VAN HALEN or RUSH (Page 2)

struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: We all have our opinions, but their's a reason why Rush has a bigger and more loyal followng.

Okay, now As who's the better band, Rush.

Talent wise, Rush owns. Yes, the Van Halens are very talented and grew up on music and craved it, but Eddie was the only massive talent in Van Halen, infact their singer David Lee Roth is often said to be a pretty mediocre vocalist but his importance comes from his ton of charisma.

When Rush has one of the worlds best drummers, Neil Peart.
And a guitarist atleast in some way comparable to Eddie Van Halen.
But in the middle, Geddy Lee, Dude's a genius! He is one of the greatest bassists to walk the earth, a great keyboardist and singer.

Now before you say, it's all opinion, talent has nothing to do with music. Yes it does.

The problem with Van Halen is they show off alot despite it only being one person to do so, it blanq's out a quality of a band: Equality in musicianship.

Rush is great at using their many talents to mix into great quality material, it's called good songwriting. Rush is basically Dream Theatre with better songwriting. Rush have much mkre quality work, Moving Pictures >> Van Halen due to more equalized musicianship and superior songwriting. YYZ > Eruption because YYZ isn't some emotionless guitar solo.

Van Halen, as much as I hate to say it, gets curbstomped into bedrock.
They were just a showy guitar band from the 80's TBH
And Rush is an excellent original art form of musical virtuosity accompanied by good songwriting.

Instinct tells me I prefer Van Halen due to knowing them for a while now and taking some influence from them over the years, but mind over instinct: I'm starting to prefer Rush Now.

I love this song:


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struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: If I want to hear some guitar I'd probably go for Van Halen
If I wanted to hear some bass I'd go for Rush
If I wanted to hear some drums I's go for Rush
If I wanted hear some vocals I would go with Van Halen
If I wanted to hear some keyboard I'd go with Rush
If I wanted to hear or read some good lyrics I'd go with Rush
If I wanted to hear a short but sweet song I'd go with Rush
If I wanted to hear some big compositions I'd go with Rush
If I wanted to hear a few good albums I'd go with Rush
If I wanted to hear some hits I'd go with Rush.

Not trying to persuade anyone to change their opinions but Rush is just plain better, they aged better due to being more stylistically interesting and versatile.

I might just go listen to some Rush now.

Eddie Van Halen is still a precious musician to me.

Rock on fellas
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Ordinary Guy
Ordinary Guy: Van Halen by far.
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struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: A little too far : (
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dasman377
dasman377: got to be van halen seen them as support to ac/dc and they blew them off the stage
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struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: I'm bored so I'll just drop off here.

Van Halen may be too good a contender for a familliar rock titan such as AC/DC, but I don't see them leaving a scratch on a gargantuan prog rock band such as Rush.

Rush have changed styles quite a lot, starting off with a Led Zeppelin esque sound, then turning really scientific and what not. And they are pound for pound better musicians than Halen.

Listen to about 20 minutes of Hemispheres and you'll see how much more complex they are than Halen, and if you get used to their style or even acquire a liking for it, maybe you'll call them the more interesting and better overall band. Which I'm sure you will because you look like you like Pink Floyd.
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struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: If you are wondering I do understand OP's question, I just want to enforce Prog Rock on to you all muhahahajaja
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Mistress_C
Mistress_C: This is a joke right? If they asked Rush/ Van Hagar...there might be a strugle for me but na...hands down (yes you Pert!) RUSH!
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struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: Yes Peart is a great drummer, one of the best certainly.
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struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: Okay, since one person bringed up AC/DC. As much as i despise AC/DC, I have to make an understatement and say Van Halen crush AC/DC. Why? It's simple really, Van Halen aren't called AC/DC.
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Gamble Gold
Gamble Gold: Rush
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struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: Gamble Gold gets it.
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ggenepj4545
ggenepj4545: Rush by far
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struanrobertson02
struanrobertson02: Van Halen would agree.
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L73NOVA
L73NOVA: Rush...for life.
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garymcevoy50
garymcevoy50: rush 21 12
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LoisS
LoisS: 2 totally different bands. I would say Both.
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