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Rush or Motley Crue

By Rascal_H

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    “Rush or Crue”

    • Rush Pinball 192 votes
      48%
    • Motley Crue Pinball 211 votes
      52%

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    #151 87 days ago
    Quoted from FalconDriver:

    Can’t seem to get Tom Sawyer out of my head after all these years. Don’t need it under the glass. Crüe for the pinball experience.

    Listen to some Crue to get that crap out of your head.

    #152 87 days ago

    Add an neither option on this poll.

    #153 87 days ago

    Only one band is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The other one is banned.

    #154 87 days ago

    Don’t mind boob, he’s still bent he paid full price for theatre of pain.

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    #155 87 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Rush would bring more sales than midnight oil mate

    Maybe in America it would, But not in Australia!
    I would bet my house on it!!!!!

    BTW how many sales did ACDC get?
    Sure more sales than Rush will ever get.

    #156 87 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Your loss. To exist in the same time as Rush & to actively try to never enjoy them is a crime against the universe.

    You just need to listen to better music mate

    Try Queen for starters!

    #157 87 days ago

    What about art and marketing? Crue would destroy Rush in both. I don't think Rush would sell well just like I think my all time favorite band, tool, wouldn't sell well, even though tool destroys in the art department. It just won't make good pinball and there aren't enough buyers, just like Rush.

    Crue is a mainstream party Rock band with a popular film made about them. EVERYBODY knows Tommy and Vince. Most know Nikki. I personally do not want a Crue pin, but if it was an Elwin or Lawlor design, I'd consider it. I don't care how well they design a rush pin, Geddy makes my ears bleed. Music sounds good though!

    #158 87 days ago
    Quoted from Squizz:

    You just need to listen to better music mate
    Try Queen for starters!

    Why do you assume I don’t listen to Queen? Queen is great. How are you qualified to judge what’s “better” if you’ve never heard Rush?

    It’s possible to listen to & enjoy lots of bands. Lol

    #159 87 days ago

    I seem to be in the minority here; I love all the bands that have been discussed so far. Does that make me a horrible person?

    #160 87 days ago
    Quoted from Squizz:

    Maybe in America it would, But not in Australia!
    I would bet my house on it!!!!!
    BTW how many sales did ACDC get?
    Sure more sales than Rush will ever get.

    AC/DC sold great. So did Metallica. Other music pins? Not as well, but they still made them & will continue to make more. As long as they sell out LEs, any sales after that are gravy.

    #161 87 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Why do you assume I don’t listen to Queen? Queen is great. How are you qualified to judge what’s “better” if you’ve never heard Rush?
    It’s possible to listen to & enjoy lots of bands. Lol

    Exactly how do you know if you never heard the music.They usually dont play Rush on the same station you hear olivia newton john.

    #162 87 days ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    Exactly how do you know if you never heard the music.They usually dont play Rush on the same station you hear olivia newton john.

    Oh, I thought you were the guy who said he’d never heard of them and wouldn’t Google them.

    #163 87 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Oh, I thought you were the guy who said he’d never heard of them and wouldn’t Google them.

    I was only able to see Rush live 4 times and they are some of the best shows i have ever seen.And working for Bill Graham Presents I have seen a bunch of shows including Crue and they were pretty good too.

    #164 87 days ago
    Quoted from Jamesays:

    Exactly how do you know if you never heard the music.They usually dont play Rush on the same station you hear olivia newton john.

    U tube The band Buffalo (live in Australia video 1974) and Rush on The same ticket would of been awesome. Shows Aussies like rock so it would be impossible if no Rush fans in Australia.

    #165 87 days ago

    I would argue Buffalo is a better band than midnight oil but I'm an old rocker

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    #166 87 days ago

    Beastie Boys better than both these options.

    #167 87 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:U tube The band Buffalo (live in Australia video 1974) and Rush on The same ticket would of been awesome. Shows Aussies like rock so it would be impossible if no Rush fans in Australia.

    1974 lol, the thing with Rush is there’s virtually no generational carryover, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone under 30 who has heard of them. My kids 18 and 26 had some friends over last night and not 1 had heard of Rush. Everyone knew who Motley Crue was.

    #168 87 days ago

    Don't forget the record companies grip and payola. ..just listen to zappa joes garage.

    #169 86 days ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    My kids 18 and 26 had some friends over last night and not 1 had heard of Rush. Everyone knew who Motley Crue was.

    Yeah...you don't want to play that card. Most kids can't even tell you who's running the country. It's sad...

    #170 86 days ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Yeah...you don't want to play that card. Most kids can't even tell you who's running the country. It's sad...

