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Rush [Original recording remastered, Import]

Rush Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
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1. Finding My Way
2. Need Some Love
3. Take A Friend
4. Here Again
5. What You're Doing
6. In The Mood
7. Before & After
8. Working Man

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Although this debut album from the Toronto trio successfully epitomizes the bombastic hard rock they had been crafting in bars and clubs over the previous two years, when put in perspective with the rest of their catalogue, it stands out as a bit of a curio. Released in 1974, it features nine songs written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, recorded with original drummer John Rutsey, whose rudimentary but competent playing seemed appropriate for the brash, Led Zeppelin-influenced material. Rush contains the FM radio hit "In the Mood," but those familiar with the band would agree that their long-term career really began with sophomore effort Fly by Night, which established their permanent lineup with drummer Neal Peart, whose lyrical and musical contribution proved essential to the continual development of their sound. --Eric Wilson

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Rush's very Zeppelin-esque 1974 debut features John Rutsey on the drums, pounding along with Geddy and Alex on Finding My Way; Working Man; Before and After , and more. This really rocks, but the Rush sound we know today (and Neil Peart) were still to come

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canada's finest's great debut June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
Canadian rockers Rush released their debut album initially in Canada in 1973 on independent label Moon Records and would be released in August of 1974 in the US on Mercury Records after the label signed the band because this album got extensive airplay on rock radio in Cleveland(Hello Cleveland as they'd say in Spinal Tap). The lineup on this album was bass player and vocalist Geddy Lee(born Gary Lee Weinrib), guitarist Alex Lifeson(Alex Zivojinovic) and drummer John Rutsey whom were schoolmates and buddies in the Ontario, Canada suburb of Willowdale and formed the group Rush in 1970. Many critics unjustly called this album Led Zeppelin on acid. This album was a great straight, hard rock record. This album kicks off with the rocking Finding My Way, which introduced the world to Geddy, Alex and John in a Zep-inspired mode. The track Need Some Love follows and sounds like punk rock, two years before The Ramones came into existence. Other standouts on this album are the epic ballad Here Again, What You're Doing, the future show closer In the Mood and the seven minute epic closer Working Man. That track featured stellar guitar work from Alex and great musicianship from the band. Today, this album has aged well but is somewhat overlooked as it was missing a key member whom will be introduced on the next album's review. Highly recommended!
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Format:Audio CD
If you think that Led Zeppelin's debut album or Black Sabbath's debut album are their best, as I do, then you may think the same of Rush's debut. Sure, Hemisperes and 2112 were epic and outstanding, as were Paranoid and Physical Graffitti, but for raw, straight ahead rock, the three bands debuts are on the same level. A great rock album, powerful, riffy, hooky and ahead of its time. A cornerstone in Rock.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rush, no peart; not quite Zeppelin? Aug. 2 2004
By dprime
Format:Audio CD
This is a really good album in so many words, and anyone who likes rush and/or zeppelin would be able to appreciate it. It is incomareable to the amazing things they would do later but is still really good; it does have something special in how light hearted and sort of with a rockin' optimstic aura.
John Rutsey is infact a pretty good drummer and people only find him really bad beacause they compare him to the absolutely spectabular Peart (who wouldnt look like crap beside him).
If youre a big zeppelin fan, a big rush fan, or a moderate fan of both, you'll definatly like this retro rush cd which is indeed nothing more but a Led copy. Hey! Its still a good one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The blacksheep of the Rush family June 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
Rush(1974). Rush's debut studio album.
Normally, when you mention the band Rush to any casual fan, they might point out some of their bigger radio hits such as 'Tom Sawyer' 'The Spirit Of Radio', and 'Closer To The Heart. Huge fans will point you in the direction of their most famous albums like 'Moving Pictures'(1981) and the cult classic '2112'(1976). Most every album Rush has ever made has defined them clearly as a progressive rock band, and by listening to them, it's easy to see what makes this band interesting to hear. However, only the debut album lacked the inventive songwriting talents of drummer Neil Peart, and as a result, most fans will disregard the debut upon the mere mention of it. Even being a huge Rush fan, I waited a long time before listening to the debut, fearing that it would never live up to the other albums. So I finally decide to give it a chance. Does it hold up well to the rest of the Rush albums?
Well, yes and no.
Surely it does lack much of the appeal of later Rush, but I find that there is still a lot to like from the debut. The original lineup is comprised of vocalist/bassist/songwriter Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer John Rutsey, and judging by the photos, they were all just kids wanting to rock it out. The band had nothing to live up to yet and didn't have a real fanbase, so they just concentrated on making good hardrock music. True, many comparisons can be made to Led Zepplin here, but they are by no means just clones of that band. The production is typical of most early 70s classic rock bands, and the guitar tone is generally heavy for the time, complete with lots of 70s psychadelia. Instrumentally, it's a very good album. Geddy's voice is at its highest here, which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your taste.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The excellent debut from Canada's finest May 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
Canadian rockers Rush released their debut album initially in Canada in 1973 on independent label Moon Records and would be released in August of 1974 in the US on Mercury Records after the label signed the band because this album got extensive airplay on rock radio in Cleveland(Hello Cleveland as they'd say in Spinal Tap). The lineup on this album was bass player and vocalist Geddy Lee(born Gary Lee Weinrib), guitarist Alex Lifeson(Alex Zivojinovic) and drummer John Rutsey whom were schoolmates and buddies in the Ontario, Canada suburb of Willowdale and formed the group Rush in 1970. Many critics unjustly called this album Led Zeppelin on acid. This album was a great straight, hard rock record. This album kicks off with the rocking Finding My Way, which introduced the world to Geddy, Alex and John in a Zep-inspired mode. The track Need Some Love follows and sounds like punk rock, two years before The Ramones came into existence. Other standouts on this album are the epic ballad Here Again, What You're Doing, the future show closer In the Mood and the seven minute epic closer Working Man. That track featured stellar guitar work from Alex and great musicianship from the band. Today, this album has aged well but is somewhat overlooked as it was missing a key member whom will be introduced on the next album's review. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Working Man
Their 1st album, with original drummer John Rutsey. Far to be their best, but with the great classic "Working Man".
Published 26 days ago by srblanch
4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid "english blues rock" style album
Good solid "english blues rock" style album
I most enjoy Finding My Way
I would recomend this to any " hard blues" fan
Published 17 months ago by howard sangster
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic sound
I like Led Zeppelin and couldn't stop comparing this album to Led Zep's sound. There's a lot less synth than their later albums, and that's probably why it sticks out from Rush's... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album
One of my favourite albums, although, there are other albums by Rush that I do like better (2112 and A Farewell to Kings). Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2012 by Matt
4.0 out of 5 stars When the band was considered little more than a "Canadian Zeppelin...
Rush's self-titled debut album sounds very different from the band that they would become in just a few years, they were clearly in their early stages with drummer John Rutsey and... Read more
Published on April 5 2011 by Tommy Sixx Morais
2.0 out of 5 stars A good first effort that rocks hard
Recently I sat down and listened to 'Rush' from start to finish, without distraction, since.... high school? I can't remember the last time I did this. Read more
Published on May 1 2008 by Matthew West
4.0 out of 5 stars why so many low ratings
this is my favorite rush album alongside fly by night,grace under pressure and moving pictures.sure the lyrics are lame but when lifeson and lee are rockin like this it makes up... Read more
Published on April 3 2004 by gordon
3.0 out of 5 stars Alex had this guitar...
This is my favorite Rush LP for pure guitar power. I don't think that Alex Lifeson has ever played as hard as he did on Rush's self-titled debut. Read more
Published on April 1 2004 by Perry M. Ball
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