Clutch is one of the more unusual bands we listen to, the music is often blues, stoner rock, punk for the early stuff, my boyfriend has described the lead singer (Neil P. Fallon) as sounding like a demented preacher...
The set was underwhelming, but with music like this, who needs flashing lights and all that stuff? The music was raw and uncompromising, with plenty of energy, and Fallon's voice was lovely and strong.
Thin Lizzy were the opposite end, they came onto stage with a mini-light show, and lots of glitz.I was pretty curious as I remember Phil Lynott singing the originals, so it was interesting to see how Ricky Warwick from The Almighty would fill his shoes.
Well, he did an amazing job. Although he doesn't have quite the same range as Phil, his voice has enough growl and sounds amazingly like Phil did...not that that's always a good thing, but in this case it fitted well. I was never a fan of Thin Lizzy (they 'were just there' as a band, I didn't dislike them, but I didn't seek them out either), so perhaps some fans hate it because he's taken over.
The show was brilliant, with some great light and smoke, plus also glitter puffed out at the audience.
It did give me a question though, when does a band stop being the 'original'? When all the original members are gone? But what if a 'new' member has been in the band for 20+ years? Are they 'enough' to keep the band going? I guess it's like trying to reassemble the Beatles with just Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Technically it's the 'real' band...but...
(Apologies for the view, without holding my hands above my head that was as good as I could get)
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