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The Runaway
3 stars What the..? Rush?

Fly By Night is still one of two pre-mature Rush albums, the other beaing the self-titled debut. They have yet to agree if they're going to be a prog band, or a hard rock band. Some of the songs on this album have progginess in them, like By-Tor and the Snow Dog, and Anthem, but the rest of them sound like the songs on their debut, 3 minutes of power chords.

No grudge held against Rush here, it's just that this is not the band we know as Rush. The album opens with Anthem, which is fairly proggy, but very heavy, which is still reminiscent of Working All Day *shivers*.

By-Tor and the Snow Dog is the real masterpiece on this album. Like Anthem, fairly proggy, yet still hard rock. This track is 8 minutes, with a sound reminiscent of Working Man, yet drum solos and odd time-signatures can be heard in this fantastic track.

Overall, Fly By Night is NOT recommended, but it's still a fairly good album. It deserves the 3 I gave it, not more.

The Runaway | 3/5 |


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