Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog News, Press Releases
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Rush Voted #1 Greatest Live Act
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Rush Voted #1 Greatest Live Act

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
sturoc View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 04 2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 117
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sturoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Rush Voted #1 Greatest Live Act
    Posted: December 11 2011 at 10:01
I have to say when these lists come out, they are just that, a list. A bunch of company people got together and said 'hey it's time to do a best of list' usually to boost views /sales. What other purpose is there to put one together ?
Everyone has their favorite and everyone will dispute the list at one point or another.
As a veteran of the touring industry I can honestly say that Rush does have a great production. The best ? IMHO, No. Some artists mentioned above are also very very good. But there are too many ambiguous factors to do such a list, putting one group at the top.  We are talking music and personal tastes. Add in the fact that many musically stellar groups would like to do big productions but cannot because of label budgeting for tours.
To me lists like this are as meaningless as award shows.





Edited by sturoc - December 11 2011 at 10:03
Back to Top
AlexDOM View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 02 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Status: Offline
Points: 770
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AlexDOM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2011 at 12:20
Glad to see prog bands are far above in the list compared to some of the beginning acts. 
Back to Top
Catcher10 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 23 2009
Location: Emerald City
Status: Offline
Points: 7289
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2011 at 00:26
Some complain about ticket prices....but you do not get short changed at a Rush show.

   

Back to Top
Horizons View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Post/Math Rock Team

Joined: January 20 2011
Location: Somewhere Else
Status: Offline
Points: 15069
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 21:08
Originally posted by The Truth The Truth wrote:

Originally posted by A B Negative A B Negative wrote:

I agree with Rush being at the top but the appearance of Coldplay in the list negates any validity.

 
But you're ok with Kanye and Muse? O_o
 
Coldplay does put on an excellent live show, I personally think you just don't like the music which if that's the case, just say that.


Kanye puts on a show.

Originally posted by Tony R Tony R wrote:

 I think the level of professionalism, the slick stageshow and lights, the blindingly accurate musicianship, as a package it is hard to beat.

That and the awesome movies. Tongue


Edited by Horizons - June 25 2011 at 21:10
Back to Top
Tony R View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

Joined: July 16 2004
Location: Bolton, Lancs
Status: Offline
Points: 1001942
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony R Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 20:48
Originally posted by Clepsydra Clepsydra wrote:

How can Rush be the best live act???They don't deviate from anything; close your eyes & you would think you were listening to a record.


Not sure that's entirely true, however I get your point.

I think the level of professionalism, the slick stageshow and lights, the blindingly accurate musicianship, as a package it is hard to beat.
Back to Top
The Truth View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Post/Math Rock Team

Joined: April 19 2009
Location: Kansas
Status: Offline
Points: 21367
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 16:21
Originally posted by A B Negative A B Negative wrote:

I agree with Rush being at the top but the appearance of Coldplay in the list negates any validity.

 
But you're ok with Kanye and Muse? O_o
 
Coldplay does put on an excellent live show, I personally think you just don't like the music which if that's the case, just say that.


Edited by The Truth - June 25 2011 at 16:22
Back to Top
Andy Webb View Drop Down
Forum & Site Admin Group
Forum & Site Admin Group
Avatar
Site and Forum Admin

Joined: June 04 2010
Location: Terria
Status: Online
Points: 12506
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 16:16
Originally posted by Polo Polo wrote:

Originally posted by cyberiancygnus cyberiancygnus wrote:

Good list, Porcupine Tree and Dream Theater in top ten :)

ClapClapClap yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ClapClapClap

HeadbangerThumbs UpBowdown



labrie's GODLY voice an petrucci's super  fast yet still emocional solos are great :D:D:D:D


I KNOW RITE?????? Clap
Formerly Andyman1125

Back to Top
Man With Hat View Drop Down
Collaborator
Collaborator
Avatar
Jazz-Rock/Fusion Team

Joined: March 12 2005
Location: Neurotica
Status: Offline
Points: 57553
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 15:59

Lol yeah.......

