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Great Forgotten Songs #36 – Rush “Crossroads”

Great Forgotten Songs #36 – Rush “Crossroads”

Classic Rock

Great Forgotten Songs #36 – Rush “Crossroads”

Rush recorded this rock and roll classic on “Feedback”, a cover album released in 2004. The record features eight covers of songs that were influential for the band members during the 1960s. The album marked the 30th anniversary of the release of Rush’s debut album though the current lineup of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart established just following the first album’s release.

The tour in support of the Feedback album was called the R30: 30th Anniversary Tour. Their cover of “Summertime Blues” was also used as an official theme song for WWE’s Summerslam PPV event in 2004. The album has been remastered and reissued in 2013 as a part of the box set The Studio Albums 1989–2007.

Hear the song below:

The song

Cross Road Blues” (more commonly known as “Crossroads”) is a blues song written and recorded by American blues artist Robert Johnson in 1936. Johnson performed it as a solo piece with his vocal and acoustic slide guitar in the Delta blues-style.

The song has become part of the Robert Johnson mythology as referring to the place where he supposedly sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his musical talents, although the lyrics do not contain any specific references.

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