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Poll Question: Which trio do you prefer?
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    Posted: November 21 2008 at 09:16
Lately, Rush has had to do battle with some progressive rock heavyweights. Now it's time to see how they would do against a heavyweight in the world of modern rock weirdness.
 
So... Do you prefer the facetious tales from the proverbial punchbowl, or do you prefer the uber-literate stories caressed by steel? Do like to set sail on the seas of cheese, or would you rather move pictures? Les or Geddy? Ler or Alex? Herb, Brain or Neil? You decide.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 09:29
I guess this is like Rush Vs. Zep, but now the influences are the other way around

Rush. Primus is fun, but Rush is easier to listen to for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 09:59
*Facepalms self*Pinch
*Sigh* Rush.....Ermm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 10:03
These Rush polls are starting to get a bit out of hand.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 10:04
Originally posted by NaturalScience

These Rush polls are starting to get a bit out of hand.


You can say that again...



or you could just wait 15 minutes for someone else to make another Rush poll Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 10:08
These polls are going to make Alex, Geddy, and Neal suddenly disappear without a trace.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 10:14
Originally posted by Epignosis

These polls are going to make Alex, Geddy, and Neal suddenly disappear without a trace.

Let's hope not.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 10:20
Rush !


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 11:21
Interesting the original post mentions Tales from the Punchbowl which was the death of Primus to me. You couldn't turn on the radio for months w/o hearing that stupid Winona song, and now the majority of the public says "Oh, that band with the beaver song..." when you mention Primus.  It also pains and shocks me that the horrid album that "winona" comes from ranks 2nd on PA, while the brilliant and arguably most progressive of their albums,"Pork Soda" is rated below 3.

If you were putting the first 3 Primus studio albums up against the last 10 from Rush, then Primus wins.  If its Rush's first 8 vs Primus' last 3, then Rush destroys them.

If you ask Les Claypool, I'm sure he gives the nod to Rush every time.


And why aren't there any Rush vs. Dream Theater polls up. That would be a fanboy bloodbath for the ages.

Edit: Found one from 2006, relatively tame despite the absolute drubbing by Rush 63-30.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 11:24
Rush, but when you're in for something diffrent, Primus will always do it!
Love both!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 11:26
Love em' both.

The Brown Albums my personal favorite.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 12:11
I prefer Primus; I like the absurdity.  I used to feel that Rush too often took themselves too seriously, or commonly were too serious in terms of lyrical content.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 14:23
Originally posted by Tapfret

Interesting the original post mentions Tales from the Punchbowl which was the death of Primus to me. You couldn't turn on the radio for months w/o hearing that stupid Winona song, and now the majority of the public says "Oh, that band with the beaver song..." when you mention Primus.  It also pains and shocks me that the horrid album that "winona" comes from ranks 2nd on PA, while the brilliant and arguably most progressive of their albums,"Pork Soda" is rated below 3.

If you were putting the first 3 Primus studio albums up against the last 10 from Rush, then Primus wins.  If its Rush's first 8 vs Primus' last 3, then Rush destroys them.

If you ask Les Claypool, I'm sure he gives the nod to Rush every time.


And why aren't there any Rush vs. Dream Theater polls up. That would be a fanboy bloodbath for the ages.

Edit: Found one from 2006, relatively tame despite the absolute drubbing by Rush 63-30.

I can understand your irritation with Winona on the radio even though I never listen to radio, even when I have the choice, for a long time now.  The video really cracks me up though.  But finally a poll with two bands that share parity: two male vocalists that have a weird style.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 15:02

I have to vote for Rush but both are great bands with awesome musicianship.

If it was a poll about their videos -Primus would slay Rush!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 16:20
Originally posted by NaturalScience

These Rush polls are starting to get a bit out of hand.
 
I agreee!Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 19:22
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 19:24
Originally posted by darksideof

Originally posted by NaturalScience

These Rush polls are starting to get a bit out of hand.
 
I agreee!Angry


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2008 at 20:57
Ohhhh, I like this poll.

For once I'll vote against Rush in this poll.

I enjoy Primus' weirdness quite a lot actuallyBig smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2008 at 06:21
Right on.  Nothing like a big ole Claypool of weirdness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2008 at 10:33
Primus sucks.
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