As they celebrate a thirty-year career of filling arenas, selling tens of millions of albums and playing songs with which a generation of rock fans came of age, visionary rock legends Rush decided to have a little fun with the music they grew up with. Featuring covers of songs by The Who, The Yardbirds, Love, Cream, Buffalo Springfield and more, the trios new EP Feedback is a rocking good time for anyone who loves Rush or just classic rock & roll. Drummer Neil Peart, in the albums liner notes, explains, "It was April of 2004, but Geddy, Alex, and I were channeling back to 1966 and 1967, when we were thirteen- and fourteen-year-old beginners. We thought it would be a fitting symbol to commemorate our thirty 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. The tracks on this collection are songs we liked from the era that we thought we could cover effectively (meaning not too many backing vocals), and have some fun with. The music celebrates a good time in our lives, and we had a good time celebrating it."
Pros: Very close covers featuring Rush's unique sound Cons: For what it's Worth should NEVER be covered. Paying full price for eight songs The Bottom Line: GET it. Don't BUY it. 17 bucks for eight songs? That's just greedy. Dont ask me what the point was, because I have no idea. Its really not a point worth pondering anyway. I have to admit, though, that it does cause big fans of Rush like myself to wonder: 30 years … more
I've been a huge Rush fan since the early 80's. The guys were GREAT on their 30th Anniversary Tour (I saw them in Pittsburgh); it was an amazing experience! They played 3 of the songs from the CD "Feedback", and I have to admit, other than Summertime Blues, I had never heard of the others. So I eventually got the Feedback CD in June, and was pleasantly surprised! Like I said, all of the songs save one were unfamiliar to me, so I had nothing to compare them to. A few of the … more
I'm so pleased Rush made this album. As they hit the road for their 30th Anniverssary Tour, I think this new collection of songs gives them breath of fresh air. They get to sing some new stuff, just for fun, without the pressure of writing new material. For me, each number is fun, but I do have some favorites. THE SEEKER, for me, is one of the best half dozen or so WHO songs, but it never gets played anymore. Rush (and particularly Geddy on vocals) cover it brilliantly and faithfully. CROSSROADS … more