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Rush, by Rush: an Album Review

General Information:

-Album Title: Rush

-Artist: Rush

-Release Year: 1974

-Album Length: 39:51

-Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

-How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library

-Page of Reference in RP1: Rush is Halliday’s favorite band and as such is mentioned early and often throughout the book


A Side:

  1. Finding my Way
  2. Need Some Love
  3. Take a Friend
  4. Here Again

B Side:

  1. What You’re Doing
  2. In the Mood
  3. Before and After
  4. Working Man


I listened to this album for an hour straight the other day.  Its really interesting to see what was considered heavy metal and hard rock in the past.  Because I can hear the influences to this album…and to me that is about as far from heavy metal as you can get.

You can definitely hear moments of Led Zeppelin and Cream, even Jethro Tull.  They were clearly (and continued to be) influenced by British bands and wanting to push the limits of their music and what was considered to fall into the hard rock genre of the time.

I really enjoyed the album overall.  It was a solid start for a band that was making music well into 2015…such a long run for them.

It will be interesting to see how their albums changed as they and their influences grew and changed.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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