Rush is a kind of band that you, literally, cannot describe. Their musicality level is just beyond the boundary, and anyone who says the opposite deserves to reconsider their lack of experience and criterion.
Have you ever heard their sound? Is amazing that only THREE guys can do SUCH a sound. They keep their line-up form for more than 30 years and they gave us (and keep giving us) a variety of sounds, rhythms and styles that is just incomparable. Together, Alex, Geddy and Neil form a sound that is unapproachable and unique, with a range of styles such as progressive rock, hard rock, reggae and with a diversity of sounds that is peerless.
I have been listening to Rush since I was a small child and I have never, EVER got tired of hearing them. With classics such as Tom Sawyer, Limelight, 2112, La Villa Strangiato, Time Stand Still, Working Man, The Trees, The Spirit of Radio and Roll the Bones and more underrated songs such as The Pass, Kid Gloves, Marathon, Territories, Red Barchetta and Take a Friend, they have a SUBERB setlist. Besides, they have more than twenty albums and an experience that is unrivaled, simply. Look.
Neil Peart is considered by many critics the best drummer of all time. Speed, technique, stamina and wish of always getting better are aspects that definitely put him into the top. He even needs a 360° drum kit to achieve this fucking level of perfection that nobody had ever entered. It intrigues me the fact that almost nobody knows the lyric work he does. His lyrics are so complex and so designing that only a few people can get the idea he tries to send us. And he send us this ideas with a level of excellence that is matchless.
Geddy Lee is also considered by many critics one of the best bassists ever, if not the best. He can keep the rhythm perfectly and still put some notes that I cannot even describe. If you look at Rush’s live performances, you can see that he solo in EVERY SINGLE song. Without even looking at the bass. Besides, he plays the bass, the bass synthesisers and sings, all at the same fucking time. AND he can also play the keyboards.
Alex Lifeson can be easily considered one of the most underrated guitarrists of all time. He can match his level of technique at the guitar with his humilty very well, and that amazes me. You doubt of this level of technique? Go listen to The Spirit of Radio or La Villa Strangiato and you will know what I am fucking talking about.
Rush’s components keep inspiring people all over the world and the proper band inspired people and bands like Metallica, Primus and Dream Theater. Rush is the third band with most gold, platinum and multi-platinum records of the world and its album sales exceed 40 MILLION UNITS. Come on. I mean, SHIT, come on. IT IS THE BEST BAND EVER. AND IT WILL BE UP TO THE END OF MANKIND.
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