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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.. Album Cover 3.30 | 59 ratings
Rush
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 3.51 | 61 ratings
Fly by Night
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 3.60 | 65 ratings
Caress of Steel
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 4.14 | 97 ratings
2112
Hard Rock 1976
.. Album Cover 4.33 | 104 ratings
A Farewell to Kings
Hard Rock 1977
.. Album Cover 4.39 | 107 ratings
Hemispheres
Hard Rock 1978
.. Album Cover 4.17 | 105 ratings
Permanent Waves
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover 4.44 | 141 ratings
Moving Pictures
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 3.74 | 30 ratings
Signals
Non-Metal 1982
.. Album Cover 3.64 | 27 ratings
Grace Under Pressure
Non-Metal 1984
.. Album Cover 3.13 | 24 ratings
Power Windows
Non-Metal 1985
.. Album Cover 2.79 | 25 ratings
Hold Your Fire
Non-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 3.14 | 27 ratings
Presto
Hard Rock 1989
.. Album Cover 2.92 | 40 ratings
Roll the Bones
Hard Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 3.61 | 46 ratings
Counterparts
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 3.06 | 41 ratings
Test for Echo
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 3.46 | 44 ratings
Vapor Trails
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover 3.73 | 52 ratings
Snakes & Arrows
Hard Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 3.96 | 58 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 | 13 ratings
Feedback
Proto-Metal 2004

RUSH live albums

.. Album Cover 3.86 | 26 ratings
All the World's a Stage
Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover 4.01 | 34 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
Non-Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
The Story Of Kings
Non-Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Test For Echo
Non-Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Different Stages
Non-Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Summertime Blues
Non-Metal 2004

RUSH boxset & 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 4.25 | 8 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 2.05 | 2 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
.. Album Cover
2.14 | 2 ratings
The Spirit Of Radio / The Trees
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover
2.14 | 2 ratings
Entre Nous / Different Strings
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover
2.14 | 2 ratings
Limelight / XYZ
Proto-Metal 1981
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3.08 | 4 ratings
Tom Sawyer / Witch Hunt
Proto-Metal 1981
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Tom Sawyer / A Passage To Bangkok (live)
Proto-Metal 1981
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Freewill / Closer To The Heart (live)
Proto-Metal 1981
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Close To The Heart / The Trees (live)
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover
2.14 | 2 ratings
Subdivisions / Red Barchetta
Proto-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Subdivisions
Proto-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Subdivisions / Countdown
Non-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Countdown / New World Man / Spirit Of Radio (live)
Non-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Countdown / New World Man 7"
Non-Metal 1982
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2.14 | 2 ratings
New World Man / Vital Signs (live)
Proto-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
New world Man / Vital Signs / Freewill (live)
Proto-Metal 1982
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2.00 | 1 ratings
The Weapon / Digital Man
Non-Metal 1983
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Countdown / New World Man
Non-Metal 1983
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Afterimage / The Body Electric
Non-Metal 1984
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Distant Early Warning / Between The Wheels
Non-Metal 1984
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Mystic Rhythms
Non-Metal 1985
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2.00 | 1 ratings
The Big Money / Red Sector A (live)
Non-Metal 1985
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Red Sector A / Territories
Non-Metal 1985
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2.14 | 2 ratings
The Big Money
Proto-Metal 1985
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Time Stand Still / Force Ten
Non-Metal 1987
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Time Stand Still / High Water
Non-Metal 1987
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Prime Mover / Tai Shan
Non-Metal 1988
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Prime Mover / Early distant Warning (live)
Non-Metal 1988
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Ghost Of A Chance / Dreamline
Non-Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Roll The Bones / Show Don't Tell
Non-Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Far Cry
Hard Rock 2007
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2.75 | 2 ratings
Caravan / BU2B
Hard Rock 2011
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3.05 | 3 ratings
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
Non-Metal 1985
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Through The Camera Eye
Non-Metal 1985
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2.00 | 2 ratings
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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0.00 | 0 ratings
Clockwork Angels Tour
Hard Rock 2013

RUSH Reviews

RUSH Caress of Steel

Album · 1975 · Proto-Metal
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"Caress of Steel" is the 3rd full-length studio album by Canadian progressive rock act Rush. The album was released through Mercury Records in September 1975, only 7 months after the release of "Fly By Night (1975)". "Caress of Steel" initially didn´t fare too well and sold less copies than "Fly By Night (1975)", and the tour supporting the album had low attendance. Rush considered calling it quits at this point (or at least feared that they would be forced to), but they soldiered on and subsequently found commercial and artistic success with their next album "2112 (1976)".

