One of my favorite bands growing up in the 70’s was the Canadian power-rock trio, Rush. I even remember asking my parents to buy me the 2112 album for Christmas (afraid they were going to turn me down because of the pentagram logo on the album cover). I think Rush is one of those bands that one either loves or hates. In my experience, I haven’t found too many people who were lukewarm about them. Rush is a great tribute to band stability and cohesiveness as the band lineup — consisting of Geddy Lee (vocals and bass), Alex Lifeson (guitar), and Neal Peart (drums) — has remained the same since their second album (Fly By Night) back in 1975. Each member of the band is a virtuoso at their respective instrument: Lee is a master bassist, Lifeson is one of the most versatile guitarists around and Peart is arguably the best drummer in rock.
I am about to embark on a journey that is bound to create all sorts of controversy. Is it a rant about political topics? No. Is it a diatribe into religious issues? No. It’s a top ten list of my favorite rock albums of all time.
A few things to get out of the way. First, this is my top ten list. If you don’t like it, get your own blog and make your own list! 😉 As the saying goes, “Opinions are like … (fill in the blank) … everyone’s got one.”
Second, this list is an approximation of what my top ten rock albums are as of this day. Ask me next week and you might get another list.
Third, the order is based on my feelings as I write this. Ask me tomorrow, and the order might be different.
OK, without further ado, and with some slight commentary along the way, here is the list beginning with #10…