9 Jul 2010, 16:54 by TrimusDA
2 Nov 2009, 06:18 by Duplodehttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/Rush_Presto.jpg
As part of my ambition to eventually get hold of all of the studio albums by Rush, I just couldn't pass the chance of buying a copy of Presto randomly found at a local shop. Presto marks a clean break from the synth-dominated style typical of 80's Rush. Here, keyboards fill in a mostly auxiliary role, as the songs are driven by either guitar or bass lines. This change of approach does not mean the overall sound became particularly heavier, though, as it would later on in Counterparts (likely my next acquisition, BTW), giving a somewhat transitional character - and also bringing a not very positive reputation - to the album. But how do the actual songs stand up?
Show Don't Tell starts things up with a driving, rhythmically distinctive riff. Geddy's delivery on the "SHOW! DON'T TELL!" pre-chorus might get a little annoying depending on your mood, but that is easily ignored…
19 Aug 2006, 22:36 by PMazOK, before I write, I am not sure why I picked Rush. While I like them, I don't think of them as a favorite band. And honestly, I hated the song Tom Sawyer when it first came out and I still do. Also, I have never heard much of Test for Echo or Vapor Trails. Actually, there are several Rush albums I have never heard in their entirety, but I know the "hits" off of them. OK, enough chatter. Here is my list. I think many Rush purists are going to be upset. I will be really surprised if someone endorse this list as their favorites as well.
1. Distant Early Warning
2. Show Don't Tell
3. Stick It Out
5. Force Ten
Honorable Mention: La Villa Strangiato - This could probably be in the Top 5 if it were a bit shorter.
11 Apr 2006, 20:08 by Anrky