Legendary Rush Drummer and Lyricist Neil Peart Dies at 67, of Brain Cancer



These classic rock guys are going to start dying at the rate of about one per month.

It's not going to be great.

There's a good documentary about Rush's last tour that's worth a watch. If I remember right, Neil Peart's health problems -- which I think were just about arthritis due to a lifetime of pounding drums -- was a major reason they toured less and less frequently.

"His shoulders were hurting, his arms were hurting, his elbows, his feet – everything"" Lifeson said. "He didn't want to play anything less than 100 percent. He was finding it increasingly difficult to hit that mark on this last tour. So, all those things combined, I get it."

Though maybe he was also battling cancer, but they chose not to mention that in the documentary.

Most people who care about this know Rush's songs, so I won't link them. Instead, I'll link Rick Beato analyzing two Rush songs to find out what makes them great -- Closer to the Heart, and then Limelight.

And on the subject of music appreciation: These guys.

Posted by: Ace at 05:36 PM




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1 Oneth?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 05:35 PM (HaL55)

2 RIP, Neil Peart.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 05:36 PM (HaL55)

3 ooffahh

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 10, 2020 05:36 PM (B+t5k)

4 rd

Posted by: cornbred at January 10, 2020 05:36 PM (JXrIc)

5 Rest in peace.
Beato always does a great job.
Sad times.

Posted by: Dan Patterson at January 10, 2020 05:37 PM (AsjQP)

6 One can never have too much Rush or Rick Beato.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 05:37 PM (HaL55)

7 Just terrible. Had to go outside to cry a bit. Tears in the eyes still. Never went to see them but have a lot of their stuff and listened to them a lot growing up. Awful day for rock music and the world has lost a giant today. RIP.

Posted by: turambar at January 10, 2020 05:38 PM (Gylu/)

8 No idea who this guy even is, but RIP.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 05:38 PM (cfSRQ)

9 Would hurt more if I wasn't putting my cat to sleep tomorrow. So, kind of already dead inside.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at January 10, 2020 05:39 PM (oZ6kz)

10 GOOD LORD the Best Rock Drummer EVER ! I knew it wasn'rtArthritis that made him stop ! GOD I am Crushed, One of my favorite bands in my teen years & on

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 10, 2020 05:39 PM (BqBId)

11 Awesome drummer and he had a fantastic collaboration with SciFi Fantasy author, Kevin J. Anderson on Clockwork Angels.

Posted by: TK24601 at January 10, 2020 05:39 PM (7rK3L)

12 Rush was something I didn't like before I knew I was libertarian. I didn't know they were libertarian either.

If prog rock happens to coincide with your worldview does it stop being prog rock?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 05:40 PM (gd9RK)

13 >>>I knew it wasn'rtArthritis that made him stop !

I just added a couple of sentences mentioning that. The documentary said it was arthritis, but now I'm thinking it was chemo.

Posted by: ace at January 10, 2020 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

14 I can't remember the last time I cried when somebody I didn't know personally died. Rush has been my favorite band since I was 12 years old. I am very fortunate that I was able to see their final concert in 2015 at the LA Forum.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 10, 2020 05:40 PM (xPl2J)

15 I didn't expect it, but this one really hit me hard.

Very sad for his loved ones. Prayers for his loved ones.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 10, 2020 05:40 PM (xptlg)

16 Oh, condolences Broseidon.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 10, 2020 05:41 PM (gd9RK)

17 My older son loves Rush - it's his favorite band. He and my husband saw them in concert twice. He's very bummed about this.

I think another reason they stopped touring for a while is because of the death of Peart's kid.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2020 05:42 PM (/669Q)

18 67 doesn't seem old
eff cancer

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:42 PM (G546f)

19 I'm so sorry, Broseidon. Lives so short...

Posted by: Brother Cavil
No, we don't have squirrel Cylons, why do you ask
at January 10, 2020 05:42 PM (Rvlwi)

20 9 Would hurt more if I wasn't putting my cat to sleep tomorrow. So, kind of already dead inside.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at January 10, 2020 05:39 PM (oZ6kz)

===

Sorry to hear this. Losing a pet really tears you up inside.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 10, 2020 05:43 PM (xptlg)

21 hugs, broseidon

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:43 PM (G546f)

22 I think another reason they stopped touring for a while is because of the death of Peart's kid.





Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2020 05:42 PM (/669Q)

His wife and daughter both died in the late 90's and there was about a five year hiatus.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 10, 2020 05:43 PM (xPl2J)

23 I am omnivorous when it comes to music. Especially rock. But Rush sucks.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 10, 2020 05:43 PM (6/uwW)

24 RIP, Mr. Peart.

Best rock drummer and one of the best lyricists in history.

Love the Lost in Vegas guys. They did reactions for Foreplay/Long Time and More Than A Feeling by Boston that are great. Esp for FP/LT, which was the first time they'd ever heard the band.

Best Rush song: Red Barchetta. Fight me.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 10, 2020 05:43 PM (LOTm4)

25 To be fair, I know virtually nothing about most of the bands I listen to. Never owned the LP, never saw them in concert, just like some of the tunes.

Rush's lyrics also struck my a libertarian, and then I heard that they were, so I guess I knew that much.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (cfSRQ)

26 I am going to go ahead and say that I love classic rock, but I have always hated rush.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (mjSYe)

27 This is a punch to the gut.

He was a minor idol, introduced me to Ayn Rand.

RIP Neil.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (8IS1R)

28 meanwhile RBG is cancer free
life is strange

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (G546f)

29 Yeah, this one makes me very sad.

Lakeside Park
Willows in the Breeze
Lakeside Park
So many memories

Posted by: Kevin Canuck at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (PxAO0)

30 No idea who this guy even is, but RIP.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 05:38 PM (cfSRQ)


There are some drum solo youtube videos. He was very! good.

Posted by: Adriane the Forbidden Planet Critic ... at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (LPnfS)

31 IMHO, one would be hard pressed to find three more talented musicians than Geddy, Alex, and Neil.

I consider myself fortunate to have seen them live twice.

R.I.P. Neil Peart Sep 12, 1952 - Jan 07, 2020

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (VJBq9)

32 The Lost in Vegas YYZ is great, too.

Rush were about as good as power trio can get.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (IVBVQ)

33 The arrow files when you dream, the hours tick away - the cells tick away.

The Watchmaker keeps to his schemes.

The hours tick away - they tick away
The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect
So hard to earn, so easily burned
In the fullness of time
A garden to nurture and protect.

In the rise and the set of the sun
'Til the stars go spinning - spinning 'round the night
It is what it is - and forever
Each moment a memory in flight

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (H9cB7)

34 Dang, my favorite drummer. I got to see Rush a number of times starting in 1987 or '88 (Hold Your Fire tour), always a great show. He was a phenomenal drummer and great lyricist. He probably introduced a lot of kids to objectivist phioosophy (whether or not they knew it lol). RIP.

Posted by: whatever at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (RBjYL)

35 God damn I had no idea except for the arthritis. Should've known though because he made a comment that sounded like he was having cognitive issues. He said something about how playing was like trying to figure out algebra equations in his head while running or something similar.

Rush wasn't everyone's cup of tea but I was a HUGE fan. Saw them at least seven times although I moved away from them during the 1990s because I thought there stuff became too overproduced.

I know what I'll be listening to tonight after I crack a couple of beers. Godspeed to you, Mr. Peart and thanks for all the excellent music.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 05:45 PM (j3npP)

36 I blame the Oaks.

Posted by: The Maples at January 10, 2020 05:45 PM (IVBVQ)

37 >>>26 I am going to go ahead and say that I love classic rock, but I have always hated rush.

I hated them when I was younger because I didn't think they were "cool." A little too dorky.

I didn't start to like them until I got a little older and didn't care about being cool as much.

Posted by: ace at January 10, 2020 05:45 PM (PbpT7)

38

@RyanAFournier

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20m

BREAKING: An armed Iranian national was just arrested at the Mar-a-Lago while carrying multiple weapons.


Posted by: Ha at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (NSFCQ)

39 Cancer sucks.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (k4dH2)

40 67 doesn't seem old

eff cancer

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:42 PM (G546f)

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It used to be quite old. When I was little, people at 67 were pretty worn out. Over 70 and they were decrepit.

Now we're used to them biking 20 miles.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (cfSRQ)

41 >>I have always hated rush.


Long career. That's a lot to hate.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (IVBVQ)

42 Obligatory:
https://youtu.be/LdpMpfp-J_I

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (I2dne)

43 Artharitis is a bitch.

Posted by: Fred Sanford at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (l3+k2)

44 Great drummer.


RIP.

One of the best live bands evar.

Posted by: eleven at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (Qf83p)

45
BREAKING: An armed Iranian national was just arrested at the Mar-a-Lago while carrying multiple weapons.


Armless iranians are much safer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (mjSYe)

46 Best Rush song: Red Barchetta. Fight me.

Nothing wrong with that one. But I always preferred Witch Hunt off of that album. Probably my favorite Rush song overall. Great song that is underrated because that entire album is great.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (iys0/)

47 Neil's Ayn Rand phase intersected with my young conservatism.

"Something for Nothing" and "2112" and "The Trees" and such, made me feel not so alone.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (H9cB7)

48 BREAKING: An armed Iranian national was just arrested at the Mar-a-Lago while carrying multiple weapons.


Posted by: Ha

Confirmed Reza Aslan sighting?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (SfYbS)

49 Yep, the old guard is cashing it in. Good music, like good literature, is timeless.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (90T4r)

50 His wife and daughter both died in the late 90's and there was about a five year hiatus.
Posted by: Mark1971 at January 10, 2020 05:43 PM (xPl2J)
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Oh gosh, I didn't know about the wife, or more likely I did and just forgot. I remember my son telling me this years ago, but obviously I'm fuzzy on the details.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (/669Q)

51 9
Would hurt more if I wasn't putting my cat to sleep tomorrow. So, kind of already dead inside.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at January 10, 2020 05:39 PM (oZ6kz)

________


Sorry to hear that. We had to do this six weeks ago and are still grieving. His 16-year-old sister is noticeably grieving: crying out for him (sometimes in the middle of the night), acting very skittish, and hiding a lot -- like she doesn't know where he is and is afraid she'll be disappeared next.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (svs9j)

52 willowed/

Really awful to see Neil is gone. Rush was my favorite band growing up. And ugh at how he died (why couldn't it be a sudden heart attack?). Strangely, I remember being more upset/shocked over the news of his daughter's death (car crash). Probably because the band was still active and as a young fan had a closer connection.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (RT6Hk)

53 RIP Neal Peart.

Also, good to see you link the guys from Lost in Vegas, I really enjoy watching their stuff. Just a couple of really cool guys.

Posted by: Paul at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (PMxE5)

54 Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at January 10, 2020 05:39 PM (oZ6kz)

Condolences. Kitties be special.

Posted by: Adriane the Forbidden Planet Critic ... at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (LPnfS)

55 >>One of the best live bands evar.


Yep. And the only big venue Drum Solos that were worth watching, too.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (IVBVQ)

56 Damn. RIP Neil

Posted by: WisRich at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (G0vdT)

57 meanwhile RBG is cancer free

life is strange

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:44 PM (G546f)

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She's a vampire. Feeds on the blood of the young. It's the only logical explanation.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (cfSRQ)

58 Damn. RIP Mr. Peart

Posted by: Sun-Tzu's Shih-Tzu, my prayer for the Democrats is Psalm 109:8 at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (4tV+0)

59 A decent chunk of the "R" section in my CD collection is Rush. I know what's going into the player this evening.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 05:47 PM (I2dne)

60 I guess Jesus is forming a band and needed a drummer.

Posted by: RushFanForDecades at January 10, 2020 05:48 PM (CDCKr)

61 41 >>I have always hated rush.


Long career. That's a lot to hate.
Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (IVBVQ)


I celebrate the entire zeppelin catalog, but I can't name a single rush song that isn't nails on a chalkboard to me.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 10, 2020 05:48 PM (mjSYe)

62 My daughter has a "game" called Rocksmith that teaches you how to work up to and play different songs on a real guitar and/or bass. It's always nice when I hear Spirit of the Radio blasting out of her room and her trying to keep up.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 10, 2020 05:48 PM (m9F26)

63 Sorry to hear that, Broseidon

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 05:48 PM (I2dne)

64 Any cancer with the prefix is a bastard. Well they're all bastards but this one is a particularity mean and nasty bastard. 67 is way too young.

Posted by: Tuna at January 10, 2020 05:48 PM (RueoN)

65 Geddy and Neil kept it quiet for 3 years. Should have known that was why they were saying things like, Rush was done touring but they might someday do something without Neil.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 05:48 PM (H9cB7)

66 Countdown to the biopic

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

67 Is glioblastoma a relatively painless cancer?

Posted by: clutch at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (+mbOC)

68 Looking from the outside but Pert is getting as much love at aos as Bowie did.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (qcIWB)

69 Geddy and Alex, I mean.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (H9cB7)

70 Buck Henry, Ed 'Kookie' Burns, and Peart. There's the three.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (oVJmc)

71 Hugs broseidon. Just thinking about your situation is hard, I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (a4qVe)

72 Heaven just gained a great drummer.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (JUabA)

73 "And, no. Neal Peart stands alone."
https://youtu.be/sBJO3Zj-Sv0

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 05:50 PM (I2dne)

74 Never got into Rush although I admit I never tried to listen. Was just listening to a different kind of music back then. Still... it's awful and prayers for his friends and family.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 10, 2020 05:50 PM (dUJdY)

75 67 Is glioblastoma a relatively painless cancer?


Ask ted Kennedy and John McCain.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 10, 2020 05:50 PM (mjSYe)

76 13 >>>I knew it wasn'rtArthritis that made him stop !

I just added a couple of sentences mentioning that. The documentary said it was arthritis, but now I'm thinking it was chemo.
Posted by: ace at January 10, 2020 05:40 PM (PbpT7)

But he announced retirement December 2015. Press is saying he'd been battling disease for 3.5 years.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 10, 2020 05:50 PM (RT6Hk)

77 John Rutsey, the Canadian Pete Best, died in 2008. So there are no living Rush drummers.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 10, 2020 05:50 PM (xPl2J)

78 Countdown to the biopic

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

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Was he gay? Because that's all we're interested in at the moment.

Posted by: Hollywood at January 10, 2020 05:50 PM (cfSRQ)

79 Scratch that . Reverse it. I posted that before I read Cat Trophy post.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 10, 2020 05:50 PM (qcIWB)

80 Saw Rush in Atlanta maybe 83. Someone in our group had a little bottle of Rush they passed around. It was loud. I don't like it when it's too loud. I'm turning into a cranky old fart.

Posted by: freaked at January 10, 2020 05:50 PM (Tnijr)

81 Chris Squire just got one helluva rhythm section mate in Heaven.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 05:51 PM (H9cB7)

82 The music world lost a great one. One of, if not the best, for sure.

Distant Early Warning is my favorite, I think.

But, have what's on my player rolling right now. I've got 22 albums in MP3, so I'll be busy for a while.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 05:51 PM (Zz0t1)

83 Never got into Rush although I admit I never tried to listen. Was just listening to a different kind of music back then.
Posted by: Jewells45

You were the Dancing Queen, weren't you?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 10, 2020 05:51 PM (SfYbS)

84 Not a super Rush fan but was fortunate to see them in concert several times. Always an awesome show. There's only a handful of songs that I can remember the moment/day I heard them. First heard Tom Sawyer in spring of 81' (I think) 8th grade. Was doing chores mowing the lawn with my bedroom window open listening to 105.7 KOZZ. Pioneer receiver blasting through my Altec Lansing speakers. That moment truly kicked some ass.

Posted by: JROD at January 10, 2020 05:51 PM (0RhVK)

85 Is glioblastoma a relatively painless cancer?
Posted by: clutch at January 10, 2020 05:49 PM (+mbOC)
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Not for the young man I know who died from it. It's brain cancer.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2020 05:51 PM (/669Q)

86 Sorry to hear that Broseidon.

That sucks.

Posted by: eleven at January 10, 2020 05:51 PM (Qf83p)

87 I'm so sorry Broseidon.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 10, 2020 05:51 PM (dUJdY)

88 This one hits hard. Harder than Bowie, even, probably because with Bowie we had some advance notice.

How the hell did I get to be old enough that my favorite musicians have started dying from cancer and heart attacks rather than drug/alcohol overdoses and plane/car crashes, as God intended?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 05:52 PM (CF5ek)

89 Condolences, Bro

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 05:52 PM (IVBVQ)

90 My brother is a big Rush fan. I like Rush a lot, but he's definitely a bigger fan than me. I took him to their 40th anniversary tour when they came through Denver.

It was hands-down the best concert I have ever been to, even at their advanced age and with their long (and I am sure needed) intermission. They put on one helluva show.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 05:52 PM (I2dne)

91 Fanta is 13 1/2 (or maybe closer to 14) - he had a urinary tract issue which was getting better, but in the past week he stopped eating. It's acute renal failure, so there's no treatment.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at January 10, 2020 05:52 PM (oZ6kz)

92 http://bit.ly/2QJhS3C
********
Rush - Red Barchetta
*****
My Fave RUSH & already Tearing up

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 10, 2020 05:52 PM (BqBId)

93 You were the Dancing Queen, weren't you?

Umm. well yeah but give me the years Rush was big and I can tell you what I was listening to.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 10, 2020 05:52 PM (dUJdY)

94 According to a statement from Rush, it was glioblastoma.

If you have to get brain cancer, that's the one you don't want. Very, very few people survive it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 05:52 PM (j3npP)

95 Sorry about that, Broseidon.

Posted by: bluebell at January 10, 2020 05:53 PM (/669Q)

96 While I would happily not hear Tom Sawyer again for a decade or so (way too much radio play), I love Moving Pictures. It was the first one I bought, and I then backtracked to get their previous records.


Man, this one hit me hard. Like when Dimebag was murdered.

RIP, Neil.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 10, 2020 05:53 PM (xPJvm)

97 She's a vampire. Feeds on the blood of the young. It's the only logical explanation.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

I do think we're coming into an era when the really rich will be able to stay young longer than us regular schmucks

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:53 PM (G546f)

98 Sorry about your cat, Broseidon. My dog is almost 13 and the health issues are starting to quicken, you have to cherish every day.

Posted by: whatever at January 10, 2020 05:53 PM (RBjYL)

99 I didn't say I didn't like him, or that he wasn't a great drummer. I just dislike the music they made. I think it was the vocals more than anything.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 10, 2020 05:54 PM (mjSYe)

100 67 doesn't seem old
eff cancer
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:42 PM (G546f)


Just found out my brother's mother in law has lung cancer. She's 77.

It's hopefully early and won't kick her ass. We'll know more next week.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 05:54 PM (Zz0t1)

101 >>I just dislike the music they made. I think it was the vocals more than anything.


YYZ all day!

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 05:54 PM (IVBVQ)

102 Sorry to hear about your kitty, Broseidon. Those furry little sociopaths work their way right into your heart, then rip it out when they have to leave.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 05:55 PM (CF5ek)

103 Fuck Cancer!

That is all.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 10, 2020 05:55 PM (0OmEj)

104 While I would happily not hear Tom Sawyer again for a decade or so (way too much radio play), I love Moving Pictures. It was the first one I bought, and I then backtracked to get their previous records.


Man, this one hit me hard. Like when Dimebag was murdered.

RIP, Neil.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 10, 2020 05:53 PM (xPJvm)
+++++++++++++++++
And the album cover for Moving Pictures was really cool. So was Power Windows.

https://tinyurl.com/yx88s6rx
https://tinyurl.com/se2xgjv

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 05:55 PM (I2dne)

105 Sorry, never was in the Rush fan-demographic, so I'm pretty much unfamiliar with them.

Reviewing their discography now, and I couldn't hum even one of their "tunes," if that's the right word.

I'm familiar with them as a band "that everyone knows about," and I've seen their albums over the years, but for their life of me I couldn't name a single song of theirs.

This is no comment on their quality or skill as a band -- it's just one of those things -- certain demographics are aware of certain bands, and not others.

Example: A friend of mine a while back went to some high school reunion. His school was about half white, half black. He himself was white. For the reunion, they had a vote for "song of the year" for their graduation year. The winning song was a song that he had never even heard of, much less was a song that he thought was "song of the year." It was "Serpentine Fire" by Earth, Wind & Fire. He was like, "WTF? Serpentine Fire? Who voted for THAT?" Then he went to the reunion and they played it as the first song during the dance. EVERY SINGLE black attendee got up and danced and sang along. EVERY SINGLE white attendee stayed in their chairs and looked puzzled.

The white graduates had all split their votes between Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Taking Heads, Devo and Fleetwood Mac, depending on their demographic clique. The black graduates voted in a bloc for Earth Wind and Fire.

