RUSH
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Rush is a progressive rock band which formed in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada in 1968. The band formed with the lineup of Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and John Rutsey (drums). Rutsey was replaced by Neil Peart in 1974, shortly after the release of their first album, and three weeks before their first American tour. Peart also became the band's lyricist, and wrote many of the band's best known songs. As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records. According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

Rush also ranks 78th in U.S. album sales with 25 million units. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush's total
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2112 [2 CD/DVD][40th Anniversary]2112 [2 CD/DVD][40th Anniversary]
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Moving Pictures [LP]Moving Pictures [LP]
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Rush (Remastered)Rush (Remastered)
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Signals (Remastered)Signals (Remastered)
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.. Album Cover 3.30 | 61 ratings
Rush
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 3.51 | 63 ratings
Fly by Night
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 3.62 | 67 ratings
Caress of Steel
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 4.17 | 99 ratings
2112
Hard Rock 1976
.. Album Cover 4.34 | 107 ratings
A Farewell to Kings
Hard Rock 1977
.. Album Cover 4.37 | 109 ratings
Hemispheres
Hard Rock 1978
.. Album Cover 4.19 | 107 ratings
Permanent Waves
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover 4.44 | 143 ratings
Moving Pictures
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 3.76 | 33 ratings
Signals
Non-Metal 1982
.. Album Cover 3.85 | 31 ratings
Grace Under Pressure
Non-Metal 1984
.. Album Cover 3.28 | 28 ratings
Power Windows
Non-Metal 1985
.. Album Cover 2.73 | 27 ratings
Hold Your Fire
Non-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 3.17 | 30 ratings
Presto
Hard Rock 1989
.. Album Cover 2.96 | 43 ratings
Roll the Bones
Hard Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 3.57 | 49 ratings
Counterparts
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 3.16 | 44 ratings
Test for Echo
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 3.46 | 45 ratings
Vapor Trails
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover 3.73 | 53 ratings
Snakes & Arrows
Hard Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 3.96 | 59 ratings
Clockwork Angels
Hard Rock 2012

RUSH EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Closer to The Heart
Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Tom Sawyer / A Passage To Bangkok / Red Barchetta
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Vital Signs / Passage To Bangkok / Circumstances / In The Mood
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 3.21 | 14 ratings
Feedback
Proto-Metal 2004

RUSH live albums

.. Album Cover 3.86 | 27 ratings
All the World's a Stage
Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover 4.02 | 35 ratings
Exit... Stage Left
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 2.68 | 9 ratings
A Show of Hands
Non-Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 3.93 | 22 ratings
Different Stages - Live
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 3.73 | 10 ratings
Rush in Rio
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 3.06 | 8 ratings
Snakes & Arrows Live
Hard Rock 2008
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 3 ratings
Grace Under Pressure Tour
Non-Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 3.53 | 6 ratings
ABC 1974
Proto-Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 2.73 | 5 ratings
Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Moving Pictures: Live 2011
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Clockwork Angels Tour
Hard Rock 2013

RUSH demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
In The Mood
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
"Everything Your Listeners Ever Wanted to Hear by Rush...But You Were Afraid to Play"
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Twilight Zone / Lessons
Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Rock On!: Rush / Max Webster
Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Hemispheres Radio show
Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
The Trees
Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
The Trees / The Trees
Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
The Spirit Of Radio
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Entre Nous
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Live In St. Louis
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Moving Pictures - The Radio Special
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Rush 'N' Roulette
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
A Passage To Bangkok
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
New World Man / Vital Signs (live): colored vinyl
Proto-Metal 1982
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Signals Radio Special
Non-Metal 1982
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
The Rush Special
Proto-Metal 1982
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Red Sector A
Non-Metal 1984
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Grace Under Pressure Radio Special
Non-Metal 1984
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Marathon (live)
Non-Metal 1988
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Superconducter
Hard Rock 1989
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
The Story Of Kings
Non-Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Test For Echo
Hard Rock 1997
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Different Stages
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Summertime Blues
Hard Rock 2004

