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(Rolling Stone)   Rush finally nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will eventually lose out to such worthy artists as The Meters, Chic, and Albert King   (rollingstone.com) divider line 190
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2012-10-04 04:34:54 PM
The best concert I ever saw was:

Albert King followed by

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers followed by

Jimi Hendrix

They played two sets.

Albert King was great. I saw him one more time years later. Best left-handed, upside-down, strung for a righty guitar player ever.
 
2012-10-04 04:42:21 PM

RevLovejoy: Rush, or at least Geddy Lee, gets bonus points for appearing on this:

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WET HEAD!!!!
 
2012-10-04 04:47:30 PM
As a long-time fan of RUSH let me just say that I, personally, don't give a flying fark about the HoF. The boys, naturally, will be as gracious as always no matter how the voting goes.
 
2012-10-04 04:48:07 PM
In my twisted little fantasy world, Rush and Deep Purple would get the nomination and immediately schedule a double-bill show some LA club for the night of the RRHOF circlejerk ceremony. Just to tell Jann Wenner how much of a farking stuck up dick he truly is.

\and I love how the voters are also extending a giant middle finger in Jann's direction as well.
 
2012-10-04 04:51:02 PM
I would rather Chic make it ...

that's right, I said it...

Bernard Edwards may be may favorite bass player of all time.
 
2012-10-04 04:52:12 PM
I thought Rush was still in stasis on the other side of the universe
 
2012-10-04 04:56:37 PM
Who should do the introduction to Rush. I'm thinking either Jack Black, Kirk Hammett or Prince.
 
2012-10-04 04:58:14 PM

dryknife: The best concert I ever saw was:

Albert King followed by

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers followed by

Jimi Hendrix

They played two sets.

Albert King was great. I saw him one more time years later. Best left-handed, upside-down, strung for a righty guitar player ever.


Isn't that also how Hendrix played?
 
 
2012-10-04 04:58:47 PM

kibbled: Who should do the introduction to Rush. I'm thinking either Jack Black, Kirk Hammett or Prince.


Bob and Doug, hands down. It'd leave people pissing themselves in the theater.
 
2012-10-04 05:03:23 PM

downstairs: dryknife: The best concert I ever saw was:

Albert King followed by

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers followed by

Jimi Hendrix

They played two sets.

Albert King was great. I saw him one more time years later. Best left-handed, upside-down, strung for a righty guitar player ever.

Isn't that also how Hendrix played?


Yup. Albert is criminally neglected in the real world.
 
2012-10-04 05:04:24 PM

downstairs: dryknife: The best concert I ever saw was:

Albert King followed by

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers followed by

Jimi Hendrix

They played two sets.

Albert King was great. I saw him one more time years later. Best left-handed, upside-down, strung for a righty guitar player ever.

Isn't that also how Hendrix played?


No, Hendrix played a right handed guitar restrung for a left handed player (low E on top). Albert King, Dick Dale, Doyle Bramhall Jr and Shake Russell play/played a standard right handed simply flipped over (high E on top).
 
2012-10-04 05:09:14 PM

Perlin Noise: I would rather Chic make it ...

that's right, I said it...

Bernard Edwards may be may favorite bass player of all time.


i632.photobucket.com

Slappin da bass mon!!
 
2012-10-04 05:25:02 PM

downstairs: dryknife: The best concert I ever saw was:

Albert King followed by

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers followed by

Jimi Hendrix

They played two sets.

Albert King was great. I saw him one more time years later. Best left-handed, upside-down, strung for a righty guitar player ever.

Isn't that also how Hendrix played?


Pretty sure Jimi strung his right handed Strat left handed.
 
2012-10-04 05:25:46 PM

kibbled: Who should do the introduction to Rush. I'm thinking either Jack Black, Kirk Hammett or Prince.


I think it'd be great if it was Jerry Stiller. But it might be Mike Portnoy.
 
2012-10-04 05:28:35 PM

max_pooper: downstairs: dryknife: The best concert I ever saw was:

Albert King followed by

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers followed by

Jimi Hendrix

They played two sets.

Albert King was great. I saw him one more time years later. Best left-handed, upside-down, strung for a righty guitar player ever.

Isn't that also how Hendrix played?

No, Hendrix played a right handed guitar restrung for a left handed player (low E on top). Albert King, Dick Dale, Doyle Bramhall Jr and Shake Russell play/played a standard right handed simply flipped over (high E on top).