Demographics. It's what determines everything.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 05:55 PM (fK2gX)

106 sorry Sponge
Prayers for her

look up that dog dewormer that ppl have been finding can cure some cancers

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:55 PM (G546f)

107 The Lost in Vegas guys are cool, and funny as heck. I think my favorite moment of theirs is where they compare Megadeth's Holy Wars... The Punishment Due to "Black Porn".

And Rick Beato is awesome.

Posted by: whatever at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (RBjYL)

108 Listened to a lot of Rush in my USAF days, still like their music though gave up old rock for alternative long ago.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (ZCEU2)

109 When did Rush become popular? I have to admit that I sort of stopped listening to radio music in the 80s and 90s, because I was busy raising children, and most of the music that played in the car was kiddie music....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (SRRAx)

110 99 I didn't say I didn't like him, or that he wasn't a great drummer. I just dislike the music they made. I think it was the vocals more than anything.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 10, 2020 05:54 PM (mjSYe)

That's usually the sticking point for most people. Geddy either clicks or doesn't.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (j3npP)

111 Sorry about your kitteh, Broseidon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (HaL55)

112 Taking Heads = Talking Heads

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (fK2gX)

113 LA VILLA STRANGIATO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK1hmDpa8bo&feature=emb_logo

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (fXwzz)

114 Any Cancer is bullsh*t, yes there are better therapies today but it's still such a crappy diagnosis. I can't imagine if you had to pick a cancer there's a "better" one. That's a very Sophie's Choice question.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 10, 2020 05:57 PM (a4qVe)

115 One can never have too much Rush or Rick Beato.

I actually took guitar lessons from him when I lived in Ithaca just after college (a long time ago) and he was an instructor at Ithaca College doing guitar instruction on the side.

There were a lot of teachers during that time period I did not take advantage of nearly enough.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at January 10, 2020 05:57 PM (2lndx)

116 Gioblastoma took my cousin when she was 28. It was awful. Horrible way to go.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2020 05:57 PM (flINI)

117 When did Rush become popular? I have to admit that I sort of stopped listening to radio music in the 80s and 90s, because I was busy raising children, and most of the music that played in the car was kiddie music....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (SRRAx)
+++++++++++++
Depending on who you ask, either the 70s, 80s or never.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 05:57 PM (I2dne)

118 I read somewhere that the drummer works harder than anyone on the stage, so I started paying more attention. I agree.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at January 10, 2020 05:57 PM (0oVJn)

119 90 My brother is a big Rush fan. I like Rush a lot, but he's definitely a bigger fan than me. I took him to their 40th anniversary tour when they came through Denver.

Caught that tour in Buffalo. Great show!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 05:57 PM (H9cB7)

120 Could never get over Geddy Lee's voice, but this Beato guy really makes it interesting.

Posted by: t-bird at January 10, 2020 05:58 PM (nIvDu)

121 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 05:55 PM (I2dne)

Power Windows was a great one, as was Signals. My buddy didn't like those much, because Rush was starting to move in a different direction than what he would have liked. My friend is stubborn about keeping things the way they always were.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 10, 2020 05:58 PM (xPJvm)

122 Rick Beato is one of the best rabbit-hole channels on all of YouTube.

Posted by: dude at January 10, 2020 05:58 PM (hpbeA)

123 67 Is glioblastoma a relatively painless cancer?
______________

No. As the tumor(s) grow, it causes pressure and painful headaches (usually the docs give both steroids and painkillers for this), and can cause seizures and other symptoms.

Brain cancer is not an easy way to die.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2020 05:58 PM (k4dH2)

124 fenbendazole (Panacur C)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxq4tqyv

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:58 PM (G546f)

125 I have had to put down a few kitties. It sucks. My last one was a similar story. Had the wife take Edison to the vet for a urinary issue, turned out his left kidney was nothing but a cystic mass and the right was not functioning. Had to put him down when I got home from work that evening.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 10, 2020 05:58 PM (mjSYe)

126
David Bennett Piano is another good youtuber who can teach you a thing or two about music.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 10, 2020 05:59 PM (vxvj6)

127 112
Taking Heads = Talking Heads

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (fK2gX)

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Isn't that Taking Heads > Talking Heads?

Posted by: Hollywood at January 10, 2020 05:59 PM (cfSRQ)

128 My favorite band - as my nickname indicates. Moving Pictures was the first album my 10 year old self bought with my own (allowance) money. Amazing lyricist. In every convo of the best ever drummers.
Under-appreciated song of theirs-- "Available Light". Go check it out.

Posted by: doof2112 at January 10, 2020 05:59 PM (mZUr4)

129 109 When did Rush become popular?

The first time was when they released 2112 in 1976 and suddenly every teenage boy was carrying around a copy and screaming things like "WE ARE THE PRIESTS OF THE TEMPLES OF SYRINX!"

They had a huge surge of popularity later in the early 80s, when "Tom Sawyer" and "Subdivisions" and such came out.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 05:59 PM (H9cB7)

130 109 When did Rush become popular? I have to admit that I sort of stopped listening to radio music in the 80s and 90s, because I was busy raising children, and most of the music that played in the car was kiddie music....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (SRRAx)

Only in the last few years with the rise of nerd culture. A documentary came out that gave them a bit of a boost I think. And even there I don't think it was a sudden mass acknowledgement of holy shit these guys are awesome but rather nerds making noise about them.

I was a stoner in high school and so were my friends and we loved Rush. Hold Your Fire tour was the first concert I ever went to. I don't remember seeing any nerds at the show but that was a long time ago.

If I had to say when they were probably the most popular during their long career, it would be when Moving Pictures came out. That album seems to be the purest distillation of the Rush "sound".

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 06:00 PM (j3npP)

131

That's usually the sticking point for most people. Geddy either clicks or doesn't.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM

He didn't click with me either.

Posted by: clutch at January 10, 2020 06:00 PM (+mbOC)

132 I was a big Earth, Wind Fire fan and I'm for the most part more on the vanilla end of the melanin scale.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2020 06:00 PM (EgshT)

133 As for Geddy's voice, I like his later stuff a lot better. Much as I love the old music, his singing was sometimes a bit much, especially as I grew older.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 10, 2020 06:00 PM (xPJvm)

134 Broseidon, late for the condolences, but I am really sorry you have to put your buddy down. I have had to do this a few times, and it is like losing a close friend. Anyone who has had a bond with their animal knows this. I believe you'll see your cat again.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:00 PM (90T4r)

135 I can't imagine if you had to pick a cancer there's a "better" one

==

well

non-melanoma skin cancer, like basal cell, is easily excised if caught early

thyroid cancer is usually highly treatable as well

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 06:00 PM (G546f)

136 38




@RyanAFournier


20m



BREAKING: An armed Iranian national was just arrested at the Mar-a-Lago while carrying multiple weapons.





Posted by: Ha at January 10, 2020 05:46 PM (NSFCQ)
Your welcome.

Posted by: Ilhan Omar at January 10, 2020 06:00 PM (9dzlp)

137 I always liked "Red Barchetta".

It's based on a short story where the government has forced automobiles to get so big and safe that drivers would target an "illegal" sports car, the little Italian racer, and try to ram them or force them off the road, knowing they could not get hurt due their bloated and overly safe vehicles.

"My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law......"

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (Z+IKu)

138
look up that dog dewormer that ppl have been finding can cure some cancers

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 05:55 PM (G546f)


Interesting.

Haven't heard about that. May have to give it a look.

She's a tough old broad, so we're keeping hopes high.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (Zz0t1)

139 f'n dingo ate my ampersand

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (EgshT)

140 Saw Rush live a couple of times in the early 1980's and Neil Peart was a large part of their success. He was an innovative drummer and Rush probably would not have been big without him. From all I heard about him, he was also a nice guy especially when compared with another recently deceased famous drummer. RIP

Cue up, If There is a Rock n Roll Heaven . . . .

Posted by: whig at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (EUDB2)

141 Big Rush fan here. Saw them maybe 5 or 6 times. Fond memories of cranking All the Worlds a Stage.

Posted by: Bosk at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (9m9TT)

142 When did Rush become popular?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (SRRAx)

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I only heard Rush when I started listening to "classic rock" radio.

Before that, never heard of them. Kind of know the music. I remember that Aquateen Hungerforce did a skit about having their lead singer write a birthday song that was terrible.

Posted by: Hollywood at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (cfSRQ)

143 I will choose Free Will.

The professor on the drum kit.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (m/eiQ)

144 and most of the music that played in the car was kiddie music....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2

Go on.

Posted by: Krugman at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (NSFCQ)

145 Broseidon - my cat Sugar went like that, couldn't eat or drink and lost all body weight in a week. It was hard to see her like that. 2 years and still sad and miss her.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:02 PM (ZCEU2)

146 Really think Rush is a great innovative unique band. No one else quite like them.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:02 PM (90T4r)

147 Their last album, CLOCKWORK ANGELS, was a real return to form. A good old inscrutable concept album.

They went out on a high note. And I don't mean Ged's voice.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:02 PM (H9cB7)

148 hey zombie, Neil Peart was in the movie Christmas Story.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 10, 2020 06:02 PM (B+t5k)

149 Saw Rush live a couple of times in the early 1980's and Neil Peart was a large part of their success. He was an innovative drummer and Rush probably would not have been big without him. From all I heard about him, he was also a nice guy especially when compared with another recently deceased famous drummer. RIP

Cue up, If There is a Rock n Roll Heaven . . . .
Posted by: whig at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (EUDB2)
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Yeah, I saw Rush in the nineties. Great concert.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 10, 2020 06:02 PM (oBfF8)

150
Brain cancer is not an easy way to die.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2020 05:58 PM (k4dH2)

Not trying to make light of it, but I thought I read one of the brain cancers was somewhat painless. Mom had a tough go with lung cancer.

Posted by: clutch at January 10, 2020 06:03 PM (+mbOC)

151 Oh you don't get something for nothing
You don't get freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:03 PM (H9cB7)

152 Power Windows was a great one, as was Signals. My buddy didn't like those much, because Rush was starting to move in a different direction than what he would have liked. My friend is stubborn about keeping things the way they always were.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 10, 2020 05:58 PM (xPJvm)

The synth era caused a lot of division lol. Personally I like those albums though. My favorites are the 1970s albums though.