    I get ya, but Rush fans tend to way over estimate their popularity, they definitely have a rabid fan base, but it’s 1 deomographic, over 40 white male, which is perfect for the pinball demo, haha.

    #171 86 days ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    My kids 18 and 26 had some friends over last night and not 1 had heard of Rush. Everyone knew who Motley Crue was.

    Kids aren’t the ones buying pinball machines.

    #172 86 days ago
    Quoted from gouveia:

    Kids aren’t the ones buying pinball machines.

    But they will put a $1 in a game if it’s a theme they like. See it all the time.

    #173 86 days ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    1974 lol, the thing with Rush is there’s virtually no generational carryover, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone under 30 who has heard of them. My kids 18 and 26 had some friends over last night and not 1 had heard of Rush. Everyone knew who Motley Crue was.

    Some kids are cooler than yours.

    #174 86 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Some kids are cooler than yours.

    Haha, Rush is the ultimate nerd band.

    Growing up, wearing a Rush shirt was like wearing chick repellent.

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    #175 86 days ago

    You spelled QUEEN wrong.

    I'm sure you meant Queen or Crue.

    Who listens to rush? Who is rush? Name a band member. Then name a song. I got nuthin....

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    #176 86 days ago
    Quoted from gouveia:

    Kids aren’t the ones buying pinball machines.

    The point is relevance. On location those kids are the ones playing. That's where the THEME comes in.

    Which is why Rush should never ever ever ever ever ever.... Ever. Be mentioned again for a pinball machine. Ever. Never ever.

    #177 86 days ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    Haha, Rush is the ultimate nerd band.
    Growing up, wearing a Rush shirt was like wearing chick repellent.

    Difference is, some of us actually PLAYED Rush in high school bands and still got the chicks.

    Not me, mind you. But some of us.

    #178 86 days ago
    Quoted from Ecw0930:

    Which is why Rush should never ever ever ever ever ever.... Ever. Be mentioned again for a pinball machine. Ever. Never ever.

    You might want to take a break from Pinside in December.

    #179 86 days ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Difference is, some of us actually PLAYED Rush in high school bands and still got the chicks.
    Not me, mind you. But some of us.

    Here!

    #180 86 days ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    Haha, Rush is the ultimate nerd band.
    Growing up, wearing a Rush shirt was like wearing chick repellent.

    Owning pinball is “chick repellent”. Hence, Rush + Pinball = perfect combo.

    Quoted from Ecw0930:

    Who listens to rush? Who is rush? Name a band member. Then name a song. I got nuthin....

    Geddy Lee, Eric Lifeson, Neil Peart.

    You’ve heard these songs, even by accident.

    #181 86 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Owning pinball is “chick repellent”. Hence, Rush + Pinball = perfect combo.

    Geddy Lee, Eric Lifeson, Neil Peart.
    You’ve heard these songs, even by accident.

    To funny. Rule in getting a second date. Don't say you collect Pinball machines and hang out in a basement lol.

    #182 86 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Owning pinball is “chick repellent”. Hence, Rush + Pinball = perfect combo.

    Geddy Lee, Eric Lifeson, Neil Peart.
    You’ve heard these songs, even by accident.

    Not in Australia! Rush is as popular as a redheaded stepchild down here

    Of course, we’d have Stern making Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Easybeats and Hoodoo Guru pinball machines, which may sell as well outside Australia as Hankin’s Dennis Lillee’s Howzat machine did in the 1980s.

    #183 86 days ago

    What will be the the LE allocation for a Rush pin?

    997 to North America and 3 to Europe/Australia?

    It may actually make it easier for Rush pinheads to grab an LE

    #184 86 days ago
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    #185 86 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    What is the highest selling music pin?

    KISS 17,000 sold.

    No band will ever top that.

    #186 86 days ago

    Really? I would think Metallica, you see them everywhere, I’ve rarely seen a Kiss pin anywhere

    #187 86 days ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    Really? I would think Metallica, you see them everywhere, I’ve rarely seen a Kiss pin anywhere

    They sold 17,000 of them...........back in the 70s.......

    #188 86 days ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    They sold 17,000 of them...........back in the 70s.......

    Forgot about the old Kiss

    #189 86 days ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Owning pinball is “chick repellent”. Hence, Rush + Pinball = perfect combo.

    Geddy Lee, Eric Lifeson, Neil Peart.
    You’ve heard these songs, even by accident.

    Coming from the UK Rush is a mystery to me beyond references to them in films - even as a lifelong music fan- they just do not register here on any level.
    So seriously that is the first time I have ever heard those tracks …. The nicest thing I can say is it’s very of it’s time , nobody listens to that now right ???

