Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
When Rush's first album came out, I initially dismissed them as "your younger brother's band."
Over time, I had to re-evaluate my position.
I realized Alex Lifeson was a very respectable guitar player--particularly where his chordal work and his ability to write cool riffs and interesting hooks were concerned.
Geddy's voice is a matter of personal taste, I guess, but you gotta like the fact that he writes thinking man's lyrics.
And Peart is a top-notch drummer as far as rock drummers go.
Funny how a non "POP" styled rock band from Canada still gets into many main stream conversations. This must be a statement on their importance to Rock fans. Especially in my era-70s early 80s when they really knew how to rock. Seen em 5 times. 1st time in 1982. In Albucracky. Neil still had the handelbar stache. Frickin unreal. Saw them last summer. Still blew me away.
I'll never forget when we were leaving the venue, a group of oh, say 18-20 yr olds standing around saying, "Man, who are those guys, that was unbelievable" I smiled.