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Rush - Rush

7.7 | 299 votes |
Release date: March 1974
Style: Progressive rock


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01. Finding My Way
02. Need Some Love
03. Take A Friend
04. Here Again
05. What You're Doing
06. In The Mood
07. Before And After
08. Working Man

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It's very hard to trace the complex musical structures and deep lyrical content of Canada's progressive rock trio Rush back to their first album. This self-titled debut contains fun loving songs about having a good time, loving hard, partying and working for a living. It is quite evident that the lofty and multifaceted lyrical continuity of the noted 'master drummer' Neil Pert does not grace this album at all; Neil doesn't appear until 1975 on Rush's grandiose prog rock debut Fly by Night.

published 07.07.2006 | Comments (8)

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06.02.2012 - 19:42
Rating: 8

An impressive start to the career of one of the most talented and forward-thinking bands ever. It sounds ridiculously simple compared to their later releases, but who cares? It's still a good little rocker.
31.12.2012 - 00:25
Rating: 8

Rush is an amazing band,very good musicians,very mysterious though,like that.
12.07.2016 - 10:00
Rating: 5
Jope of Steele
Weak songs except "Working Man"
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01.09.2018 - 06:16
Rating: 10
Daddy Pig
Although Neil is a genius and every Rush album is a masterpiece, none of their following albums matches the excitement, fun, and passion that is displayed on their debut. This album is by far the greatest debut record by any band.
04.07.2020 - 20:34
Rating: 6
Metal Rambo

Oh, how I would enjoy loving this album just like the great ones, but it's really not that mature or good yet. 7/8 songs are more or less just average and forgettable, the one killer being Working Man and even that has pretty basic lyrics. John Rutsey was a great drummer, but super charismatic Neil added so much more spirit and passion to the band's image and output.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
09.10.2022 - 13:50
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Tage Westerlund
Rush was super progressive before trey became when you can put real prefix to progressive rock , actualy how simple and complex same time this album is, simple jam song writing, sortha old Rush is awesome.
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
24.11.2022 - 19:25
Dylan 1974

A little underrated on MS, this is a bit of a hidden gem: most fans focus - quite rightly - on the albums that proceed this cheeky little bad boy but this is right up there with the best of hard rock from the 1970s. Even though it's drenched in Led Zep worship, it stands on its own merit and contains some of the very best Rush songs like "Working Man", "In The Mood" and "What You're Doing'..

If you, like, dig your 1970's rock music, then my dude, you can do way, way worse than checking out this wicked slice of rock n' roll history, right here.

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