HOOOOLLYYYY SHIIIIIT…This is one of my most favorite random internet finds in a while.
I hate Rush with tremendous passion, despite having a rather strong personal penchant for self-indulgent guitar rock. I could probably go on a 40 page rant about why this band is full of shit, but I’ll spare you and stick to the point of this post. Which is this slowed down edit of Rush’s “Working Man”, found on Dave Quam’s blog.
Just as the post title says, this edit makes Rush sound like Black Sabbath (ie awesome). I know that’s unlikely, yet here we are. The guitars are turned leaden, and the vocals are freed from Lee’s trademark “my balls are perpetually stuck in a vice” affectations. The results are striking. Quam sums it up rather well in his original post: “Looks like the main problem with Rush (aside from them being wankers) is they were at the wrong speed.”
If anybody has any info at all on who made the edit, or just more slowed down Rush that sounds like this, please let me know.
EDIT: Found a youtube video for a different edit that attempts the same thing, it’s now embedded at the top of the post. I still like the first one better, but the video is great in its own right. BTW, big shout out to everybody below for making this my favorite non-spambot comment section ever, keep it coming. I’m off to don my hipster skinny jeans and rock out to Papa Roach.