Rush is the self-titled debut studio album by Rush, released in 1974. The only Rush album not to feature Neil Peart as the drummer, featuring John Rutsey instead. The album has a very strong early 70's bluesier hard rock sound, with strong influences of Black Sabbath, Cream, and Led Zeppelin.
While the overall album has mixed recption for its obvious emulation of more well known 70's rock bands, it is still fondly remembered for the classic Rush songs "Finding My Way", "In The Mood", and of course, "Working Man".
- "Finding My Way"
- "Need Some Love"
- "Take A Friend"
- "Here Again"
- "What You're Doing"
- "In The Mood"
- "Before And After"
- "Working Man"
- Geddy Lee - lead vocals, bass
- Alex Lifeson guitar, backing vocals
- John Rutsey - drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Early Installment Weirdness: The band on this album sounds like a Led Zeppelin clone and Neil Peart isn't the drummer on this album! Plus, all the lyrics were done by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.
- Epic Rocking: "Here Again" and "Working Man" are both over 7 minutes.
- Minimalistic Cover Art
- Non-Appearing Title: Nothing about "Rush" is mentioned in the songs.
- One-Word Title: Averted, every song has two or more words in the title.
- Self-Titled Album