Hey, You Guys Aren't Rush!?!

Artist Song Buy
Emmerson Nogueira  Tom Sawyer  buy on itunes
The Groove Daddys  Subdivisions  buy on itunes
Skid Row  What You're Doing  buy on itunes
Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra  Closer the the Heart  buy on itunes
Sun City Girls  Fly By Night  buy on itunes
Silver Sun  Xanadu  buy on itunes
The Gomers  Headrush (Tom Sawyer)  buy on itunes
Anger  Working Man  buy on itunes
The Spur of the Moment  The Spirit of Radio  buy on itunes
Ed Hall  I Think I'm Going Bald  buy on itunes
Hermetic Science  Jacob's Ladder  buy on itunes
Sloan  In the Mood  buy on itunes
Deadsy  Tom Sawyer  buy on itunes
Dream Theater  Tears  buy on itunes
Greg Howe  La Villa Strangiato  buy on itunes
Sound Transmission  The Sphere  buy on itunes

Comment:

A compilation of Rush covers. I went through all the cover tracks at http://www.2112.net/freedomofmusic/ (all Rush fans should go there immediately) and picked my sixteen favorites. I opted against using anything on Magna Carta's "Working Man" compilation. All tracks are as sonically spiffed up as I could get them (they originated as mp3s) -- cropped or faded where necessary, normalized, a little EQ if it called for it. Most of it sounds quite good! And a number of these tracks are just fantastic. That first Tom Sawyer is by a Brazilian acoustic guitarist and it must be heard. All of it is worthy, of course. The only track I seriously dislike is "The Spirit of Radio" -- it's done by some college a cappella group, and you've never heard anything whiter in your life. They screw up the lyrics a couple of times, too. However, it so unique that I really had no choice but to include it. That's why God created the Skip button. :)
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