Rush ‎– Not Fade Away / You Can't Fight It

Moon Records (18) ‎– MN 001
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Not Fade Away
Written By – Petty-HardinWritten-By – Hardin*, Petty*
B You Can't Fight It
Written By – Lee-RutseyWritten-By – Lee*, Rutsey*

Companies, etc.



Apparently 500 copies were pressed.

[A]: Melody Lane BMI
[B]: Pub: Core Music CAPAC
Made in Canada
Prod. for S.R.O. Prod. Ltd.
Ⓟ 1973

Lacquer cut at RCA Studios, Toronto is derived from the TX found in the runout.
50% shaded MAPL logo on side A indicates 50% Canadian content (Artist, Performance).
100% shaded MAPL logo on side B indicates 100% Canadian content (Music, Artist, Performance, Lyrics).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side etched runout): MN 001XA TX
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etched runout): MN 001XB TX
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: CAPAC

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MN 001 Rush Not Fade Away / You Can't Fight It(CDr, Single, Unofficial) Moon Records (34) MN 001 UK 2016 Sell This Version
MN 001 Rush Not Fade Away / You Can't Fight It(7", Single, Ltd, Unofficial) Moon Records (34) MN 001 Unknown Sell This Version
MN 001 Rush Not Fade Away / You Can't Fight It(7", Single, RE, Unofficial, Red) Moon Records (34) MN 001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version


Reviews Show All 5 Reviews

Add Review



March 12, 2019
This single really needs to see an official reissue at some point. I'm guessing that either the tapes are lost, the band has forgotten about recording these songs, or they're simply embarrassed by them now.


August 2, 2018

I have seen about 15 of the rare 45's and have noticed that they all have a small pressing defect on the song "Not Fade Away" (you can see it, and there are a few small pops). I read somewhere that all the pressings have this and it is one of the ways to know its authentic. Both of the copies I own have it, and obviously its in the same place on all the copies. My observation is if your copy does not have this then it is not genuine.


November 9, 2014
This has also been pirated recently not just on red vinyl but on black and it looks very similar too the original, but missing the etches in the matrix which the original has.


October 3, 2014
Promos had applied stickers (no white labels issued). Original drummer John Rutsey on both tracks. Probably 500-1000 copies although opinions differ. Energetic, well-produced, kick-ass version of Buddy Holly tune. Strange that there's very little mention of this issue in documentaries, interviews and publications although the Moon label first lp is discussed freely. The rarest issued Rush vinyl. Recently pirated on red vinyl.