Rush Street

Rush Street

by Richard Marx
     
 

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Richard Marx's 1991 release, Rush Street, is a varied album that was billed as "the dark side of Richard Marx", and was also his last true rock & roll album (subsequent releases found him venturing almost exclusively into the adult contemporary domain). Rush Street explores different musical territories, with almost each song emerging as a cautionarySee more details below

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Richard Marx's 1991 release, Rush Street, is a varied album that was billed as "the dark side of Richard Marx", and was also his last true rock & roll album (subsequent releases found him venturing almost exclusively into the adult contemporary domain). Rush Street explores different musical territories, with almost each song emerging as a cautionary tale in some form or another. The album kicks off to a rocking start with the bluesy "Playing With Fire" and the harmonica-enhanced "Love Unemotional." "Superstar" finds Marx in a funky mode, "Big Boy Now" is a catchy ballad that could have been a single, and "Streets of Pain" and "I Get No Sleep" (the latter featuring Billy Joel banging away at a piano) come straight out of '80s arena rock. The true gems on this set, however, are the three singles, which rank among Marx's most compelling recordings. "Keep Coming Back" is a sultry, sexy, and downright cool R&B jam, with Luther Vandross' background vocals adding a spellbinding quality. "Take This Heart" is an exuberant, up-tempo hit, and the real winner, "Hazard," a dark, brooding ballad about a small-town murder, remains Marx's most haunting, unique, and memorable recording. Rush Street may not be as strong as its two predecessors, and also doesn't contain anything in the vein of "Right Here Waiting" or "Hold on to the Nights," but fans of first-rate songwriting and straight-ahead rock will surely not be disappointed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/1991
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0077779587421
catalogNumber:
7958742
Rank:
313584

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Tracks

  1. Playing with Fire  - Richard Marx
  2. Love Unemotional  - Richard Marx
  3. Keep Coming Back  - Richard Marx
  4. Take This Heart  - Richard Marx
  5. Hazard  - Richard Marx
  6. Hands in Your Pocket  - Richard Marx
  7. Calling You  - Richard Marx
  8. Superstar  - Richard Marx
  9. Streets of Pain  - Richard Marx
  10. I Get No Sleep  - Richard Marx
  11. Big Boy Now  - Richard Marx
  12. Chains Around My Heart  - Richard Marx
  13. Your World  - Richard Marx

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Marx   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Billy Joel   Piano
Cheryl Lynn   Background Vocals
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals
Bill Champlin   Hammond Organ
Fee Waybill   Background Vocals
Michael Baird   Drums
Terry Bozzio   Drums
Kim Bullard   Keyboards
Tamara Champlin   Background Vocals
Michael Egizi   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bruce Gaitsch   Acoustic Guitar
Janet Gardner   Background Vocals
Steve George   Background Vocals
Steve Grove   Saxophone
Michael Landau   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Marcus Miller   Bass
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Jonathan Moffett   Drums
Richard Page   Background Vocals
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Chris Trujillo   Percussion
Matt Westfield   Background Vocals
John "Juke" Logan   Harmonica
Tommy Lee   Drums
Dalbello   Background Vocals
Lee Thornberg   Trombone,Trumpet
Paul Warren   Background Vocals
Randy Jackson   Bass
Brandy Rosenberg   Background Vocals
Jim Cliff   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Fee Waybill   Producer
Ray Blair   Engineer
Jon Clarke   drum programming
Peter Doell   Engineer
Bill Drescher   Engineer
Michael Egizi   Programming
Bruce Gaitsch   Arranger
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Michael Landau   Arranger
Steve Lukather   Arranger
Richard Marx   Arranger,Producer
Jeff Porcaro   Arranger
Greg Phillinganes   Contributor
Dave Wittman   Engineer
Larry Vigon   Art Direction

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