Rush

Rush

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Progressive rock trio, formed in 1968 (Toronto, Canada).
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Rush Discography

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Rush Rush (Album) Moon Records (18) Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
Rush Caress Of Steel (Album) Mercury Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Rush Fly By Night (Album) Mercury UK 1975 Sell This Version
Rush All The World's A Stage (Album) Mercury Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Rush 2112 (Album) Mercury Spain 1976 Sell This Version
Rush A Farewell To Kings (Album) Anthem Records (2) New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
Rush Hemispheres (Album) Anthem Records (2) US 1978 Sell This Version
SPE-003 Rush Live In Concert From St. Louis, MOI(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Anthem Records (2) SPE-003 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Rush Permanent Waves (Album) Anthem Records (2) UK 1980 Sell This Version
Rush Moving Pictures (Album) Anthem Records (2) Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Rush Exit...Stage Left (Album) Anthem Records (2) Japan 1981 Sell This Version
KB 389 Rush, Ian Hunter Rush, Ian Hunter - In Concert With Rush & Ian Hunter(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour KB 389 US 1981 Sell This Version
MK 185 Rush Rush 'N' Roulette(LP, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Mercury MK 185 US 1981 Sell This Version
Rush Signals (Album) Anthem Records (2) Germany 1982 Sell This Version
none Rush / Squeeze (2) Rush / Squeeze (2) - The Best Of The Biscuit, King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1983 Sell This Version
Rush Grace Under Pressure (Album) Anthem Records (2) US 1984 Sell This Version
Rush Power Windows (Album) Anthem Records (2) US 1985 Sell This Version
none Rush The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. none US 1986 Sell This Version
Rush Hold Your Fire (Album) Anthem Records (2) US 1987 Sell This Version
Rush A Show Of Hands (Album) Anthem Records (2) Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Rush Presto (Album) Anthem Records (2) Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
838 936-4 Rush Chronicles(2xCass) Vertigo 838 936-4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Rush Roll The Bones (Album) Anthem Records (2) US 1991 Sell This Version
PR10 Rush Roll The Bones Radio Special(CD, Album, Promo) Anthem Records (2) PR10 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Rush Counterparts (Album) Anthem Records (2) US 1993 Sell This Version

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wjcunico

wjcunico

February 12, 2016
THIS IS THE GREATEST ROCK BAND OF ALL TIME! God bless you guys!
Violin-Dragoness

Violin-Dragoness

January 12, 2016
Hands down one of the best rock bands of all time. Absolutely incredible, their musicianship and lyrics.
nanaskunk

nanaskunk

October 29, 2015
T h e b e s t R o c k B a n d I n T h e P l a n a t !!!!
nthome

nthome

October 11, 2013
Absolutely my favorite band of all time. No other band has successfully encompassed so many different styles of music without alienating their distinctiveness. For most bands, I only bother buying one album (normally a cd) because I only have so much money and space. But I have already purchased 2112, Signals, Roll the Bones, and Clockwork Angels on CD and traded for Moving Pictures on vinyl. I intend to collect every album of theirs on vinyl (up through Hold Your Fire or whenever it they start to get expensive, as vinyl went production downhill around then) and maybe CD copies of everything else when I find the deal.

But of course, the best way to experience Rush is live, which I was lucky enough to do on their Clockwork Angel's Tour; their live albums are all very good as well, if a bit spotty in terms of necessity, as I only find Rush in Rio and Different Stages as must-haves.

Of my hundreds of artists in my collection, of my thousands of songs, Rush is king.
boneroller

boneroller

March 15, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
Rush is a perfect illustration of a band who stuck to THEIR vision instead of folding in to the Record Company's demands, retaining their self-respect and gaining the respect of what became one of the more loyal fanbases in the world, as evidenced by the previous reviewer's words:

"despite their later albums becoming somewhat predictable, a new Rush album is always an event."

I have found myself over the years just 'automatically' picking up the new Rush album, even if I hadn't cared for the previous one. What if I had never bought "Grace Under Pressure" because someone told me it had more synthesizers in it than 'Signals' had? WHOA! 'GuP' is a classic! Rush has earned my 'automatic' album purchase after a gazillion studio album releases. Of course, experiencing them in the live setting usually turned fans into SUPER fans. Now, even my teenagers are SUPER fans. Rush fans also find it extremely refreshing to see Rock Band Egos who aren't afraid to poke fun at themselves and not take themselves so damn seriously.May they keep on rockin' for another 40 years! And to again quote one of the other Rush reviewers:

"Rush might be the greatest rock band of all time."
We.Have.Explosive

We.Have.Explosive

September 28, 2007
edited over 3 years ago
Evolving their dynamic in leaps and bounds, the Rush discography is something that for best effect should be enjoyed in chronological order. The sudden progression from Led Zeppelin sound-alikes on Rush to Yes wannabes on Caress Of Steel occurred within a single year; the subsequent fan-favourites 2112, A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres saw the band at the peak of its development into a premier Progressive Rock band. By the 1980s the band were like a sponge, absorbing new (and popular) sounds - the five albums that span 1980's Permanent Waves through to 1985's Power Windows showcase a band not afraid to experiment and do the unexpected; moving from a stripped-down Progressive Rock template and incorporating influences such as Reggae, New Wave, Synth-Pop and Electronic music - interviews from the period show that the band were keen on Talking Heads, The Police and Tears For Fears. The results were sometimes surprising, but always eye-opening and brave. I often found the band expanded my musical palette along with their own, despite their later albums becoming somewhat predictable, a new Rush album was always an event and during my formative years, provided a musical journey without peer.
boneco

boneco

January 13, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
I was introduced to this band by a friend that had all Rush's records and can be called a real fanatic.
I first got acquainted to it during 1993 after the release of Counterparts which is the first Rush record I bought.
After listening to it I had mixed feelings and was not very sure I made a good deal buying the CD.
Sure, at first I loved Neal's drumming technic and Alex's heavy guitar however I thought some of the tunes were too bureaucratic and excessively elaborated to the point of being pedantic. This was my first impression...
After some time, for no apparent reason, I found myself listening to Rush more and more in an addictive behaviour I never had with any other band. I started digesting all newer and older albums: Moving Pictures, Hold Your Fire, 2112, Test for Echo etc.
To this date Rush is for sure my number 1 band. My theory is that when I listened to it for the first time I was not mature enough to enjoy their complex compositions hence my first impression being so negative. To enjoy Rush you'll need to listen to it repeatedly until you reach the right level of maturity and after that there is no turning back: you'll keep listening it indefinitely.
This is Rush. Some people have to do prior preparation
Astantia

Astantia

December 2, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Excellnt band. Canadian Rock group, started playing music in the late sixties, made Rush in the early seventies, released several hard-hitting albums, "Rush", "Fly By Night", "2112" and then released "Hemispheres." They developed into an extremely intelligent rock band in the eighties. It is in this decae that they began to add elements of electronica into their music. Since the nineties, they have gone back to their rock roots, but still with the same intensity of both sound and meaning that rocks.
schuby

schuby

March 28, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Rush might be the greatest rock band of all time. By fusing Geddy Lee's fleet fingered bass style with Neil Peart's machine gun like drumming, Rush created the greatest rhythm section of all time. Along with this, Lee's unusually high pitched vocals and Alex Lifeson's extraordinary guitar technique help to create some of the greatest rock music ever heard.

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