RUSH re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Archives
Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rush Through Time
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthology
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover 4.26 | 9 ratings
Chronicles
Hard Rock 1990
.. Album Cover 3.89 | 8 ratings
Retrospective I: 1974-1980
Proto-Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Retrospective II: 1981-1987
Non-Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 2.18 | 3 ratings
The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 2.45 | 7 ratings
Gold
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Retrospective III: 1989–2008
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Working Men
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 1.73 | 5 ratings
Time Stand Still: The Collection
Hard Rock 2010
.. Album Cover 2.23 | 3 ratings
Icon
Proto-Metal 2010
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Icon 2
Proto-Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Sector 1
Proto-Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Sector 2
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sector 3
Non-Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Studio Albums 1989-2007
Hard Rock 2013

RUSH singles (44)

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2.00 | 1 ratings
Not Fade Away
Proto-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover
2.10 | 2 ratings
Finding My Way / Need Some Love
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover
2.07 | 2 ratings
In The Mood / What You're Doing
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover
2.12 | 2 ratings
Return Of The Prince / I Think I'm Going Bald
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover
2.10 | 2 ratings
Fly By Night / Best I Can
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover
2.12 | 2 ratings
Fly By Night / Anthem
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover
2.14 | 2 ratings
Bastille Day / Lakeside Park
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Fly By Night / In The Mood / Something for Nothing [live]
Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Making Memories / Temples Of Syrinx
Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Closer To The Heart / Bastille Day / The Temples Of Syrinx
Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover
2.14 | 2 ratings
Closer To The Heart / Madrigal
Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover
2.14 | 2 ratings
The Trees / Circumstances
Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover
2.14 | 2 ratings
The Spirit Of Radio / Circumstances
Proto-Metal 1978
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2.14 | 2 ratings
The Spirit Of Radio / The Trees
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Entre Nous / Different Strings
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Limelight / XYZ
Proto-Metal 1981
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3.08 | 4 ratings
Tom Sawyer / Witch Hunt
Proto-Metal 1981
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Tom Sawyer / A Passage To Bangkok (live)
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Freewill / Closer To The Heart (live)
Proto-Metal 1981
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Close To The Heart / The Trees (live)
Proto-Metal 1981
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Subdivisions / Red Barchetta
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Subdivisions
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Subdivisions / Countdown
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Countdown / New World Man / Spirit Of Radio (live)
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Countdown / New World Man 7"
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New World Man / Vital Signs (live)
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New world Man / Vital Signs / Freewill (live)
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The Weapon / Digital Man
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Countdown / New World Man
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Afterimage / The Body Electric
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Distant Early Warning / Between The Wheels
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Mystic Rhythms
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The Big Money / Red Sector A (live)
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Red Sector A / Territories
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The Big Money
Proto-Metal 1985
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Time Stand Still / Force Ten
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Time Stand Still / High Water
Non-Metal 1987
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Prime Mover / Tai Shan
Non-Metal 1988
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Prime Mover / Early distant Warning (live)
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Ghost Of A Chance / Dreamline
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Roll The Bones / Show Don't Tell
Non-Metal 1992
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Far Cry
Hard Rock 2007
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Caravan / BU2B
Hard Rock 2011
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Headlong Flight
Hard Rock 2012

RUSH movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Exit...Stage Left
Proto-Metal 1981
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Grace Under Pressure Tour 1984
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Through The Camera Eye
Non-Metal 1985
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A Show Of Hands
Non-Metal 1989
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3.10 | 2 ratings
Chronicles: The Video Collection
Hard Rock 1990
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4.02 | 8 ratings
Rush In Rio
Hard Rock 2003
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3.41 | 6 ratings
R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
Hard Rock 2005
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4.19 | 6 ratings
Replay X 3
Hard Rock 2006
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3.21 | 6 ratings
Snakes And Arrows Live
Hard Rock 2008
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Working Men
Hard Rock 2009
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4.56 | 20 ratings
Beyond the Lighted Stage
Hard Rock 2010
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4.02 | 4 ratings
Classic Albums: 2112 - Moving Pictures
Hard Rock 2010
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4.08 | 3 ratings
Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland
Hard Rock 2011
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Clockwork Angels Tour
Hard Rock 2013

RUSH Reviews

RUSH Signals

Album · 1982 · Non-Metal
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Unitron
Signals is the ninth studio album from hard rock band Rush. With the success of the groundbreaking Moving Pictures, Rush continued with extending their use of synth on the albums that were to follow. Signals, the first of these four "synth -period" albums, shares some similarities with it's predecessor; however it really "signals" in yet another new era for the band. Now the synth was immensely overused in 80's rock in my opinion, however, some bands used it quite well. Rush was one definitely of these bands.

