Rush - Counterparts  CD (album) cover




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4 stars It is a fan-only dark secret that Rush really do take parts of other popular music styles and frankenstein them into their own.

The anger that fans directed toward this wonderful three-piece, yelling "The Police!!!" during the Grace Under Pressure days, must have had an effect.

After the very nice and tidy "Hold Your Fire" and the equally inoffensive "Presto", the trio thought back to the things that their fans wanted, rather than the charts.

"Roll The Bones" was an admirable attempt, it must be said.

But "Counterparts" is probably where they started getting it right. It's an excellent listen. Like "Caress Of Steel" before it, this album doesn't get much love amongst the fickle fans.

"Dog Years" is pure Rush, the best non-single for many, many years.

And as a gay man, I cringe every time I listen to "Nobody's Hero", but the sentiment is there...so...

cronker | 4/5 |


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