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Biography

Canadian trio Rush was founded in 1968 in the suburbs of Toronto by Alex Lifeson, Jeff Jones and John Rutsey. However, in several weeks after formation Geddy Lee, the schoolmate of Lifeson, changed Jones on bass and vocals. In such line-up the band recorded their debut Rush in 1974. The music of Rush for that moment was often compared to Led Zeppelin. The single titled Working Man entered the regular play list of one Canadian radio stations and Rush got their moderate fame in their motherland. However, drummer Rutsey left the band and Neil Peart changed him on that place. Soon after that change, Rush headed to their first tour around the USA. They played before Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann's Earth Band. In 1975, they released their second attempt Fly By Night, on which Peart successfully tried himself as the main author of the band's lyrics. The album featured their first epic composition By-Tor And The Snow Dog - songs of such type would become common for Rush's creativity. The same year, they released the Caress Of Steel disc, featuring sizeable hard rock compositions as The Necromancer and The Fountain Of Lamneth, consisting of several parts.

Rush released 2112, ignoring the studio's recommendations to record the work in a more pop-friendly form. They did it for the best, as 2112 became the first commercially successful album of Rush, while the following support tour was captured on the All The World's A Stage (Live) disc. Next albums - A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres - were recorded in the UK and had a noticeable progressive rock slant. Rush started active use of synthesizers, unusual percussions, other exotic instruments and write complicated conceptual tracks. The Permanent Waves album of 1980, contained shorter songs with the flavor of new wave and reggae, demonstrated on such tracks as Freewill and The Spirit Of Radio. Moving Pictures (1981) with singles Tom Sawyer and Limelight became the most popular record by Rush. After the concert album Exit…Stage Left the band switched to the synthesized music on the album Signals of 1982. This tradition was continued with the discs Grace Under Pressure (1984), Power Windows (1985) with the hit The Big Money and Hold Your Fire (1987).

The following tours by Rush were celebrated with the released of A Show Of Hands. In the beginning of 90's, the artist turned back to the guitar rock on discs Roll The Bones, Counterparts and hard rock Test For Echo with the song Limbo. In 1997, Peart left the band and they took a break. During one year, Peart lost his daughter in auto crash and his wife died of cancer. For a year he traveled along the North America on his bike and later re-united with the band. In 2002, Rush released the Vapor Trails disc and the collection of covers Feedback two years later. After the tour, celebrating the thirtieth birthday of Rush, the trio got down to their new album. The Snakes & Arrows album was released in 2007 with the refreshed sound, accentuated on drums. Peart became even more skillful in his song writing and many songs from the album became hits - Far Cry, The Main Monkey Business, Hope. The same year the artist went in for international tour and in 2008 issued the masterful concert record Snakes & Arrows: Live. It featured not only the tracks from the last studio disc by Rush, but also the tested by time hits. The same year the artist went in for international tour and in 2008 issued the masterful concert record Snakes & Arrows: Live. It featured not only the tracks from the last studio disc by Rush, but also the tested by time hits. In a year the musicians issued the compilation album Working Men (2009). It includes a previously unreleased version of the composition One Little Victory.

Studio Albums

Rush, Vapor Trails Remixed mp3Vapor Trails Remixed
2013
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Clockwork Angels mp3Clockwork Angels
The legendary Canadian rockers Rush enlarged their discography with a brand new album. Release of the twentieth anniversary studio work titled Clockwork Angels took place in June
2012
  • Progressive Rock
  • Hard Rock
Rush, Snakes & Arrows mp3Snakes & Arrows
Prog fans, you have to check this out! Rush are coming back to the territory of their classic sounding. Their 18th album Snakes & Arrows contains both elements of late 70's – early 80's period and new views of musicians upon their artistic work
2007
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Vapor Trails mp3Vapor Trails
2002
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Test for Echo mp3Test for Echo
1996
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Counterparts mp3Counterparts
1993
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Roll the Bones mp3Roll the Bones
1991
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Presto mp3Presto
1989
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Hold Your Fire mp3Hold Your Fire
1987
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Power Windows mp3Power Windows
1985
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Grace Under Pressure mp3Grace Under Pressure
1984
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Signals mp3Signals
1982
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Moving Pictures mp3Moving Pictures
1981
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Permanent Waves mp3Permanent Waves
1980
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Hemispheres mp3Hemispheres
1978
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, A Farewell to Kings mp3A Farewell to Kings
1977
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, 2112 mp32112
1976
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Caress of Steel mp3Caress of Steel
1975
  • Folk Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Fly by Night mp3Fly by Night
1975
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Rush mp3Rush
1974
  • Blues Rock
  • Hard Rock

EP

Rush, Feedback mp3Feedback
2004
  • Blues Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock

Compilation albums

Rush, Time Stand Still: The Collection mp3Time Stand Still: The Collection
2010
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Retrospective II: 1981-1987 mp3Retrospective II: 1981-1987
1997
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Chronicles mp3Chronicles
1990
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock

Lives

Rush, Clockwork Angels Tour mp3Clockwork Angels Tour
2013
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Working Men mp3Working Men
2009
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Snakes & Arrows Live mp3Snakes & Arrows Live
Canadian trio Rush, playing progressive hard rock, released the double concert album Snakes & Arrows Live. It features both tracks from their last studio attempt Snakes & Arrows and popular hits by Rush
2008
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Rush in Rio mp3Rush in Rio
2003
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, A Show of Hands mp3A Show of Hands
1989
  • Hard Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, Exit... Stage Left mp3Exit... Stage Left
1987
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock
Rush, All the World's a Stage mp3All the World's a Stage
1976
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Rock