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Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

For the completists:

Lesser known but in PA : the amazing Rick Miller, Nathan Mahl, Huis, Hamadryad, Dean Watson, Antoine Fafard, Ken Baird, Maneige, Machines Dream, Red Sand, FM and Monarch Trail. 

In the rock world, you forgot BTO, Streetheart, Gowan, Heart (half US), Max Webster, Prism,Trooper and Rough Trade. 

Electro/other:  Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy, Moev, Men Without Hats, Delerium, Richie Hawtin, Intermix, Martha and the Muffins, Spoons, Strange Advance , the Payolas and Gino Vannelli . 

Surely missing a few others....

A myth really (which I thought was real for decades)
Outside drummer Derosier, no-one else from the band was ever Canadian
The band was from Seattle and sometimes played in Vancouver, but that's +/- it (though they were quite popular in the GWN)



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Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

For the completists:

Lesser known but in PA : the amazing Rick Miller, Nathan Mahl, Huis, Hamadryad, Dean Watson, Antoine Fafard, Ken Baird, Maneige, Machines Dream, Red Sand, FM and Monarch Trail. 

In the rock world, you forgot BTO, Streetheart, Gowan, Heart (half US), Max Webster, Prism,Trooper and Rough Trade. 

Electro/other:  Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy, Moev, Men Without Hats, Delerium, Richie Hawtin, Intermix, Martha and the Muffins, Spoons, Strange Advance , the Payolas and Gino Vannelli . 

Surely missing a few others....

A myth really (which I thought was real for decades)
Outside drummer Derosier, no-one else from the band was ever Canadian
The band was from Seattle and sometimes played in Vancouver, but that's +/- it (though they were quite popular in the GWN)



Quite right. I have no idea why Heart was referred to as half Canadian. Perhaps they were more popular in Canada before hitting it big.

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While the founding members hail from the 'burbs around Seattle, the band known as Heart (formerly White Heart and, briefly, Hocus Pocus) recorded its debut Dreamboat Annie in Vancouver.

The band ended up in Vancouver because Mike Fisher, the brother of one of the band's guitarists, Roger, had fled there to evade being drafted and sent to Vietnam. Mike still snuck back down to visit family and friends, and Ann wanted something more with him.
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I would like to recommend Machines Dream, very good band from Canada. My hometown in fact.. Pink Floyd and Marillion comparisons but they are unique.
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Originally posted by Corcoranw687 Corcoranw687 wrote:

I would like to recommend Machines Dream, very good band from Canada. My hometown in fact.. Pink Floyd and Marillion comparisons but they are unique.

I love Machines Dream. (And I like Pink Floyd, too, though Iíve not yet heard a Marillion song I like.) Theyíve got so much better with every release, too. I canít wait to hear whatís next from them.
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Rush is the only band representing all of canada in progressive rock ,a one of a kind band to grace canada ,no other than fm and saga can come close.i am a 56 year old from ontario seen it all rush related.
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The members of Rush have transcended to something a bit beyond just retired rock musicians here in Canada. Geddy is a regular occurence here on the streets Toronto, he's at all the ballgames and I hear stories frequently of folks bumping into him around the city. They are close to sainthood here. so much charity work that does not get a ton of press. My 15 year old ( a drummer ) only wears Rush shirts. Geddy's book was the # 1 best seller in Canada. They are still huge here. I play bass and I took my '77 black and white Rickenbacker in for some work and they asked if it was for sale ( no ) . Can't keep a black and white Rick bass in stock here for one reason only. - Geddy played one, 40 years ago. The song Subdivisions is all of us as teenagers. we were ( are ) all that kid growing up here in TO.
Please check out FM - 3 pc prog band that toured with Rush once and in my top 5 of favourite bands.

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Originally posted by Umeda Umeda wrote:

According to some sources, including Spotify, Rush is the third most popular 'prog' rock band here in Brazil, just behind Pink Floyd at first place and Supertramp at second. 

But what about Canada? Is it popular in Canada, like, would a Canadian youngster reply "yes" if he/she was asked about knowing a random song by Rush? Let's take Australia for example, the song "Down Under" by Men At Work is pretty popular among the Australian people.

I'm asking this because I'm doing a research about English-speaking countries, and of course, the cultural aspect is present as part of it. Being a huge fan of them, would love to read your opinions.

Well, AC/DC are Aussies, but they're more popular in the U.S., U.K. and Canada and Brazil than they ever were in OZ Big smileTongue
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Originally posted by Magmatt Magmatt wrote:

The members of Rush have transcended to something a bit beyond just retired rock musicians here in Canada. Geddy is a regular occurence here on the streets Toronto, he's at all the ballgames and I hear stories frequently of folks bumping into him around the city. They are close to sainthood here. so much charity work that does not get a ton of press. My 15 year old ( a drummer ) only wears Rush shirts. Geddy's book was the # 1 best seller in Canada. They are still huge here. I play bass and I took my '77 black and white Rickenbacker in for some work and they asked if it was for sale ( no ) . Can't keep a black and white Rick bass in stock here for one reason only. - Geddy played one, 40 years ago. The song Subdivisions is all of us as teenagers. we were ( are ) all that kid growing up here in TO.
Please check out FM - 3 pc prog band that toured with Rush once and in my top 5 of favourite bands.

Rickenbackers aren't cheap basses, period. You have a highly collectable bass there. It's worth some coin with or without the Geddy connection, which only makes it more desirable. Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ProcolWho? Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2020 at 23:28
Who else doesn't care for them at all.

 Not Canadian, but if I was , still wouldn't like them
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^ Me too!
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Originally posted by ProcolWho? ProcolWho? wrote:

Who else doesn't care for them at all.

†Not Canadian, but if I was , still wouldn't like them

Who ??
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Originally posted by Magmatt Magmatt wrote:

The members of Rush have transcended to something a bit beyond just retired rock musicians here in Canada. Geddy is a regular occurence here on the streets Toronto, he's at all the ballgames and I hear stories frequently of folks bumping into him around the city. They are close to sainthood here. so much charity work that does not get a ton of press. My 15 year old ( a drummer ) only wears Rush shirts. Geddy's book was the # 1 best seller in Canada. They are still huge here. I play bass and I took my '77 black and white Rickenbacker in for some work and they asked if it was for sale ( no ) . Can't keep a black and white Rick bass in stock here for one reason only. - Geddy played one, 40 years ago. The song Subdivisions is all of us as teenagers. we were ( are ) all that kid growing up here in TO.
Please check out FM - 3 pc prog band that toured with Rush once and in my top 5 of favourite bands.


That's awesome!!! Clearly you know the value of the Rickenbacker, it's the provenance that is giving it some additional value but those are great sounding bass guitars, and your color does not hurt!

It is more than commonly known at how genuine the members of Rush are, the best compliment you can get is from your peers.
I am still not done reading the Rush Tourbook that came out last year, but pretty much every opening act, supporting act says the same thing about Rush and how they treated the support bands.
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Originally posted by ProcolWho? ProcolWho? wrote:

Who else doesn't care for them at all.

 Not Canadian, but if I was , still wouldn't like them
I'm guessing you're talking about Rush, or maybe The Guess Who, but either way, I prefer Procol Harum. Smile
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