any decade where these are the acts trotted out in an argument has big problems
yeah, I am not a fan of any of these. they do bring back a rush of nostalgia. Getting beaten up, getting made fun of, having no friends and no life........
Pink Floyd was alternative and experimental, as was Rush at one time.
Pink floyd was selling out stadiums in the early 70s, they were alternative like radiohead is alternative.
I was quite surprised they were as successful as they are, given how strange atom heart mother, animals, and meddle are.
Rush probably fit the same bill as radiohead, as they also were huge commercial successes in the late 70s, although I think they were pretty small in the early 70s. But that was before my time.
Rush is one of those bands I have tremendous respect for. Technically they are amazing but the music just doesn't do it for me. Kinda like the inverse of neil young.