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RUSH

Rush

 

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Rushlover13
2 stars I definatly cannot say that this is Rush's strongest album, because, in reality, its really not. Many people though, at first, back in 1974-1975, that this was fresh, new Led Zeppelin music, but it was an unknown band, and that unknown band was Rush. The album had hits, but it was not until Neil Peart joined the band that they really got succesful. The album had hits, but was never a real memoriable CD, and it won't win any music awards any time soon. The few good songs that exist are never played live anymore, and are never played on the radio, but still, they hold their own spark, and what not. I will grade each song on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the highest, and, of course, 1 being the lowest of the scores. Here are the reveiws:

Finding my Way- This is, in some sense, a classic opener, an interesting riff, punching basslines and riffs, but suffers from below average drumming, as Neil was not in the band at that time. The lyrics are less than interesting, but they fit the song perfectly. 8/10

Need Some Love- A listenable track, mostly about sex, and love, as was everything else on every rock 'n from album from the 60s-70s. Geddy sounds very nice on this record, show his vocal ability, while playing the bass at a fast time. The chorus is alot more melow than the rest of the song, as the verse's sound very hard rock, metal kind of this. The guitar is distortion based, and the drumming is a very melodic beat to it. 7.5/10

Take a Friend- A track that really dosen't stand out in the group, nothing is very special about it. The bass is a little sloppy sound, even for Geddy. The riff sounds more like a part of a solo, more than a riff, and a little more is desired. 6/10

Here Again- The more boring track on the record. The riff is a little too slow for a song this long, clocking in at about 8 minutes. The lyrics are very uninteresting, symbolizing that you have seen someone too many times around the block. This song will really only appeal to people who like boring songs, hence what I have said above. 4.5/10

What Your Doin'- Probably one of the strongest tracks on the record. The riff is catchy, more interesting than most of the other ones. The solo is a little sloppy, more or so just put together, but still a very interesting listen. The lyrics show that a person only thinks of himself, which is a very interesting concept, in my eyes. 8.5/10

In the Mood- Most of the side after Here Again is great. In the Mood is no exception. The riff is, in my words, very sexy, and it really does get you In the Mood (no pun intended). The lyrics are about sexy women and wanting the have sex with them, what else is new. But its still an interesting, blusey, boogie rocker. 8/10

Before and After- The first few minutes of the song are really great, very acoustic guitar heavy, while Geddy is flowing great basslines, thats the only good part. The few munites after that become very hard rock, and it completely goes away from the original story, I guess. The lyrics are way to rock 'n roll for a ballad. 6.5/10

Working Man- The strongest track of the whole record. There bass solos, guitar solos, mini drum solos, and its just a very interesting song. The riff is so powerful, distorted, and catchy, you don't want to stop listening. Geddy shows that he can wail on this record, and he can also do pretty good bass solos on the persicusion bass that he is playing. The only real classic from the album. 9/10

This is a pretty good album, but Rush has very many better albums than this, this is only really the beginning of the bands long, and hard journey. The debut album has strong tracks, and very weak tracks, so thats why I gave it a 2 star rating.

Rushlover13 | 2/5 |

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