You can hear them on popular format rock stations all the time. Once they hit the mainstream, they wrote more singles to stay in the hunt.Pop rock?
That's the first time I have ever heard Rush as being called pop. I suppose it's relative, but certainly not something I have ever heard anyone say
I don’t know that I would say Rush is a prog band. Yes, they have prog tendencies and prog moments but I’ve always thought of them as a band with good rock songs that were a bit more complicated than most. When I think of prog, I think of Yes, Genesis, etc.Is Rush music more appealing and accessible than other classic prog rock bands as King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, ELP, Jethro Tull, Camel and if so, why? What makes them more appealing to the wider public?
I would say that they have a bigger following than those prog bands and they sold more records during their prog phase. Many people don't have to be progheads to be big Rush fans.
What do you think?
I also noticed there is a big overplap between Rush and Van Halen fans. Isn't it surprising to you?
Yes, that is exactly the problem with rush, please do not compare them to early Yes, King Crimson and Jethro Tull, which are quite cool...different league...the reason Rush are more „accessible“ is simply that they are not particularly art rock and quite corny, which relates to much more people especially the white suburban (metal) kid who does not care at all for arts....more video game, horrible colors and dungeons, kind of restricted childish taste...
Same here. Never got into them due to the vocals. Just not into the high pitched in your face approach. That combined with the great musicianship, just too...I dunno, too something, not my glass of beer.I always considered Rush to be less accessible than the other Prog rock bands mostly due to the polarizing vocal delivery.
it seems to me that Yes and Jethro Tull are way more accessible bands than Rush has ever been.
I'm a huge Tull fan and also a huge Rush fan, as were most of my best buds in High School back in the early 80s.Purely anecdotal (and just as immune to larger meanings), but I've never known a Jethro Tull fan who was also a Rush fan. The reverse is harder for me to speculate about.
I'm an old fart and one of the original Tull fanatics, ca. 1970, so you're probably right.I'm a huge Tull fan and also a huge Rush fan, as were most of my best buds in High School back in the early 80s.
OTOH, it's highly unlikely that we know each other, so I guess that doesn't really count as evidence against your post...