Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Creedence Clearwater Revival!

Probably the greatest War protest anthem ever written, “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival has been covered so many times that it’s a fitting tribute in it’s own right. It appeared on the bands 1969 album “Willy and the Poor Boys” and has been featured extensively in popular culture depictions of the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement from the Nixon era on wards, even making an appearance in the brilliant Sons Of Anarchy as well as the Denzel Washington starring The Manchurian Candidate in 2004. So when it comes to songs that are called ‘timeless classics’ this one is definitely up there.

This week we’re going to put a pair of blues loving bands associated with the Stoner Hard Rock scene into the bull pit. In the Red Corner, from “The Weathermaker Vault Series” and with a video directed by David Brodsky we have a version of the classic by Clutch. Their version was mixed by 6 (SIX!) times Grammy Award Winner and Clutch collaborator Vance Powell. In the Blue Corner we have Sludge Metallers Corrosion Of Conformity. They recorded their version back in 1996 on an EP entitled “Drowning in a Daydream“. Who wins? You decide!

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