Rush is not my favorite band. Rush is not even my favorite Canadian band.
But don't misunderstand- I do like them.
I only have two of their albums- Moving Pictures and Signals. I think they went too synthesizery after that.
Still, Moving Pictures is one of my favorite albums. It came out my senior year of high school.
I rarely listened to "side 2" of the album because "side 1" is so impressive. Red Barchetta is my favorite song on the album.
I never even saw a red Barchetta until the internet appeared. When Gran Turismo 2 came out, I had to create one to drive and it was my favorite vehicle.
Yesterday morning while channel surfing I ran across a movie chronicling the band's history. I didn't intend to watch the whole thing when I ran across it. But I did. Because it was solid enough to hold my attention.
I would give it two thumbs up if I were two movie reviewers. I'll daresay it was excellent. Watch it if you ever run across it.
I am still not the band's biggest fan, but I do respect their intensity and musicianship. They definitely deserve their Hall of Fame recognition. Especially for a 3 man band.
To me, though, something about the music always seemed a little too perfect, like in a mechanical way, to me. Like a computer would generate or something. Which is why I rank April Wine and Triumph above them.
It's just a personal taste thing.