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Poll Question: Who do you prefer ?
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    Posted: November 12 2008 at 11:16
Both are or have been Big Bands that are really nothing much a like well not that I`m aware of anyway ..  but I thought up the poll, a little smile come to my face and here I am posting it preparing for the apples and oranges to come my way.   I believe very few bands could beat the Beatles in a poll like this but I think Rush may just get over the line. Tongue 

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APPLES AND ORANGES! Wink

The Beatles by far.

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The weirdest poll of them all!SmileWink
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WHY????????
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Weird....................................................................................................................................................................
Kiwis and Water Melons. Beatles have Magical Mystery Tour, Abbey Road, Sgt Pepper's, Revolver and White album. While Rush has Caress of Steel, Fly by Night, 2112 and Farewell to Kings.

Damn, impossible to choose, Hard Rock or Psych Rock/Rock



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I love the Beatles, but my nick is not Beatlesfan4. 
 
It is actually sort of funny that you have this poll.  A couple of years ago, the local sports talk radio station was going through a period of time where they did a bunch of NCAA tournament brackets with 64 teams for various items.  The rock band item featured the Beatles as the number 1 seed and Rush as the 16th seed in their bracket.  Random callers would be asked to pick their favorite band from which ever 2 they would be asked and the winner would move on.  The DJs did hold a couple veto votes though.  I didn't call in, but boy would they have been in for a shock if I had had this game as my choice.  That would have been 1 veto used up very quickly.  LOL


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Rush are BIG??? In proggy-cuckoo land, maybe...
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Originally posted by fuxi

Rush are BIG??? In proggy-cuckoo land, maybe...


No, they really are big.

According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

I know. Unexpected.
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THIS BAND GET MY VOTE 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000%Embarrassed


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Without the Beatles, there's no Rush , so my vote is for  the Beatles.


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Originally posted by rushfan4

I love the Beatles, but my nick is not Beatlesfan4. 
 
It is actually sort of funny that you have this poll.  A couple of years ago, the local sports talk radio station was going through a period of time where they did a bunch of NCAA tournament brackets with 64 teams for various items.  The rock band item featured the Beatles as the number 1 seed and Rush as the 16th seed in their bracket.  Random callers would be asked to pick their favorite band from which ever 2 they would be asked and the winner would move on.  The DJs did hold a couple veto votes though.  I didn't call in, but boy would they have been in for a shock if I had had this game as my choice.  That would have been 1 veto used up very quickly.  LOL
 
And where's Rushfan number 1, 2 and 3?LOLWink


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Originally posted by LinusW

Originally posted by fuxi

Rush are BIG??? In proggy-cuckoo land, maybe...


No, they really are big.

According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

I know. Unexpected.

It's harder to understand how Rush is so big on your side of the pond, but I honestly can't think of any other big hard rock or heavy metal acts here in America that can't say they were influenced by Rush at some point. Hell, Metallica's even sited Rush as an influence. That should say something.LOL

I don't think I have to say where my vote went, but this does seem like a pretty odd apples and oranges poll.Confused


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Originally posted by LinusW

Originally posted by fuxi

Rush are BIG??? In proggy-cuckoo land, maybe...


No, they really are big.

According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

I know. Unexpected.
 
.......and interestingly (although I stand to be corrected) I read that they have sold more records in the US than ANY other Prog band outside Floyd.
 
Not that I expect for one minute it will stop anymore Rush bashing! LOL
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Originally posted by Alberto Muñoz

Originally posted by rushfan4

I love the Beatles, but my nick is not Beatlesfan4. 
 
It is actually sort of funny that you have this poll.  A couple of years ago, the local sports talk radio station was going through a period of time where they did a bunch of NCAA tournament brackets with 64 teams for various items.  The rock band item featured the Beatles as the number 1 seed and Rush as the 16th seed in their bracket.  Random callers would be asked to pick their favorite band from which ever 2 they would be asked and the winner would move on.  The DJs did hold a couple veto votes though.  I didn't call in, but boy would they have been in for a shock if I had had this game as my choice.  That would have been 1 veto used up very quickly.  LOL
 
And where's Rushfan number 1, 2 and 3?LOLWink
 
That would be Alex, Geddy, and Neil.
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Originally posted by progmetalhead

Originally posted by LinusW

Originally posted by fuxi

Rush are BIG??? In proggy-cuckoo land, maybe...


No, they really are big.

According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

I know. Unexpected.
 
.......and interestingly (although I stand to be corrected) I read that they have sold more records in the US than ANY other Prog band outside Floyd.
 
Not that I expect for one minute it will stop anymore Rush bashing! LOL

That sounds about right to me. I've heard Money and Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 SO many times on the radio over here that I can't stand listening to those songs anymore.LOL
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This may seem like a silly or ignorant question to some people, but could someone please explain to me what exactly make The Beatles 'progressive' in any sense? I've never seen them as progressive in any way except for the occasional song played in an odd time signature, although I'd appreciate it if someone could enlighten me.
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The Beatles, because they got going at a time when rock & roll was in the doldrums, and their influence on the future development on modern music is incalculable.  You can't say that about many artists.
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Originally posted by birdwithteeth11

This may seem like a silly or ignorant question to some people, but could someone please explain to me what exactly make The Beatles 'progressive' in any sense? I've never seen them as progressive in any way except for the occasional song played in an odd time signature, although I'd appreciate it if someone could enlighten me.


Prog they're not, and no one has said they are. PROTO-Prog is something different. As you said, they had odd time signatures, mixed genres, use of  "new" instruments on rock music: Mellotron and Moog. "Epic", though it's divided in 7 or 8 songs(Abbey Road side 2)


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Hmmm, are you in some kind of contest for weirdest poll pairings? LOL
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