Universal Music Romania
Release date
22 Mar 2007
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Finding My Way 5:07 71,718
2 Need Some Love 2:21 41,045
3 Take a Friend 4:24 38,398
4 Here Again 7:34 37,564
5 What You're Doing 5:39 39,299
6 In the Mood 3:36 44,743
7 Before and After 5:34 33,619
8 Working Man 7:11 170,407

About this album

Rush is the first studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music) and remastered in 1997. Rush’s first release shows much of the hard rock/blues sound typical of many of the popular rock bands emerging from Britain earlier in the decade. Rush were fans of bands such as Led Zeppelin and Cream and these influences can be heard in most of the songs on this debut. Original drummer John Rutsey was unable to go on extended tours due to diabetes and left the band after the first album was released. Rutsey wrote some lyrics for the debut, but never submitted them to the band and some new lyrics had to be thrown together. He was soon replaced by Neil Peart.

Recording and production
Due to a limited budget, the sessions were scheduled during the late night ‘dead’ time in studios which, due to lack of activity at those times, had lower rates. Originally the sessions were produced by Dave Stock at Eastern Sound in Toronto. Stock had also worked on the band’s debut single (a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” with an original composition “You Can’t Fight It” on the B-side). These songs (plus original songs “Fancy Dancer” and “Garden Road”) were to be included on the album but were scrapped. Two of the Eastern Sound recordings, “In the Mood” and “Take a Friend” were included on the final album.

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  • rOnieAirhead

    The start of the legends.

    18 Mar 5:57am Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    pure heavy metal. Black Sabbath called, they want their album back!

    18 Mar 5:57am Reply

    Pure rock n' roll.

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dr_bun

    definitely their worst album, I don't even count it as a rush album

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Maah365

    40 years today!! :D

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Gyoshimaru

    40 YEAAAAAAAAAARS!!! Congrats to Rush, this is my fav album xD

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    The album cover art reminds me of a Jack Kirby-drawn explosion panel. Excellent!

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    John Rutsy kicked ass on this album IMO.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Haha, listening to this is like a time-warp back to the '70s. Wish I liked the vocals, this is really catchy musically.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mrawjm

    Brilliant album. One of their best. How old were they when they released it? By my calculations they were 21 when this album came out but formed the band when they were 15!!

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Gertrex

    Oh my God... it's awesome!

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Gertrex

    the whole comparison to led zep is way over the top, the only thing that resembles zepps on this lp are the parts when geddy does this 'hooo-yeeah' thing..[2]

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    Awesome debut, even without Peart the drums still look awesome.

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • zykoveddy

    Great debut. Gotta love the heavy guitars.

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Moniiquevelly

    animate <3

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Punkhmusic

    Indian Rockers PUNKH Worship this awesome-4 some from Canada! \m/ The Guru's of Prog-rock :Hail! RUSH!

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • iron345

    Obviously wears it's influences on its sleeve and sounds rather naive compared to what came after but it's still a remarkably entertaining and consistent album to this day. Alex shows his potential as a burgeoning master of the guitar riff.

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • piotrekkurde

    the whole comparison to led zep is way over the top, the only thing that resembles zepps on this lp are the parts when geddy does this 'hooo-yeeah' thing..

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Grindgo

    sexy music

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • reagan0

    Very good debut. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
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