    #190 86 days ago
    Quoted from Chambo:

    Not in Australia! Rush is as popular as a redheaded stepchild down here

    Well, consider it a nice break, then. Australian pinball fans must be going broke if they want every single title!

    #191 86 days ago
    Quoted from Ive:

    . The nicest thing I can say is it’s very of it’s time , nobody listens to that now right ???

    Primus fans are listening to it now

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/primus-rush-farewell-to-kings-tour-kick-off-1210814/

    …and six days ago, this French girl had her MIND BLOWN!!!

    #192 86 days ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    1974 lol, the thing with Rush is there’s virtually no generational carryover, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone under 30 who has heard of them.

    Positively not true.
    Rush is my favorite band, and my Les Paul owner/player 15 year old daughter discovered them on her own with zero influence from me.

    Domestically, Crue may have some superiority.
    Worldwide: Rush definitely wins this one, and Rush also has nowhere near the checkered past the Crue does.

    Been dreaming about Subdivisions rocking away while I am flippin' for a long time.
    Now it's 3-9 months away!!!!

    #193 86 days ago
    Quoted from ejg10532626:

    Positively not true.
    Rush is my favorite band, and my Les Paul owner/player 15 year old daughter discovered them on her own with zero influence from me.
    Domestically, Crue may have some superiority.
    Worldwide: Rush definitely wins this one, and Rush also has nowhere near the checkered past the Crue does.
    Been dreaming about Subdivisions rocking away while I am flippin' for a long time.
    Now it's 3-9 months away!!!!

    These are rock bands not church choirs. When a rock band has a "checkered" past, it's considered a net positive. This is why The Dirt was so popular

    Other than a few songs off of the Feelgood album, a Crue pin would have to be loaded up with most of the songs from the first two albums to really be any good(IMHO). I realize most of their commercial success was after Shout at the Devil, but the first two albums are their best by far.
    Rush does nothing for me, but I believe the theme would do fairly well internationally.

    #194 86 days ago
    Quoted from ejg10532626:

    Positively not true.
    Rush is my favorite band, and my Les Paul owner/player 15 year old daughter discovered them on her own with zero influence from me.
    Domestically, Crue may have some superiority.
    Worldwide: Rush definitely wins this one, and Rush also has nowhere near the checkered past the Crue does.
    Been dreaming about Subdivisions rocking away while I am flippin' for a long time.
    Now it's 3-9 months away!!!!

    Not even close worldwide, not now, not ever. Not by any metric. Record sales- nope. Concert sales-nope. Downloads-Nope. Just look at the responses from any pinsider from Eur/Aus, on this thread or the dozens of other “ I want a Rush pin” threads. They either aren’t fans or have never heard of them. You are the one that is dead wrong. Again it doesn’t make Crue better than Rush But it is absolutely no contest in popularity by any metric you look at, well except maybe fanboyism.

    #195 86 days ago
    Quoted from Jaybird815:

    Not even close worldwide, not now, not ever. Not by any metric. Record sales- nope. Concert sales-nope. Downloads-Nope. Just look at the responses from any pinsider from Eur/Aus, on this thread or the dozens of other “ I want a Rush pin” threads. They either aren’t fans or have never heard of them. You are the one that is dead wrong. Again it doesn’t make Crue better than Rush But it is absolutely no contest in popularity by any metric you look at, well except maybe fanboyism.

    You're right. I thought worldwide record sales would have favored Rush, but it's not close. Rush is sitting at 40 Million WW and the Crue has sold 100 Million.

    #196 86 days ago
    Quoted from Honch:

    You're right. I thought worldwide record sales would have favored Rush, but it's not close. Rush is sitting at 40 Million WW and the Crue has sold 100 Million.

    Yes but those 100 million were all bought for a penny from Columbia house.

    #197 86 days ago
    Quoted from Honch:

    This is why The Dirt was so popular

    That and the fact that they gloss over the ‘real’ dirt that has occurred (ironic name) with the band, because no one can look upon them as just rascals when you discuss wife-beating and rape.

    But that’s none of my business.

    #198 86 days ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Yeah...you don't want to play that card. Most kids can't even tell you who's running the country. It's sad...

    Most kids can relate to their earlier years. Its Mr. Potato Head.

    #199 86 days ago

    Rush = brilliant musicians vs Crue brilliant entertainers

    #200 85 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Rush = brilliant musicians vs Crue brilliant entertainers

    I think that is a pretty spot on assessment, I think Rush isn’t universally loved is because a lot of people, myself included, detest Geddy Lee’s voice/singing style.

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