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Rush records album of covers

Last Updated Tue, 18 May 2004

CBC News Online

TORONTO - Canadian rock gods Rush are back with an album of covers.

The latest release from the trio, who made their name with hits like Tom Sawyer and Closer To The Heart, is a tribute to the bands that influenced them when they were youngsters.

Called Feedback, it includes versions of Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth and Mr. Soul, as well as Eddie Cochrane's Summertime Blues and The Who's The Seeker.

The album marks Rush's 30th anniversary as a group. Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart released the self-titled Rush in 1974. They quickly became known as the three-man outfit that sounded like it had four times as many members, earning a place in the heart of guitar aficionados.

The group was named the most-promising act of the year at the Junos in 1975 and, bucking the usual trend of artists saddled with that title, they actually went on to global success.

In the liner notes for the new album, Peart writes that he and his bandmates were "channelling back to 1966 and 1967, when we were 13- and 14-year-old beginners."

"We thought it would be a fitting symbol to commemorate our 30 years together if we returned to our roots and paid tribute to those we had learned from and were inspired by. We thought we might record some of the songs we used to listen to, the ones we painstakingly learned the chords, notes, and drum parts for, and even played in our earliest bands."

Feedback lands in stores on June 29.

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