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    THIS IS OFF TOPIC -BUT- IMPORTANT about music

    How is it that Rush is not in the rock and roll hall of fame?! I was really surprised to find this out recently. I know they might not be everyone's cup of tea, thats what makes the world so interesting, but you cannot deny that they are a really excellent rock and roll group and there is some darn fine music they have made and continue to make- its been like 3 decades now. C'mon people! [end of my rant]

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...l-hall-of-fame


    Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (left) and singer/bassist Geddy Lee.
    Pardon this blogger for a moment of venting.


    We've heard today that the new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the performers category are Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, Donovan and The Small Faces.

    I don't have any problem with the honorees.

    As usual, it's who still isn't in the hall that irks me.

    Last year I went on about why KISS should be in. And about 86 percent of those who clicked on our "should KISS be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?" question said "yes" (you can still express your opinion on that critical question here).

    This year, let's consider Rush. As Wired's GeekDad blog wrote in September, the Canadian trio has sold more than 40 million records and has "more consecutive gold and platinum records than everyone except the Beatles and the Rolling Stones."

    Even the president and CEO of the Rock Hall concedes the band should be honored. "They simply haven't gotten enough votes to make the ballot," Terry Stewart told Cleveland's The Plain Dealer earlier this year. "I can't tell you why. Based on impact, influence, innovation, and excellence, they're worthy. I think it's just a matter of time before it happens."

    So, we have to ask:

    Should Rush be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? (Closed)
    Yes 97.36% (21,647 Clicks)


    No 2.64% (587 Clicks)



    Total: 22,234

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    I totally agree!

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    Um, You could probably assume I am in your camp.

    Soundtrack of my life (and yes, I really do love a wide range of other music) and proud to be a fan.

    The last couple years have been rich with well deserved recognition after 35 years of being the world's largest underground band.

    Thanks for posting this Mania.
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    I like lots of music, but Rush really connects with me. I'm not sure with their success that they are underground but I get your point.

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    Yah, that was tongue in cheek commentary.

    They still sell out 15-20,000 capacity amphitheaters up here and a lot of "more succesful" bands are hitting the Casino circuit......not that there is anything wrong with that.
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    LOL. I have yet to see Rush live. I will do it one day. They are not my wife's taste in music and we are not huge concert goers. I will do it one day. Until that time I have several live blu rays. I tell myself its kind of like being there. But.... alas, just like a BR of a Z8 being driven- its not the same thing!

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    I lucked out. My wife loves them. Not only for their Music, but for their Modesty, loyalty to one another, (and their wives/families) and the fact that they are not ruined from the drugs/alcohol rock life styles.

    Their senses of humor are great too.

    http://funnyordie.com/m/56lf

    Dang, I still can't insert a video link like Rifle or Andrew can

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    Some of the groups' performances are marred by the venues. I recently saw Cowboy Junkies and Basia, and both sounded better on albums in my dedicated room. Some of my favorites are Humble Pie and Jefferson Airplane live albums. None were closely miked, and they are so real you almost swear you can feel the heat of the crowd in the air.

    If you are interested I can tell you what my developer/audiophile buddy helped me with to make my room. I started with George Cardas recommendations and used his dimensions (scaled as he recommends) to make my room. Truly it is the best piece of audio equipment I have.
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    I can't get the video at their site to work. For some reason it doesn't show up. My office doesn't have the best connection. I'll try it later. It looks like it will be very amusing.

    Charles, I completely agree that the single most important piece of audio "equipment" in a playback setting is the room. Most people don't know this. If you put the worlds very best speakers and amps etc in a crummy room, there result will be only as good as the room allows.

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    The video is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Here is your chance;

    http://rush.musictoday.com/Rush/moreInfo.aspx


    Saturday, November 17, 2012

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    Venue Info:
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    714.704.2500


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    COol- its several thousand miles away from me though....

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    Mania! I always thought you were in So. Cal.!! How dumb am I?

    Where are you at?
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    New York

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    Can't you tell by his accent?
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    I can now....

    here is a better link then;

    http://v2.iloveallaccess.com/Tours/rush/rush-2012

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    YO! AWESOME!

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    You will not regret making this time around.

    Their shows are 3 hours packed with excellence. (well they take a break mid way to catch their breath, Like I wouldn't need to myself )
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    I would love to go but the dates/ times usually don't work.

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    Just got the Rush Sectors 1-3 set. They said they remastered these (its all their albums through the 2000s) and I skipped them because I thought- yeah right- or worse, maybe they are more compressed now.... well, I decided to give them a try and Im glad I did. The sonics are so much better, especially on the early stuff through 2112. After that they are improved but its more subtle. The sonics on 2112 are incredible and this rescues albums like Fly By Night, which was muddy by comparison in the original CDs. You can hear each reverb of the guitar strokes on the title song for example. What really got me was listening to Lee's voice on 2112 and Passage to Bangkok. At the time their previous album was a bit of a flop and they were told they'd have to turn it around or that was it. They were supposed to eschew the concept album format that didn't work on the prior album in favor of something more hit friendly. So what did they do? They made a title song that went over 20 minutes! And I can hear in his voice, and the instrument playing that these guys were not just playing for their musical careers but also, there is a defiance that comes through. Thats one of the great hallmarks of rock and roll- you said I couldn't do it- and I CAN. AND ILL SHOW YOU!!!

    (The priests would be very pleased.... if they appreciated people taking up their own instruments- which they were not.... )

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    I have multiples of every CD they have so I thought...meh.

    But based on your recommendation I bought the set. Looking forward to it. I really shy away from MP3 or Itunes stuff due to the poor quality and frankly, the album Vapor Trails, which has some great material on it, really suffers from digital harshness and pre-ringing.

    Yeah, really looking forward to hearing the remastered older material.

    Mania, did you see this? http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/1221258968/ID=2244806655
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    I always thought the same thing about Vapor Trails. What a bummer.

    I have not seen that video. I'll check it out later. Thanks!