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This is my ridiculous poll, initiated by an instinctual guess about Wikipedians' musical tastes. Please proceed, and thank you for stopping in! To resolve Dmcdevit's concerns, this page IS a democracy, and voting is so angelic that it's like donating to a charity.

69% of Wikipedians who've seen this page and bothered to give a straight answer prefer...Rush (band)[edit]

I enjoy Rush (band)[edit]

  1. Rush was my favorite band for over a decade, then Dream Theater knocked them to 2nd with Scenes From a Memory II.
  2. All right, I'll cop to it. · Katefan0(scribble) 23:40, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
  3. Between the first two options I'd land here. — Laura Scudder 17:24, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
  4. Rush is pretty darn cool, imo. --Myles Long/cDc 18:35, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
  5. Neil Peart is clearly one of the greatest drummers of all time. --Howrealisreal 20:02, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
  6. OF SALESMEN!! — Phil Welch 22:09, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
  7. Ok, yeah, I'll show my age. Guettarda 23:09, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
  8. One of the best. — Dan | talk
  9. You're joking, right? KillerChihuahua 17:23, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
  10. My brother listened to them a lot in high school, but by the time I hit high school Rush had become passe. I will still turn up Permanent Waves (or whatever it was called) if I hear it on the radio.--Syrthiss 19:31, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
  11. Rush is my 2nd favorite band. I have accepted that they are musical geniuses, and I will therefore follow them wherever they care to lead. There are no bad Rush albums. Only varying shades of "Good". → Ξxtreme Unction {yakłblah} 21:49, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
  12. The poll may be ridiculous, but whatever some of their critics will tell you, the band is not. Even their best albums are a bit spotty, but when these guys are on, there are few better. PurplePlatypus 09:22, 8 December 2005 (UTC) Okay, someone RfAr me for my "further vote" now.
  13. Rush is my favorite band right now. Quite possibly the most talented instrumentalists on North America. My favorite songs...2112, Xanadu, Hemispheres, Bastille Day, everything from the 1980s....the list is endless. Deckiller 02:44, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
  14. Additional votes! - Mine should count as the equivalent of seven votes since I am also voting by proxy for my cats. :P → P.MacUidhir (t) (c) 18:11, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
    • oh crap, Guettarda is correct. this *does* show our age range. ::smacks forehead:: ah well. damage done. :)→ P.MacUidhir (t) (c)
  15. If I could, I'd vote 2112 times! ++Lar 02:10, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
  16. My mind is not for rent. —BorgHunter (talk) 16:29, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
  17. Ahhhh. Lakeside Park. Takes me back to 1978. User:Noisy | Talk 22:13, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
  18. My Grandmother, who was an LRAM, liked Rush when she heard me playing it at school. Needless to say, this freaked me out severely, but I survived :-) HTH HAND Phil | Talk 12:38, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
  19. Don't strike me down as arrogant, but I once saw Rush on four consecutive nights in four seperate Texas, cities. And Texas is not a place where four cities are going to be close together. Johntex\talk 22:15, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
  20. Rush is a wonderful band, I like them a lot. cookiecaper (talk / contribs) 10:03, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
  21. When I quit Wikipedia, I'm going to replace everything on my userpage with a Rush quote. I guarantee it. --King of All the Franks 04:07, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  22. Rush is the best band ever. Bubbles
  23. I don't listen to too much of their music. But, I do like 'em though. Alex 101 03:41, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
  24. Fly By Night... The Spirit of Radio... yeah, they're pretty good. Matt Yeager (Talk?) 21:48, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
  25. Because I enjoy voting in random polls for no reason. But yes, Rush. Good stuff. Nifboy 02:22, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
  26. Now bow to our consensus! All who oppose us shall be branded with the scarlet V! (ESkog)(Talk) 02:21, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
