Rush Original recording remastered, Import
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|1. Finding My Way|
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|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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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.
From the staccato machine gun open of Finding my way to the bludgeoning ending of Working Man this is sure fire MAPLE LEAF MAYHEM. Who'd a think that an Indian (subcontinental, not red) Princess could ROCK so HARD.
Get this and see how Neal Purt brought a great band to its knees with his pretentious waffle. Real ROCK lyrics are all about CHICKS and BEER and being ground down by the MAN.
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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Their 1st album, with original drummer John Rutsey. Far to be their best, but with the great classic "Working Man".Published on July 27 2014 by srblanch
Good solid "english blues rock" style album
I most enjoy Finding My Way
I would recomend this to any " hard blues" fan
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