked up this song and I loved it.
I learned to play Fly by Night and I want to record myself playing and upload it on youtube. I also want to learn Spirit of Radio so I can do the same.
December 27th, 2010, 10:35 am
Here's looking forwaqrd to the new tour next year. I'm actually taking my son to the O2 gig and he can't wait
December 27th, 2010, 4:42 pm
I can't really say I'm a fan anymore, but I was a huge fan of theirs back in the '80s.
Everything from 2112 through Moving Pictures I loved, and every album was better than the last.. until Signals, which for me, marked the beginning of the end -too much repetition, lack of melody, electronics and sequencing overkill, etc. I felt that from there, they went steadily downhill.
But there is no doubt in my mind, Geddy Lee remains one of the finest bassists in the world (if not the best, considering all he can do simultaneously while playing bass) and, well, they don't call Neil Peart "The Professor" for nothing! They have to be the most amazing rhythm section ever.
And since I'm primarily a guitarist, I was a big fan of Alex Lifeson's too; I picked up a lot of influence and inspiration from him, particularly his use of drone chords, like in Hemispheres. The guy has a unique signature style, and that's a rare gift in music.
Permanent Waves and Hemispheres are still my favorite Rush albums.