  27. I'm a young tom sawyer. SWATJester Flag of Iceland.svg Ready Aim Fire! 23:12, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
  28. Yeah, Rush is pretty good. They aren't my favorite band, but Geddy Lee does have a really good voice.La Pizza11 23:07, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
  29. We have assumed control. Zero Gravitas (話す投稿) 06:43, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
  30. Rush is alright, but I prefer Coheed and Cambria. Either way, theres to little Grunge in the music of either. I'm patiently waiting for the day I can create a page on Grunge Opera -- Dragoonmac - If there was a problem yo I'll solve it 23:57, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
  31. Hmmm... sharp musicians. I'd like to nominate Rush for a recategorization, though, if I could. Rush is not Progressive Rock, Rush is Nerd Rock. Anyone at least as clever as I will be able to tell the difference, and know just how true it is. Derekwriter 16:53, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
  32. Yes, but after Signals, meh —-- That Guy, From That Show! (talk) 2006-03-29 01:39Z
    What??? What about Test for Echo? Vapor Trails? Are you nuts? Did you even listen to Totem??? KillerChihuahua?!? 00:38, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
    Test for Echo is unexceptional compared to Presto and Roll the Bones. — Phil Welch (t) (c) 00:52, 30 March 2006 (UTC
    Neil Pearts talent was muffled by a sell-out to electronic drums. He's the best drummer I ever saw play live BTW but that was the Moving Pictures tour. The Signals tour just left me feeling a bit empty. —-- That Guy, From That Show! (talk) 2006-03-30 01:01Z
    Are you kidding? I LOVED Moving Pictures, but Signals was great too. Countdown? Subdivisions? Pure artistry. It went south pretty quick after that though; I liked Grace Under Pressure, but Power Windows was pretty abysmal. (Really, Mystic Rhythm? Vomit.) They didn't catch my fancy again until Roll the Bones, which I thought was great. · Katefan0(scribble)/poll 03:12, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
  33. Rush is awesome. When I first started playing bass I was learning stuff from Iron Maiden and Pink Floyd's "The Wall". Then my brother introduced me to Geddy Lee via Permanent Waves. I was in shock! I agree with That Guy, From that Show regarding Moving Pictures. The production work done by Terry Brown on Moving Pictures is astonishing! The mix is perfect, everything has brilliance and separation, the bass growls, and the drums are clear, snappy, and deep. The sound of Peart's toms, especially that floor-tom at the end of Limelight, is soooo nice! I find it amusing that folks compare them with current bands... I hear Peart-isms all over the place in NEW rock stuff... and he was doing it oh, back in 1976! Dan 19:27, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  34. Neil Peart's drum playing is amazing. As a percussionist, it blows my mind. Rush is freaking awsome! Griz 17:32, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
  35. First "real" concernt I ever attended.... best band to see live, next to the Rolling Stones and The Who. :) Roodog2k 22:14, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
  36. I approve of this band. :D Spectere 06:12, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
  37. Attention all planets of the Solar federation...Attention all planets of the Solar federation...Rush has assumed control...Rush has assumed control...Rush has assumed control... 2112 gets me every time. Great story, amazing music, and then, of course, there's that picture on the back of the album cover...Looks like they just wandered out of a Star Wars convention or something. Coolest band ever.XyzzyYYZ 00:39, 20 June 2006 (UTC)
  38. Yes, more or less. Not as much as many other bands, though. Especially Deep Purple and Freddie and his Queens. Just zis Guy you know? 21:12, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
  39. I love Rush. p/g rules. And the songs/lyrics are still so relevant today... from Between the Wheels: You can go from boom to bust. From dreams to a bowl of dust. You can fall from rocket's red glare... down to "Brother, can you spare..." another war... another wasteland... and another... lost generation. (Echoes of Bush, anyone :) Tarcieri 07:01, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
  40. Yes, one of the greatest Candian rock bands of all time. And don't anyone dare say that that's not saying much. Random89 21:57, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