There's an awesome Brazilian guitarist I stumbled upon on YouTube who plays left handed but strung for a righty named Igor Prado.
 
2012-10-04 05:35:31 PM

SilentStrider: That it took this long just shows the Rock &Roll hall of fame is a joke.


Close the door when you leave my mind.
 
2012-10-04 05:40:18 PM

Glenford: Best Rush video ever.
Modern day warrior
Named Tom Sawyer
He floated down a river
On a raft with a black guy


Of course it was Huck Finn, not Tom Sawyer, who went down the river with a black guy.
 
2012-10-04 05:44:20 PM
The Meters are pretty sweet - they've been sampled by everyone it would seem.
 
2012-10-04 06:01:46 PM
Subby's implication that Albert King does not belong in the HOF will not go unchallenged this day.

Subby: I challenge your implication. The man is a legend.

Have a nice day.
 
2012-10-04 06:12:59 PM
The RRHoF is to rock music as Mcdonalds is to health food. Sure they sell salads, but they pay burgers a bit more attention.
 
2012-10-04 06:38:44 PM
NWA? Public Enemy?
 
2012-10-04 06:53:09 PM

OrygunFarker: Sorry subby, You're not going to talk shiat about B.B. King and get away with it.


He shames Rush pretty bad in musical accomplishment.


I agree, Freddie King is the best.
 
2012-10-04 07:03:58 PM

Kuta: Snapper Carr: //or at least have Kim Mitchell induct them

Might as well.


NICE

LegLamp:
One thing I always respected about Rush, and why women don't swoon over them...they don't write cheesy love songs.


The first Rush song I ever heard was "Limelight" when I was 15 and Moving Pictures was all over the place. It was one of those songs I loved from the moment I heard it. When I was in college I shocked a diehard Rush fan by knowing who they were because in his words "girls don't like Rush." Girls who love great music and melodies do.

I will admit that I enjoy the easy access to the bathroom during their live shows, though.
 
2012-10-04 07:11:12 PM

kibbled: Who should do the introduction to Rush. I'm thinking either Jack Black, Kirk Hammett or Prince.


Les Claypool. Primus opened for Rush on one tour, and they ended their set with YYZ
 
2012-10-04 07:11:39 PM
This thread needs more Kraftwerk love. They contributed more to music than Rush ever could.
 
2012-10-04 07:18:23 PM

Uzzah: basemetal: [www.voyageunbound.com image 512x344]

That is all.

I agree, Triumph should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Best. Canadian. Prog Trio. Ever.


You don't know the difference between a Ferrari and a Triumph? I wouldn't announce it to the world.
 
2012-10-04 07:30:26 PM

djslowdive: This thread needs more Kraftwerk love. They contributed more to music than Rush ever could.


Ha!
 
2012-10-04 07:46:15 PM
WHAR MONKEES WHAR
 
2012-10-04 07:46:46 PM
"Mark Knopfler has an extraordinary ability to make a Schecter Custom Stratocaster hoot and sing like angels on a Saturday night, exhausted from being good all week and needing a stiff drink." - Douglas Adams

In other words, no Dire Straits? Really, Jann, you ridiculous old Hamptons douchequeen?
 
2012-10-04 07:58:41 PM
Good, Rush deserves to be inducted. Now, when will Warren Zevon and Al Stewart get nominated?

/yeah, I know it's never going to happen
/thankfully no one really gives a flying fark
 
2012-10-04 08:02:46 PM
the meters, chic, and albert king all made better music than rush, especially the meters.

rush sucks but so does jann wenner's little party for his friends in cleveland

/more outraged by mitch ryder's lack of inclusion than anything.
 
2012-10-04 08:12:56 PM

max_pooper: downstairs: dryknife: The best concert I ever saw was:

Albert King followed by

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers followed by

Jimi Hendrix

They played two sets.

Albert King was great. I saw him one more time years later. Best left-handed, upside-down, strung for a righty guitar player ever.

Isn't that also how Hendrix played?

No, Hendrix played a right handed guitar restrung for a left handed player (low E on top). Albert King, Dick Dale, Doyle Bramhall Jr and Shake Russell play/played a standard right handed simply flipped over (high E on top).


Col list but you missed one.

Elizabeth Cotten
 
2012-10-04 08:34:43 PM
I appreciate all the artists mentioned in the headline.
Even Rush.

But they'd have a hard time getting past The Meters and Albert King.
Nile and Bernard were highly influential as well, but it's much easier to dismiss them as "disco," although they could funk it up with the best of them. 

