Greatest Band in the World

The best band in the world? Led Zeppelin? Pink Floyd? What is the best band in the world. Most people would consider one of the more bigger bands to be the greatest band ever to live, but in my eyes, the Canadian band “Rush” is the best rock and roll band. But at first sight, Rush is a very odd band. They have a weird voiced lead singer, with an even weirder name, Geddy Lee. The drummer wears some weird beanie type hat every time they play. I mean, the band puts laundry machines on stage,

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you can’t take them as a serious band. They play even weirder music that could appeal to almost no one, and appear to appeal to almost no one. They were the most annoying and crap band ever.


I believed all of that for a while, until something that opened my eyes changed my way of thinking about Rush forever. The beginning of the eye opening experience that is called Rush, is the listening of the album, 2112. The album 2112, has perhaps one of the greatest song that I’ve ever heard. The multi part song that is known as

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2112. The album itself is in my eyes, pure perfection. It has all the elements of the most brilliant instrumental song. And within the beautiful 2112 album, the true colors of Rush are revealed. And within the colors of Rush, there are the three most brilliant colors. Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. All three of these men, are masters of their crafts and work well together to make the best musical soundscapes that man kind has ever seen. But within these three men, one of them stands out. Neil Peart. Neil Peart had joined the band when they have started to grow big, but although he has not been there the entire time, he is treated as family. Neil Peart has proven numerous times that he is the best drummer in the world, whether it be La Villa Strangiato, or his drum solos at Rush concerts. Neil Peart is the master of the drums and drumsticks.


After the discovery of Rush, I had made the realization that Rush is the best musical band ever to have encounter the face of the Earth. The most disappointing part about this though, is the fact that Neil Peart is one of the most underrated drummers

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in rock and roll. His skill surpasses most, and can be easily displayed in his solo at Frankfurt. And not only do they have the greatest drummer, but they are able to play a dynamic music style. From hard rock like Working Man, and poetic masterpieces like By-Tor and the Snow Dog, they’re musical stylings can range from anything the ear can imagine. And within the album that By-Tor and the Snow Dog is in, is the Fly By Night album. Within this album, Rush pushes the barriers that restricted them and fly free. The true colors of Rush are shown, and their musical stylings are diverse.

So now, after discovering Rush and digging more into a band than just their album cover, I have

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decided to make sure to broaden my mind when listening to music. And not only that, but I have also decided to let old bands have a second chance, bands like The Melvins and Dead Kennedys. And with that said, the ability to delve deeper into a bands background than just the album cover, but to decipher, and learn the music.







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