STRIFE: Rush LP Original 1975 unplaid mint condition UK LP. Gordon later created Nightwing.


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Strife – Rush
Label: Chrysalis  CHR 1063
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1975
Genre: Hard Rock

Media Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)

A1 Back On The Streets Of Heaven  3:19 Written-By Reid*
A2 Man Of The Wilderness  Written-By Rowley* 4:30
A3 Magic Of The Dawn Written-By Reid* 3:27
A4 Indian Dream Written-By Rowley*, Reid*, Ellson* 6:53

B1 Life Is Easy Written-By Reid* 2:55
B2 Better Man Than I Written-By Reid* 3:05
B3 Rush Written-By Reid* 12:02
B3.1 People Running ‘Round 3:14
B3.2 More Haste, Less Speed 3:01
B3.3 Final Fling 5:47

Bass Guitar Gordon Rowley
Design [Sleeve Design And Photographs] Hipgnosis
Drums Paul H. Ellson*
Harmonica John Reid
Lead Guitar John Reid
Photography By Hipgnosis
Producer R. Dean Taylor
Vocals Gordon Rowley, John Reid

 British power trio debuted with 1975s Rush, a quirky, progressive-tinged hard rocker that could draw some stoned comparisons to early Budgie and Hawkwind. The records big highlight is kick ass opener “Back Streets of Heaven”, a hard charging catchy stomper in the Sweet vein. Much of the rest is jammy, but there’s enough interesting moments throughout to warrant a spin every now and then.

When listening to this debut, Uriah Heep comes to mind, but I must say that Strife has a quite original sound.
John Reid is using a soft vocal style even though the music is sometimes heavy. His vibrato sound like Bryan Ferrys.
Most of the tracks are really good and I recommend this to those who like 70s heavy rock. Indian Dream is the stand-out track the rest is O.K. Probably hard to find these days but Metal fans might find it interesting.

A crossover between MC5 and The Sweet. Very Good.
The best track on the album is “Indian Dream” which boasts an atmospheric opening and a neat guitar solo.

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Weight 0.25 kg


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