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4 stars Not an essential, but oh! so slose. This is 4 stars...if you take the time to listen and relisten. We have a bit of everything for everyone. Hard rock, prog rock even something close to folk in Rivendell, inspired of course by Peart's love for Tolkien's litterature. Because this is something that Peart is good at...reading. Thanks to him, the band really and I mean really took off to success and finally giving Canadian Rock a name to be proud of. He reads a freakin' lot, judging by the quality of the lyrics and the cohesion of his writing along the glorious Rush' journey.

This is a misunderstood album. Despite duds like Best I Can (which is quite finger snappy), this is prime-time good ol' rock and roll. Who Rush generates in Fly by Night a fiery cry of youth that could alter your behavior while driving. Suddently, you feel like speeding up and giving "the eyes" to women at a red light just like at 20 years old.

Fly by Night breathes great mid-20's years just hanging out and listening old records. Who could deny the fact that By-Tor and the Snow Dog has tremendous musical efficency and 100% concert headbanging potential? Man, I wrecked my neck in the Vapor Trail Tour on that song. I still recall shouting at the top of my lungs "the sign of Eth is rising in the air!" and mimicking Geddy Lee's grandiose Robert Plant-like "Oooh yeeahh!"

Boy what a crazy ride of an album.

A huge 1975 "ROCK ON!" to everyone who agrees.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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