Although "Fly By Night (1975)" certainly wasn´t a stylistic consistent album, "Caress of Steel" is even more diverse, and not exactly loaded with radio friendly material either. The inclusion of "The Necromancer" and "The Fountain of Lamneth", which are both 10 minutes plus epics (the latter is just short of 20 minutes long) probably didn´t help gain the band more fans. Not that there weren´t progressive rock fans who enjoyed these types of tracks, but Rush was at this point still more known as a hard rock act rather than a progressive rock act, and their fans probably needed a bit more time to adjust to their new direction.

In addition to the two epics, "Caress of Steel" also features three "regular" length (3 to 5 minutes long) tracks in "Bastille Day", "I Think I'm Going Bald", and "Lakeside Park". The latter is not the most interesting Rush track, and while it´s not bad as such, it just seems to go nowhere and I´ll be a bit harsh and call it a filler track. "Bastille Day" on the other hand is a heavy energetic rocker with metal leanings, and "I Think I'm Going Bald" is a humorous hard rocking track with a charming rock´n´roll swagger. "I Think I'm Going Bald" is the only track on "Caress of Steel" which points backwards to their Led Zeppelin influenced early recordings. So stylistically "Caress of Steel" is a bit all over the place and therefore very much a transition album, where the arrow is pointing in a progressive rock direction rather than a hard rock direction, where the scale tipped the other way on "Fly By Night (1975)".

The musicianship is high class on all posts. Geddy Lee is a brilliant bassist and a skilled and distinct sounding vocalist too. Alex Lifeson´s guitar playing has improved too and his performance here is both convincing and diverse. Drummer Neil Peart puts on a strong performance on the album too. His fusion influenced playing style suits the band´s music perfectly. "Caress of Steel" is a well produced album too, featuring a warm, powerful, and organic sound. The production is handled by Rush and Terry Brown, just as it was on the predecessor.

So upon conclusion there are many positive things to say about "Caress of Steel", and although it´s not a perfect album in terms of featuring a consistent style and quality, it´s a bit of a shame it wasn´t received better by fans and media upon it´s initial release. But as mentioned above they probably just weren´t ready for Rush to be a progressive rock band yet, and had a hard time handling the transition the band were going through. To my ears the highlights of the album are "The Necromancer", "Bastille Day", and "I Think I'm Going Bald", while "Lakeside Park" and "The Fountain of Lamneth" are slightly less interesting, but a 3.5 star (70%) rating is still deserved.

RUSH Fly by Night

Album · 1975 · Proto-Metal
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"Fly by Night" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Canadian progressive rock act Rush. The album was released through Mercury Records in February 1975. A lineup change has occured since the 1974 self-titled debut album as drummer John Rutsey left Rush shortly after the debut album was released. He was replaced by Neil Peart, who also toured with Alex Lifeson (guitars), and Geddy Lee (bass, vocals) in support of the debut album. Neil Peart would immediately start contributing lyrics to the band´s music, and he has written all lyrics on "Fly by Night", except for "Best I Can" and "In the End", which were written by Geddy Lee.

Compared to the Led Zeppelin influenced hard rock of the debut album, the music on "Fly by Night" is slightly more sophisticated and varied. There´s still a strong hard rock foundation in the music, but it´s obvious the band were interested in moving in a more progressive direction. So "Fly by Night" features both hard rock riffs and driving rhythms as well as more intricate details. The 8:39 minutes long mini-epic "By-Tor & The Snow Dog" is the most obvious example of the band´s newfound progressive rock direction, but it´s not as such representative for the rest of the material featured on the album.

The change on the drummer position is heard throughout the album. Rutsey was arguably a well playing hard rock drummer, but Peart has a few more tricks up his sleeve. His slightly fusion influenced drumming style and occasional experiments with time signatures bring a new more sophisticated dimension to the band´s music, although he can also rock hard when that is called for. The musicianship is generally of high class on all positions though. Geddy Lee is not only a skilled and distinct sounding vocalist but a brilliant and quite busy bass player too, and Lifeson delivers both hard rocking riffs and well played solos. It´s on this album his chord progressions also began going down other roads than the debut´s predominantly blues based hard rock progressions. It´s a combination of the two here though.