At least it says currently and not of all time. But hey...to each their own as they say.
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.
Back to Top
athanatos View Drop Down
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)
Forum Newbie (< 5 posts)
Avatar

Joined: August 16 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 3
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote athanatos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 15:39
rush is above kanye west, lady gaga  and u2 !
 theres also dream theather and porcupine three in the top ten. finally somebody in the mainstream media is paying attention to what these bands are doing nowdays. maybe prog rock is cool again  
Back to Top
harmonium.ro View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator

Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

Joined: August 18 2008
Location: Anna Calvi
Status: Offline
Points: 22979
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 14:11
LOL Marco LOL
Back to Top
The Neck Romancer View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 01 2010
Location: Brazil
Status: Offline
Points: 10130
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Neck Romancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 14:09
Originally posted by cyberiancygnus cyberiancygnus wrote:

Good list, Porcupine Tree and Dream Theater in top ten :)

ClapClapClap yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ClapClapClap

HeadbangerThumbs UpBowdown



labrie's GODLY voice an petrucci's super  fast yet still emocional solos are great :D:D:D:D
Back to Top
Catcher10 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 23 2009
Location: Emerald City
Status: Offline
Points: 7289
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 12:40
^ A good question, its a magazine that focuses on musicians and not biased to one genre for sure,but I think it is heavier to rock in general rather than hip hop/r&b or jazz. I read the articles/interviews pretty much, I am not a musician so I don't have interest in the equipment they discuss or promote. Their tagline is "The No 1 website for musicians".
I do like the list, don't think its awful at all, because it does have a variety of artists so I don't get the sense it is about just pop music....I mean Lady Gaga was #19, seems this list was not compiled by a bunch of kids or radio stations.
 
Just the fact that an artist like Porcupine Tree are in the top 10 tells me it was very well done..it was a poll voted on by the readers of the magazine. One has to assume a lot of the readers are musicians.
I would say that is a pretty good set of voters.

   

Back to Top
harmonium.ro View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator

Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

Joined: August 18 2008
Location: Anna Calvi
Status: Offline
Points: 22979
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 11:40
Awful list. There's no band in it I'd really want to see. Was it a public poll? In that case I'd respect it as the expression of a certain demographic. (But what mag/website has a demographic that encompasses prog fans, r&b and rap fans? Geek)
Back to Top
ghost_of_morphy View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: March 08 2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 2715
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ghost_of_morphy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 11:23
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

We already knew that!   Thumbs Up  .
Rush is absolutely amazing live.  Glad someone finally recognized.
Back to Top
cyberiancygnus View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 04 2006
Location: Neutral Zone
Status: Offline
Points: 103
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cyberiancygnus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 07:43
Good list, Porcupine Tree and Dream Theater in top ten :)

Back to Top
A B Negative View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 02 2006
Location: Methil Republic
Status: Offline
Points: 1594
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A B Negative Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 04:25
I agree with Rush being at the top but the appearance of Coldplay in the list negates any validity.
"The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar.... Now, that's my idea of a good time."
Back to Top
Andy Webb View Drop Down
Forum & Site Admin Group
Forum & Site Admin Group
Avatar
Site and Forum Admin

Joined: June 04 2010
Location: Terria
Status: Online
Points: 12506
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2011 at 20:09
Lots of great prog artists in that list! Thumbs Up
Formerly Andyman1125

Back to Top
Lark the Starless View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 15 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 1889
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lark the Starless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2011 at 20:08
After having seen Rush on Monday, I would have to agree.
Back to Top
Clepsydra View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 14 2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 385
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2011 at 19:38
How can Rush be the best live act???
They don't deviate from anything; close your eyes & you would think you were listening to a record.
Back to Top
MFP View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: March 31 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 7293
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MFP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2011 at 17:02
Up the Irons!!!
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.125 seconds.