Rush inducted

Posted by: NucleusG4

Rush inducted - 05/19/13 05:35 PM

Finally... Rush was inducted into the R&R Hall of fame, and it was sweet. It's on cable this weekend.
Alex Lifesons acceptance speech was like no other.
I guess it happened a month ago, but just hit the cable channels now. You Tube has some clips shot by guests in the audience... but you really should see it on cable.
Not to mention Heart was also inducted along with quite a few others, including (believe it or not) Public Enemy. Yeah.. rap in da house... there goes da hood.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/19/13 05:55 PM

Posted by: Leslie

Re: Rush inducted - 05/19/13 06:24 PM

Ok, had a few fast heartbeats with that one.
Thought you were talking about Rush Limpaw and wondered what the hell he would be inducted into, other than a toilet.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Rush inducted - 05/19/13 07:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
Ok, had a few fast heartbeats with that one.
Thought you were talking about Rush Limpaw and wondered what the hell he would be inducted into, other than a toilet.
I was more disappointed, I thought it said indicted. Darn.
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Rush inducted - 05/19/13 07:08 PM

Where are the Moody Blues!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Rush inducted - 05/19/13 07:12 PM

I've always wondered about the politics of it all if it took Rush this long. Come on, when you even hint at Rush it smacks of great R&R. Glad to finally see it anyway
Quote:
including (believe it or not) Public Enemy. Yeah.. rap in da house... there goes da hood.
I've been surprised at some of the inductees. They really should just rename it the Music Hall of Fame but We're Not Sure Why Sometimes.

I guess times change.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Rush inducted - 05/19/13 09:34 PM

Same here. Tought it was the Rush of Feminazis fame

Dave
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Rush inducted - 05/19/13 10:00 PM

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I was more disappointed, I thought it said indicted. Darn.


Wishful thinking and I am right there with you.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Rush inducted - 05/19/13 10:15 PM

Funny. When I hear the name RUSH, I only think of one thing.
One of the greatest rock bands ever assembled.
Don't care about the R&R Hall of Fame, but Alex sure gave one of the greatest speeches ever. cool
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 12:04 AM

Yeah, I was hoping it was Mr. Limbaugh and he was being indicted. For what I didn't know, but you can always dream.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 12:17 AM


RATZ! smirk

I'd was also
A) hoping that someone had mis-spelt 'Indicted'
B) wondered WTHell it was posted in the Lounge?

"...nevermind..."
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 12:29 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4

Not to mention Heart was also inducted along with quite a few others, including (believe it or not) Public Enemy. Yeah.. rap in da house... there goes da hood.


<<<DONNA SUMMER>>>? REALLY? smirk
Posted by: garyW

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 02:25 PM

Dave Grohl's introduction of Rush explained to me why I should have cared …. but having the progressive rock genre occupy most of my focus since the early 70s, Rush is one of the "epic" bands that never connected with me. Neil Pert has always been a drummer of the ages, and they are one of the few original bands of that era that live on and still have amazing technical chops and tightness (on par with the best of Crimson and vintage Yes), but damn…. it's always been Geddy's voice that makes my ears bleed. laugh Good for them and their fans that the R&R Hall of Fame gave them the recognition. Blah. Blah. Blah.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 03:48 PM

Yeah... Geddys voice is really shrill now. Amazing that fans don't care though. I saw him a couple of years ago and the crowd was mixed.. and he wasn't hitting the high notes. No one cared.
I think their power lies more in the music and those Yes-like mystical lyrics...
And the fact the lead singer (sole) singer plays bass... how many bands does the lead singer play bass?
Also, how many bands does the drummer write most of the lyrics?
And they sure put out a lot of sound for a 3 dude band.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 04:31 PM

I thought you were talking about Rush Limbaugh, maybe he was being inducted into the radio hall of fame.

I like the band, though, too. All three of them are very fine musicians. Geddy Lee has always amazed me at how he can sing lead and still play all those cool bass licks.

Thanks!

smile
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 06:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Stumpy1
I like the band, though, too. All three of them are very fine musicians. Geddy Lee has always amazed me at how he can sing lead and still play all those cool bass licks.

Let us not forget, when he's not playing bass, he's playing keyboards, and playing bass pedals/sequencer with his enormous feet.
They use some prerecorded effects, but 90% of it is live, badass musicianship.