Anyway, I never much cared for the whole HOF thing. Seems very antithetical to the whole rock n' roll rebel ethos.
 
2012-10-04 08:56:33 PM

sirrerun: Anyway, I never much cared for the whole HOF thing. Seems very antithetical to the whole rock n' roll rebel ethos.


Especially when it's spent the past twenty years being The Hall of Musicians Jann Wenner Likes Sucking Up To And Will Put Butts In Seats at The Induction Ceremony. You can see why they use the shorter name.
 
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2012-10-04 08:57:08 PM

Walt_Jizzney: The Meters are pretty sweet - they've been sampled by everyone it would seem.


I listened to the link someone posted upthread and I'm positive that the beastie boys pretty much used that entire song as one of theirs.
 
2012-10-04 09:17:53 PM

zez: Walt_Jizzney: The Meters are pretty sweet - they've been sampled by everyone it would seem.

I listened to the link someone posted upthread and I'm positive that the beastie boys pretty much used that entire song as one of theirs.


if you like the meters please consider preston love

chili mac

cissy popcorn
 
2012-10-04 09:36:53 PM
"Smoke On The Water" should get Deep Purple in right away. Thousands of budding guitar players can't be wrong. Albert King belongs as well. And his #1 student. 

Too bad Blackmore wouldn't show up at the ceremony. Unfortunately Jon Lord won't make it either.
 
2012-10-04 09:53:36 PM
Deep Purple, Heart. and Joan Jett. The rest? Meh.
 
2012-10-04 09:59:19 PM
The biggest travesty? Jim Plunkett is the ONLY quarterback to have won 2 Super Bowls who is not in the HOF.

That. lads and lasses, is unforgiveable.
 
2012-10-04 10:01:26 PM

Gulper Eel: Once again, no love for Steve Miller.


I didn't have you pegged as a Steve Miller fan. Or are ya trollin'?
 
2012-10-04 10:17:41 PM

sirrerun:
Anyway, I never much cared for the whole HOF thing. Seems very antithetical to the whole rock n' roll rebel ethos.


Soooo much this. Same with the Experience Music Project....
 
2012-10-04 10:22:20 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: AbbeySomeone: Temples of Syrinx is one of the greatest rock songs EVER.

No. The entire 2112 side is one of the greatest ever.

Problem is... Rush never did much else that was good.


eh, I've never understood the love for 2112. The second half is pretty good, but the first half is some of the goofiest prog bombast ever.
 
2012-10-04 10:24:53 PM
I always thought Rush was a lesser version of Zebra.
 
2012-10-04 10:25:09 PM
Yeah, well I'm stating my own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with hookers and blackjack and The Monkees.


/actually couldn't care less about the RRHoF
//the same can't be said about hookers and blackjack and The Monkees
 
2012-10-04 10:36:20 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: AbbeySomeone: Temples of Syrinx is one of the greatest rock songs EVER.

No. The entire 2112 side is one of the greatest ever.

Problem is... Rush never did much else that was good.


I think the appeal for me is that Rush can just be listened to, without having to be "great." How many artists do you know that have one or two good songs, and 8 albums worth of stuff you leave off the iPod because you always skip through it?
 
2012-10-04 10:43:02 PM

lakrfool: Perlin Noise: I would rather Chic make it ...

that's right, I said it...

Bernard Edwards may be may favorite bass player of all time.

[i632.photobucket.com image 500x286]

Slappin da bass mon!!


Here's your new favorite...

userserve-ak.last.fmwww.rocknrollview.com www.guitarlifestyle.com
 
2012-10-04 11:12:33 PM

FriarReb98: In my twisted little fantasy world, Rush and Deep Purple would get the nomination and immediately schedule a double-bill show some LA club for the night of the RRHOF circlejerk ceremony. Just to tell Jann Wenner how much of a farking stuck up dick he truly is.

\and I love how the voters are also extending a giant middle finger in Jann's direction as well.


Except if I read the article right, the fan vote is one out of 600.
 
2012-10-04 11:19:47 PM

FeedTheCollapse: I've never understood the love for 2112. The second half is pretty good, but the first half is some of the goofiest prog bombast ever.



Dream Theater and Queensrÿche would like a word and about 40,000 notes with you.
 
2012-10-04 11:30:10 PM
As well they should, submitter. As well they should.
 
2012-10-04 11:40:32 PM
In a perfect world, Rush would publicly thank their fans and privately tell the HOF to go fark themselves. However, they're too nice, and that won't happen.
 
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