"Fly by Night" is a very well produced album, featuring a powerful, organic, and detailed production, which suits the material on the album perfectly. The songwriting on the 8 track, 37:57 minutes long album is overall of a good quality too, and although some tracks don´t stand out as much as others, it´s an entertaining album throughout. Highlights include "Anthem" and "By-Tor & The Snow Dog", while Rush probably shouldn´t have ventured into fantasy ballad territory with "Rivendell", which doesn´t really work that well and also feels a bit out of place on the album. All things considered "Fly by Night" is a quality release though and a 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

RUSH Grace Under Pressure

Album · 1984 · Non-Metal
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Second signal

Let's make it simple: "Grace Under Pressure" can be described as "Signals" bis, with a little more guitars and a slightly inferior quality. Pursuing the 'synthetic reggae-rock' approach of its predecessor, the band ventures again into new musical territories for them on some tracks, such as new-wave and ska. The keyboards and drums also sound colder, robotic, dehumanized, however this time Alex Lifeson plays a larger role: his interventions are more nervous and punchy than on the previous opus. Furthermore, and most important, the inspiration is still present.

The album title comes from the general theme of the songs: people's reactions when they're under pressure. The science-fiction and heroic fantasy stories of the 70's are now replaced by cold war, nuclear weapon and technology problematics. "Grace Under Pressure" can also reflect the particular conditions in which the disc was composed and produced, as the musicians separated from their historic producer Terry Brown, nicknamed 'Broon', before the recording.

The first side is very good. The powerful opener "Distant Early Warning" is the best track of the record. Referring a nuclear alert system, this reggae-rock song in the style of THE POLICE evolves into a true hard-rock piece, with ferocious guitar passages and an heroic finale. Great! Dedicated to one of the band's friend who had just passed away, "Afterimage" is a touching and melancholic synthesizer reggae-rock track with a cool solo from Lifeson. Inspired by Geddy Lee's mother experience during the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen camp, "Red Sector A"'s topic is the concentration camps and the Holocaust. Despite cheesy keyboards, it offers a nice alternation of electronic, rocking, epic and touching ambiances, even sounding new-wave. The Canadians made a ska incursion with "The Enemy Within", featuring different atmospheres and rhythms. Original and having its moments, but finally a bit uneven.

The second side is unfortunately less inspired. "The Body Electric" narrates the story of an android attempting to escape its programming. Despite its mysterious surprising opening, this electronic song is rather average. "Kid Gloves" contains an excellent guitar solo but the track itself sounds overall flat. As one of the oddest RUSH composition ever, "Red Lenses" is quite irritating as well as the only true weak passage of the record. One the contrary, "Between The Wheels" is the best song of Side 2 with its oppressive ambiance and icy heroic rock.

"Grace Under Pressure" is the continuation of "Signals", a little bit more unequal and 80's sounding. Like its predecessor, 'electronic reggae-rock' could be an attempt to describe the style of this album. Although it features dated synthesizers, the first side and the last track really rock. By incorporating a few new musical elements, the band proves they were still creative and daring.

This tenth studio offering from the Canadians will be the last truly good RUSH album of the 20th century. If you didn't enjoy "Signals", this one is not for you either. Otherwise, go for it without hesitation. Recommended to fans of "Signals", THE POLICE, or even reggae-rock.

RUSH Signals

Album · 1982 · Non-Metal
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Signs of life in the 80's

Released after the melting-pot album "Moving Pictures", "Signals" represents one of RUSH's biggest musical mutation. The transformation started in 1980 is now complete: dominated by synthesizers, and even sequencers, the music is radio-friendly, less aggressive, contains less guitars. The tracks have all a normal duration and are neither progressive nor metal anymore. Already explored by the band, the reggae sections are also more present. Last point to mention: Geddy Lee's voice sounds now perfectly clean. So... is the end of RUSH as we know it? Yes. Is it worth listening? Yes too.

Rather than turning commercial, this evolution denotes the will of the Canadians to explore new musical directions in the new decade, however this does not necessarily result in a soapy 80's pop-rock. After all, this is RUSH. The inspiration is here, and, if the compositions display an homogeneous style, they still use uncommon time signatures.

The change of musical direction can be heard from the very first seconds. Featuring passages with different rhythms, "Subdivisions" is a powerful synth-rock opener, with a nice melody. Alternating rocking and calmer moments, "The Analog Kid" is driven by an energetic guitar and includes a cool guitar solo by Alex Lifeson. Nonetheless, the overall is a bit uneven. On the contrary, "Chemistry" is my favorite song of the record. A nearly cosmic overture and heroic melody, it rocks! The very cool "Digital Man" contains top-notch bass playing, reggae-based sections and numerous rhythm structures changes.

