Top positive review
18 people found this helpful
Finding their way
on 27 April 2001
FINDING MY WAY-title track could easily be applied to the entire album. A very early example of Rush's talents it is easy to hear the many musical influences that helped to shape the future band we all know and love. Led Zeppelin, Budgie, Black Sabbath to mention a few, are all in there somewhere but Ill let you have the fun deciding which band inspired which tracks. Sorry no extra points for guessing correctly.
NEED SOME LOVE is a great upbeat track as is FINDING MY WAY both having a strong beat and plenty of rhythm. In contrast HERE AGAIN sounds a bit laboured and plodding-good guitar bit in the middle though,
On a heavier note WHAT YOURE DOING has an excellent thumping beat, best appreciated through headphones to get the full benefit from the echo effect on the vocals. Watch out for the BIG FINNISH!!!!
If like me, you like to sing along <so long as there is no one around to hear me>then the unsophisticated lyrics and easier pace of IN THE MOOD is the track for you.
Then for the "quiet bit" but not for long, BEFORE AND AFTER is much more peaceful and melodic to start with but soon leads into another brilliant showcase for the busy guitar fingers of Mr Lifeson.
Final track WORKING MAN, or is it the start of Passage to Bangkok <had to check I had the right CD here> is another solid heavy metal influenced track, just slightly too long for its own good as it tends to wander off a bit in the middle.
I really enjoyed this album, as it is a promise of things to come. Full of enthusiasm, power and enjoyment not to mention talent it has the real beginnings of a future Superband.
I strongly recommend you follow the manufacturers instructions "For best results play at maximum volume" What else!!!