Just the other night I was taking a walk and started singing and humming bits from Marathon, which is on Power Windows. Seeing them perform that live was something else. The sweep of the keyboards was nothing less than breathtaking.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 06:03 PM (j3npP)

153 I can usually say when a band was popular by where I was when they came out. 2112 bet came out 1979.( didn't look it up yet)

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:04 PM (ZCEU2)

154 Nobody wants to get it, but testicular cancer has a pretty high survival rate.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2020 06:04 PM (k4dH2)

155 Sponge see comment 124

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 06:04 PM (G546f)

156 148 hey zombie, Neil Peart was in the movie Christmas Story.
Posted by: Jasper Moore


Heh.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:04 PM (fK2gX)

157 153 1976

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (ZCEU2)

158 Can't stop listen to the song Time Stand Still right now.

Posted by: DirtyDave at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (yc3le)

159 People bitch about the "synth era" but for my money, SIGNALS was a goddam masterpiece. Not one weak song on it. Their last all killer album. And Alex still rips it up plenty on tracks like "The Analog Kid."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (H9cB7)

160 >>( didn't look it up yet)


You are late on that one. 76 I think.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (IVBVQ)

161 CanThese classic rock guys are going to start dying at the rate of about one per month.

Can we pick which one??

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (JFO2v)

162 Had a friend die of glioblastoma. An ugly, long death. We were all relieved when he died, his wife included.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (90T4r)

163 Sponge see comment 124
Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 06:04 PM (G546f)


Gotcha.

Thanks! Happy weekend.....

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (Zz0t1)

164 The first time was when they released 2112 in 1976
and suddenly every teenage boy was carrying around a copy and screaming
things like "WE ARE THE PRIESTS OF THE TEMPLES OF SYRINX!"



They had a huge surge of popularity later in the early 80s, when "Tom Sawyer" and "Subdivisions" and such came out.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 05:59 PM (H9cB7)

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Yeah, I thought so. I was a teenager a bit later.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (cfSRQ)

165 If you don't like Getty Lee's voice, I'll grant you that.

But he is one HELL of a bass player.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:06 PM (Zz0t1)

166


Neil was my hero and his words have always been there for me. I am gutted. First show 1983. He left a massive impression on me.

Posted by: E buzz the Reverend at January 10, 2020 06:06 PM (FqpMo)

167 158 Can't stop listen to the song Time Stand Still right now.

"The Garden" for me right now. It's like he was writing the end to the concept album, the end of the band and the end of his own life, all at once. It hits hard.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:06 PM (H9cB7)

168
These classic rock guys are going to start dying at the rate of about one per month.


It's not going to be great.
--------------------------------------------------------
If they don't die fast enough many of them will live to be 120 ... or more. There's a sh*tload of them to go.



Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 10, 2020 06:06 PM (EvDab)

169 Rush>> Reo Shitwagon>> Anything with Neiil Young

But they all sucked!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:07 PM (JFO2v)

170 I will choose Free Will.

The professor on the drum kit.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 10, 2020 06:01 PM (m/eiQ)


Just finished that one.

Now, the player chooses, Limelight.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:07 PM (Zz0t1)

171 165
If you don't like Getty Lee's voice, I'll grant you that.



Who is "Getty Lee". Geddy's brother?


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 10, 2020 06:07 PM (EvDab)

172 "The Analog Kid."
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:05 PM (H9cB7)

Quite possibly my all time favorite Rush song.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 10, 2020 06:07 PM (xPJvm)

173 Never been a RUSH fan, but my condolences to his family.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:07 PM (2B9A/)

174 >>But he is one HELL of a bass player.


Yes. And playing the keys simultaneously. Also singing.

Guy is amaze balls.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:08 PM (IVBVQ)

175 Music is timeless. I listen to all eras, and enjoy it. Excepting, mostly, current music. There are some exceptions.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:08 PM (90T4r)

176 As soon as I posted this on the last thread Ace came up with a new one.

Ace had a post concerning three RINO/DIABLO Republicans who probably would vote for impeachment.



Well one of those was Susan Collins (CR 12) and she has showed her true colors and is stabbing Mitch McConnell in the back.


https://tinyurl.com/w93gu4g

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2020 06:08 PM (mpXpK)

177 What has 7 arms and sux?



Def Leopard

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:08 PM (JFO2v)

178 Another Under-appreciated song of theirs is "Prime Mover".

Posted by: doof2112 at January 10, 2020 06:08 PM (mZUr4)

179 Keith Richards may never die.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (90T4r)

180 What do you call the guy in the band that cant read music?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)

181 Hearing the stories about how they recorded at some farmhouse out in the middle of nowhere and it took them DAYS to do one song because they just couldn't pull it all together at the same time.......

They really really tried WAY too hard, but damn, they produced.

Again, if you don't like Lee's voice, fine. Their MUSIC was pretty damn salty.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (Zz0t1)

182 What do you call the lead in in a band without a girlfriend?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)

183 What do you call the guy in the band that cant read music?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)


Most musicians since 1958?

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (Zz0t1)

184 181 Hearing the stories about how they recorded at some farmhouse out in the middle of nowhere and it took them DAYS to do one song because they just couldn't pull it all together at the same time.......

They really really tried WAY too hard, but damn, they produced.

Again, if you don't like Lee's voice, fine. Their MUSIC was pretty damn salty.
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (Zz0t1)

Sounds like Steely Dan.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (90T4r)

185 What do you call the lead in in a band without a girlfriend?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)


Gay?

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (Zz0t1)

186 178 Another Under-appreciated song of theirs is "Prime Mover".

Seconded!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (H9cB7)

187 "Working Man" was a goody too......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (Z+IKu)

188 Well one of those was Susan Collins (CR 12) and she has showed her true colors and is stabbing Mitch McConnell in the back.


https://tinyurl.com/w93gu4g

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2020 06:08 PM (mpXpK)

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How is cross-examining witnesses a bad thing?

By the way, the longer it drags out, the more Warren and Co. hurt.

Oh wait, sorry, hair is always on fire here.

Is it time to panic yet?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 06:11 PM (cfSRQ)

189 RIP Neil. The music world is a lesser place without you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 06:11 PM (NWiLs)

190 Sounds like Steely Dan.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (90T4r)


I like Steely Dan.....

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:11 PM (Zz0t1)

191 Someones knocking at the door
Somebodies ringing the bell

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:11 PM (JFO2v)

192 182 ghey

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:12 PM (ZCEU2)

193 My favorite Rush song. " Dreamline".

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:12 PM (90T4r)

194 185 What do you call the lead in in a band without a girlfriend?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)

Gay?
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (Zz0t1)

close

homeless

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:12 PM (JFO2v)

195 My husband has been a Rush fan since his junior high years. We saw them live just once, on the Counterparts tour in 1994. Five years later his father died of that same brain cancer... it was only five months from the time he was diagnosed until he died. Coincidentally he was just short of his 67th birthday. I have to second the Old Dog from Mo: uckfay ancercay.

Posted by: Secret Square at January 10, 2020 06:12 PM (9WuX0)

196 I love the fact that they once wrote an 18-minute track, "Hemispheres," that was too difficult for them to play, figuring they'd write it first and then learn to play it.

That's just so RUSH.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:12 PM (H9cB7)

197
Rush was ok
Steely Dan was better
Fight me

Posted by: Man who lives as a pig at January 10, 2020 06:12 PM (Tnijr)

198 See, and I can't stand Steely Dan.

Incredible musicians. Smooth a fuckin' silk.


I don't like them.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (IVBVQ)

199 I always loved, and teared up to the song The Way You Were. my mom passed away when I was 19 and always thought of her when I heard that song. Still do at 29.

Posted by: Bosk at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (9m9TT)

200 190 Sounds like Steely Dan.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (90T4r)

I like Steely Dan.....
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:11 PM (Zz0t1)

Vast talent. Dedicated to the craft. " Annandale" my favorite.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (90T4r)

201 Rush and Charlie Daniels at the (last) KSHE Kite Fly in St. Louis. For some reason I don't remember what year it was (75-6?).

Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (RuIsu)

202 179 Keith Richards may never die.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (90T4r)

G d has many many guitarist.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (JFO2v)

203 Saw a youtube review of John Lennon's musical genius last week. The several examples was the novel use of E6 (or something) chords ... whatever you get from the open strings. It was a symptom of his inability to change chords cleanly.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (EvDab)

204 197
Rush was ok
Steely Dan was better
Fight me
Posted by: Man who lives as a pig at January 10, 2020 06:12 PM (Tnijr)

Uncultured swine!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (NWiLs)

205 Music is timeless. I listen to all eras, and enjoy it. Excepting, mostly, current music. There are some exceptions.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:08 PM (90T4r)


Rush Limbaugh nailed it the other day when talking about his bumper music.

Said something along the lines of how music of yesteryear does and will stand the test of time. Today's music doesn't last 6 months.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (Zz0t1)

206 Rush music was always an acquired taste. Geddys voice was unusual and probably put a lot of folks off. I have been a fan since I first heard them; I saw the Hemispheres tour at the Cow Palace in 77 I think. I always gravitated to bands that wrote not Love Songs. Neil was a very hot drummer from what drummers have told me, I can't say but I did, and still do love the music.

Living in the limelight
the universal theme
For those who wish to seem.

RIP

Posted by: goatlover at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (fOXSg)

207 183 What do you call the guy in the band that cant read music?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)

Most musicians since 1958?
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (Zz0t1)

ringo

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (JFO2v)

208 Cue up, If There is a Rock n Roll Heaven . . . .


If somebody updated that song today, it's be two hours long. At least.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (HaL55)

209 Just listened to Red Barchetta & Witch Hunt my 2 Favorite RUSH songs out tons & tons I songs from the I love & teared up each time

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (BqBId)

210 Vast talent. Dedicated to the craft. " Annandale" my favorite.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (90T4r)


I sometimes get woke up in the middle of the night with "Dirty Work" echoing in my head.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (Zz0t1)

211 If you don't like Getty Lee's voice, I'll grant you that.

But he is one HELL of a bass player.
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:06 PM (Zz0t1)
++++++++++
His voice is grating. Still like Rush, though.

And yeah on the bass. There are so many times I have listened to a Rush song and thought, "A ha! So *that's* where Les Claypool got it."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (I2dne)

212 Every day we're standing
In a time capsule
Racing down a river from the past
Every day we're standing
In a wind tunnel
Facing down the future coming fast

Posted by: doof2112 at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (mZUr4)

213 188 - Because its the House who is the prosecution not the Senate whohas topick up the slack.
But if they do call witnesses lets start withthe whistleblower and the guy who the Democrats claim had nothing to do with President Trump's supposed prid quo pro Joe grappy hands Biden.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (ZCEU2)

214 188 How is cross-examining witnesses a bad thing?

