Rush – Rush Reviews


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13 responses to “Rush – Rush Reviews”

  1. Walter says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of my long-standing very favorites–from any band…
    I’ve got a few hundred mostly hard rock albums from the 70’s and 80’s and this disk has been one of my favorites since I bought it on vinyl 20 some years ago.

  2. Chloe says:

    I do not want to say that this recording can be close to the majesty of the Moving Pictures, or the pioneering Progressive Metal from 2112, but I have a soft spot in my heart for this album. It was my introduction to everything Rush. I have “cold” from Columbia House after reading a brief description (no sound bytes back in those days.) After switching to a few friends before you know it was an explosion in my High School Rush! Sure, there were no heroic, inimitable drums per Neal Peart, but the compositions were some of the closest pure rock songs I had ever heard (of course, Led Zeppelin came to mind.) I loved the ringing open chords and imaginative solos from Alex Lifeson, added that a different dimension from the normal power chords used so often around this time (I quickly adopted this style to play.) Personally, I think Alex was a creative soloist since Jimmy Page, not only to blues scales . This is a great rock album. It is raw and powerful, and contains no weak moments, but do not expect that the size of the later epic versions. Still one of my favorites!

  3. Umaymah says:

    While they are just their foot in the door with their 1973 self-title debut album (1974 in the U.S.), Rush showed glimpses of what they can (and would!) in the subsequent versions. Starting as a blues-based hard rock act Rush combines fantastic musicianship, integrity and a love of music, most of them bands. The combination of the styles of bands like The Who, the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, the resulting merger was a great framework for the genre-defying Progressive Rock Rush would be that throughout the 1970s.
      Rush is a fantastic version, if not their sound work. Most of the lyrics Geddy Lee on this album are a bit generic, and look almost comical, if the texts that future drummer Neil Peart wrote on most of their songs when he was the band before the album Fly By Night was in the spring of the 1975th
      1st Finding My Way – A solid and Rocking opener to kick off the album, this track starts with a bluesy riffs, the band, as the measures again. The Intro lyrics sound quite a bit like something Robert Plant would belt on a Led Zeppelin song, but I forgive Rush for her first album. Bands start by using what they know and love, and the bands that inspired them often find their way (no pun intended) in the early works of a new band. The solo is solid and the Post-solo riff is tight. All in all, this is a great intro track and the recording sounds fantastic on this day: 11 of 13 (84.6%).
      2nd Need Some Love – A short track with a fast tempo and kitschy lyrics. I dig the mood of this song, even if the lyrics are sub-par. The drumlins in the second chorus is simple, but solid, and John Rutsey was not a bad drummer by any means. The guitar solo is short and sweet. Song: 10 of 13 (76.9%).
      3rd Take-A-Friend – This track fades slowly with a driving drum beat and a sweet guitar lick repeated for a variety of measures of the rhythm guitar picks to the first verse. The choir is the seed of vocal harmony, to a intregal part of Geddy Lee's fantastic voice in future releases. And yet another guitar solo graces this song and it fits well with the rest of the song. That is one thing about Rush is that the individual parts do not sound out of place, whether it's a flashy drums, bass or guitar solo. Rating: 11.5 of 13 (88.5%).
      4th Again – The longest track on the album, clocking seven minutes when closed, the first page of the original vinyl album. A slow-tempo song with a groovy rhythm guitar line which graces a large part of the journey time. Geddy singing sounds more mature on this track, but it's spotty. You can say that Geddy voice was not fully mature, and can still change his teenage years. This song makes you want to sit back, relax, and enjoy some good rock music. The guitar solo near the mark of five minutes stretched out to sound minutes, and is smooth as silk. It is a nice echo added, and does not sound out of place. The second solo at the end of the song is great, and includes the track perfectly. This song is: 10.5 of 13 (80.8%).
      5th What you are doing – a nice little ditty with a cool guitar riff. John Rutsey the drumming is solid in this title, and Geddy's wisecracking texts for naysayers are bang-on. The solo guitar is top and Rutsey's snare roll is solid as can be. The closure is a bit much with a few wrong end, but the mini-guitar solo makes it. Study says: 11 ouf of 13 (84.6%).
      6th In The Mood – This track is one of my favorite Rush tunes, and has a good guitar riff intro, the rhythm of the melody in the verses. Lyrics are generic, but Geddy's vocals are good. Drums keep the beat, as usual, but not too flashy from Rutsey. Alex Lifeson belts a solo, the destruction is a fine tribute to blues form. This song is: 12 of 13 (92.3%).
      7th Before And After – A look into what Rush would evolve in later albums, before and after is a solid, which begins with a sinister guitar riff and a slow pace. Many clean harmonies and chords. Distortion kick in about a minute, and after the opening verse in the song tempo shifts a little. Geddy vocals are varied, and the simple chorus (Yeah. .. Yeeeeaah) is very effective. Alex unfolded another fantastic solo in this song sounds perfect with the rest of the song. I admit it: 9.5 of 13 (73.1%).
      8th Working Man – Rush A classical melody, which is a lot of air play classic rock stations to this day. The big hit from this album, which is surprising, since it clocks in at seven minutes. A good and heavy guitar riff opens the song and carries the verses. A groovy little cuts breakdown of the song in half, and the closing guitar riff / solo are fantastic. The conclusion is boastful you glad tidings, until the next release. All in all: 11 of 13 (84.6%).
      Overall, this is a great classic rock album, and a good addition to your collection, whether you are a casual or serious Rush fan. A Rush of digestible form for the casual listener, and an insight into the roots of prog-rock juggernauts, they would have for the serious music lover in the Rush-spectrum. Overall rating of “Rush”: 10.8 of 13 (83.1%).

  4. Oralee says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A beginning
    This album makes one thing very clear – Rush (in their early days) was a band very badly in need of Neil Peart.

  5. Gurnam says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Rush’s First Album
    1974 was the year that Rush released their self-titled debut album. They were young Canadian band – full of dreams which were just about to be fulfilled.

  6. Rafi says:

    I `m a BIG fan of Rush. Alex, Geddy and the first John Rutsy have one of the many sestions her career. What better way to make them then click “Find My Way.” Exellent DRUMWORK only be picked up, and a little more Submitted by Neil Peart. “What You` re doing, and will always be a legend in the Rush archives. “Before And After” starts real slow, and picks up. “Working Man” is still played on the radio!

  7. Ty says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome, Solid Debut
    This is such an awesome, solid, classic hard rocking debut album from these Canadian progressive/classic rock legends. […

  8. Ione says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    This might not serve as a great review for this album, as I really just call people out for telling me I should stay away from buying it.

  9. Xiomara says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    RIP John Rutsey
    John Rutsey passed away last weekend , and big props to him. John was Rush’s original drummer and can be heard on this album.

  10. Wowashi says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rush’s best record.
    After being dissapointed with listening to Rush’s latest plastic frisbee, I’ve went and revisted this old classic to repaire the hearing damage.

  11. Duyen says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The legacy of Rush begins here,this album rocks!!!
    This is Rush’s debut with the late John Rutsey on the skins not Peart but he’s still a great steady drummmer(he plays complex stuff too just listen to Before and After Take a…

  12. Base says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Canada’s greatest hard rock export’s underappreciated debut
    Canadian hard rockers Rush released their self titled debut album initially in Canada in March of 1974 on independent label Moon Records and would not be released in the US until…

  13. Caine says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Rush’s Debut Album – A Review of Early Rush
    This is part one a comprehensive four part series of Reviews of the music of the Progressive Rock band Rush.

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