2112. Couldn't resist :) — Deckiller 07:20, 22 June 2006 (UTC) Greatest band ever.

  1. Pretty much that song in Guitar Hero II, YYZ, is the only song I know, but whatever. --CastAStone|(talk) 19:41, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
  2. for EVERY Long weekend road tour, the music to listen to is "Moving Pictures" Exit2DOS2000TC•• 02:40, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't enjoy Rush (band)[edit]

  1. Geddy Lee creeps me out. —Bunchofgrapes (talk) 21:36, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
    Freakazoid. =) Though, an old friend of mine did once ask me "what that chick's name is who sings for Rush." · Katefan0(scribble)/my ridiculous poll 22:12, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
  2. Never did get in to Rush. Sorry. Maltmomma (chat) 05:29, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
  3. Ugh. --Calton | Talk 00:31, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
  4. Nope, sorry. If it's not OverClocked ReMix or Video game music I'm probably not listening to it. Mo0[talk] 20:59, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
  5. No. It sucks. Titoxd(?!? - did you read this?) 23:14, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
  6. At the time of this writing, approximately 55% of voting wikipedians are insane. d;-) --badlydrawnjeff 18:46, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. I think Geddy needs an industrial strength nasal decongestant.   PitShig | @   20:05, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. As Stephen Malkmus of Pavement said in "Stereo" (Brighten the Corners, 1997), "What about the voice of Geddy Lee/ How did it get so high/ I wonder if he talks like an ordinary guy." howcheng {chat} 18:29, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. I was into some dodgy bands in my teens, and went to see Rush at the Glasgow Apollo in 1977. After about 10 mins of Geddy's screeching and Pearts ridiculous histrionics, I was pining for the support band, who were straight-ahead rock 'n' rollers. The concert was the last straw for me, and I quickly jumped on the Punk band-wagon. I still have nightmares about Cygnus X15 (or whatever), with that risible voice-over. Flag of Ireland.svgCamillusFlag of Scotland.svg (talk) 18:57, 10 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. Eep, how about not? WikiFanatic 06:06, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. Don't know about Rush to identify a song. I am sure I have heard some, though but didn't know who it was. Sorry. ;-)  - C. dentata Chestnut.png 00:05, 12 February 2006 (UTC)13 pretentious wankery, anyone?
  12. I hate Lee's voice. i acknowledge that they're innovative musicians, however. what is the point of this poll, out of curiosity? Streamless 16:41, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
    ah re: point of this poll. hey, i like the tom sawyer song. Streamless 19:42, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
  13. I will choose a path that's clear. I will choose free will. Rush sucks! (Even if I kind of get guilty pleasure out of some of their stuff). john k 17:46, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
  14. Hate 'em.—thames 16:50, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
  15. Not my thing, sorry. Gwernol 03:50, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
  16. Awful. Utterly awful. Misunderstand everything that's vital about rock 'n' roll. ElectricRay 17:07, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
  17. Rush was my ex-wife's favorite band. That's part of the reason she's my ex-wife now. FinFangFoom 11:10, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  18. Making a humorous poll in Wikipedia is great. It allows everyone to have fun and thus helps the community. But liking Rush?  ::shudder:: That's unforgivable. Vslashg (talk) 00:34, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  19. My cat was killed by a Canuck bastard. ˉˉanetode╡ 09:48, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  20. I saw them in Glasgow in the early 80s, almost certainly the Permanent Waves tour. The horror. The horror. Angus McLellan (Talk) 00:26, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
  21. I used to be one of those people who said, "I hate Geddy Lee's voice, but I give them credit because their instrumentals are great." But I thought about it long and hard, and if all I want is good instrumentals, and I don't care about singing (or even quality lyrics) I could listen to classical music or something. So I decided just to hate Rush, with no qualifiers, the same way I hate Beethoven or Joe Satriani. :) Kafziel 17:42, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
  22. Good technical skills, but their music is a triumph of precision over passion. -Hit bull, win steak(Moo!) 17:16, 20 June 2006 (UTC)


Don't know too much Rush (band) but really love Tom Sawyer (song)[edit]

  1. Peart is awesome though. --LV (Dark Mark) 22:16, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
  2. OMG, I thought it was 4 Non Blondes this whole time. — FREAK OF NURxTURE (TALK) 15:41, Jan. 2, 2006
  3. Never heard of it. -- 01:04, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
  4. Not what I'd call a fan, but don't hate 'em, either...I spent the 80s more into the whole R.E.M./Smiths/CVB thing. My younger brother was more into them. Bearcat 17:51, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I enjoy Rush (American football)[edit]

  1. Radiant_>|< 01:50, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
  2. Even though I'm more of a passer myself.... SWATJester Flag of Iceland.svg Ready Aim Fire! 23:12, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

I have no idea what Rush (American football) means, and care even less[edit]