Geddy has a shrill voice? LOL! Where have you been? :-)
Either you love it or you hate it, kinda like Jon Anderson (That chick can really sing!). :-P
Personally, I love it. INDIVIDUALITY. Nobody sounds like that.
Respect.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 07:47 PM

Check him lately... his once clear high voice is being constantly strained. Also, at the award ceremony I think he was just trying too hard and compounded the problem.

And I adore Jon Andersons voice... from Yes to King Crimson to Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howes' Union album to any other number of endeavors... but I hafta say that my fave is his effort with Vangelis... Friends of Mr Cairo.


So amazing how many stages this song goes through... with a powerful ending.





She came, as in the book, Mickey Spillane
That Saturday night dark masquerade
Had filled his friend with lead, the same, sweetheart
But then, as nothing happens quite the same
Investigation is the game
He had to check her story right away - he dead
Sam Space his buddy Archer first to go he got it - he dead
She spelt it out, how could they know the 'Fatman' got it - he dead
Her sister didn't really live at all - confusion - he dead
His chase led to the Fatman, to face the friends of Mr. Cairo!

That night, the double crosser got it right
Pretending he was really dim
He slipped to Sam a double gin (Mickey Finn)
He woke, the boys had gone, but not his gun
They'd left a note to lead him on
The chase to find the Maltese Falcon - you bet
Early thirties gangster movies
Set to spellbind population
From Chicago to Hong Kong
Via Istanbul the Talking Tong
Dirty rats thru' prohibition
Money flowed thru gangsterism
Acting out his fantasy
In Hollywoods vicinity
The best part for the best rendition
Al Capone he sent to prison
Citizen Kane came fast and quickly
Conquerin ol' New York City
Poking fun at superstition
Media became television
Give me Cagney any day
Or Jimmy Stewart for President
Or Edward 'G' and all those guys
Who always shoot between the eyes
Between the eyes
Between the eyes

Father love do you work, do you work for Mother
Chances could call, and accept that, be no other
Science as it might, disappear correspond with colour
Chance is the fruit, will outlive, what is now the brother
Call for total wealth to distribute like a picture
In black and white, give it joy, give it, let it hit you
Spoil our existence by extreme gift to population
Father love do you work, do you work for Mother
Tell me straight be the Godfather be no other
Media Kings give us now give us total movie
Now being here, being now, being here believing

One on one to talk to you
Like film stars they get close to you
You've mirrored his appeal
He wants you so, he wants to be beside you
Then you pass by giving him the other side of you
Like the mystics do
So that every time he moves, he moves for you
Soul and light can always see
The meeting of true love and she
This silent night and I,
I guess a lonely mind might see
I've seen love on the screen
I've seen a screen goddesss and me, ohhh
How often this, how often, this the power of you
And so, I must confess
Whatever I see
I'm meant to be there with you
With you with you, with you, with you

Silent golden movies, talkies, technicolour, long ago
My younger ways stand clearer, clearer than my footprints
Stardom greats I've followed closely
Closer than the nearest heartbeat
Longer that expected - they were great
Oh love, oh love, just to see them
Acting on the silver screen, oh my
Clark Gable, Fairbanks, Maureen O'Sullivan
Fantasy would fill my life and I
Love fantasy so much
Did you see in the morning light
I really talked, yes I did, to Gods early dawning light
And I was privileged to be, as I am to this day
To be with you. To be with you.
To be with you. To be with you.
To be with you.

Turn up the volume so you can hear the crispness.....




State of life may I live, may I love
Coming out the sky, I name me a name
Coming out silver word "What it is?"
It is the very nature of the sound the game
Siamese, Indionese to Tibet treat the life
As a game, if you please

Coming up carabi this sense of freedom
Derives from a medative state
Movin' on, believe that's it, call it magic
Third world, it is I only guessed it

Shablam idi shablam ida
Shablam idi shablam ida
Shablam idi shablam ida

Shot to the soul the flame of Oroladin
The essence of the word
The state of independence

Sounds like a signal from you
Bring me to meet your sound
And I will bring you to my heart

Love like a signal you call
Touching my body, my soul
Bring to me, you to meet me here

Home be the temple of your heart
Home be the body of your love
Just like holy water to my lips

Hey, hey, yes I do know how I survive
Yes I do know why I m alive
To love to be with you
Day by, day by, day by day

Hey, hey
Say aye yaya oh
Yayah yaya oh
Be the sound of higher love today

Hey, hey, time, time again, it is said
We will hear, we will see
See it all in his wisdom hear
His truth will abound the land
This truth will abound the land

This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
Time, time again, it is said
We will hear, we will see

See it all in his wisdom hear
His truth will abound the land
This truth will abound the land
This state of independence shall be

This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be




And of course this will lead to Jarre and Mike Oldfield and Tangerine Dream... etc.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 07:58 PM

Crap.. I should have started a separate thread for all this JA & V.
LOL.




