RUSH

March 1974 . Debut Recording

Fly By Night 1975

About RUSH

The album that started it all. Original drummer John Rutsey performed all drum parts on the album. The recording sessions were produced by Dave Stock at Eastern Sound in Toronto, recorded late at night because the studio rates were the cheapest (they recorded the album on their own dime). The band was unhappy with the quality of the first sessions, so they moved to Toronto Sound Studios and produced the next sessions themselves to get a better sound.

“The first stab at the album was done in eight hours following a gig. We were warmed up after the show, and it came very easy. Then it was recut in November in about three days, including mixing time. We were lucky in that most of the songs came in two or three takes.” – Alex Lifeson, 1974

Rather than sign with an existing label, Rush created their own, Moon Records, and pressed a few thousand copies. Cleveland DJ Donna Halper at WMMS was instrumental in making “Working Man” a cult hit and helped bring the band to the attention of Mercury Records.

  • Credits
  • Liner Notes
  • Awards/Chart Positions

Credits

Produced by

Rush

Remix Engineer

Terry Brown

Mastered by

Gilbert Kong
Masterdisk
New York

Remastered by

Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee
Gateway Mastering Studios
Portland Maine

Executive Production

SRO

Photography

BIC Photography

Arrangements

Rush

Album cover design

Paul Weldon

Executive Producer

Robin McBride

Liner Notes

Geddy Lee – Lead Vocals & Bass
Alex Lifeson – Guitars & Vocals
John Rutsey – Drums & Vocals


All songs composed by Lee & Lifeson except ‘In The Mood’ composed by Lee

Recorded at Toronto Sound Studios
and
Eastern Sound

Remixed at Toronto Sound


Road Crew: Ian Grandy & Liam Birt

Special thanks to: Denny Rosencrantz, Cliff Burnstein, Charlie Fach

Of course not to forget all those who have made this possible: Jeff Franklin, Ira Blacker, Sol Saffian, Greg McCutcheon, Wally Meyrowitz, Marsha Weiss, Joe McHugh, Lezlee Monchak, Bob Roper, Peter Taylor, Glenn McLaren

Thanks to Mike & Jules Belkin for their early belief.
Moon Records is a subsidiary of SRO Productions Ltd.
With Special Thanks to Donna Halper of WMMS in Cleveland for getting the ball rolling

A Moon Production Inc/Personal Direction: Ray Daniels & Vic Wilson of S.R.O. Productions, Toronto, Canada.


© 1974 Mercury Records
© 1974 Anthem Entertainment

Awards

Billboard 200
#105
Certified Gold by RIAA
February 1, 1995

Finding My Way

Music and Lyrics: Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson

Yeah, oh yeah!
Ooh, said I,
I’m comin’ out to get you.
Ooh, sit down.
I’m comin’ out to find you.
Ooh, yeah. Ooh yeah.
Findin’ my way!

I’ve been gone so long
I’ve lost count of the years.
Well, I sang some sad songs,
oh yes, and cried some bad tears.

Look out! I’m comin’.
Whoa, whoa.
Look out! I’m comin’.
Whoa, yeah.

I’m runnin’,
finding my way back home.
Oh yeah!

Yeah, oh yeah!
Ooh, said I,
I’m comin’ back to look for you.
Ooh, sit down.
I’m goin’ by the back door.
Ooh, yeah. Ooh yeah.
Findin’ my way!

You’ve done me no right,
but you’ve done me some wrong.
Left me lonely each night
while I sing my sad song.

Look out! I’m comin’.
Whoa, whoa.
Look out! I’m comin’.
Whoa, yeah.

I’m runnin’,
findin’ my way back home.
I’m comin’.
Ooh, babe, I said I’m runnin’.
Whoa, babe, I said I’m comin’
to get you, mama.
Said I’m runnin’.

Ooh, babe, I said I’m comin’
for you, babe.
I said I’m runnin’.
Ooh yes, babe, I said I’m comin’
to get you, babe. I said I’m comin’.
Ooh, yeah.

I’m findin’,
I’m findin’ my way back home.
Well, I’ve had it for now,
livin’ on the road.
Ooh, yeah.
Ooh, yeah.

Findin’ my way!