By the way, the longer it drags out, the more Warren and Co. hurt.

Oh wait, sorry, hair is always on fire here.

Is it time to panic yet?


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 06:11 PM (cfSRQ)

Because PeeLousy wants to turn the Senate trial into another copy of her BS in the House and the commies will call endless lying witnesses just like the Kavenaugh hearings.

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (mpXpK)

215 207 183 What do you call the guy in the band that cant read music?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)

Most musicians since 1958?
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (Zz0t1)

ringo
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (JFO2v)

Ah Ringo. The sanest Beatle. My most respected.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (90T4r)

216 198 See, and I can't stand Steely Dan.

Incredible musicians. Smooth a fuckin' silk.


I don't like them.
Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (IVBVQ)

they were hated with the burning rays of thousand suns in the studio.

They ran off Timothy B Schmidt.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:16 PM (JFO2v)

217 "Working Man" was a goody too......

Takes me back to garage band days. Spent more than a few hours getting that one reasonably close on the guitar.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2020 06:16 PM (EgshT)

218 thanks, ace. neil was one of a kind.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2020 06:16 PM (KP5rU)

219 "Rush was ok
Steely Dan was better
Fight me
Posted by: Man who lives as a pig

"Uncultured swine"

* blinks *
* smears grease all over self *

I'm ready!

Posted by: Man who lives as a pig at January 10, 2020 06:17 PM (Tnijr)

220 208 Cue up, If There is a Rock n Roll Heaven . . . .


If somebody updated that song today, it's be two hours long. At least.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (HaL55)

I'd kind of be more interested to see what Bach has managed to come up with in 260 years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:17 PM (2B9A/)

221 ringo
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (JFO2v)

Ah Ringo. The sanest Beatle. My most respected.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (90T4r)


Ringo is VERY underappreciated.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:17 PM (Zz0t1)

222 193 - "Learning that we're only immortal for a limited time"

Posted by: doof2112 at January 10, 2020 06:17 PM (mZUr4)

223 Because PeeLousy wants to turn the Senate trial into
another copy of her BS in the House and the commies will call endless
lying witnesses just like the Kavenaugh hearings.


Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (mpXpK)

---
But in the House they didn't get cross-examined.

And this isn't even remotely like that. Blasey Ford got to play the victim card. These people are transparently crooked. There's a reason they kept it all behind closed doors.

Cocaine Mitch knows this.

I don't get how people know the media lies all the time and then is like OMG!!! CBS REPORTS!!!?1!

But...hair on fire. It's a thing.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 10, 2020 06:17 PM (cfSRQ)

224 Best drummer ever. Peart was otherworldly.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 06:17 PM (FIhRE)

225 KISS & especially Gene Simmons was very good to RUSH & had them open for them on an early tour

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (BqBId)

226 208 Cue up, If There is a Rock n Roll Heaven . . . .


If somebody updated that song today, it's be two hours long. At least.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (HaL55)

Cabain had his shotgun

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (JFO2v)

227 Said something along the lines of how music of yesteryear does and will stand the test of time. Today's music doesn't last 6 months.

There's some good stuff being made, but it doesn't grab you like the music used to. Compare these two songs.

The first is a great Irish band Fontaines DC, very recent
https://youtu.be/TNXrKBt76zI

I like that a lot, it reminds me of some Social Distortion. But when you listen to Social Distortion in comparison:

https://youtu.be/6m0merNMnog

You can tell they were just better and more compelling musically and lyrically.

Something is just missing today, and I cannot put my finger on it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (KZzsI)

228 2112 set to comics:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5jwxrTqoEA

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (CF5ek)

229 Everybody dunks on Ringo, but he was exactly what The Beatles needed. No one else would've sounded right for them.

Sometimes it not about technical ability but being the right person that complements the other musicians in the band.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (j3npP)

230 Something is just missing today, and I cannot put my finger on it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (KZzsI)

Soul. Joy. Talent.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (2B9A/)

231 OT - According to CBS Newsradio, 'Nancy Peelousy achieved a messaging victory by holding on to the impeachment articles before sending them to the Senate'. Messaging. Victory.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (MLfDH)

232 210 Vast talent. Dedicated to the craft. " Annandale" my favorite.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:13 PM (90T4r)

I sometimes get woke up in the middle of the night with "Dirty Work" echoing in my head.
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (Zz0t1)

times are hard youre afraid to pay the fee

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:19 PM (JFO2v)

233 Ringo Starr actually has a good voice. Living in the shadow of three narcissists sorta stifled him.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:19 PM (90T4r)

234 I certainly can listen to old rock, but if I had to songs not played to death on radio are better.
Would second if never heard Tom Sawyer ever I wouldn't mind.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:19 PM (ZCEU2)

235 215 207 183 What do you call the guy in the band that cant read music?
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:09 PM (JFO2v)

Most musicians since 1958?
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:10 PM (Zz0t1)

ringo
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (JFO2v)

Ah Ringo. The sanest Beatle. My most respected.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (90T4r)

and proof G d loves a good joke

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:19 PM (JFO2v)

236 Soul. Joy. Talent.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (2B9A/)


This.

My thing is, if you can't do it without autotune, DON'T DO IT.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:19 PM (Zz0t1)

237 RIP,
Being more a lyrics person than music, Rush is my favorite band. Great albums every 2-3 years for almost 4 decades.
Clockwork Angels a great final album.
Thanks

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at January 10, 2020 06:19 PM (wc+Nc)

238 >>Said something along the lines of how music of yesteryear does and will stand the test of time. Today's music doesn't last 6 months.


Nonsense this is. There's just nobody force feeding it to you, anymore.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:19 PM (IVBVQ)

239 I don't know if you guys are getting old but I sure ain't. I'm only 71. Have to say one of their most famous, Tom Sawyer, happens to be my favorite by them.

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (UUkQp)

240 I liked Van Halen when I was a kid. Gonna be sad when Eddie passes, which could be any day now, given how long he's been battling throat cancer.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (k4dH2)

241 My high school band did "Overture/Temples."

I was newly booted down to bass because we had been lucky enough to get a seriously talented guitar player. A guy who could do all the taps and shreds like a pro.

But I could play "Overture/Temples" from 2112 better than him on guitar, after months of torturing myself to get it down perfectly, so on that one the guitar player and I switched up and I got to play guitar.

I can still play it pretty convincingly. Despite the arthriitis.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (H9cB7)

242 228 - thanks for the tip!

Posted by: doof2112 at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (mZUr4)

243 Neal Peart with the Buddy Rich Big Band.

https://tinyurl.com/qwwfhso

Posted by: Bosk at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (9m9TT)

244 My office SCREAMS for a subwoofer......

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (Zz0t1)

245 The Beatles are another example of a band getting worse as I grow older while other bands get better as I get older. Beach Boys are the counter example.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (2B9A/)

246 221 ringo
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (JFO2v)

Ah Ringo. The sanest Beatle. My most respected.
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM (90T4r)

Ringo is VERY underappreciated.
Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:17 PM (Zz0t1)

His wife has some nice tits. Much appreciated in 1 million BC.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:21 PM (JFO2v)

247 Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2020 06:15 PM

Commies are in the minority in the Senate. Vote 'em down.

Posted by: clutch at January 10, 2020 06:21 PM (+mbOC)

248 Something is just missing today, and I cannot put my finger on it.
Soul. Joy. Talent.


And great vocal harmonies. A lost art.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2020 06:21 PM (EgshT)

249 Something is just missing today, and I cannot put my finger on it.

Fire in the belly. And good guitarists.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 06:22 PM (HaL55)

250 I liked Van Halen when I was a kid. Gonna be sad when Eddie passes, which could be any day now, given how long he's been battling throat cancer.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (k4dH2)


That fucker has 10 to 15 years left in him, for some reason.

But agreed. I was a BIG fan back in the 80s. I'm a David Lee fan, but talk about a train wreck that just keeps on wrecking.....

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:22 PM (Zz0t1)

251 I have no idea what the issues were but my default position is that if it hurts CNN, I`m for it.

NLRB@NLRB

As part of a settlement signed today, CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in backpay, the largest monetary remedy in the history of the NLRB.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2020 06:22 PM (RPKy6)

252 I managed to see Rush twice over the years, and they were a great concert band. As people have been saying, Pert was in the very top rank of All Time rock'n'roll drummers.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 06:22 PM (Kpl3J)

253 And great vocal harmonies. A lost art.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2020 06:21 PM (EgshT)

Yeah, a very good example. Consider the a Capella Beach Boys stuff on youtube- without the back up music. Kind of amazing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:22 PM (2B9A/)

254 > See, and I can't stand Steely Dan.

Steely Dan always reminded me of That One Guy in College who worked for the "progressive music" low-powered radio station and was always organizing a cafeteria boycott of lima beans or some shit, because the Plight of the Lima Bean Pickers was that week's Designated Cause.

I'll bet your college also had That One Guy, didn't it?

From what I understand, college student bodies today are nothing BUT That One Guy.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 06:23 PM (CF5ek)

255 you can choose a ready guide
like some celestial voice
or you can choose not to decide
you still have made a choice

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2020 06:23 PM (KP5rU)

256 I could get into Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler, but hell, this could go on forever!

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:23 PM (90T4r)

257 Something is just missing today, and I cannot put my finger on it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (KZzsI)
++++++++++++
I have an unsubstantiated hypothesis, at least with regard to popular/radio music.

I get bored listening to it. I looked up many songs that charted over the past few years, and they're down to an average about 1-1.5 stanzas of actual song. The rest is just chorus and hook. Musically it is also extremely simple (where there are instruments at all).

More than that, though, it also sounds very similar from song to song. The same structures, the same absence of lyric volume, the same repetition. The themes vary and the styles vary, but within those themes and styles is a shocking amount of sameness.

My guess is that this is because of computers. My assumption is that someone ran a few years' worth of top-40 hits through an AI and distilled out the commonalities, and then wrote new songs to maximize those commonalities. And then they kept feeding the model with new top-40 hits, resulting in and less overall variation. I doubt a computer is writing the lyrics, but a computer may well be writing the music, defining the structure and defining the duration, with a human plugging in ever fewer words into an ever tightening structure that permits less and less room for content.

Just a guess.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (I2dne)

258 Ringo-themed trivia:

Most people think only one of the classic Beatles' members used a stage first name -- Ringo (born Richard).

But he wasn't the only one -- ANOTHER member of the classic Beatles lineup also used a stage first name that was not his birth first name.

NAME THAT BEATLE and also give his real first name.

