back in the 80's, my cover band used to play about 6 or 7 triumph tunes. that band was made by rik emmett. we did a LOT of rush too, and we always sorta looked at triumph as rush's little dysfunctional brother. the songs that gil moore would right would roundly "suck" (at least from our perspective - too much "rock and roll" open hihat nonsense) and the songs that rik would write were great.
mike levine produced most of their stuff. not an especially great or creative bass player, though, which is a shame since there was definitely room for it in their band, with rik and all. then again, gil moore wasn't exactly "mr tightness" on the kit either. still though, blinding light show, just a game, suitcase, hold on, never surrender, fight the good fight, magic power, fantasy and others were all great fun to play live, and punctuated our "russian maiden"(rush n' maiden
) sets quite nicely.
just had to stay away from those "gil moore" songs like american girls and young enough to cry
still listen to just a game, allied forces and never surrender fairly regularly.