Info: Album: Rush (debut album) Released: March 1, 1974 (Moon Records) Genre: hard rock, heavy metal Band Members: Geddy Lee: bass, vocals, keyboards Alex Lifeson: guitar John Rutsey: drums, percussion Tracklist: 1. "Finding My Way" – 5:05 2. "Need Some Love" – 2:18 3. "Take a Friend" – 4:24 4. "Here Again" – 7:37 5. "What You're Doing" – 4:22 6. "In the Mood" (Lee) – 3:33 7. "Before And After" – 5:34 8. "Working Man" – 7:11 (all tracks by Lee and Lifeson, except where noted) -This is the first studio album by the Canadian band Rush. The album was released in 1974. This album has more of a "heavy metal" and "hard rock" sound to it unlike some of Rush's other albums released after. Rutsey did write lyrics for songs on this album but never submitted them, leaving Lee and Lifeson to do the writing. Rutsey performed all the drum parts on the album, but never toured with the band after the release. Rutsey was replaced by Neil Peart. In my opinion, some of Lifeson's best and most distinctive guitar work he's done on this album. Da Music: Finding My Way: A good opening title to the album. Starts off with a great guitar riff which caught my attention the first time I ever heard this song. Then Lee comes in with a "Yea, oh yea!" and it pulls you into the song. An underrated Rush song. Need Some Love: This song is short and sweet. You get a good taste of Lee's vocals in this song. A typical rock song. Lifeson again with some great guitar work in this song. Take a Friend: Lee's bass playing is really what drives this title. Another great guitar solo by Lifeson. I like the lyrics in this song. Here Again: The longest song on this album. This song has a jazzy/blues rhythm to it if you know what I mean. Very slow paced song. Some good vocals by Lee in this song. What You're Doing: Another rock'n song here. The bass and guitar mesh really good here. Alex whips out a rock'n solo. A great song. In the Mood: Probably the 2nd best song on this album besides "Finding My Way". This song is usually performed live in concerts to come later on. The lyrics tell a little story and the average fan can relate to it. Another underrated song by Rush. With Lifeson's guitar work, you can feel the "Mood" of the song. Before and After: The keyboards are introduced in this song. The intro seems "dreamy", but later it gets to the typical Rush sound as demonstrated in the other tracks. A really cool song and something I can get into. Working Man: Now we're talking, save the best for last. The real staple of this album. This song demonstrates the musicianship of all three members. Strong starting guitar riff by Lifeson, Lee's bass playing stands out here, and Rutsey keeping the rhythm of the song with his best drumming on the album. Another long song here but it's worth every single second of it! This song can relate to just about everyone and it's why the song became so popular. The best song on this album and I think a lot of people here can agree with that. Rating: I do my ratings out of 10. Me being a huge Rush fan, I love listening to this album. I'll give this album a...7/10. I try not to be bias here but the rating is just based off my personal taste. You guys have any thoughts?