Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2112 Reasons Why Rush Sucks


Today, I figured I'd poke a little fun at some of the most insanely zealous rock fans out there. Man, do Rush fans love their Toronto Trio. NEIL PERT RULES!!!!! The thing is, the rest of the world who isn't a die hard Rush fan, is unable to tolerate them for much more than a few seconds. There is very little middle ground with these guys.

Actually, the title of this post is misleading. I could only come up with 1,742 why our mulletted Canadian friends are crap. But really, there is only one that matters. Two words: Tom Sawyer.

That synth / techno / disco opening shakes my bones like a dentist drill. Not a fan.

I would also like to mention that I can't stand Giddy Lee's (or however the hell you spell it) voice. But the fact is, I do love the music of Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Smashing Pumpkins all of which feature unconventional vocals. Any fan of Tom Waits can't rip Gitty's singing too badly.

Now, if you happen to be of the ilk that loves this overproduced, overrated staple of bland Classic Rock radio (along with Styx, Foreigner, Kansas and the like), relax. No reason to get all butt hurt. There's tons of music that I love, that I'm sure you hate. If your passion for the drumming of Neil Pert has led to multiple fist fights after a few too many Labatt Blues, I respect that. Whatever blows your hair back. Just know that the band you love sucks.

16 comments:

Nieder said...

I know you will totally deny this, but I'm pretty sure I made this same argument to you in High School and you were sticking up for Rush. I'm not saying you were hailing them as the greatest band ever, but you didn't think they sucked as awfully bad as they do.

BusterBluth52 said...

Steve, I may have made that argument bade entirely upon their reputation. If i had defended them (and I do deny that) it would have been just because they were supposed to be really good, not because I ever bothered to listen to them.

Steve Earl bought their greatest hits cd because they were supposed to be good and then gave it to me after he realized they sucked. Although I may have stolen it from him. I can't remember. But I never got around to listening to them, since I hated Tom Sawyer so much.

Gregg said...

I love that the flashback at the end of SLC punks shows them as dorky youngsters, and the one is trying to justify why Rush is a good band.

Unknown said...

They actually suck more than you say.

Shredword said...

Corniest lyrics ever. What a bunch of pretentious fuckards. Listening to Rush is painful.

Tyrone Tiews said...

I would rather stick knitting needles in my ears than listen to Geddy Lee's constipated screeching.

Drumaier J said...
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Drumaier J said...

There is something worst and that sucks even more than rush....named their fanboys. neil peart sure is the worst drummer ever. Period.

Liam Black said...

Dude smashing pumpkins is waaay worse than rush, are you kidding me lmfao

Liam Black said...

Dude smashing pumpkins is waaay worse than rush, are you kidding me lmfao

Eddys Vault said...

Here is a musician's joke I wrote:
Rush?
They're not bad....... but the rhythm section isn't happening.

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bangem andleavem said...

Of course RUSH sucks. C'mon pick on something less obvious.

Geddy Lee blows.

Thaddeus Lovelock said...

Their music is really overblown, pretentious, and also often quite tedious. Those guitar solos seem to go on for ever.

Shin Matsunaga White Wolf Of Solomon said...

rush sucks to the unintelligent, it's an IQ test you see. kinda like a reverse of when you ask someone if they like slipknot, if yes, they stupid.

Steve Hunt said...

Fart band