Rush - Moving Pictures review
|Release date:||February 1981|
01. Tom Sawyer
02. Red Barchetta
05. The Camera Eye
06. Witch Hunt
07. Vital Signs
You'll have to excuse me. Right now, I am a bit overwhelmed. There is so much to do. I came here to do a brief review of Rush's Moving Pictures. I just realized, that is absolutely impossible.
This album was the first album that I bought from Rush. It is really, truly a brilliant album. I've listened to it many times since I got it three years ago. It grows on you a lot. There are so many elements to it that make it such a classic. I know you all know what kind of classic is this, but let's say something about this album.
Rush's eighth studio release from 1981, Moving Pictures, is without question one of the greatest classic/progressive rock albums of all time, as well as the band's best and most popular album to date. Rush are simply one of the greatest bands not just in progressive rock, but in rock in general. With top-notch production courtesy of Terry Brown, Moving Pictures is a certain album that truly lives and definitely deserves it. Let's not also forget about the band's superb, stunning, and complex musicianship which is absolutely flat out amazing in all aspects. Geddy Lee's vocals are unique, powerful, and awesome, and he's also known to be one of rock's most talented and best bassists ever. His bass lines are just thick, gritty, earthshaking, and downright incredible. Let's not also forget that Geddy knows how to manipulate the keyboards which are also top notch, and really add to Rush's sound on here as well. Alex Lifeson is an awesome guitarist, and he is really on fire here with his solid, hard rocking riffs, and awesome, dazzling solos that shred like a sharp razor blade. Neil Peart's drumming on here is absolutely death defying, perfectly timed, and off the hook. There's certainly no doubt that Neil is and always has been regarded as one of the greatest drummers in rock, and not to mention that he's also Rush's main lyricist, and a brilliant lyricist at that, too. Every song rocks in its own distinctive way, while still retaining the complexities of the signature Rush sound. From the opening power chord of ''Tom Sawyer'' to the mellow fade-out of ''Vital Signs'', the listener is engaged in a mystical, musical world of fantasy, superstardom and social commentary.
Pure pleasure in listening to this precisely well-crafted album. I recommend it to everyone who likes music, loves discovering new stuff and is open enough for progressive, not cliched rock. Did I forgot something to say? Yes, if you have not listened to this album, immediately spend money and buy it. I'm sure you'll be thrilled.
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