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Chris S
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4 stars OK, let's analyse quickly debut albums at this time period, 1974.......not many due to the fact most prog acts had already delivered debuts and follow up albums. Still our Canadian cousins introduced themselves formerly in 1974 as.... Rush. If I had to make comparisons, let me say this a Budgie debut x 3, a good par with Wishbone Ash albeit from 69' or Gravy Train from Manchester. Regardless this is a stunning debut and kind of in retrospect gave the two fingers to all the critics who wrote them off so adeptly so early on. John Rutsey does a fine job on the drums and can always claim his heroics based on paving the way for a certain Neil Peart.

Alex Lifeson is simply superb on " Working Man" and generally the bluesy, rockabilly feel to Rush's debut makes them contenders for best debut ever. This is a serious album, not to be taken too lightly and smacks of endeavor and passion which has not desolved almost 40 years on. These guys were vintage then and are vintage now, I wish i could just trap this album in a time capsule. Grossly underrated.

Chris S | 4/5 |


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