NO GOOGLING.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (fK2gX)

259 Try listening to Red Barchetta on the open road and not putting the pedal all the way to the floor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (Kpl3J)

260 > Much appreciated in 1 million BC.

That was Raquel Welch. Mrs. Ringo was in Caveman.

But yeah, world-class "titular sees" in both cases.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (CF5ek)

261 256 I could get into Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler, but hell, this could go on forever!
Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:23 PM (90T4r)

that aint working

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (JFO2v)

262 258 Ringo-themed trivia:

Most people think only one of the classic Beatles' members used a stage first name -- Ringo (born Richard).

But he wasn't the only one -- ANOTHER member of the classic Beatles lineup also used a stage first name that was not his birth first name.

NAME THAT BEATLE and also give his real first name.

NO GOOGLING.
Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (fK2gX)

Easy. Willard Lennon.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:25 PM (90T4r)

263 Something is just missing today, and I cannot put my finger on it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (KZzsI)


most modern music are basically musical selfies

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 06:25 PM (G546f)

264 NLRB is another good band.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at January 10, 2020 06:25 PM (HaL55)

265 260 > Much appreciated in 1 million BC.

That was Raquel Welch. Mrs. Ringo was in Caveman.

But yeah, world-class "titular sees" in both cases.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (CF5ek)

Barbara Bach. Yum.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:26 PM (90T4r)

266 I can still play it pretty convincingly. Despite the arthriitis.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:20 PM (H9cB7)

wow, I would love to hear that. Well, I can hear it in my head right now!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 06:26 PM (Kpl3J)

267 http://bit.ly/3a0k5iQ
*******
Rock world pays tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart - Planet Rock

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 10, 2020 06:26 PM (BqBId)

268 260 > Much appreciated in 1 million BC.

That was Raquel Welch. Mrs. Ringo was in Caveman.

But yeah, world-class "titular sees" in both cases.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (CF5ek)

And a Bond Gril

thanks for correction

something never written here

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:26 PM (JFO2v)

269 More than that, though, it also sounds very similar from song to song.
The same structures, the same absence of lyric volume, the same
repetition. The themes vary and the styles vary, but within those themes
and styles is a shocking amount of sameness.


That just about nails it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2020 06:26 PM (EgshT)

270 And great vocal harmonies. A lost art.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 10, 2020 06:21 PM (EgshT)

I recently came across the "Caravan of Love" video by The Housemartins.

Imagine, an a capella vocal harmony song, about JESUS, was a huge hit. Never happen today.

And it was no studio trickery. They pulled off those harmonies for real in concert:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/d8ybs67

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:27 PM (H9cB7)

271 NAME THAT BEATLE and also give his real first name.

NO GOOGLING.
Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (fK2gX)

Chas was named Charles.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 06:27 PM (FIhRE)

272 Easy. Willard Lennon.
Posted by: tubal


Nope.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:27 PM (fK2gX)

273 " It Don't Come Easy". At one time, I considered it a guilty pleasure to listen to. Until I grew up.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:27 PM (90T4r)

274 Chas was named Charles.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


Nope.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:28 PM (fK2gX)

275 My late first husband loved rush. When we found out his cancer was not responding to the treatments, the only thing he said he truly wished he could do before the end was see them in concert. Unfortunately, they weren't touring anywhere near us. I think they were in Europe. I still have his collection of their music. I don't listen to them but hubbymayhem does.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 10, 2020 06:28 PM (myjNJ)

276 I saw Rush live on their 2112 tour. Damn that was a long time ago. Great band.

Posted by: Weasel at January 10, 2020 06:28 PM (MVjcR)

277 Nope.
Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:28 PM (fK2gX)


Yes, he was.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 06:28 PM (FIhRE)

278
Countdown to the biopic
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Speaking of Countdown

https://youtu.be/-zaaCgiIP7A

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2020 06:29 PM (aKsyK)

279 Just a guess.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (I2dne)

This is a good point. It seems to be there was a similar period in the teens or 20s, before big band and more grand orchestration took over.

I think part of what goes into it is that the music does not seem to be the point. The lyrics or the singer themselves seem to be the point on a lot of these things.

It may be a function of how we listen to and consume entertainment today.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:29 PM (2B9A/)

280 Hated, Hated Rush. I couldn't tell them from Foreigner, and I hated them too. Feel bad for the drummer. Cancer sucks.

Posted by: Abby at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (pTq8w)

281 ringo
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 10, 2020 06:14 PM (JFO2v)


Everyone forgets about Clarence, the 5th Beatle.

https://youtu.be/q3ilQZi_weI

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (Zz0t1)

282 Can't get over all the Steely Dan love, I hate them.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (ZCEU2)

283 Speaking of Countdown

https://youtu.be/-zaaCgiIP7A
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2020 06:29 PM (aKsyK)

Love that one. The NASA sampling was brilliant.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (H9cB7)

284 I'm talking 1964-era classic Beatles - - no Stu Sutcliffe-era early members or Yoko Ono-era late members.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (fK2gX)

285 This one hurts, Rush's music, and the songwriting of Neil Peart was a huge influence on me growing up. I did get to see them play twice in my city, the Clockwork Angels and R40 tours. Funny how someone you never met can have such a big impact on your life.

Posted by: Pinochet's Sunglasses at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (13pLf)

286 OT, but I was watching some Don Imus clips and stumbled across this interview with Trump in 2005. Interesting to hear his thoughts on the Iraq situation at that time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5l6AKohBCs

Posted by: TheHoser at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (IDjUx)

287 > Only in the last few years with the rise of nerd culture.

Errr.... 6 gold albums, 8 platinum albums, 1 3x platinum album, and 1 4x platinum album.

They've been popular for a long time, dude.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (CF5ek)

288 >>Hated, Hated Rush. I couldn't tell them from Foreigne


Then you never listened to them. They sound nothing like Foreigner.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (IVBVQ)

289 Countdown has some of his best lyrics.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (xPl2J)

290 I'm always surprised when 29 year olds know about Rush

Posted by: Erik L at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (fMlmZ)

291 steely dan blew goats. still do. worst bucket of shit ever.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (KP5rU)

292 The greatest of all time. RIP Neil Peart. I'm going to go raise a glass and then air-drum the shit out of Tom Sawyer. https://t.co/pL3xL4PUa0

- Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) January 10, 2020


That's some funny shit right there,

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (Zz0t1)

293 Something is just missing today, and I cannot put my finger on it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (KZzsI)

Heart, maybe, and originality. Everything today is just so formulaic. No sane record producer wants to go out on a limb and produce something really outside the formula of what they think will sell and make them tons of money. They don't want to take the risk. I'm not sure a band like Cream could make it in today's atmosphere. No one would produce them.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (VNmG1)

294 C'mon folks, this should be easy.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (fK2gX)

295 most modern music are basically musical selfies

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 10, 2020 06:25 PM (G546f)

---

That's a great way to put it.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (1SrN2)

296 >>Can't get over all the Steely Dan love, I hate them.


Because you understand that music should have emotion involved in it. Somewhere.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (IVBVQ)

297 Paul's real name was Walrus.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (RPKy6)

298 284 I'm talking 1964-era classic Beatles - - no Stu Sutcliffe-era early members or Yoko Ono-era late members.
Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (fK2gX)

There was some guy named Pete, I think.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (90T4r)

299 Carl Harrison?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 06:32 PM (FIhRE)

300

Well this is a fine thing to wake up from a nap to.

Posted by: teej who will never buy another Yamaha instrument at January 10, 2020 06:32 PM (yiil5)

301 297 Paul's real name was Walrus.
Posted by: Anonosaurus


Good try, but -- no.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:32 PM (fK2gX)

302 McCartney's real first name is Norbert. Named after a famous wool carder.

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2020 06:32 PM (UUkQp)

303 So, here is my personal Rush story. I was working backstage the arena outside of Detroit and wanted to go see part of the show. Well, I went over to stage right and was surprised to see a roadie at a road case, making drinks. As in "whiskey on the rocks." At one point, the one who wasn't Geddy or Neil ["Alex" ]came over and started downing them. As in "wow, this guy is getting smashed." I was so entranced by this guy drinking offstage that I wasn't paying attention to what happening on stage. Well, the music ended, and some woman started talking. Which was odd. Rush has backup singers? Yep, that seemed to be the only explanation. Because it WAS a woman talking. Eventually, my eyes went to the stage to find the female backup singer who was still talking.

It wasn't a female backup singer. It was Geddy Lee.

shudder.

Posted by: shibumi, now with a library at January 10, 2020 06:32 PM (ZCiJZ)

304 Mike Portnoy always did give it one hell of a shot to catch Neil, but just never did.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:32 PM (Zz0t1)

305 C'mon folks, this should be easy.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (fK2gX)


Paul is his middle name, his first name is James

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2020 06:32 PM (lwiT4)

306 There was some guy named Pete, I think.
Posted by: tubal


Nope -- Pete Best dropped out years before 1964.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (fK2gX)

307 Paul's real name was Walrus.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (RPKy6)


Coo coo cachoo.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (Zz0t1)

308 More than that, though, it also sounds very similar from song to song. The same structures, the same absence of lyric volume, the same repetition. The themes vary and the styles vary, but within those themes and styles is a shocking amount of sameness

Rick Beato (see above) thinks its because the people who write most songs today do it by committee, and have a tight deadline. You don't have the band sitting around working on riffs and tune, playing around, just learning and trying new things for months, then building an album around it. You gotta turn it around fast, so it all ends up being pretty much the same.

But yeah, there is formula to it, down to the structure of nearly every song. This formula makes 14 year old girls happy, and they're most of the market now. "its got a beat and you can dance to it?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (KZzsI)

309 290 I'm always surprised when 29 year olds know about Rush
Posted by: Erik L at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (fMlmZ)

Excellent music is timeless. Lots of kids love retro, and their playlists are amazing.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (90T4r)

310 130 109 When did Rush become popular? I have to admit that I sort of stopped listening to radio music in the 80s and 90s, because I was busy raising children, and most of the music that played in the car was kiddie music....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at January 10, 2020 05:56 PM (SRRAx)

Only in the last few years with the rise of nerd culture. A documentary came out that gave them a bit of a boost I think. And even there I don't think it was a sudden mass acknowledgement of holy shit these guys are awesome but rather nerds making noise about them.

"Only in the last few years"??? WUT???

I first became aware of them in high school, when Fly By Night came out in 1975. It had things like "By-tor and the Snow Dog" and set them off as this strange little band that did sci-fi/fantasy songs. Then next year 2112 came out and WHOAH!!! That blew us all away! Played it over and over, and then they kept getting better and better.