Outside of this and inside of that, the memory lingers so right, completely as that
We've loved a long time, be my friend, I need you

Inside of this and outside of that
There's so much more to finding out how we forever simply feel the way
The wayward-winds that hide the storms at night like the winter came,
It changed our lives and we were very merry to be there
I love, get used to being this way
I love, once again a story really true creates a sound so good, that it's true

So outside of this and inside of that
There are words that come with time like love songs they seem self written
So true, they seem so true
I work a moments time and feel this is one of life's mysteries
Bringing a smile, 'cause I know what it does to you
So I'm trying to pass it thru, trying for you

Countless variations of the memory, the state, the mere emotion of getting 'round
Crazy understandings of the way we tilt the light but it shines when we make the sound
Don't live by mistakes, we can dance to your tune
But in reaching out and touching your love
Feel those countless understandings of the countless many reasons, there are two, offer you my love
Countless understandings of a debt to starving nations, needing love, I tell no lie
Countless staring messages, has mortal life reflection, is it spelled out once or twice
But there's this whole understanding and it's coming I guess, I know
I hope that you can get into this, to this
I was there and then and then
You were there and then and then
We were there, the beginning of time
I was there and then and then
You were there and then and then
We are together in time
I was there and then and then
You were there and then and then
We were there, the beginning of time
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 08:05 PM

Dave, two of my favorite songs, EVER. <3

But can you imagine hitting those high notes for 35 years+?
Jon has maintained forever, but you do know his voice is shot, and has some major problems? One of the reasons he's not with Yes anymore.
I guess I'm more forgiving for vocalists than players, that after decades of singing, it has got to take its toll…

Great videos. Thanks!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 08:20 PM

Yeah.. although I will say this cat Jon Davison has a great voice and does a super job sounding almost exactly alike. Sort of like his name is almost the same...lol.

Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 08:33 PM

You know this tour they are playing The Yes Album, Close to the Edge and Going for the One in its entirety?
Sigh…
I want.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/20/13 10:21 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Yeah... Geddys voice is really shrill now. Amazing that fans don't care though. I saw him a couple of years ago and the crowd was mixed.. and he wasn't hitting the high notes. No one cared.
I think their power lies more in the music and those Yes-like mystical lyrics...
And the fact the lead singer (sole) singer plays bass... how many bands does the lead singer play bass?
Also, how many bands does the drummer write most of the lyrics?

And they sure put out a lot of sound for a 3 dude band.


Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd) Plays bass, wrote the
lyrics and does everything including the stage sets.
...Pink Floyd eventually ran out on him because
his drive toward perfection-ism made them CRAZY!
..so yeah... now he's the Lead Singer as well!
("Roger Waters & The Bleeding-Heart Band")

My Fave Jon & Vangelis song


lol just recalled;
seeing Dear Old Roger do "THE DARKSIDE TOUR"
at an out-door concert in New Jersey.
we were all waiting for the concert to start
...waiting ..waiting...waiting... WTF???

The MOMENT The FULL MOON Broke the Horizon
Roger broke into "DARK SIDE of The MOON"

lol gotta' love him or run for the exit screaming!


Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Rush inducted - 05/21/13 04:20 AM

Quote:
That chick can really sing!


Haha! I haven't thought about that since 1971! laugh
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Rush inducted - 05/21/13 04:26 PM

Thanks, Nuke, that was very good. smile

On another note, I was disappointed to learn that Peter Banks, Yes' original guitarist, passed away in March. frown

I always liked his playing.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Rush inducted - 05/21/13 04:34 PM

Stumpy, I recently got a DVD of "current" interviews with Yes, including Peter Banks.
What a sad, bitter human being he was. :-(
Mostly because, according to him, Steve Howe didn't want him on the Union tour.
Banks said he didn't even care if he was unplugged, he just wanted to be there.
And deservedly so…
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/21/13 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
Stumpy, I recently got a DVD of "current" interviews with Yes, including Peter Banks.
What a sad, bitter human being he was. :-(
Mostly because, according to him, Steve Howe didn't want him on the Union tour.
Banks said he didn't even care if he was unplugged, he just wanted to be there.
And deservedly so…


Snap! If that don't sound like the Don Felder story with The Eagles.
Posted by: garyW

Re: Rush inducted - 05/21/13 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Yeah.. although I will say this cat Jon Davison has a great voice and does a super job sounding almost exactly alike. Sort of like his name is almost the same...lol.


