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Rush [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

RushAudio CD
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Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – is without question one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, equally famed for both its virtuoso musicianship and provocative songwriting.

Just last year, a career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature praised the band for its continuing artistic vitality, noting that “It’s true that Rush ... Read more in Amazon's Rush Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 6, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001ES9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,022 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Under- rated classic June 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I won't pretend that this recording can come close to the majesty of Moving Pictures or the groundbreaking progressive metal of 2112, but I have a soft spot in my heart for this album. It was my introduction to all things Rush. I ordered it "cold" from Columbia House after reading a brief description (no sound bytes back in those days.) After turning- on some friends, before you know it, there was a Rush explosion in my high school! Sure there was no heroic, inimitable drumming per Neal Peart, but the compositions were some of the tightest pure rock songs I had ever heard (naturally Led Zeppelin came to mind.) I loved the ringing open chords and imaginative solos used by Alex Lifeson, that added a different dimension from the ordinary power chords so commonly used at this time (I quickly adopted this style of playing.) I personally think Alex was the most creative soloist since Jimmy Page, not relying solely on blues scales. This is a great rock album. It is raw and powerful,and contains NO weak moments, but don't expect the grandeur of their later epic releases. Still one of my favorites!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Raw Talent July 26, 2006
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I mainly bought this album for the song "Working man". It took me a long time to hear that song because all the other tracks on this incredible debut album are awesome and I kept playing them over and over. I liked Rush when I was in high school back in the early 80's but I was not a big fan. I first bought this cd back in the mid 90's and was impressed by the raw sound of this album. It has a very different sound than their latter stuff. It's not so refined which makes it very good listening. This album really rocks. Alex is awesome on guitar and Geddy's vocals kind of remind me of early Glen Hughes (Trapeze) and John Rutsy is pretty good on the drums. This is one of my all time favorite CD's.

1. "Finding My Way" A great introduction song with a cool fade in.

2. "Need Some Love" A good tight solid rocking song.

3. "Take A Friend" A good drum fade in and great guitar intro.

4. "Here Again" My all time favorite. A good bluesy tune that really rocks. Great vocals, Great guitar, Great Bass, Great drums. This song is absolutely awesome.

5. "What Your Doing" Cool catchy tune.

6. "In The Mood" Cool bluesy classic rock song.

7. "Before And After" Slow and Mellow for the first two minutes and then it kicks in and rocks.

8. "Working Man" This albums big hit. It rocks.

All the songs on this album have very good guitar works on them. If you are into guitar's like me you will love this classic album.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This WAS and STILL IS an exellent Album/CD!! August 20, 2005
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I`m a BIG Rush fan. Alex, Geddy and first John Rutsy have started one of the many sestions of their career. What better way to start it then "Finding My Way". EXELLENT DRUMWORK only to be picked up, and a little bit MORE added by Neil Peart. "What You`re Doing" is, and shall always be, a LEGEND in the Rush archives. "Before And After" starts out real slow, and picks up. "Working Man" STILL gets played on the radio!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Led Zeppelin January 13, 2006
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Rush often get tagged in their first few albums as being little more than a Canadian rip-off of Led Zeppelin. The Zep influence can certainly be heard, but the album is more energetic and raw. It is a worthy addition to any Rush collection, but more for its historic value than for it sounding as Rush does 30 years later. This band progressed so fast over its next few albums, that this one seems left far behind; but still plenty of fun to listen to.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finding thier way...Ooooooh Yeah! January 1, 2006
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If you know Rush only from what's on their 80's/90's albums or their classic 70's Sci-fi Rock albums brace yourself. Their first album is a time capsule from the band's early days when they were slogging it out on the Toronto club scene and before Neal Peart joined and changed the sound of this band forever.

I remember buying this album in high school on a $4.00 budget cassette when I was fascinated with "2112" "Kings" and "Hemispheres" and doing a mental "WTF?!" when I first heard the raw demo-like production and those "Baby I'm in the Mood.." lyrics.

Still its a fascinating look at the band's early influences (Zep, Who, Cream, Hendrix, Sabbath, Deep Purple) and a good look at their early club repertoire. You can really smell the cigarette smoke and spilled beer on this album. Despite silly lyrics and some misguided arrangements (Geddy tries to sing the Blues!) it's still a lot of fun.

Unlike Rush's later albums, this LP was originally self-released on the band's own indie label and self-distributed in Canada before they signed with Mercury in the USA. It was recorded very cheaply and quickly between gigs and day jobs. The cheapness shows right down to that fugugly comic book cover design. But the cheap production works in it's favor giving it a raw punch that Rush never duplicated again with more time and money in the studio. It's still the band's hardest rocking album, and you can bet Metallica was listening carefully to this LP and trying to copy it's super-dry production style on their 80's albums.

The remastered CD is a big improvement over the old 80's vintage Mercury/Phonogram CD (which was hissy and muddy sounding) and a worthy upgrade. And I agree with another reviewer it would have been great to have the groups first single on it as bonus tracks, since its super rare and a lot of fans have never heard it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Now, my collection is complete...
I'll admit it, I'm a gigantic Rush fan. But for some reason, in my past 25 years as a fan I never picked up their first album. Mostly it was "No Neil Peart?... Read more
Published 17 days ago by J. Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars AWsome cd
I love this cd and this band,Any Rush fan should have this cd and if not get it.I still have my album from the 70's.Great to have it on cd.
Published 22 days ago by Cedric Cabrera
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great Rush Album
It's amazing what a difference a drummer and song writer make. I bought this from the $5 list to see what the original Rush music sounded like. Read more
Published 2 months ago by DS
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect !
Perfect !
Because the product is very good .
I liked a lot .
Would recommend to my friends from Brazil .
Published 2 months ago by Rafael - Brazil
5.0 out of 5 stars Rush!
Always a fantastic listen. These guys keep putting out quality music decade after decade. Finally in the Hall of Fame. Congrats!
Published 3 months ago by S. Kezios
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original and Best.
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
Published 4 months ago by King Troll
1.0 out of 5 stars Received wrong item
Received wrong item. More hassle than it's worth to return. Received Exit stage Left CD instead of Rush's first album's CD.Too bad. Try again later and hope for the best.
Published 5 months ago by Chris Eckert
4.0 out of 5 stars Rush's worst is better than most
Don't read too much into that title. This is a great album. I don't mean to imply it is in the least bit bad. Thus the 4 stars. Read more
Published 5 months ago by srvlives
4.0 out of 5 stars This was the beginning of a group that made history
No three guys have done what these three have done-This was before Neil, I know but the concepts and the power was present then and has only gotten greater.
Published 6 months ago by Donald Seidel
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic hard rock
Rush would never release another album like this one. Neal Peart had not yet joined the band. The songs are propelled by Alex Lifeson's gargantuan guitar riffs. Read more
Published 8 months ago by T. McCool
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