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Posted: 29 Jun 06, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why are so many great musicians so underrated? I love Queen and Zeppelin and etc. but I also love Rush. Some of the interns at UMGD were telling me that there is a new Rush DVD out. I went to the band's website (www.rush.com) and sure enough its true! If you are a Rush fan, definitely check it out.

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Posted: 30 Jun 06, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, not many people know about his immense scoring record at liverpool, plus the many trophies and cups he won.


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Posted: 03 Jul 06, 20:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nikkilove80 wrote:

Why are so many great musicians so underrated? I love Queen and Zeppelin and etc. but I also love Rush. Some of the interns at UMGD were telling me that there is a new Rush DVD out. I went to the band's website (www.rush.com) and sure enough its true! If you are a Rush fan, definitely check it out.


You know, there was a huge thread about Rush that I was a part of. Some bickering, but also some cool facts and critique about the best thing to come out of Canada since hockey.

I agree. Rush is underrated. They've been around just as long as Queen, and although they don't have the astounding mainstream success that Queen had, Rush is just as good, but in different ways.

Let's compare, shall we?

Lead singers/vocalists:
Freddie Mercury V.S. Geddy Lee

This is a very tough one. Freddie had the showmanship, while Geddy has the range and effectiveness.
I'm not saying Freddie didn't have a good range, because he did. Freddie took his responsibility as a frontman and used it to his advantage, becoming one of the most charismatic and energetic performers this world has ever seen. Geddy Lee is a different story. He is not energetic, as it would be pretty tough running around the stage with a Rickenbacker on your back. Plus, Geddy really wouldn't look too good in tight pants and leotards. Honestly.

Going back to their sound, Freddie's uses his strength to cast forth his vocals, making them more effective both in the studio and on stage. Geddy uses his extreme range and his penchant for screaming to get his vocals out, which works for me, too. Others have to calmly get their messages across; Geddy forces his messages to the listener. Some might not be able to stand Geddy's vocals, but I can. He's one hell of a singer.

Overall, it's Freddie's showmanship against Geddy's professional yet rebellious approach. I would have to say Freddie wins this.

Guitarist:
Brian May V.S. Alex Lifeson

To say this is a close battle would be an understatement; these are two of the greatest axemen to ever grace a stage. Both Brian and Alex have memorable solos and riffs throughout the past 30+ years, and neither one fails to impress fans worldwide. While Brian has the longevity, Alex does have a sense of productivity with his guitar work, which really is a plus, because it's no longer 'lay down a guitar track'. It is more of a glitzy, all-eyes-on-the-guitarist affair these days, and to be honest, I really don't know who comes out on top.

...this is a very tough decision, but I'm gonna go with my gut and say Alex Lifeson gets this one. Simply because he's simple, yet effective.

Bassist:
John Deacon V.S. Geddy Lee

I'm sorry, but this is actually one-sided in my opinion. I have to go with Geddy on this. John is an accomplished bassist, with exceptional skill, but he gets blown away by Geddy's expertise. He doesn't just play a bass track; he seemingly creates one as he goes along. He's all over the bass in nearly every song he plays, especially Rush's tracks from the 1980's. John has Another One Bites The Dust as his finest hour, but Geddy's technicality has earned him his finest 32nd year.

It's a no-brainer. Sorry, Queen fans, but Geddy wins this one.

Drummer:
Roger Taylor V.S. Neil Peart

This is another tough one: Do we go with Roger's straightforward hammering of the drums, or Neil's abstract mastering of the drums?

Well, there's a reason that Neil Peart (pronounced 'pee-ert', not 'pert' or 'pairt') is called "The Professor". He has a vast knowledge of the drums, and is able to create vivid masterpieces in a few minutes time. If you've ever heard one of his drum solos, you've must have enjoyed it. Have you even seen one of his live drum kits? It's something out of a drummer's Heaven, with numerous toms and snares and cymbals and assorted gadgets; even electronic pads and synths.

While I give Roger credit for being a great drummer (and also


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Posted: 03 Jul 06, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's no need to compare musicians and see who's better... Music is an art, not a competition.