Acckk! Why go with an impersonator? Like the story I heard of Journey finding this kid in a tribute band with the exact same voice as their previous singer….. I love Yes, but in 2013 I think Phil Collins Elvis has left the building.

laugh
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 04:13 AM

So younger generations can get a taste of what we had? So these old farts can get out of the house and away from their wives?
BTW... Journeys new singer looks young... but he's 45... so not that far off from the band age-wise.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnel_Pineda

Or are you so old that 45 is like a kid?? cool eek
Oh.. and there are guys still dressing up and singing Elvis songs...
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 05:35 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
So younger generations can get a taste of what we had? So these old farts can get out of the house and away from their wives?
BTW... Journeys new singer looks young... but he's 45... so not that far off from the band age-wise.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnel_Pineda

Or are you so old that 45 is like a kid?? cool eek
Oh.. and there are guys still dressing up and singing Elvis songs...


My Downstairs Neighbor

NOT kidding
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 05:56 AM

Originally Posted By: garyW
I love Yes, but in 2013 I think Phil Collins Elvis has left the building.

laugh



Phil Collins himself was a replacement Lead Singer.


Peter Gabriel - “Growing Up” (Complete)
Posted by: garyW

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 10:01 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
So younger generations can get a taste of what we had? So these old farts can get out of the house and away from their wives?
BTW... Journeys new singer looks young... but he's 45... so not that far off from the band age-wise.


I thought he was in his 20s, but that wasn't my point. The point was that his voice was exactly like the previous singer.

The Genesis story has it's fans pretty divided from the Gabriel and Collins years. When Collins first took the lead after Gabriel's departure he tried hard to keep it Gabriel-inspired for the next few albums, specially on live performances of the earlier material. When I saw them on tour following the Duke album, Collins was singing as himself and not Gabriel.

The Buggles killed the Yes sound with Trevor Horn's vocals. Ray Wilson killed the Genesis sound with his vocals. Sometimes change is not good. wink

There is this band Marillion that didn't become huge but had a loyal following, and in the 80s had this Gabrielesque singer named Fish. He left and was replaced by the brilliant vocalist Steve Hogarth. The band evolved with a different sound, and it worked and they're still producing intresting new material.

My favorite album from last year was Hogarth's collaboration with Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree), check it out : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/not-weapon-but-hand-deluxe/id501554900

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 10:38 AM


hmmmm...very Atmospheric...I like it. smile
I also appreciate your taste in Music.

The last time you gave me a heads up
concerning a NYCity Porcupinetree show
my BF pushed me blocks (the long way)
from Port Authority in my wheelchair
to Rockafella Center to see them...

The small venue show was OUTSTANDING!

I enjoyed it so much I passed the tour
info to Treebeard in New South Wales,
where he turned it into the basis for
a week-long Aussie Forum Meet-up in
Melbourne. smile PROG-ROCKERS UNITE!
Posted by: garyW

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 10:59 AM

Live shows push your love for a band into orbit.

Since we started talking earlier about Yes, I pulled out some of my tour programs from the mindblowing Yes early shows. Roger Dean designed the sets - huge beetle-like shells that lit up and opened to reveal more glowing layers and lasers!




1974 Tales from Topographic Oceans Tour




1975 Relayer Tour (with Patrick Moraz)

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 11:00 AM

Originally Posted By: garyW

The Genesis story has it's fans pretty divided from the Gabriel and Collins years. When Collins first took the lead after Gabriel's departure he tried hard to keep it Gabriel-inspired for the next few albums, specially on live performances of the earlier material. When I saw them on tour following the Duke album, Collins was singing as himself and not Gabriel.



