A Rush of Sound can be read here: Cover --- Page 1 --- Page 2.Next up is a short article/review simply titled Rush written by Geoff Barton. Barton is also well known for having penned the "words" behind both the 2112 Tour Book as well as the first volume of Rush: The Words and the Pictures. "The first thing you notice about Rush, according to one observer, is that they're not as gross-looking as Bachman-Turner Overdrive and they have a somewhat lower thud weight than most other Canadian bands.Finally we have an early Billboard Article on the band called Rush Rushes Into U. Prominence which originally appeared in the August 28th, 1976 edition of the magazine.Written by Starr Arning, this short article briefly discusses Rush's early years, their upcoming appearance on the Don Kirshner's Rock Concert television show and how they expect to put "...a lighter part in the middle of [their] show..." after they begin headlining concerts. Georgia Straight, Vancouver's Weekly News Magazine, did a cover feature on Rush back in September of 1977.Titled Rush: Canada's Most Successful (and least recognized) Rock Band and written by Tom Harrison, the article discusses Rush's fifth studio album A Farewell to Kings as well the fact that the band, even within Canada, isn't as well known as it should be.There's also a full page advertisement for all of Rush's albums at that point.
Rush: Living the Rock and Roll Lifestyle can be read here: Cover --- Page 2 --- Page 4 --- Page 5 --- Page 6 --- Page 7 --- Page 8 --- Page 9 --- Page 10 --- Page 11 Up next is a short, uncredited article which appeared in the April 17th, 1976 edition of the UK music periodical Sounds.About 15 months after this article was published, Rush did end up recording their first live album at Massey.We, of course, all know it as All The World's A Stage.The February 14th-20th, 1980 edition of Scene Entertainment Weekly (of Northeast Ohio), included a two-page, front cover article on Rush called Rush: Something Special for Everyone.You can read this article via the following two links: Cover / Page 1 --- Page 2.All three are mentioned in the liner notes from Rush's debut album.In March of 1975, the Music Canada Quarterly Magazine published a two-page spread on the band titled A Rush of Sound by Cliff Lorimer.They were all gracious enough to share some of these rare glimpses into the beginnings of Rush, and I'm certain you'll enjoy them as well.An article titled Rush: Deadly Serious About Their Music, by John Ayearst, was originally published back on March 21, 1974.Later in 1974, Rush made what was probably their first appearance in Billboard Magazine with this articled titled Rush Hot On Circuit.This uncredited short article appeared in the October 19th, 1974 edition of Billboard and includes a rare picture of the band with Neil Peart.Written by Nick Shofar, this article discusses 2112 and how the band attempted to "get away from the stigma of Led Zeppelin".This article can be read via the following two links: Cover --- Article.The March 1976 edition of Creem (America's Only Rock 'n' Roll) Magazine included a two-page article called Rush: Pebbles & Bam-Bam in Alphaville by Rick Johnson. Next comes an article titled How To Click Without Airplay.