Rush Original recording remastered, Import
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|1. Finding My Way|
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|3. Take A Friend|
|4. Here Again|
|5. What You're Doing|
|6. In The Mood|
|7. Before & After|
|8. Working Man|
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
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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Top Customer Reviews
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!
The debut seems to pick up a lot of negativity however. When compared to many other albums released in this time period, it is a great album. Critics would argue that the album is a "rip off" of Led Zeppelin but I cannot agree with that. Geddy Lee does not sound like Robert Plant and Alex Lifeson does not play guitar like Jimmy Page. Both bands play the same type of hard rock, but for someone to call this album a "rip off" would lead me to believe that they have never listened to the entire recording or are not familiar with the music of Led Zeppelin. To call this album "ripped off" would be like calling all heavy metal albums "rip offs" of Black Sabbath.
I would strongly recommend this album to both fans of Rush's music as well as anyone just looking to get a great early 70's hard rock album to listen to. A number of the tracks from here are still heard regularly on classic rock radio (In The Mood, Working Man, Finding My Way) but the album is great in its entirety as there is not a bad song on it.
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Re-mastered really well, my favorite from rush!. Absolutely love the blues influence in "Here Again" killer song! Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Showers
This is album that started it all for these Canadian legends. It always sounded quite Zeppelin-ish to me, but somehow I prefer it to Zep and spin it more than any Zep album. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MooseMan
This is what they want, this is really great.
If you want PROTO METAL you got it. OK it's PROTO METAL four or five years too late, but these guys are KANUKKS ,eh. Read more
Their 1st album, with original drummer John Rutsey. Far to be their best, but with the great classic "Working Man".Published 18 months ago by srblanch
Good solid "english blues rock" style album
I most enjoy Finding My Way
I would recomend this to any " hard blues" fan
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 morePublished on Feb. 12 2013 by Richard
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