Opening up with the popular single "Subdivisions", you immediately get an idea of the sound for the album. The album has an overall melancholy synth-rock sound, with the band's otherwise core hard rock sound taking a back-seat. That doesn't effect the quality of the music here much though, as this is still a great rock album. The aforementioned track is certainly great and among the highlights, as is the other popular single "New World Man". It's easy to see why the latter was picked as a single, it's infectiously catchy and reminds me a bit of The Police.

However great those songs are, some of the best tracks on the album come from the deeper cuts. These tracks are "Chemistry", "The Weapon", and "Countdown". "Chemistry" has a very grandiose sound mixed with some hard rocking riffs, "The Weapon" is a stomping track with the synth creating a really cool brooding atmosphere, and "Countdown" is simply a fantastic finale. Unfortunately for these three awesome songs, there are three pretty weak songs. "The Analog Kid" is decent, "Digital Man" drags on for too long, and the ballad "Losing It" just doesn't work and has some pretty annoying electric violin noodling that borders on avant-garde.

While not quite up to par with it's predecessor and preceding albums, Signals is still a great album in it's own right. I recommend it to fans of Moving Pictures, and I could also see New Wave fans enjoying it as well. One of the stronger albums of the band's synth-era. Hope you found this review helpful, feel free to comment!

RUSH Moving Pictures

Album · 1981 · Hard Rock
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Unitron
Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album from hard rock band Rush. With the previous album once again switching up the band's sound, Moving Pictures continues with the generally shorter song-lengths and 80's sound. Moving Pictures is certainly Rush's most famous album, and forever set in stone as a staple of classic rock with many songs from the album still being heard on the radio today.

There's a pretty good chance that most rock and metal fans have heard this classic album, and already know the quality it contains. What makes it a classic though? Well, Moving Pictures has a unique sound that I don't quite think has really been replicated. Synth is a lot more prominent here than any of the band's previous albums, but they way it's used isn't in the typical over-bearing annoying way that synth is used. The synth plays along with the hard rocking guitar riffs and rumbling bass sound. The first four songs, Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ, and Limelight are all classics and classic rock radio staples that I don't think need any explaining. I will mention that Tom Sawyer, despite it's airplay, is still one of my favorite Rush songs. It certainly didn't become their most popular song for no reason.

The deeper cuts include the one epic on the album, "The Camera Eye", "Witch Hunt", and "Vital Signs". These continue the high quality of the beginning of the album, with "Witch Hunt" being one of my favorites. As the title implies it has a very unsettling atmosphere, opening with a dark marching riff and the sound of chimes. The song picks up, becoming quite grandiose in a dark way. Peart's drumming and lyrics are also great in this song especially. "Vital Signs" is also a pretty dark song, and is a fitting end song. It kind of shows what was to come on the next album two albums, while also having a sound similar to the previous album.

Moving Pictures is in every way a classic. The whole band is in top-form here, and is certainly an essential album for any rock collection. If you haven't heard this album and are a fan of hard rock and metal, you should certainly give it a listen. A true epitome of a classic rock album. Hope you found this review helpful, feel free to comment!

RUSH Permanent Waves

Album · 1980 · Hard Rock
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Permanent Waves is the seventh studio album from progressive/hard rock band Rush.

Coming into the 80's after the four-track spacey hard rock behemoth of Hemispheres, Rush must have felt that they had exhausted that sound which I do believe they did. Permanent Waves shows a smooth transition from the epic space hard rock of the past few albums and into a more accessible yet still unique style. Don't worry, this isn't Rush becoming a Foreigner or REO Speedwagon, this is still hard rock/heavy metal with space rock elements and philosophical lyricism.

Unlike the past several albums, Permanent Waves features no songs longer than ten minutes, with most songs being 4-5 minutes long. The opening two songs, "The Spirit of Radio" and "Freewill", propelled the band into popularity with the former still getting tons of radio airplay today. The latter is one of the best on the album. Along with being a catchy song with Peart's usual fantastic lyricism, Alex Lifeson's guitar solo here just shreds. It's easily one of my favorite guitar solos of all time.

