Caress of Steel

Rush - Caress of Steel
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1975 Ratings: #27
September 24, 1975 / Release Date
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Definitely not Rush's best album, though I feel it's very underrated.
Favorite Track(s): The Necromancer, Bastille Day
Least Favorite Track(s): I Think I'm Going Bald
Though it was a commercial and critical failure at the time, the album is actually fairly good looking back. Though “I Think I’m Going Bald” is one of the band’s weaker tracks, and perhaps wending with back to back epics may be tiring for the listener, the epics themselves are fairly great, bastille day is a great rocking song, and lakeside park is a sweet narrative of memories. The album comes with its flaws, but is still a much better effort than many give it credit ... read more
This album was a risk. It was the definition of a risk, introducing more complex, prog-rock elements into their sound, making the music less accessible, but still entertaining and fun to listen to. And in a lot of ways that experimentation paid off. However, compared to their later releases, it's just a stepping stone into what Rush could produce.

Favorite Jams: The Necromancer, The Fountain of Lamneth, Bastille Day

Lest Favorite: I Think I'm Going Bald
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