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2 stars The beginning of Rush

In Britain, progressive Rock was already in its absolute prime in 1974. Rush (being from Canada), however, seem to be wholly oblivious of the progressive Rock movement on this their debut album from that year. What we find here is rather strongly derivative, Led Zeppelin-influenced Blues Rock/Hard Rock that could easily have come out of Britain in late 60's. It would take Rush several years and several albums to gradually transform into a Prog Rock act, but not a single trace of that future development could be foretold on the basis of what can be found on this debut album. This is a clearly premature effort that sounds outdated and irrelevant today in relation to the albums Rush released afterwards and also in relation to progressive Rock in general or even Rock in general. Had this debut been their only album or if they had continued in this style forever, Rush would barely be a footnote in the history of Rock music. Thankfully, they developed considerably with future releases. Only for Rush fans and collectors this one

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