Hold Your Fire
For many fans, the group Hold Your Fire marks the beginning of the descent of the band. Under the producer Peter Collins to Rush has increasingly adopted from critics view of his progressive roots and oriented the arrangements to the musical mainstream. The band members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, who, as usual, wrote the music, is alleged to have fabricated idea poor monumental rock - as evidence are especially titles like the pathetic Second Nature and the tranquil idyll China Tai Shan used.
Other observers see in Hold Your Fire nor the musical complexity, is admired for the rush of his followers. The depth of content of the texts that come from drummer Neil Peart, is recognized by many fans. They praise primarily songs like the rocking Prime Mover or High Water.
Several of the songs from Hold Your Fire can also be found on the subsequently released live album A Show of Hands.
- Geddy Lee - bass, keyboards, vocals
- Alex Lifeson - guitars
- Neil Peart - drums, percussion