Caress of Steel


  • Geddy Lee - bass, vocals
  • Alex Lifeson - 6 - and 12-string electric guitar, acoustic guitar, steel guitar
  • Neil Peart - percussion
  • Erwig Chuapchuadua - Steel Guitar

Caress of Steel is the third album of the band Rush, it appeared in 1975. The album features Rush's first execution of a long skirt suite, " The Fountain Of Lamneth ". In the album 's strong attachment to the standards of progressive rock is demonstrated, split into sections and long pieces and solo passages with speed and agility are each represented.

"The Necromancer " is a story that tells the tale in three parts by the hero Prince By- Tor, who set out to kill the titular monster. The first part, which describes the journey into the realm of the monster is constructed rhythmically and acts mysterious and gloomy with the long-held guitar sections. The second part is brutal with highly distorted guitar, booming bass and intense drumming and threatening. At seven minutes after a break the rhythm is faster, more aggressive and combative. After the monster is finally "musical" defeated, the quietly emerging from the background melody of the guitar, which opens into a triumphant percussion rhythm sounds. Curse of the Necromancer is broken and the hero returns home in glory, while a to -enhancing solo sounds, the sounds through till the end of the song. Be initiated, the three parts of a deep, distorted narrative voice that describes the invisible circumstances and drives the story.

The title " Bastille Day" will remain in the program in the following circuits for long. The album also shows in songs like " I Think I'm Going Bald " as Rush was influenced by Led Zeppelin, but this apparent in their first album was clear.

Title list

  • I: Into The Darkness - 4:12
  • II: Under The Shadow - 4:25
  • III: Return Of The Prince - 3:51
  • I: In The Valley - 4:13
  • II: Didacts And Narpets - 1:02
  • IV: Panacea - 3:14
  • V: Baccus Plateau - 3:14
  • VI: The Fountain - 3:50