  1. Can't even be bothered to click the link, in fact. Just zis Guy you know? 11:24, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
  2. As per JzG :P EuroSong talk 21:01, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

No opinion/Indifferent[edit]

  1. Delete, non-notable. — Knowledge Seeker 05:40, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
    Comment user's first edit was November 22
  2. I enjoy Rush, but I'm not voting because Kate didn't tell me about her little "poll". Geez. You drag me into these contentious POV debates but you don't tell me about your neat little poll. JEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ. ;-) --Woohookitty(cat scratches) 22:36, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
    WP:POINT! · Katefan0(scribble)/mrp 22:38, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
  3. Extreme Quizzical Indifference. What is Rush? Is it some band? --Maru (talk) Contribs 19:08, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
  4. Get them a proper singer, and I'm sure they'd be just fine. Friday (talk) 19:55, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
  5. Never heard of them, does this reflect poorly on me? I live in Ireland, though. Babajobu 22:27, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
  6. Yay! No more arguing! Don't care about Rush though. karmafist 00:16, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
  7. Not even certain which band is "Rush", although I've been assured that I've heard them on the radio. Peart worked with the Rheostatics one time though; now that's exciting! -GTBacchus(talk) 01:31, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
  8. Yay! Never heard of them! - ulayiti (talk) 15:13, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
  9. Can't be arsed to remember which songs are theirs. -- nae'blis (talk) 21:05, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
  10. Officially registering my utter indifference to the band Rush. Marskell 08:16, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
  11. Merge per Nae'blis. Ashibaka tock 04:04, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  12. Who? I've never heard of them. They must therefore be non-notable :) Adrian Lamo · (talk) · (mail) · 03:27, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
  13. Royboycrashfan 06:23, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
  14. Err, I plead the 5th. Derex 18:44, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
  15. Delete. Total indifference - know the name very well but couldn't tell you a single track of theirs. I know it says the poll is closed but it's still being advertised in a sig so there! :) --kingboyk 01:10, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
  16. Aw, I thought this was about Gush. Flowerparty 19:28, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
  17. No opinion, but props for an amusing exercise. -Fadookie Talk 13:17, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
  18. Who or what the heck is Rush? Bibliomaniac15 00:55, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
  19. Neutral, as per Marskell's excellent logic. Heather 00:33, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
  20. Poles are eeeeevil!!! Exterminate this eeeeeevil page at once! (otherwise known as, no, I have no idea what you're talking about, but I can't sound uninformed, can I?) (And why exactly am I adding a vote nearly a year after the last one? *shrug* Good question.) --Alinnisawest,Dalek Empress (extermination requests here) 03:33, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

This matter should be resolved by discussion and not voting[edit]

  1. Sorry. :-) Dmcdevit·t 01:14, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
  2. Straw polls are evil, and please clean this crap off of Wikipedia. WP:ISNOT a place to enjoy yourselves and have fun (according to some). -Mysekurity 06:43, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
    Clearly not. All fun on this page must immediately cease! · Katefan0(scribble)/my ridiculous poll 15:23, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
  3. Polls are doubleplusungood --Wikiacc 22:45, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

This poll was planted by Rush Limbaugh supporters opponents[edit]

"Is Wikipedia politically biased?"
"Heck yes, there's a poll there showing overwhelming support for Rush! Nuff said."

Poll closed open[edit]

  • Consensus shows that all users on the Wikipedia enjoy Rush. Further votes are clearly WP:POINT and may result in a WP:RFAr  :) Wikibofh 23:32, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
    1. Further vote #1. Dmcdevit·t 23:43, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
    2. Further vote #2. Dmcdevit·t 23:43, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
    3. These votes are in violation of Wikipedia's policies and are vicious personal attacks! Furthermore, you're rouge admins! I'll see you both in court! · Katefan0(scribble)/my ridiculous poll 05:38, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
      • Voting is evil. IAR attack! Dmcdevit·t 05:43, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
        • Kate, you forgot to add "of law in Trenton, New Jersey". Guettarda 13:31, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
You cannot cite Wikipedia itself as a source for your research. Enno, who likes Jazz and doesn't know who Rush is.
Hey, hey! They're not mutually exclusive! (Look at my userpage) · Katefan0(scribble)/mrp 19:10, 13 December 2005 (UTC)