Maryland rock legends Clutch have shared a cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival track ‘Fortunate Son’, in commemoration to their late manager, Jack Flanagan.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the cover, drummer Jean-Paul Gaster explained further.
“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 introduce 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 humour until his last days. Thank you Jack for making us better than we ever thought we could be.”
You can check out the video that accompanies their cover of ‘Fortunate Son’ below.