Posted: Feb 11, 2006 1:52 pm
I thought you said they opened for Rush.
Alright, I agree, and Rush is definately not my bag. I went with a friend, a drummer, who was gaga over Neil Peart (and for good reason). If someone is playing Rush I won't complain or leave the room. They're just not something I would play myself.
But here's the thing with Rush - love them or hate them, their music is brilliant. I mean, c'mon, have you ever listened to Red Barchetta? No one has to say a word in that song and you can FEEL what's going on. When he takes off in the car you feel like the wind is rushing through your hair before he tells you the wind is rushing through your hair. Then you know trouble comes before he tells you the cars are chasing him. The stuff they do with musical instruments is amazing. Same thing with that Trees song or with Limelight.
Again, love them or hate them everyone who plays any instrument should at least hear those songs to understand how those guys pushed those instruments to their max. I'd personally rather hear Link Wray make his guitar speak like a chicken but Rush does have a sound all their own.