The two other short songs, "Entre Nous" and "Different Strings", I feel are criminally underrated. The former is a really good hard rocker in the same vein of "Freewill", while the latter takes a much softer melancholy sound before a killer solo at the end. This is one of Rush's most beautiful songs, and one of my favorites. Lifeson's acoustics and quiet electric guitars, Geddy Lee's vocal performance, Peart's steady drums, and the bittersweet piano all work together to create a sublime song.

The two epic tracks are among Rush's best. "Jacob's Ladder" is a dark and brooding with a symphonic atmosphere and marching riffing. "Natural Science" is easily in my top five Rush songs, having everything that makes Rush and this album so damn great: Shredding solos, a dark yet bittersweet tone, thoughtful lyricism, and all musicians in top form. I can't put my love for this song in words, it's something that you have to listen to rather than read about.

Permanent Waves was the start of a new decade for Rush, and I'm glad they took the length down a bit on this album as the title suite from Hemispheres really suffered from too many ideas and not being gripping enough. The band knew they had burnt out their engines for 20-minute suites, but they didn't make a drastic change. They kept their core sound, while being a bit more accessible which isn't always easy to do. If you like spacey heavy/hard rock this is essential listening. Hope you found this review helpful, feel free to comment!

RUSH Signals

Album · 1982 · Non-Metal
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It's obvious that Rush's zenith was none other than the 1980's, a time considered emphatically by most to be the worst ten years for progressive rock (and admittedly there is some truth to the hyperbole). What gave Rush the edge over the rest of those who hit a low point in the 80's was their ability to be simplistic yet deeply complex seemingly at the same time. A record that exemplifies this well is none other than '81's Moving Pictures. It was a refreshing glimpse into the hard rock scene, and was what I like to call the second coming of Rush, where the legendary trio was once again able to meld the entire rock scene with pure power. Now I am a fan of Moving Pictures but I actually have somewhat of an unpopular opinion, because I believe that their following year follow-up, Signals, is in fact an even better record than it's predecessor.

Signals is very similar to Moving Pictures in many ways. For one, Lifeson sounds nigh identical to how he did on the latter, with the same echoey twang that's become signature for Rush. But what I thing Signals did so much better was the balancing of the instruments. I will admit sadly that the bass guitar, an obviously necessary instruments gets buried in progressive rock, and a lot of that comes from how many filters and sounds are layered over it. Signals is one of the few records where I can honestly say that Geddy Lee presents his full blown talent to us on the bass without fail, while still keeping Lifeson's guitar at the helm. Peart is somewhat receded in his playing which to a drummer like myself sort of does get under my skin because I know that his simplistic drumming on Signals is a bit of a facade, though he still does still have some great rolls even with his constraints.

Most of the songs are either fast-paced swinging rockers or slow, intricate jams. 'The Weapon' showcases one of the catchiest beats by Peart I think I've heard by far, and some of those pseudo-poetic lyrics that I know the band loves dearly (as do I). The two man-centric songs, 'Digital Man' and 'New World Man' are quite different, the former being practically a cheesy b-side from a Moving Pictures track (not a bad thing), and the latter being slow methodical tune that talks about the development of technology and the wonders of one certain man who has harnessed it to his own will. 'Countdown' I love so much but it infuriates me in equal measure. This particular track irks me because of it's potential to become an epic (one that could maybe even be a 20-minute long spectacle). It has so many different coinciding musical themes to it that bounce off each-other, and practically are an introduction to a suite where these different themes will be displayed in their own unique and powerful movements...but alas nothing of the sorts happens. The only song I dislike in any way is 'Losing It', which granted starts out with a particularly creative intro Kraftwerk-like techno tune, but shifts into a particularly annoying ballad halfway-through. Unfortunate because I found the first third and the last third to be dreadfully catchy and particularly good background music. Not exactly 'bad' but definitely not a high point of an otherwise great album.

If you show someone who you know who by some mystifying means doesn't know Moving Pictures, and afterwards inquires for more of it, give them Signals. Depending on how well-versed they are with Rush or at least Rush's sound, they may like it the same, or in my case more than other 80's Rush works. Two thumbs way up.

