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Different but very good nonetheless,
This review is from: Victor (Audio CD)
If like me you had presumed that all the creative force within Rush was coursing through the veins of Neil Peart and Geddy Lee ...stand by to be shocked. In this solo outing Alex has teamed up with one of Rush's old touring faithfuls Les Claypool of Primus fame. Its a pretty good piece of work and Alex seems to have made a conscious effort to make sure this album doesn't sound like a collection of Rush outtakes. Les Claypool gives the album that decidedly bassy under-current that I remember from seeing Primus on stage and Alex intersperses it with some good guitaring moments. When Alex does kick in, there is no doubting that its him ... he does have his own signature sound. The range of songs is quite diverse, its a good listen and whilst it isn't Rush ...I think every Rush fan would hear it wand want to own it.
Copies are hard to get hold of and I was lucky to pick mine up for under £7 a few years ago - at the time of writing this album is exchanging hands for around £30 a each.