But I think I agreed with Bandersnatch that they peaked in 1981 with "Moving Pictures", which is one of the few almost perfect albums I've ever listened to. While they still had great moments after that, they never quite got back to that mountaintop of absolute perfection.

but having got there even once is something most musicians can only dream of.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (Kpl3J)

311 299 Carl Harrison?
Posted by: AlaBAMA


uhhhh...nope.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (fK2gX)

312 291 steely dan blew goats. still do. worst bucket of shit ever.


...


Yoo hoo!

Posted by: Queen at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (NSFCQ)

313 258 Ringo-themed trivia:

Most people think only one of the classic Beatles' members used a stage first name -- Ringo (born Richard).

But he wasn't the only one -- ANOTHER member of the classic Beatles lineup also used a stage first name that was not his birth first name.

NAME THAT BEATLE and also give his real first name.

NO GOOGLING.
Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:24 PM (fK2gX)

Pete Best?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (NWiLs)

314 Any gunz or bewbz in this thread?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (El6T/)

315 Trees

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (2IcXZ)

316 Pete Best?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (2B9A/)

317 @305

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (lwiT4)

318 305 C'mon folks, this should be easy.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (fK2gX)


Paul is his middle name, his first name is James
Posted by: grammie winger


WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

grammie winger is award 500 golden internet coins!!!

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (fK2gX)

319 Stuart Sutcliffe?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (H9cB7)

320
I'm always surprised when 29 year olds know about Rush

Posted by: Erik L at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM


my 15 yo son is a yuuuuge Rush fan

g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (ed6io)

321 You people who think there is no good modern music should head on over to Colemine Records and check out their House label.

Blow your fucking minds, it will.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (IVBVQ)

322 296 >>Can't get over all the Steely Dan love, I hate them.


Because you understand that music should have emotion involved in it. Somewhere.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (IVBVQ)

I like some of their stuff, but they do sound like the Stanley Kubrick of rock music. Massive amounts of technical artistry but emotionless and detached.

Didn't one of them die in the last several years?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (j3npP)

323 Geddy is a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan. He also followed the Detroit Tigers as a kid. He's amazing with the statistics and what he can rattle off from memory.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (m/eiQ)

324 Hated, Hated Rush. I couldn't tell them from Foreigner, and I hated them too. Feel bad for the drummer. Cancer sucks.
Posted by: Abby at January 10, 2020 06:30 PM (pTq8w)


Wow.

And that's two TOTALLY different directions.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (Zz0t1)

325 Pete Best!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (2B9A/)

326
Reeling in the chee-eese.
Have you had enough of mine?

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 10, 2020 06:35 PM (vxvj6)

327 The Silver Beatles era they used stage names but many were their real names. Like Johnny or Paul. George used Carl Harrison. Charles Newby used Chas.

If it's something else, then just spill it. Those are the only Beatles.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 06:35 PM (FIhRE)

328 >>Didn't one of them die in the last several years?


More than one, I think. But yes.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:35 PM (IVBVQ)

329 > It wasn't a female backup singer. It was Geddy Lee.

Geddy never sounded femme to me, despite having a high-pitched voice.

Steve Perry, now, HE sounded femme.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 10, 2020 06:35 PM (CF5ek)

330 Yoo hoo!
Posted by: Queen
_________

Oh I had forgotten about them. Mercifully. They were awful.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 10, 2020 06:35 PM (k4dH2)

331 Any gunz or bewbz in this thread?
Posted by: rhomboid at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM (El6T/)


They were talking about Ringo Starr's wife's tits earlier.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:35 PM (Zz0t1)

332 Best Buy!

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (EgshT)

333 293 Something is just missing today, and I cannot put my finger on it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:18 PM (KZzsI)

What I think is missing today is that true, pure musicians have been chased out of the business. What he have instead are "performers" and dancers and prancers and posers, all arranged by marketing managers to maximize short term profits. And they put out banal, repetitive, boring crap.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (Kpl3J)

334 322
290 I'm always surprised when 29 year olds know about Rush
Posted by: Erik L at January 10, 2020 06:31 PM (fMlmZ)

Walter Becker.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (90T4r)

335 321 You people who think there is no good modern music should head on over to Colemine Records and check out their House label.

Blow your fucking minds, it will.
Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (IVBVQ)

What kind of music is it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (2B9A/)

336 "Steely Dan genius best band ever"

"Steely Dan blew goats worst bucket of shit ever"

I love music threads, I really do.

Posted by: JROD at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (0RhVK)

337 WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

grammie winger is award 500 golden internet coins!!!
Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:34 PM (fK2gX)


Uh. How is his real name a stage name? His dad probably called him Paul.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (FIhRE)

338 257. to my ear much of today's pop music sounds like commercial jingles.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (MLfDH)

339 Paul McCartney's real name is James McCartney.

He used his middle name "Paul" as his stage name.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (fK2gX)

340 A guy I work with says his teen age son is listening to Led Zepplin, and some time ago I know my nephew got into older music so its not odd at all.

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (ZCEU2)

341 Awwh fuck ! I am a huge Peart fan.

rest in peace

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (M+Lyo)

342 Steely Dan is kinda jazzy.Lots of jazz is pretty cool and aloof.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:37 PM (90T4r)

343 If it's something else, then just spill it. Those are the only Beatles.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 06:35 PM (FIhRE)



@305

Posted by: grammie winger at January 10, 2020 06:37 PM (lwiT4)

344 Saw Rush several times. First time was in Atlanta in the 80s.

Posted by: Big V at January 10, 2020 06:37 PM (B06Zw)

345 327 The Silver Beatles era they used stage names but many were their real names. Like Johnny or Paul. George used Carl Harrison. Charles Newby used Chas.

If it's something else, then just spill it. Those are the only Beatles.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


That all may be true, but I was speaking of 1964-era "Classic" Beatles lineup, not the early days or late days.

Posted by: zombie at January 10, 2020 06:37 PM (fK2gX)

346
All The Bee Gees Are Dead would make a great title for a movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 10, 2020 06:37 PM (vxvj6)

347 Pete Runner-Up

Posted by: ... at January 10, 2020 06:38 PM (uEbPt)

348 Yoo hoo!

Hey now! I'm a huge Queen fan.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 10, 2020 06:38 PM (dUJdY)

349

Nood Inanity


Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 10, 2020 06:38 PM (vxvj6)

350 Walter Becker of Steely Dan died in the last year.

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:38 PM (90T4r)

351 >>What kind of music is it?


The best kind : Awesome Music, made by Musicians you never heard of.

(Joking, mostly. Modern Soul (Black Pumas) Funk Orgone. Jazz/Funk/Soul Fusion (surefire Soul Ensemble, Soul Scratch, Monophonics) , Organ Trio (Delvon LaMarr), Southern Rhythm and Soul (Neal Francis)

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:38 PM (IVBVQ)

352 neil peart's book is a must read. make one great movie.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 10, 2020 06:39 PM (KP5rU)

353 Younger people have rediscovered Rush not only because they are timeless, but most of the trash ghetto music people put out today sucks ass.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 10, 2020 06:39 PM (m/eiQ)

354 346
All The Bee Gees Are Dead would make a great title for a movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at January 10, 2020 06:37 PM (vxvj6)

Or a punk rock band for that matter. Barry is still alive though.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 10, 2020 06:39 PM (j3npP)

355 Nasty, Stig, Dirk and Barry

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 10, 2020 06:39 PM (aKsyK)

356 So, who transitions first, Meggie or Harry? Odds?

Posted by: tubal at January 10, 2020 06:40 PM (90T4r)

357 Uh. How is his real name a stage name? His dad probably called him Paul.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 10, 2020 06:36 PM (FIhRE)


Was going to ask if that counts.

Went to school with a guy named W. Scott Fsomethingorother.

Didn't go by his first name. If he did in a band, does that become a stage name?

I don't think so....but hey.

Posted by: Sponge at January 10, 2020 06:40 PM (Zz0t1)

358 steely dan blew goats. still do. worst bucket of shit ever.

=====

Yoo hoo!
Posted by: Queen at January 10, 2020 06:33 PM


This.

Posted by: Nickelback at January 10, 2020 06:40 PM (DMUuz)

359 "Steely Dan genius best band ever" 

"Steely Dan blew goats worst bucket of shit ever" 

I love music threads, I really do.

-
They bring people together.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 10, 2020 06:40 PM (RPKy6)

360 I can't stand Geddy Lee's voice. It's like a dentist drill. That said, I will give credit for the fact that you can instantly tell who is singing. Not like New music where every single fucking voice sounds the same as everyone else.
Also there is only two Rush songs I can listen to without it making my teeth hurt.
Cold Fire.
Hubbymayhem heard it and asked who was singing. He's a fan of their music and didn't recognize the song or the voice.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 10, 2020 06:40 PM (myjNJ)

361 323. Eddie Vedder showed up at the 2008 World Series in Philly and kept a box score.

Posted by: kallisto at January 10, 2020 06:40 PM (MLfDH)

362
Eric Clapton is the only surviving member of Cream.
While the all members of the Strolling Bones (not counting Brian Jones) are still with us, for now.

Posted by: YIKES! at January 10, 2020 06:41 PM (t6XCL)

363 10 cc.

Don't laugh.

"Dreadlock Holiday" is one of the best reggae songs ever.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 10, 2020 06:41 PM (Z+IKu)

364 R.I.P.

This is a real gut punch. Saw several of their tours and they were all amazing. Really regret sitting out the last few. Amazing musician and lyricist.

Just this morning I was sharing the lyrics to Jacob's Ladder with my youngest son on the way to school as we had dark and stormy skies.

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at January 10, 2020 06:42 PM (u7pQw)

365 Reggae.

There's a genre that sucks dicks.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:42 PM (IVBVQ)

366 347 Pete Runner-Up

Posted by: ... at January 10, 2020 06:38 PM (uEbPt)

No one?

Posted by: ... at January 10, 2020 06:43 PM (uEbPt)

367 I know Rush and Foreigner were totally different, as my husband tells me every time I turn off one of their songs, but they sounded the same to me, sappy, screechy songs. I'm a Blues girl. Love me some Delta Blues.

