Rush Street

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
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: 11/5/1991
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 077779587421
  • Catalog Number: 7958742
  • Sales rank: 40,802

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Playing with Fire (4:29)
  2. 2 Love Unemotional (5:06)
  3. 3 Keep Coming Back (6:51)
  4. 4 Take This Heart (4:10)
  5. 5 Hazard (5:17)
  6. 6 Hands in Your Pocket (3:54)
  7. 7 Calling You (4:42)
  8. 8 Superstar (4:42)
  9. 9 Streets of Pain (5:10)
  10. 10 I Get No Sleep (3:44)
  11. 11 Big Boy Now (5:38)
  12. 12 Chains Around My Heart (5:42)
  13. 13 Your World (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Marx Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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, Guitar
Janet Gardner Background Vocals
Steve George Background Vocals
Steve Grove Saxophone
Michael Landau Acoustic Guitar, 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
Wally Traugott Mastering
Dave Wittman Engineer
Larry Vigon Art Direction
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