Review Summary: This is a good album. Maybe not the first time you listen to it but eventually you will like it. This very succesfull albums is a reason to like Rush and all progrssive music.
1981, an okay year for music. A con is that hair metal started to barge in with Motley Crue
releasing their first album. Some pros is that strait metal started to barge in with bands like Metallica
and Iron Maiden
. Also Rush was helping keeping Progressive music alive with their probably most known album Moving Pictures
(Before I start I’m should tell you that this is written in the first person for each component)
I am very recognizable. If you heard me you could tell the very second that it was I. I can get corny sometime like in songs such as Red Barchetta
and the long and winding Camera Eye
. But other times I am more mysterious like in songs like the very great Tom Sawyer
and Vital Signs
. If you haven’t figured it out this might be a huge clue. The reason why I am so recognizable is because, love it or hate it, I am usually 1 or 2 octaves higher than every thing else. Who am I? I am Geddy’s vocals.
I am very weird and mysterious. My Sci-Fi sound comes out in YYZ
, the solo in Tom Sawyer
and The Camera Eye
. I also experiment with reggae here with the song Vital Signs
. Sometimes Geddy’s synthesizer like in Witch Hunt
overtakes me but I am great in the songs were I participate. Who am I? I am Alex’s Guitar.
Much like Geddy’s vocals I am very catchy and recognizable. I am fast and energetic. I show my stuff in a great way in every song on this album. I show numerous solos in YYZ
and it is even better live. My talents are in sync with the rest of the band. My complexity make me regarded the best of my field. Who am I? I am Neil’s Drums.
I am also very speedy and quick. I am the most melodic factor out of the bunch. Even while my owner is concentrating on doing many other instruments I still show my greatness. My standout tracks are YYZ
, Vital Signs
and Red Barchetta
. I too am regarded as the best of the best. Who am I? I am Geddy’s bass.
I am not the best of the group but I am adequate. I am have my highs and lows. I show of in Tom Sawyer
but I am very boring in The Camera Eye
with a nearly 2 ½ minute, repetitive introduction. I do introductions to almost every song and they are either hit or miss but no matter what I am vital to the progressive sound. Who am I? I am Geddy’s synthesizer.
Last but certainly not least I am a very important feature. I also can get corny but I can grow on you after a while. I show what I’m about in Vital Signs
, and Tom Sawyer
. The thing that makes me great is because I have a point like in Limelight
. One bad thing about me is that sometimes I don’t rhyme like in part of Red Barchetta
and Camera Eye
. That pretty much gave it away. Who am I? I am Neil’s lyrics.
was one of 1981’s biggest albums. It holds many Rush classics like Tom Sawyer
and Vital Signs
. The only tracks that might be considered as filler are the dragging Camera Eye
or the mysterious Witch Hunt
. This album is very confused. It has up-beat songs like Red Barchetta
, Camera Eye
and parts of YYZ
and darker songs like Tom Sawyer
, Witch Hunt
and Vital Signs
. I listened to it once and I was disappointed. The second time I listened to it grew on me. The third time I liked it even more. And the last time it liked it but it still had some flaws. It is a bit inconsistent but all and all this is a good album. You may not Love
it but it is worth picking up.
Tom Sawyer 5/5
Red Barchetta 3.5/5
The Camera Eye 3.5/5
Witch Hunt 3/5
Vital Signs 4.5/5
Has some really great songs
Peart’s lyrics have meaning
You may not like it the first time