News•November 29, 2019 10:12 AM ET•5,303 views
Clutch release cover of CCR classic 'Fortunate Son'
Clutch have announced the release of "Fortunate Son," their take on the iconic Creedence Clearwater Revival song. The single is the fourth in a series of new studio recordings that comprise the recently launched Weathermaker Vault Series. Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster comments: "Growing up it was hard not to hear CCR's Fortunate Son on the radio, on TV or even at the county fair. The groovy backbeat and sloshy hi-hats that introduces John Fogerty's timeless lyrics written so many years ago could be found everywhere. While it may be true to say that Fortunate Son could be seen as a political song we think it's bigger than that. For us Fortunate Son is an inspirational song. For that reason we'd like to dedicate the song to the most inspirational person we've ever had in our lives, our late manager Jack Flanagan. Jack Flanagan was no Fortunate son. He worked tirelessly and passionately all the while keeping a razor sharp sense of humor until his last days. Thank you Jack for making us better than we ever thought we could be." "Fortunate Son" was mixed by six-time Grammy Award winner and Clutch collaborator, Vance Powell (Wolfmother, The Raconteurs, Arctic Monkeys). In the video that accompanies this release, Tim Sult pays homage to Jack Flanagan by playing Jack's beloved 90's Les Paul. The video was shot at J. Robbins' Magpie Cage Recording Studio in Baltimore, Maryland. J Robbins produced the Clutch albums Robot Hive/Exodus and Strange Cousins From The West and he recorded all of the WM Vault Series singles. The video can be viewed here: