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Rush: Breaking Into America… Canada's Answer To The New York Dolls?

Report and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus Raves, November 1975

DETROIT'S MICHIGAN PALACE was full to the brim. Though the rock 'n' roll style of the early '70s has faded into a rebirth of hippiedom ...


Rush: Rush; Neil Merryweather: Space Rangers

Review by Jim Esposito, Creem, February 1975

FIRST THERE WAS English Rock 'n' Roll! Then there was Southern Blues! Now, from Mercury Records, those swell folks who brought you Bachman-Turner Overdrive, we ...

Rush: Fly By Night

Review by John Mendelsohn, Phonograph Record, March 1975

A WRITER SHOULD never admit as much, but I'm still not entirely confident that mere words can communicate the full extent to which I abhor ...

Rush: A Canadian Rush

Interview by Deborah Frost, Circus, 14 February 1977

A SUBTERRANEAN VOICE growls across the phone wires, hesitates, and growls again – this time more softly. Canadian telephone service might be different, but it's ...

The Rush Phenomenon

Report by Paul Morley, Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 11 June 1977

This band has fans. Lots of them. They sold out the Free Trade Hall and surprised even the promoter. PAUL MORLEY asks why, PAUL RAMBALI ...

Rush: A Farewell To Kings (Mercury SRM-1-1184 ) *****

Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 10 September 1977

Rush: lords of the Kings ...

Rush: Is Everybody Feelin' all RIGHT? (Geddit...?)

Interview by Miles, New Musical Express, 4 March 1978

The gist of this being that H.M. tourist RUSH are all RIGHT-er than most, as MILES discovers ...

Rush: The Rush Archives

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 24 June 1978

Power, Pomp, Purity, Pretention, Popularity... The RUSH Problem ...

Rush: This Man Has Nightmares

Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 30 September 1978

He's also lead guitarist for RUSH and writes songs about the politics of oak trees, shapeless spirits and The Real Truth. Psychiatric care by Geoff Barton. ...

Rush: Hemispheres (Mercury); Art Bears: Hopes And Fears (Re Records); Funkadelic: One Nation Under A Groove (Warner Brothers)

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 9 December 1978

Systems of resonance ...

Rush: Hemispheres (Mercury)

Review by Joe Nick Patoski, Creem, February 1979

Ride, Mush You Rushkies ...

Rush: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Rick O'Shea, Pop Star Weekly, 5 May 1979


Rush: Permanent Waves (Mercury)

Review by John Swenson, Creem, April 1980

IN THE PAST Rush has been an easy target for trigger-happy critics looking for something so colossally bad it could absorb a double load of ...

Rush: The Moustache That Conquered The World

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 5 April 1980

SOMEWHERE in America in that black hole known as the Midwest, little bands are slogging their balls off to become big bands, and big bands ...

Rush: But Why Are They In Such A Hurry?

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, June 1981

THURSDAY: KORDOSH has been roused from his afternoon nap by Sherry Ring, publicist for Mercury Records. Ring is calling from New York to firm up connections ...

After The Gold Rush

Profile and Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 21 November 1981

Geoff Barton writes his first Rush feature for (count'em) three years and asks, is there life after Maple Leaf Mayhem? ...

Lifeson Arrives Stage Center With Rush

Report and Interview by John Swenson, Circus, 31 March 1982

ALEX LIFESON, the lanky blond guitarist whose playing is the cornerstone of Rush's live sound, is relaxing in his midtown Manhattan hotel room after a ...

Rush: Adrenalin Rush

Report and Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 18 December 1982

PETE MAKOWSKI finally delivers the goods on RUSH ...

Neil Peart

Retrospective by Chris Welch, The History of Rock, 1984

NEIL PEART is one of rock’s show drummers, whose uncompromising personality matches his single-minded dedication to music. As one-third of Canada’s Rush, Neil made a ...

Rush: The Pressure Principle

Interview by Geoff Barton, Kerrang!, 3 May 1984

RUSH guitarist ALEX LIFESON has the good grace to talk to GEOFF BARTON ...

Rush: …Cashing In

Interview by Neil Perry, Sounds, 23 November 1985

What do you do when you're late for the bus? RUSH, that's what. NEIL PERRY did it, like a tortoise. And DOUGLAS CAPE followed, like ...

Rush: The Firing Squad

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 21 November 1987

RUSH certainly don't live up to their name because it's taken the group 13 years to make their best album to date. Guitarist ALEX LIFESON counts the ...

Rush: NEC, Birmingham

Live Review by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 7 May 1988


Rush: A Show of Hands (Mercury) *½

Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 20 April 1989

ALTHOUGH THEIR fans treat the three members of Rush as if they were the Holy Trinity, the band chose the theme of another threesome — ...

Rush: Screwing Up Pop — On Purpose

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, April 1990

RUSH MAY BE the only band on earth to have made "fear of boredom" a primary musical motivation. Needless to say, they don't put it ...

Rush: Rock'n'Roll Royalty

Retrospective and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, 30 September 1991

GEDDY LEE visibly tenses up when he talks about the period when fans drove him and his family out of their east-end Toronto home. ...

Rush: Roll Models

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 18 April 1992

Oh, won't you please welcome Canadian legends RUSH — back in the UK for the sold-out Roll The Bones tour. After nearly 20 years together, ...

Rush: Staples Center, Los Angeles

Live Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 25 September 2002

SOME MIGHT ARGUE that change is the sine qua non of musical artistry, but Rush fans might contend that predictable output yields greater rewards. ...

Rush: The Sword and Sorcery Phase

Retrospective and Interview by Geoff Barton, Classic Rock, October 2004

Rush had their first taste of success in 1975, when they changed from being a basic hard rock power outfit and became something altogether more ...

In The Mood: The Favourite Albums Of Rush's Geddy Lee

Guide by Mick Middles, The Quietus, 29 June 2012

Mick Middles speaks to Rush bassist and singer Geddy Lee about his favourite albums of all times... and finds surprises amidst the classic of the ...


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