Why do so many hold up these guys as the pinnacle of an art form?
Everyone just assumes they are extreme quality and there is no need to question that fact.
A dude who walks around in his 2004 tour shirt can expect other rock fans to high-five him and agree that he has exceptional good taste in music. If Rush was the only band you liked…that would be good enough for most. How did this happen?… And more importantly -why do those of us not going into an orgasmic frenzy during a Neil Peart drum solo have our love of good music questioned? If you claim to dislike any other band- like say The Rolling Stones-other music fans will not question taste, they will understand that not everyone likes everything.
Not so with Rush
There must be something wrong with you if can’t grasp on to the exotic fluctuations of rhythm, the complex philosophical undertow in the sci- fi/fantasy/nerdness of the lyrics. “Today’s Tom Sawyer, he gets high on you and the space he invades he gets by on you” -Wow, man…that is some deep stuff.
I will put it down to the over intelligence of the average Rush fan…they want to make it an intellectual argument. This is not Rocket science-this is Rock n Roll – give me something with a little more emotion and grit.
Oh..and by the way…Congratulations on going in the Hall of Fame and as any other intelligent music fan in the universe will say-you deserve it!