Firstly, you campaigner. Secondly, Moving Pictures, 2112 and Permanent Waves would be the ones to start with, then go to the earlier ones. The recent ones Snakes and Arrows and Clockwork Angels are also very decent, maybe try and get one of the live albums/DVDs to give you a good overview of their material.Don't know any Rush (apart from Tom Sawyer) and they have been one band i've wanted to get into for some time. My friend gave me their discography a while ago but i havent got around listening to them yet.
I'm going to the States in July and as luck would have it, they are playing a concert in one of the cities im visiting while i am there as part of their 40th anniversary tour. So now is the perfect time to start listening!
Can anybody give me some albums they would recommend i start with?