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RUSH

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

2.86 | 771 ratings

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LinusW
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Italian Prog Specialist
3 stars With Rush being the second progressive band I came to knew, it feels natural to start by reviewing their nice to excellent albums. And that's an honest opinion. Sure. They aren't all Moving Picture, and some aren't even prog. What IS for sure is that every album deserves an honest listening, which many here at PA won't give them for reasons mentioned above.

Well, onto the album!

In 1974 the Canadian trio Rush releases their self-titled first album.

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey presents a Zeppelinesque effort, but less blues-drenched and way more energetic. There's a lot of power in the music and Geddy sings aggressively throughout the album, which make the album a burst of energy more than anything else. Only Here Again and about half of Before and After with it's soothing guitar harmonics offers some well-needed rest.

The absence of Neil Peart is most notable when it comes to the lyrics. What can be heard on Rush is nothing more than what is typically heard on the random '70s hard rock effort. The drumming itself isn't at all bad, it matches the music just fine, and I can't even say I miss Neil.

To sum it up: Good ROCK album coloured by it's time topped with good musicians and a lot of intensity. A listening experience best described as some good fun!

//Linus

LinusW | 3/5 |

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