Fly By Night- Rush (1975)

Rush is one of the most popular bands to come out of the mid-to-late 70's, until they called it a career in 2015. Which this album, their second record, helped them establish what their sound would be on forthcoming LP's. With most of their songs, being very deep and meaningful with their storytelling capability.

Referred to as 'progressive rock', Rush made a massive impact when they came on the scene in early 1974. Taking a different turn than their debut, the group still had one of the most recognizable sounds of the time.


Tracks as they appear on the album:

  1. "Anthem"-4:21

  2. "Best I Can"-3:24

  3. "Beneath, Between & Behind"-2:59

  4. "By-Tor & the Snow Dog"-8:37

  5. "Fly By Night"-3:18

  6. "Making Memories"-2:58

  7. "Rivendell"-4:52

  8. "In the End"-6:44


With many critics at the time, giving less than stellar reviews, but counting this album as a crucial piece of the puzzle which made the group what they would become. Most notably their longer tracks that were released in the following years, which both consisted of complicated lyrics and long periods of instrumental pieces.

The band as a whole had a lot of creativity with their song-writing, but Neil Peart, the ban's long time drummer, truly made this group one of a kind. His lyrical prowess, adds an entire new dimension to their potential. It is such a shame that Neil Peart sadly passed away in early 2020,due to brain cancer. We had seen so much from him, but we didn't know how much it would hurt until he left this world.

RIP Neil...

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