We're pretty open about our love of cover songs here at If It's Too Loud... I'm personally a huge Sebadoh fan and celebrate their entire catalog of work. I even love The Sebadoh. Seriously, it's the most underrated album of the 90s. Go and listen to it again. One thing I just don't get is Rush. Nope. Not at all. It's not like I have a certain level of hatred for them that I have for other bands other people seem to love, it's just not my thing. Really, really not my thing.
Which is why I love the AV Club. They take a list of 30 songs and have bands come in and choose 1 to cover. As you get towards the end, you have fewer songs to choose. There were only 3 left, so Sebadoh chose Rush. Of course, they might have anyway, but we'll never know. It's the perfect cover for Sebadoh fans, but Rush die hards probably won't approve.
If you've never checked out the AV Club's Undercover series, you need to. You missed great stuff like Lydia Loveless covering Echo & The Bunnymen or Gwar covering Pet Shop Boys just this year. Go here to watch Sebadoh cover Rush.