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#1 earthshine_sf

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 12:53 AM

Somehow I missed the posting of this, but discovered it today...HBO's official footage of the "Rush Ovation" when Rush was first mentioned at the induction ceremony. (It was cut out of the televised showing of the event).

 

I think this actually edits the ovation a bit short, but this gives you a pretty good idea of what this moment was like. I was there, and it was incredible!

 

 



#2 RollDeBonz

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:06 AM

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How did you feel about the ovation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when "...and from Toronto" was announced?
Shock and gooseflesh. That whole moment was quite something. I think we were very taken aback by it. We were overwhelmed by that whole beginning of the night. It's indescribable and a moment that I'll never forget.



#3 chemistry1973

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:15 AM

I have a theory about Rush and why they were so loathed by the music press back in the 70s and 80s.  A completely unsubstantiated one.

 

Is it possible that in the days of mass payola for radio and press, that Rush were able to circumvent it?  It seems that they were able to stay alive playing live shows, and that rock radio really eluded them up to about 1980.  But once PeW was released, they were a massive draw already.  Demand for their music on radio was already there, whereas, typically, many bands had to pay off stations across the country.

 

Critics were (are) part of the whole payoff BS.  A label would pay a shit ton to a well known RS critic for a glowing review—not to mention give access to the artist for interviews.

 

Jann Wenner hated Rush because they were outside the money machine.



#4 timbale

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:19 AM

That was cool to see!


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#5 timbale

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:21 AM

I have a theory about Rush and why they were so loathed by the music press back in the 70s and 80s.  A completely unsubstantiated one.

 

Is it possible that in the days of mass payola for radio and press, that Rush were able to circumvent it?  It seems that they were able to stay alive playing live shows, and that rock radio really eluded them up to about 1980.  But once PeW was released, they were a massive draw already.  Demand for their music on radio was already there, whereas, typically, many bands had to pay off stations across the country.

 

Critics were (are) part of the whole payoff BS.  A label would pay a shit ton to a well known RS critic for a glowing review—not to mention give access to the artist for interviews.

 

Jann Wenner hated Rush because they were outside the money machine.

That's very interesting, Chem.  I wish someone would do some good journalistic work on the payola system that was so prevalent back in the 70's.  Could make a great doc...


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#6 Pressure/Hopenosis

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 02:06 PM

Goosebumps...


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#7 SpaceGhost2112

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 03:06 PM

Also love the reactions of the wives!  Great shots there and Grohl... funny stuff!

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#8 nickslikk2112

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:13 PM

I have a theory about Rush and why they were so loathed by the music press back in the 70s and 80s.  

It's because they were HEAVY METAL pure and simple. Apart from the specialised METAL press, METAL has always gotten short shrift.


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#9 Three Eyes

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:21 PM

Music press is infamously liberal. 70's Rush is infamously Randian. Incompatible sensibilities.


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#10 mmcxii

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 12:41 AM

"Rock critics like Elvis Costello because they look like Elvis Costello".

D. Lee Roth



#11 mmcxii

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 12:41 AM

^^^paraphrase/guess



#12 ralph malph

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 12:45 AM

I can't find video of what was going on at Oprah and Quincy Jones table. You have to wonder what those people were thinking about a hall full of vocal Rush fans.  Or what they were doing during the Blahblah speech. 



#13 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 12:58 AM

Lots of love from Tom M.... Awesome.

 

Nice looking wives, too.



#14 OldRUSHfan

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 02:15 PM

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Great piece of that intro!!!  Do ya think a LOT of folks were waiting for that?  I want that Wenner Wiener to elaborate on that reception/ovation and if it finally made him realize he's been WRONG all these years.....what a DOLT.


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#15 currygoat11

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 02:34 PM

Thanks for the post :)



#16 stoopid

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 05:15 PM

Very cool.  This is what I was eluding to in the other thread, about how far they've come.


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#17 RushDoggie

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 06:05 PM

You know, sometimes I find myself being hypercritical of the band, and finding I like some other music just as much, but that shit gave me goosebumps. Whatever minor failings they have today, it was this band that set me on a journey of friends, love and a higher expectation of musicianship and songs. Their songs actually are the soundtrack of my adult life, as cliche as that statement is. I am and always will be a big fan. It was awesome to see them get that love.


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#18 Always the Winner

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 06:26 PM

Very cool. This is what I was eluding to in the other thread, about how far they've come.


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#19 grep

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 09:10 PM

You know, sometimes I find myself being hypercritical of the band, and finding I like some other music just as much, but that shit gave me goosebumps. Whatever minor failings they have today, it was this band that set me on a journey of friends, love and a higher expectation of musicianship and songs. Their songs actually are the soundtrack of my adult life, as cliche as that statement is. I am and always will be a big fan. It was awesome to see them get that love.

 

My feelings exactly. I watched that video 20 times, and it still give me goosebumps.


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#20 grep

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 09:11 PM

Geddy's wife is a doll. Pretty lady. The other 2 wives are hot too.


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