RUSH

(CANADA)

PERMANENT WAVES

(1980)
LABEL:

MERCURY

GENRE:

HARD ROCK

TAGS:
High-pitched vocals
"With "Permanent Waves", Rush remains at the top of the (Hard) Progressive Rock scene by managing to mix inspiration and virtuosity."
DEFNAEL (17.05.2004)  
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After "Hemispheres", we were waiting for Rush. This album will reveal that the source of inspiration of the trio has not died out.

From the introduction, we feel that the band (while remaining in complex compositions), decided to direct its production towards a more commercial style. "The Spirit Of Radio" of an impressive richness in spite of its listening simplicity, reveals the spirit which will be prevailing during all the album. This lively track, where the breaks follow one another, goes from reggae to guitar chorus with a disconcerting ease. On "Freewill", we appreciate the instrumental part where each musician seems to leave in chorus simultaneously (Bass/Drums hallucinating). "Jacob's Ladder" more progressive in its construction is a real gem. This composition is a treasure of lyricism and power. These 3 tracks will remain the band's classics.

The rest of the album gives us a last unknown masterpiece: "Natural Science". We find there a tension sustained by energetic riffs. The drums slam, nervous and precise while the percussive bass supports the melody in wobbly grooves. A great art !

Album after album, Rush builds the progressive rock revival. Inspired musicians, they shine by their strong personalities and their charisma which make them a reference in the musical world. With "Permanent Waves", Rush remains at the top of the genre. As iconic figure of progressive hard rock, they succeed in mixing inspiration and virtuosity, bringing in their wake a plethora of bands that will become the references of tomorrow.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Spirit Of The Radio - 4:56
02. Freewill - 5:21
03. Jacob's Ladder - 7:26
04. Entre Nous - 4:37
05. Different Strings - 3:48
06. Natural Science - 9:17

LINEUP:
Alex Lifeson: Guitares
Geddy Lee: Chant / Basse / Claviers
Hugh Syme: Piano
Neil Peart: Batterie
   
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