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The Runaway
3 stars I have to admit, being a die-hard Rush fan, I bought Rush the second I saw the vinyl in a record shop. I was expecting some Rush-like riffs, like we all know from the classics, but this is Rush's first album, and not having Peart as an amazing drummer and lyricist sort of makes you regret buying this album. Rutsy is great, but he just wasn't Peart. He couldn't write like Peart, he couldn't drum like Peart, he just wasn't him, even if we didn't know who the hell Neil Peart was when Rush's debut came out.

All the songs are short, around the single length for songs, which is around 3:40, and they really have no feel to them like the songs after Caress of Steel, in which Rush plays tighter than previous albums. Working Man isn't too much of a masterpiece, but it is the masterpiece of this album. 7 minutes in length, and heavy Rush riffs as we know them. The song is good, but not good enough for me to give the album a 4.

The Runaway | 3/5 |


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