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A Capella Cover of Rush’s ‘YYZ’ Unleashed on Unsuspecting World

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Covers of Rush songs are few and far between. It takes a combination of instrumental chops and intelligence to properly pull them off. However, we have recently uncovered one that, we feel, measures up to the Canadian band’s high standards.

The folks over at the Masters of None comedy podcast have released a cover of Rush’s ‘YYZ,’ which originally appeared on their 1981 album, ‘Moving Pictures.” However, the version is performed using only three human voices replicating the music. Since the song is an instrumental, we don’t have to worry about whether or not the vocalist fully understands the meaning behind Neil Peart‘s profound lyrics, man.

The people behind this are calling it “a crapella,’ so be advised this is done with their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks. The AV Club called it “purposely terrible,” but we think it’s fun to hear a Rush song in this format. And given that Rush seem to have a sense of humor about themselves, we’d like to think they’d get a kick out of this, too.

Rush’s new album, ‘Clockwork Angels,’ was released on June 12.

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