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Posted: 03 Jul 06, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

me_and_my_innuendo wrote:

nikkilove80 wrote:

Why are so many great musicians so underrated? I love Queen and Zeppelin and etc. but I also love Rush. Some of the interns at UMGD were telling me that there is a new Rush DVD out. I went to the band's website (www.rush.com) and sure enough its true! If you are a Rush fan, definitely check it out.


You know, there was a huge thread about Rush that I was a part of. Some bickering, but also some cool facts and critique about the best thing to come out of Canada since hockey.

I agree. Rush is underrated. They've been around just as long as Queen, and although they don't have the astounding mainstream success that Queen had, Rush is just as good, but in different ways.

Let's compare, shall we?

Lead singers/vocalists:
Freddie Mercury V.S. Geddy Lee

This is a very tough one. Freddie had the showmanship, while Geddy has the range and effectiveness.
I'm not saying Freddie didn't have a good range, because he did. Freddie took his responsibility as a frontman and used it to his advantage, becoming one of the most charismatic and energetic performers this world has ever seen. Geddy Lee is a different story. He is not energetic, as it would be pretty tough running around the stage with a Rickenbacker on your back. Plus, Geddy really wouldn't look too good in tight pants and leotards. Honestly.

Going back to their sound, Freddie's uses his strength to cast forth his vocals, making them more effective both in the studio and on stage. Geddy uses his extreme range and his penchant for screaming to get his vocals out, which works for me, too. Others have to calmly get their messages across; Geddy forces his messages to the listener. Some might not be able to stand Geddy's vocals, but I can. He's one hell of a singer.

Overall, it's Freddie's showmanship against Geddy's professional yet rebellious approach. I would have to say Freddie wins this.

Guitarist:
Brian May V.S. Alex Lifeson

To say this is a close battle would be an understatement; these are two of the greatest axemen to ever grace a stage. Both Brian and Alex have memorable solos and riffs throughout the past 30+ years, and neither one fails to impress fans worldwide. While Brian has the longevity, Alex does have a sense of productivity with his guitar work, which really is a plus, because it's no longer 'lay down a guitar track'. It is more of a glitzy, all-eyes-on-the-guitarist affair these days, and to be honest, I really don't know who comes out on top.

...this is a very tough decision, but I'm gonna go with my gut and say Alex Lifeson gets this one. Simply because he's simple, yet effective.

Bassist:
John Deacon V.S. Geddy Lee

I'm sorry, but this is actually one-sided in my opinion. I have to go with Geddy on this. John is an accomplished bassist, with exceptional skill, but he gets blown away by Geddy's expertise. He doesn't just play a bass track; he seemingly creates one as he goes along. He's all over the bass in nearly every song he plays, especially Rush's tracks from the 1980's. John has Another One Bites The Dust as his finest hour, but Geddy's technicality has earned him his finest 32nd year.

It's a no-brainer. Sorry, Queen fans, but Geddy wins this one.

Drummer:
Roger Taylor V.S. Neil Peart

This is another tough one: Do we go with Roger's straightforward hammering of the drums, or Neil's abstract mastering of the drums?

Well, there's a reason that Neil Peart (pronounced 'pee-ert', not 'pert' or 'pairt') is called "The Professor". He has a vast knowledge of the drums, and is able to create vivid masterpieces in a few minutes time. If you've ever heard one of his drum solos, you've must have enjoyed it. Have you even seen one of his live drum kits? It's something out of a drummer's Heaven, with numerous toms and snares and cymbals and assorted gadgets; even electronic pads and synths.

While


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Posted: 03 Jul 06, 23:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, so you've compared four individual band members to four individual band members.

How about comparing them as entities - group to group?

How about songwriting?

How about musical styles? Innovation? Experimentation? Etc...




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Posted: 04 Jul 06, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

C'mon guys, you can not compare musicians just like that! And why do you have to compare? Is music a competition to see who's better?

And more... The guy who has compared them... well.. He is sure of himself to be right...

Watch when he says:

"Sorry, Queen fans, but Geddy wins this one."

Pal, you don't have to say sorry, because that's your opinion and it does not mean that if you say Geddy is better, he actually is!

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Posted: 05 Jul 06, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a hard one. Both great bands but I think it was broken down pretty well. I guess it would have to come down to pure opinion/preference, although as far as drummers go, hands down Neil (2112).