...much the same as fans who are still divided
between Roger Waters & "Pink Floyd" ... yeah...
Dave "won" the rights to the name, and the screens
etc... but he couldn't write fer shyte. :P

(at least in my slanted opinion) The Roger fans
have little patience for Dave's "Moon, Spoon,
June, Swoon" smile lyrics after clinging to the edge
of your seat listening to Roger "bring the world
to the edge of disaster" eek cry time and again.
(maybe that's just a wee bit intense for some (?))


Same Same for Gabriel vs Collins...

Collins did a concert.... Gabriel put on a show!
Peter Gabriel is more than a writer/singer,
he's a performance artist. You don't "see him"
you "EXPERIENCE Him" it's almost a religious
experience, very palpable and emotional, like any
REALLY Good "Old Time Revival Meeting Tent Show"

**I saw both those shows
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 11:12 AM

Genesis 1973, Shepperton Studios, UK.
You're welcome. cool

Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 11:14 AM

Great stuff Gary!
Posted by: garyW

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 11:16 AM

more programs from live shows from my progressive obsession grin

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon tour 1972 (my first concert)
Pink Floyd The Wall tour 1980
Peter Gabriel "Tour of China 1984" tour 1980
Peter Gabriel So tour 1986
Peter Gabriel Secret World tour 1993
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp "The Road to Graceland" tour 1993

Posted by: garyW

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 11:32 AM

Our experiences with 'progressive' seem to have a whole lot of common ground.

The one tour that got little if any attention in the progressive world was the 1993 David Sylvian & Robert Fripp tour in support of the incredible album "The First Day".

Many of us have seen Crimson live, I saw tours that included Bruford, Levin, and Belew in the double-trio format. "Discipline", "Beat" … "Thrak". But this tour with David Sylvian was unbelievable in power and atmosphere. Fripp played straight out power fuzz and tape-looped ecstasy jam with guitarist Michael Brooks and Trey Gunn on stick … here's "Darshan", the funkiest guitar jam ever in the progressive scene.It' s long, but it is great), and I am so glad to find the tour was filmed:








Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 12:21 PM


HEH! You've got me beat
all I have is a fist full of ticket stubbs and
a lot of great memories...like the time we were
almost kilt by a Flying Bed at the end of "On the Run"
during the "Momentary Lapse of Reason" concert in
Madison Square Garden)
Posted by: garyW

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 12:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine

...like the time we were
almost kilt by a Flying Bed at the end of "On the Run"
during the "Momentary Lapse of Reason" concert in
Madison Square Garden)





1978 Berkeley Community Theater ( a pretty small venue), Peter Gabriel began the show with the house light up singing some inane lullyby about his teddybear … the lights go down and band begins with "Broadway" … he's singing but nowhere to be seen. Seems he started about in the middle of the place in the crowd, climbing over seats to the stage. Yep, I had his foot planted right on my shoulder. laugh Years later during the So tour it was kinda scary for him to crowd surf (I bet he was one of the first to do that) … I saw him do it two nights in a row at the Forum … the energy was unreal.




Posted by: Celandine

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 02:10 PM


yep,
he did the same thing dring the performance I saw
I think it was at the Felt Forum in Madison Square Garden
I think the song was "Lay Your Hands On Me" ?

he turned his back to the people and fell backward
(talk about "TRUST"!)
He seemed to float on a sea of up-stretched hands as
the people supported him effortlessly and passed him
around while he went right on singing, until they set
him gently back on the edge of the stage. AWESOME! shocked
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: garyW
Our experiences with 'progressive' seem to have a whole lot of common ground.

The one tour that got little if any attention in the progressive world was the 1993 David Sylvian & Robert Fripp tour in support of the incredible album "The First Day".

Many of us have seen Crimson live, I saw tours that included Bruford, Levin, and Belew in the double-trio format. "Discipline", "Beat" … "Thrak". But this tour with David Sylvian was unbelievable in power and atmosphere. Fripp played straight out power fuzz and tape-looped ecstasy jam with guitarist Michael Brooks and Trey Gunn on stick … here's "Darshan", the funkiest guitar jam ever in the progressive scene.It' s long, but it is great), and I am so glad to find the tour was filmed:







Bringing back memories of Adrian Belew in Elephant Talk.

As far as replacement singers sounding too much like the originals... if they picked someone with a new sound then people would complain that it doesn't sound like the "old" stuff. Just can't win...lol.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Rush inducted - 05/22/13 07:16 PM

Ahhh.. yes.

Been forever.. and a day.