ELP vs Rush

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited April 2008 in History of Rock
Ok, there are lots of threads with "who is the better band" themes. Now, how about we break them down. Who has the better bass, drums, vocals, and guitar?

Ok, progressive rock mega-group trio battle time.


Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
The world's first progressive rock supergroup. Not performing together anymore, Emerson and Palmer's playing styles have hampered their skills recently, but in their prime were amazing. Almost broke up while recording Tarkus, because Greg Lake didn't like the way the album was going. Lake is an underrated bassist and also played guitar, and Emerson and Palmer are always considered some of the best for their instruments. Magnum Opus = Brain Salad Surgery

Keith Emerson - keyboards
Greg Lake - bass
Carl Palmer - drums
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Rush
Been pretty much the same three guys their entire existence. Originally had a different drummer. Still performing today, have changed their style to fit with the times. Geddy Lee has a wide vocal range, and plays great bass, Peart is a drumming machine, and Lifeson is an underrated guitarist, overshadowed by his bandmates. Magnum Opus - Moving Pictures

Alex Lifeson - guitar
Geddy Lee - bass
Neil Peart - drums

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Ok, now vote for who is the better of the musicians in their respected categories (DO NOT CLICK THEM ALL)

Vocals:
Geddy Lee - Rush
Greg Lake - ELP

Bass:
Geddy Lee - Rush
Greg Lake - ELP

Drums:
Neil Peart - Rush
Carl Palmer - ELP

"Guitar":
since ELP used Emerson's keyboards instead of guitar, this will go between who is better at playing lead
Alex Lifeson - Rush (guitar)
Keith Emerson - ELP (keyboards, synth, organ, piano)

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overall:
Rush
ELP

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