RUSH Hemispheres

Album · 1978 · Hard Rock
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Hemispheres is the sixth studio album from hard rock/progressive rock band Rush.

With 2112 and A Farewell to Kings firmly placing the band in the royal court of spacey heavy rock/metal bands, Hemispheres sees Rush continue in the style of the previous album. This is only fitting, as the grand finale of A Farewell to Kings's "Cygnus X-1" was a bit of a cliffhanger. So here comes Book II of Cygnus X-1.

The "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres" suite takes the spot as Rush's third longest song, clocking in at just over eighteen minutes. This title track moves all over the place, with many different riffs and passages. While this worked so well in "Cygnus X-1" and "2112", it honestly doesn't work well here. There's a few cool riffs, especially the sharp metal march at the beginning, but it's overall not as exciting as previous epics and my mind starts to wander after a while. The problem is that there are just too many ideas here, without the time to let it all play out. "2112", while longer, kept things fresh but at the same time kept things going long enough for the listener to enjoy one passage. Here, as soon as I start really getting into a sweet riff, it's gone.

Despite the main event being a bit of a snooze-fest, the three other songs featured are more enjoyable. "Circumstances" is probably my favorite on the album, with killer riffing and showing Peart's lyrics becoming less sci-fi and more philosophical. "The Trees" shows Peart's lyrical genius as well, with some of the greatest metaphorical lyricism I've ever heard. The finale, "La Villa Strangiato" is a bonafide classic and one of the greatest instrumentals of all time. Despite being all over the place like the title track, "La Villa Strangiato" makes it all work. It all flows smoothly together, with rumbling bass, guitar shredding, and crazy drum work. So many musical styles are packed in, ranging from space rock, shredding heavy metal, jazzy swing drum/bass interplay, to serene guitar harmonies reminiscent of Santana in his prime.

If the opening suite, which is half of the album, wasn't so boring this would be a masterpiece. While half of it is boring, the rest of the album is absolutely killer and keeps you at the edge of your seat. The second half of the album is so killer, that it's worth listening. Just don't expect any "2112" with the title track.

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RUSH Movies Reviews

RUSH Replay X 3

Movie · 2006 · Hard Rock
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AtomicCrimsonRush
"Replay X3" is a terrific box set of the 3 earlier Rush VHS concerts and it has been mastered to provide great picture though not all widescreen unfortunately. The sound is excellent without any noteable dropout unlike the VHS antiques. The packaging is excellent, booklets included and all original art prints on the seperate covers. There is also a bonus CD of Grace Under Pressure which is worthwhile.

DVD 1 is Exit...Stage Left, a 1 hour concert from the early years or Rushtory when they had long hair, and features a strong setlist with the likes of Limelight, Tom Sawyer, and a rare appearance of the brilliant Xanadu. The usual suspects are here such as the wonderful Red Barchetta and quintessential Freewill along with lighters in the air stalwart crowd pleaser Closer To The Heart. It is always great to see them having fun with the instrumental YYZ and a real treat is to hear the medley at the end with By-Tor And The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood and 2112 edited together masterfully. The VHS or DVD delivers what it promises, Rush in their hey day with great quality sound and editing. The band look young of course and jump around a lot more and there were no signs of chicken rotisseries or clothes dryers back then, but a heck of a lot of lighting and laser effects more than makes up for it. The concert also comes with a lot of interview footage and voice overs between songs, and some footage of the band backstage while the songs play and that is a treat compared to the usual straight concert footage. Too short but quite sweet. A real blast from the past that will please Rushaholics.

DVD 2 is Grace Under Pressure, another of the earlier concert performances of Rush running for about an hour with a lot of songs from "Grace Under Pressure" of course and it is nice to hear these. It begins with a glorious opening with The Spirit Of Radio, and a noticeable glowing effect on the band especially the white shirts, as if Vaseline had been rubbed on the lens. This is the 80s and this effect was prominent on film clips of artists such as Nik Kershaw and Dire Straits or Duran Duran. It looks kind of weird on Rush as they were never pretty video boys. Unfortunately the fuzzy effect is prevalent throughout the recording, and it kind of annoys me, especially the way the bright lights phase over constantly. Lifeson wears a white sports jacket looking like the mad scientist of metal, Peart has a white T and red cap that he loses later, and Lee wears grey suit jacket and white T. The hair dos are 80s personified; Peart has a rat tail, Lee has a mullet and Lifeson has a Flock of Seagulls quiff. Oh well, it is what it is. The music is brilliant.

