Texan outfit The Sword get together remotely once again for their Conquest Of Quarantine sessions – this time to record their take on Rush’s 1974 track Working Man.
The Sword have released the latest instalment in their Conquest Of Quarantine sessions – and this time they’ve given their unique spin on classic Rush track Working Man.
The Texas outfit have been recording material to keep themselves busy under lockdown, with their jam of Winter’s Wolves released last week, which followed their cover of T. Rex‘s Children Of The Revolution which arrived last month.
But now they’ve turned their attention to the 1974 Rush track, which closed out the Canadian trio’s debut album.
The Sword bassist Bryan Richie explains: “In the early 2000s we were given a CD by one of guitarist Kyle Shutt’s record store buddies with, ‘Slush’ scrawled across it – and little did we know what a wild ride awaited us.
“This dude had taken his favourite Rush songs and dropped the pitch control on his record player as low as it would go – taking these classic Rush tracks and turning them into a C-standard sludge fest with the most air drumable drums!
“Does it doom? Heck, yes it does. Enjoy our cover of the classic Rush track Working Man with a Slush’y spin.”
As for the sessions, Richie adds: “It was a lot of fun getting together with Kyle and drummer Jimmy Vela to record these tracks, and thanks to the miracles of modern technology, we were able to lay down a wicked session with vocalist and guitarist John D. Cronise all the way from North Carolina.
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- Rush - Archives - EX - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $47.95, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2021 16:00)on September 20, 2021 at 11:23 pm
RUSH Archives (1978 UK 26-track triple vinyl LP repackaging their first three studio albums: Rush, Fly By Night & Caress Of Steel, encompassing early classics across the board from Working Man, Anthem & Bastille Day to Lakeside Park. The unique gatefold picture sleeve displays a little shelfwear to the edges and corners and apart from a few light signs of play, all three vinyl discs remain in excellent condition)
- Rush - 2112 [Twenty One Twelve] - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.95, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2021 15:07)on September 20, 2021 at 11:23 pm
RUSH 2112 (1976 UK 6-track vinyl LP, the fourth studio album by the Canadian rockers considered the best known from 'phase 1' and a veritable career saver, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside. The sleeve displays some light ring/edge wear scuffs with a little corner creasing, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just light signs of play)
- Rush - Moving Pictures - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.95, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2021 08:47)on September 20, 2021 at 11:23 pm
RUSH Moving Pictures (Classic 1981 UK 7-track vinyl LP, the eighth studio album by the Canadian rockers, their best-selling & arguably best known album, including Tom Sawyer, Witch Hunt and the maniacal instrumental YYZ. There is some shelfwear scuffing & creasing evident to the edges of the gatefold picture sleeve [VG] but comes complete with the lyric inner while the vinyl remains in EX condition with some light surface scuffs)
- Rush - Hold Your Fire - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2021 14:49)on September 20, 2021 at 11:23 pm
RUSH Hold Your Fire (1987 UK 10-track vinyl LP from the essential third phase synth-era Rush, including the brilliant single Prime Mover and the classic Time Stand Still featuring Aimee Mann. The glossy picture sleeve has minimal shelfwear complete with its lyric inner and the vinyl looks barely played VERH47)
- T-Rex / Tyrannosaurus Rex - Bolan Boogie - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Aug-2021 12:26)on September 20, 2021 at 11:23 pm
T-REX Bolan Boogie (1972 UK first press 14-track vinyl compilation LP released by the Fly label after Marc Bolan left to form his own label, including then-recent single A & B-sides [many of which had not appeared on previous albums] plus songs from the early Tyrannosaurus Rex albums. Housed in a matt picture sleeve with pinched spine. The sleeve has a little light edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played HIFLY8)