Even more surprising, the spacey disco-rock "The Weapon" is quite convincing and epic! Then comes "New World Man", a pleasant a soft reggae-rock that an remind THE POLICE at times. Featuring Ben Mink, a friend of the band, at electric violin, I'm not really a big fan of the "Losing It" and tend to find this ballad a bit flat. The only true weak track of the disc for me. The closer "Countdown" is a tribute to the NASA and its astronauts. The song narrates the launch of Space Transportation System-1, the first orbiter of NASA's Columbia Space Shuttle program. The band attended the event in 1981 in Orlando. The track incorporates genuine radio dialogs between the two pilots, John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen, before and during the flight, and is dedicated to them. Not the best passage of the album, but enjoyable.

As may understand, we're not in hard/heavy prog rock anymore. No long 70's hard/heavy prog ambitious suites like on "2112" or "Hemispheres" here. No new-wave either. 'Synthetic reggae-rock' could be an attempt to describe the style the musicians adopted on "Signals". For sure, the eighties' synthesizers sound quite dated, but this does curiously not prevent the tracks from being pleasant and original. Again, this is RUSH, so this is still creative in its way as no other band were offering something musically comparable at the time. Furthermore, this opus has a rather constant quality, and remains better than most 70's' progressive bands' releases in the 80's.

If you only know the seventies' years of RUSH, prepare for a surprise, but a good one. Accessible and lively, "Signals" opens new horizons for the Canadians, and should please fans of the trio, THE POLICE, or even reggae!

RUSH Moving Pictures

Album · 1981 · Hard Rock
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Modrigue
Rush's best album of the 80's

Last 20th century RUSH album to really contain progressive compositions, "Moving Pictures" is clearly their most varied and colorful studio opus. Its predecessor, "Permanent Waves", marked a turn towards more radio-friendly material, and so do this eighth offering. However, although the record contains several of the band's best-known songs, the music itself has a rich orchestration and still remains quite adventurous, with complex rhythms structures, while approaching different styles. The tracks can be seen as a link between their long elaborated 70's suites and their short and direct synthesizer-reggae-rock songs of the 80's. As ever since "2112", the keyboards become more and more present, whereas the incursions in the metal territory are rarefying. Another point denoting this evolution: there are no acoustic guitar passage.

Inspired the famous book of American writer Mark Twain, "Tom Sawyer" is RUSH's most successful hit single. A powerful and retro-futuristic rock song, with changing rhythms, setting immediately the tone. Great! Alternating softer passages and raging guitars, "Red Barchetta" is enjoyable. With "La Villa Strangiato", "YYZ" is the best instrumental composition of RUSH, and even one the finest of the hard rock genre! YYZ is the international identity code assigned to Toronto's airport. Transcribed in Morse code, these three letters form the opening rhythmic of the track, at bells and guitars. As Toronto is the town where the members live, "YYZ" has a particular meaning to them, as it means home sweet home. This track possesses all you could expect from the Canadians: uncommon time signatures, different ambiances, epic passages, various soli and even a spacey interlude... Fantastic! Highly influential, this complex jazzy heavy rock is simply breathtaking! On the contrary, I'm not really a big fan of "Limelight". Although also elaborated and evolving, this piece is rather average.

Longest and most progressive song of the disc, "The Camera Eye" features both somber and dreamy atmospheres. These 11 minutes contain nice guitar works and rocking passages. Not the best mini-epic from the band, but still good. The two last tracks are the most surprising for the fan. The dark fantasy "Witch Hunt" is quite particular in RUSH's discography. Cover art designer Hugh Syme's synthesizers' layers create a deep, haunting mystical ambiance, increasing more and more in intensity. Love it! Rather lively, the electronic reggae "Vital Signs" foreshadows the style that the trio will develop in their next two albums. It rocks!

The mixture of genres displayed in "Moving Pictures" was quite unique at the beginning of the eighties, when prog has already declined. Varied, original, risky and refined, the music should even please the seventies' purists. I find this album a bit overrated though, as "Red Barchetta" and "Limelight" tend to bore me. Nevertheless, the other compositions are great and more remarkable than "Permanent Waves"'s. At the beginning of the eighties, Lee, Lifeson and Peart still remain pioneers and adventurers.

One of the best and most eclectic albums from RUSH! Highly recommended!

RUSH Movies Reviews

RUSH Replay X 3

Movie · 2006 · Hard Rock
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"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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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:
1 year ago
Dates. The cut off for placement under proto metal is 1975.
1 year 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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