The Enemy Within is rarely heard live but sparked my memory and it's a great song. The Weapon is always fantastic, one of my favourites, and it begins with a Dracula character on screen telling people to put on their 3D glasses. Witch Hunt begins with a screening of a bunch of cultists burning books with torches. It is a great song from "Moving Pictures" recently heard in the Time Machine concerts. Lee's vocals are excellent throughout and the guitars are incredible. New World Man is another one rarely heard live recently and it is OK though not one of the better tracks from "Signals". Synths are heard here though no one seems to be playing them, so I suspect some recorded music was used. It was the age of the video clip and a clip is shown of some animation and a boy looking up to see a huge airship in the sky. Distant Early Warning follows and it is a great song from GUP, that has become a concert favourite. The clip shows the boy riding a missile and the laser light show follows.

Red Sector A is an awesome song and I loved hearing it on this DVD again, with one of the strongest melodies of the Rush catalogue. The laser show looks great here. The lyrics by Lee are terrific and when Lee sings "smoking gun" a massive explosion goes off causing the crowd to roar. The lyrics are actually based on family experience and is a homage to his mother and father that survived the holocaust. Though Lee re wrote the lyrics to have a broader perspective that it may apply to any holocaust like situation such as Rwanda. Closer To The Heart is always a crowd pleaser and the crowd know it well enough to drown out some of Lee's vocals. There were no mobile phones back then but plenty of lighters go up in the air.

The obligatory medley is here with a terrific merging of some classics, YYZ, Temples Of Syrinx, and Tom Sawyer. During YYZ the crowd are obsessed with air drumming throughout. Tom Sawyer features the Moving Pictures animation on the screen. It is nice to hear Lee be able to reach those high notes too in the chorus.

Vital Signs is one I have not seen live on other concerts till the "Moving Pictures" live concerts of recent years. When Lee takes off his jacket his white T glows like the rest of the band's halos. It is a weird effect really and perhaps the worse part of the DVD. It ends with Finding My Way and In The Mood, from the earliest album. it is a great crowd participation song with the crowd visible throughout, a guy even lights up a pipe at one stage. Overall, this is a great snippet of songs from the Rush 80s years, worth checking out for certain even if for nostalgia if nothing else.

DVD 3 is A Show Of Hands, a 90 minutes concert experience and as such way better than the previous DVDs available, namely "Exit Stage Left" and "Grace Under Pressure". It is excellent also due to the use of animations on the big screen and the overall setlist. The songs are from "Hold Your Fire" mostly and I believe they are better heard live than on that album so that is a drawcard of this particular DVD. It also has a very solid quality sound throughout and the band look great and have heaps of fun. From "Hold Your Fire" the songs appear, Mission, Prime Mover, Force Ten, and Turn The Page so there is a lot from their latest at the time.

Closer To The Heart is always present of course along with quintessential Tom Sawyer, and The Spirit of Radio. I always love to hear the magnificent Red Sector A and hard rocking Force Ten, and it was great to see them play Mission, another one rarely heard live on these DVDs.

Marathon, Territories and The Big Money from "Power Windows" are good rockers for the crowd to get into. The drum solo by Peart is terrific, with his vibes section and patented cymbal jazz splashes along with some incredible triplet work though his drums are still stationary in this era, and not as many.

The concert ends with a brilliant medley 2112, The Temples Of Syrinx, La Villa Strangiato and In The Mood. Overall a strong concert, one of the best live documents of the band and worth getting hold of above the rest.

The Grace Under Pressure Bonus CD, is a previously unreleased audio from the newly remastered Grace Under Pressure concert soundtrack and it is a fantastic Rush sound.

"Replay x3" is definitely worth getting as it houses 3 very good concerts of the early years and these are only available now with this set released in 2006.

