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4 stars A "cover album" or "tribute album" are interesting for studying certain things about what inspired the band that makes it. In the case of Rush, one of the first Canadian bands to try to codify Prog Metal in the 70s, we have an Ep, "Feedback", which presents us very well who inspired them and made them musicians. When "Feedback" came out, I couldn't not buy it. First of all because, having read the track list, I was amazed by the songs contained in it (for me all masterpieces) and because, then, I was curious to hear how they would cover them. Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart are three excellent musicians who have always exercised a high charm in my person. Logic wanted me not even to cross my mind to have doubts about what to expect from "Feedback". And, in fact, Eddie Cochran hits zero (if not as an author) in "Summertime Blues" which, in fact, is the version of the Blue Cheer. And it is rendered beautifully. The rest of the album is a tribute to the covered bands and songs. In fact they are rendered in a very / too faithful way to the original. Only "Heart Full Of Soul" has a simplified drum part. So it seems to be a piece with a Flamenco aftertaste to which, unfortunately, this element is removed. That said ... Nothing surprising since I expected similar songs, from similar groups as Rush's non-Progressive youth inspiration (only "Seven and Seven Is seemed "strange" to me as a source of inspiration). Also because I think that an album with songs by Yes, King Crimson and other bands from the Prog and English Hard Rock from the 70's would have had the effect of not being understood. But having said that, how do I rate "Feedback"? Not a bad cover / tribute album, of course. Indeed, in this sense I find it all too excellent. With my only doubt that Dream Theater could have dubbed it exactly the same. But these are the Rush, prog masters and among the coders of Prog Metal. And here it makes sense. This is the beginning of the whole world of Rush.
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