Friday, May 31, 2013

The Genius That Is Rush

I still say they're the greatest band in the world ...

For you non-Rushies ... the trio was finally elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, after years of being snubbed.  The band, which has been together for over 30 years and is now more popular than ever, has been passed over in the past for such notables as ... Donovan ... The Beastie Boys ... Dr. John ... ABBA ... The Stooges ... The Ventures ... The Ronettes ... Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five ... Patti Smith ... The Dells ... Prince ... Elvis Costello ... The Clash ... The Flamingos ... The Moonglows ... Jelly Roll Morton ... and many more.  What B.S.

Well, Rolling Stone finally gave in and let the guys in this year.  Here is an excerpt from their acceptance speech.  Neil and Geddy gave their remarks first, then Alex stepped up and gave a wonderful rendition of the years it has taken for them to be recognized by the HoF.  Without saying a word, he said it all - and everyone familiar with the story knew exactly what he meant.

For those who didn't get it, well ... they just aren't down with Gershon's Haus of Sausages, are they?

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