RUSH Exit...Stage Left

Movie · 1981 · Proto-Metal
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Exit...Stage Left is a 1 hour concert from the early years or Rushtory when they had long hair, and features a strong setlist with the likes of Limelight, Tom Sawyer, and a rare appearance of the brilliant Xanadu. The usual suspects are here such as the wonderful Red Barchetta and quintessential Freewill along with lighters in the air stalwart crowd pleaser Closer To The Heart. It is always great to see them having fun with the instrumental YYZ and a real treat is to hear the medley at the end with By-Tor And The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood and 2112 edited together masterfully. The VHS or DVD delivers what it promises, Rush in their hey day with great quality sound and editing. The band look young of course and jump around a lot more and there were no signs of chicken rotisseries or clothes dryers back then, but a heck of a lot of lighting and laser effects more than makes up for it. The concert also comes with a lot of interview footage and voice overs between songs, and some footage of the band backstage while the songs play and that is a treat compared to the usual straight concert footage. Too short but quite sweet. A real blast from the past that will please Rushaholics.

RUSH Snakes And Arrows Live

Movie · 2008 · Hard Rock
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AtomicCrimsonRush
This 3 CD package is a great concert experience that I will return to often. Everything works - from the excellent sound quality to the crystal clear picture. The stage itself is massive and there are incredible lighting effects, lasers and fire effects. The 3 split screens at times show each band member, and sometimes a visual effect to enhance the track being played. There are weird Rush-ian gimmicks, namely the 3 huge ovens full of rotating chickens that glow ominous red throughout the night. There is no reference to these except Lee says at the end of CD1 that they are no longer spring chickens so they need to take a break. At one point a weird chef appears to turn the chickens over. Similar in fact to the washing machines with rotating clothes in the 'Live in Rio' show. Other subtler things are on stage such as flanks of flowers around microphones, plastic dinosaurs around Lifeson's stacks and the piece de resistance is the miniature Stonehenge rock on Lee's keyboards - a nod in Spinal Tap's direction for sure. We see crowd shots and Lee takes home movies of them screaming Hello Canada - in fact we see many versions of him doing this from other shows. Peart is featured with a sizzling drum solo that is well above what normally occurs in solos. He uses gamelon style blocks and sound effect drums to enhance the solo and his kit rotates to add depth. I love when the jazz band kicks in and he plays full blown jazz metrical patterns - there is a standing ovation after this.

There are no lengthy lead solo sections where Lifeson plays by himself but there is a nice acoustic piece following the drum solo. Lifeson effortlessly plays all the songs with precision and finesse. Surely one of the greatest guitarists in the world.

Lee's vocals are excellent and as clear as ever. His bass pounds on every track. I noted its all mostly hard rock on this live show. The band play old favourites that every Rush fan adores such as 'Spirit of Radio' and 'Tom Sawyer' but they focus on 'Snakes and Arrows' album, virtually playing every song. This could have been problematic but I find these live versions even better than the studio versions. I was never a huge fan of S&A but this live concert really brings something special to these tracks. I like the film clips that break up the songs such as South Park's Cartman singing Tom Sawyer and the weird clips of babies in prams and a game of snakes and ladders.

The bonus features are fun, such as watching the clips without the band shots and the making of the clips which show Rush at their kookiest. Some of the extra live tracks are great too so overall this is a must see for any Rush fan. I recommend this as well as 'Live IN Rio' which are completely different experiences. This is not as good as 'Rio' due to the set list, but it is still a fantastic DVD package.

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adg211288 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Dates. The cut off for placement under proto metal is 1975.
more than 2 years ago
I happen to believe and think that Rush was the first significant blend of Prog and Metal but this baffles me. Why are the first three albums listed as Proto - Metal and not the first 6( Rush through Hemispheres instead? They are all at the very least Proto - Metal
more than 2 years ago
Why is Clockwork angels non metal Its way heavier than Snakes and Arrows! Listen to The Anarchist and The Carnies and Headlong Flight. That rocks big time.
more than 2 years ago
Really, all Rush albums should be in metal category - metal bands owe a lot to their style no matter how commercial it became.
Charcaroth wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Why are Counterparts - Snakes and Arrows listed as "non metal"? Those albums rock harder than Permanent Waves/Moving Pictures.

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