Posted by: Abby at January 10, 2020 06:44 PM (pTq8w)

368 Winfield Scott Fsomethingorother? Yeah, bass player. Right, Sponge?

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2020 06:44 PM (UUkQp)

369 I freaking love Steely Dan, but they were also stunningly talented and skilled. Even if you don't like their actual product you should recognize they are incredibly talented.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:45 PM (KZzsI)

370 I still remembering my hipster high school drummer friend nonstop talking about Neil Peart. I just could never get past Geddy Lee's singing enough to enjoy their songs, which is sad because they were a insane talent instrumentally.

Posted by: Drew in MO at January 10, 2020 06:47 PM (cGlgB)

371 >>I freaking love Steely Dan, but they were also stunningly talented and skilled. Even if you don't like their actual product you should recognize they are incredibly talented.



Yep - and their music is bland as fuck.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:47 PM (IVBVQ)

372 Kings, Hemispheres, Waves and Pictures is easily my favorite four-release stretch of any band of any era. I still play them regularly.

In the late 80s, I moved away from Rush and found other groups. But I have their first 12 albums - and the three live ones - to this day. They will be played tonight and all weekend.

Rest in Peace.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at January 10, 2020 06:47 PM (jWe5r)

373 I still remember listening to A Farewell to Kings the day it was released. RIP Neil

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 10, 2020 06:48 PM (yzpvo)

374 "I am omnivorous when it comes to music. Especially rock. But Rush sucks."

Think maybe there's another thread in which you could show your ass for all to see?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at January 10, 2020 06:49 PM (jWe5r)

375 I detest Reggae

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:49 PM (ZCEU2)

376 Hated, Hated Rush. I couldn't tell them from Foreigner, and I hated them too.

I know what you mean. Feel the exact same way about Winger and Slayer.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 10, 2020 06:50 PM (iys0/)

377 "Dreadlock Holiday" is one of the best reggae songs ever.

Great song. I love good reggae but there's an ocean of awful stuff out there you only like while stoned

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:50 PM (KZzsI)

378 It was mostly Becker and Fagan with a whole buttload of talented musicians who cycled in and out of Steely Dan, guys who were great jazz artists is what I'm talking about. May sound strange but my cd lineup for an hour drive may go Steely Dan, LedZep, Supertramp, ZZ Top, and a bit of Dave Matthews.

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2020 06:51 PM (UUkQp)

379 . . . and a bit of Dave Matthews.

Do you have a sorority girl in the trunk on these drives?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 10, 2020 06:52 PM (iys0/)

380 >>Great song. I love good reggae


It's all the same song!

Kinky Reggae / Slave Driver : a great example of this.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:53 PM (IVBVQ)

381 Was only Foreigner and Styx I got mixed up

Posted by: Skip at January 10, 2020 06:54 PM (ZCEU2)

382 >>It was mostly Becker and Fagan with a whole buttload of talented musicians who cycled in and out of Steely Dan, guys who were great jazz artists


There was Jazz influense as far as tone goes, but there was little to no 'Jazz' involved as there was no improvisation. Ever.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:54 PM (IVBVQ)

383 Why yes, bear, I do. UVA, brunette, named Fawn.

Posted by: Eromero at January 10, 2020 06:54 PM (UUkQp)

384 Neil Peart also drummed with/for Brand X and Genesis. Strong work.

Posted by: Khun Ty at January 10, 2020 06:54 PM (6pK9G)

385 I wasn't a Rush fan though I wanted to be.

It was easy to recognize their instrumentaland compositional ability but then Geddy's crazed squirrel on helium vocals would start, and i'd be-

Nope.


For future groggy bands, I believe a huge deal of ELP success was due to the expressive, almost angelical vocals of Greg Lake.

Plus, ability to write singles.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 10, 2020 06:54 PM (q57gj)

386 groggy = proggy

Posted by: naturalfake at January 10, 2020 06:56 PM (q57gj)

387 Yeah Geddy Lee's vocals are a tough barrier to get past. Bands like King Diamond or Cinderella had great music and lyrics but the vocalist just ruined it for me. Although Cinderella sometimes he had some bits that worked when he was doing more of a blues thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 10, 2020 06:57 PM (KZzsI)

388 >> Geddy Lee's vocals are a tough barrier to get past.


This is why 2112 is successful, really. His range fits the Characters of the story to a T.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 06:59 PM (IVBVQ)

389 This is as big as when Bonzo died.

damn. just damn.

Posted by: Uncle Pinochet's Heli Tours at January 10, 2020 07:02 PM (Ayk4B)

390 Really liked Rush, especially Mr Peart. The only two concerts I organized a group to attend were both Rush, and the only vinyl album i wore out was 2112. Had to buy a second one. My mother suffered long..... but i still know the lyrics for all of both sides.
I have a sad.

Posted by: Appycay at January 10, 2020 07:04 PM (8G3+Q)

391 Just this morning I was sharing the lyrics to Jacob's Ladder with my youngest son on the way to school as we had dark and stormy skies.
Posted by: Hans O'Lo at January 10, 2020 06:42 PM

Not a week has gone by in the last 40 years have I not thought of one of the lyrics from Rush. All my kids know the music and we often remind each other of important truths using one of Neils' poetic lines.

That said, the music on Jacobs Ladder is stupendous, the crashing symbols, the driving bass line and that incredible melody; the hair on the back of my neck stands up just remembering it. The lyrics are just there to move the sound along.

Posted by: goatlover at January 10, 2020 07:10 PM (fOXSg)

392 I'm not okay today. Just not okay.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 10, 2020 07:12 PM (I99aF)

393 I don't give a shit about the Royals so I will post here. Rush was my favorite band for years. Saw them 3 times, all great shows. I have all the studio albums and probably most of the live ones. Some of the DVDs. I knew about the health issues. I didn't know about the cancer.

So, all that said, RIP Neil Peart.

Little drunk and listening to All The Worlds a Stage.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 10, 2020 07:12 PM (sF20v)

394 Just went and pulled my ticket stub from a show with Blue Oyster Cult and Rush May 23, 1976 that I saw with younger brother, who is a huge Rush fan. I am sending it to him with a concert T shirt from that tour - 2112. Always enjoyed their shows and music.RIP Neil

Posted by: alamogordo at January 10, 2020 07:12 PM (x4eOM)

395 >>I am sending it to him with a concert T shirt from that tour - 2112

Awesome gift!
Insure that package - I sold off all of my old Concert Ts on eBay and got crazy money for them.

Posted by: garrett at January 10, 2020 07:20 PM (IVBVQ)

396
Whoa!

Schneider just appeared on Hot In Cleveland.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 10, 2020 07:25 PM (vxvj6)

397 Rush was the poor man's Yes.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 10, 2020 07:36 PM (yQpMk)

398 Wow, didn't realize how much Neil looks like Tom Hanks in the videos I was just watching.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 10, 2020 07:40 PM (B+t5k)

399
RIP, Neil.
Your lyrics were an incredible saving grace during my troubled teenage years.
Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for the great music.
Love,
Dave


Posted by: Cold Civil War at January 10, 2020 07:51 PM (Z2PYk)

400 God bless his family, Geddy's and Neil's included. Glad to have seen them live in the early 80's. Even named my dobie Geddy. Awesomest drummer EVER. Have never shed tears for an artist til today. He had such a challenging life. Loved his bike/reflection tour.

Posted by: S.Lynn at January 10, 2020 08:14 PM (z74tu)

401 BTW, I'm still bitter at MTV for only playing Rush videos at 4:00 am in the morning.

Posted by: Serious Cat at January 10, 2020 08:14 PM (RT6Hk)

402 Oh man -- I'm just now reading this. RIP Neil Peart.

You have to hand it to Rush -- not many rock bands stay together that long.

I have Rush CDs in the car. I'll play them this weekend as a tribute.

Posted by: Weak Geek at January 10, 2020 08:52 PM (Apbdw)

403 What the Hell? Forget the Royal Family, RIP Neil.

Posted by: Fritz at January 10, 2020 09:03 PM (ATCV4)

404 Raise your glass if you remember exactly where you were when you learned that Bon
Scott had died.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 10, 2020 09:22 PM (X/cwx)

405 Brilliant drummer and even better human being. Say what you will about their music, they are truly great people. Check out the doc Beyond the Lighted Stage.

Posted by: Tumnus at January 10, 2020 09:33 PM (4dAWP)

406 Horrible news. Horrible news.

Have to blow my nose.

Posted by: THOMAS KARTER at January 10, 2020 10:17 PM (Zd0Vr)

407 Compare and contrast, how low-key Neil Peart was with his illness. Really sad to lose him, my wife thinks he is the best lyricist ever.

And compare that to the "I am about to die" ghoulish last tour The Hip did when Gord Downie was diagnosed with brain cancer. It was bizarre. Lady Di dying level of bizarre.

Posted by: Asko at January 10, 2020 10:18 PM (uM4/2)

408 Everybody at our house is a big Rush fan, including all the teenagers. Red Barchetta is a favorite. One of the kids is learning Limelight, the bass player I think.

Posted by: MMcK at January 10, 2020 10:31 PM (xHxJf)

409 Was not a Rush fan, but I have to say that Neil Peart had the biggest drum kit I've ever seen. He was completely surrounded by drums, cymbals, gongs, marimbas and a bunch of stuff . I think his techs had to move a drum just so he could get to his stool. Bet his drum techs hated him.

Posted by: Ombudsman at January 10, 2020 10:43 PM (YbBSl)

410 YYZ

Posted by: YYZ at January 10, 2020 10:45 PM (58krP)

411 This hurts.

Neil Peart was one of the greatest drummers and songwriters ever. What he did will stand the test of time and beyond.

Rest In Peace.

Posted by: Robert at January 10, 2020 10:51 PM (7IeeY)

412 fuck

Posted by: greg at January 11, 2020 02:49 AM (3rr38)

413 I remember the autumn of 1982, about a month into sixth grade. I was a quiet, awkward kid in a parochial school. During those first few weeks, a new student who had transferred in that year befriended me. He was always talking about some band named Rush and a game called Advanced Dungeons Dragons. One Friday afternoon, while we were waiting to be picked up after school, he opened his book bag and handed me a new Signals tape and a worn copy of the Dungeon Masters Guide to borrow for the weekend. I only got a quarter of the way through the DMG, but must have played both sides of that tape twenty times. When I returned to school on Monday morning, reluctantly handing over the borrowed items, I was still a quiet, awkward kid, but now one who had something special that lit a spark which ultimately shaped the rest of my life.

Thank you, Neil.

Posted by: Rusty at January 11, 2020 05:29 AM (dPoUG)

414 Been playing Rush last 24 hrs. Good times. Great memories.

Posted by: S.Lynn at January 11, 2020 08:52 PM (z74tu)

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