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Mos Generator's Tony Reed covers Rush's Garden Road

Tue, Sep 22, 2015@4:24PM | comments

Mos Generator's Tony Reed recently released a free online album of cover songs titled The Lost Chronicles of Heavy Rock, Vol.1. One of the songs he covers is the unreleased 1974 Rush track Garden Road - a song that his band Mos Generator also covered for the 2007 compilation Sucking the 70s: Back in the Saddle Again. Here's what Reed had to say about the track to Classic Rock Magazine (thanks Will C):

This one's just a rocker. Mos Generator covered it on a Small Stone records compilation back in 2007 and I redid it for this just because I really like the song. Of course my vocals aren't as high, so I went for a more raspy kind of thing. If I didn't do this one, I might have gone with Anthem or Bastille Day. The interesting thing is that the only version of this song that exists is from a live recording from Cleveland in 1974. There's no studio version. They're doing it as an encore, and they had obviously never played it before because Neil stops twice during the song because he thinks a change is coming, so he fucks up a couple times.

Rush played a few bars of the Garden Road riff to close out their R40 Live tour this past summer. You can listen to the track below or on BandCamp at this location: