My Favorite Headache
Review by Larry Toering
On his first and only solo album to date, Geddy Lee plays bass, keyboard, guitar, sings and did some lyric writing for the first time in many years, as well. He teamed up with Ben Mink on guitar and Matt Cameron on drums, with an appearance from Jeremy Taggart on drums as well. This outing proved to be a not so bad idea for the reluctant Lee, as he doesn't see himself making a lot of statements as an artist outside of Rush, but it worked very well looking back. I'm still enjoying it after all these years, and it deserves more exposure. Lee's playing is outstanding, as usual, so are those of the rest of the musicians. There are a few obvious peaks but there is no deep valley, as it maintains an overall positive and very high standard which is to be expected from such a seasoned master of rock. Lee's keyboard work is one of the more dominant textures, but he pulls no bass or vocal punches either.