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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Norton72, Sep 22, 2017.
the Rush Police came first
Chronologically Rush in 1968 with Pert joining in 1974. The Police formed in 1977 during the Punk/Ska rise.
Stylistically both bands changed
Rush's first release on Mercury label 1974:
The Police 1977:
The respective sound changes overtime you know about. Bands influencing the each other's music doesn't require chronological sequencing.
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This is what I was going to post originally:
I think the vocals on the first Police album are even higher than anything Geddy ever did, expect maybe The Temples of Syrinx.
The Police may have been inspired by Rush, I surely wasn't. I'd rather listen to The Police any day. Want to meet me outside?
What came first,the POLICE or RUSH?
Geddy Lee's finest work:
I went to a Police concert once in Memphis 1980-1981. Joan Jett was the opening act and half the people left after the opening act. I stayed for the first couple of songs and then left because I was just bored. During that time people were continually leaving. Guess the high energy first act going into a more subdued second act was too much of a let down. Had the opening act been similar to the main act, maybe more people would've stayed. Or left earlier.
Now, that's funny. I loved the Police's first several albums and went to see them once in the 80's - I forget the exact year. The opening act was The Go Go's. I hate to say this, but The Go Go's had a better overall sound and energy level, and I was a bit let down with the Police. However, The Police, of course, sounded better than Rush on Rush's best day.
I think that the main factor in the change of Police's sound from that record you've posted was replacing Henry Padovani with Andy Summers.
Whatever floats your boat.
I was just being facetious (silly I know). At 68 I still act like I'm 15 sometimes. I actually think Rush is great. I like the Police too, especially their early stuff. Rush has a great story too - local boys that stick together and end up conquering the world. One of the reasons we love rock 'n roll, right?
+1 I disagree with the position that Genesis went down the tubes the moment Peter Gabriel left. While I agree that later albums were pretty abysmal, it was a slow progression and only by some opinions [emoji38] I'm pretty sure Genesis don't agree that they went on to stink and its their band, so...
In addition to your list, I also love ABACAB I think it gets unjustifiably overlooked. It's got a bunch of legit/weird songs on it!
Ha! I'll tell you, though, even a non Rush fan would enjoy that documentary. It's really well done, has a lot of heart and some very humerus moments. The kimono years, for a start.
Yes, Phil Collen is pretty good...
Agreed. There's much to be said for Gabriels presence in the early incarnation of the band. However, after he left they put out A Trick Of The Tail, Wind & Wuthering and Seconds Out. That was still a great band. I thought Collins did a fine job singing for them. Gabriel is a tough act to follow.
A Trick Of The Tail is my favorite Genesis studio album. Seconds Out is one of my top ten live album picks. Honestly, I think that Hacketts departure marked the end of art house Genesis more than Gabriels departure did.
I don't blame them for the musical direction they took in the 80s. They had been playing prog for a long time and wanted to do something else. They were down to three of the original group, had been playing together for years and wrote sparser material with a good beat. And raked in the cash. Looked like they were having fun doing it as well.
More power to 'em.
I like him too
You're correct, in part.
Collins was on fire, that first tour after Peter left. They were still great - I mean really great.
But in time, the energy just drained away. For me, the Time to Leave was when Steve left. After that, it was just an above average pop band.
At the time, I think it was Tony who crapped out the most. Phil's work suffered after that but to me it seemed to be precipitated by a collapse by Tony.