CLUTCH - Expanding The Musical Vocabulary

July 29, 2019

Every band has performed a cover at one time or another.  Some groups have made an entire career out of putting their own spin on a vintage hit.  But what does the act of recreating someone else’s artistic endeavor do for another artist? Does it diminish the magnitude of their own original creations?  Well for one undeniably inspired rock band, the idea of putting their own spin on another band’s song is being used as the fuel for their own creative fire.

The band CLUTCH is not new to the music world that surrounds them.  They have been in the game for the better part of the last three decades, and they have always been known for creating some seriously complex music.  That auditory art has come by the way of the band pushing their artistic voice as far as they can.  And by mastering a few covers as of late, Clutch is once again expanding their musical vocabulary.  

I recently caught up with CLUTCH vocalist Neil Fallon before he took the stage at the ROCK USA Festival in Oshkosh, WI to talk about all things music.  Take a listen to our chat about how the rock genre has not done well keeping up with the changing industry, Carmine Appice’s praise of Clutch’s ‘EVIL’ cover, how to expand one’s musical vocabulary, and experiences playing in the Massachusetts area.  

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