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Rush - Not Fade Away CD (album) cover




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1 stars Are you as diehard Rush fan as I am and want everything from them ? In that case, you are as stupid as I am. And that says a lot. Join me at the local medical centre.

I am saying this after having to endure this single enough time to write a review here. I can only praise Rush for not including these two tracks on any of their albums. Well, I guess even stupid dogs would have buried this single where nobody can find it. Rush debut as a recording artist is that bad.

Enough of letting loose my frustrations; how is the songs ? Rush debuted with a rockabilly track, believe it or not. Not Fade Away was recorded by Buddy Holly some moons ago. Why Rush ever did a Buddy Holly cover is beyond me. Maybe there is some similarities....... Suburbia and the middle class. Well, someone has already written and released a book about this (check out Amazon or a good bookstore) and I am sure we may find the answer to my question there. Rush version of an already sub-standard Buddy Holly track is pretty dire. Geddy Lee sings like a castrated squirrell. The rest of the band is trying to keep up, but get drowned out by these screams. Please put me out of this misery. Please.

The B side is a two and a half minutes long original composition called You Can't Fight It. This too is very much in the rockabilly tradition. It is much more rockabilly than the Led Zeppelin direction they took on their debut album later on. This song may qualify as a "lost" Rush song because it has not been included on any albums whatsoever. I hope it will remain lost because it is a piece of garbage. Alex guitars rumbles on over Geddy's painfully light vocals. This is without any doubts the worst song Rush has ever written.

Rush debut single is not worthy a purchase. It is a true turkey. Just concentrate on all their albums and forget this one. As simple as that.

1 star (but regard it as 0 stars)

toroddfuglesteg | 1/5 |


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