The thing about “fandom” is that no matter how civil and polite you may be towards your fellow human when you venture out into the world to run errands, this civility has no hold whatsoever on your ability to argue with them over relatively minor details for hours on end. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the case of hip-hop fans in regard to a rapper’s use of bravado.
‘Earth Rocker,’ the tenth studio album by Maryland-based quartet Clutch, wastes no time getting right into what many fans have come to expect from the band. Barely thirty seconds of the opening title track pass before singer Neil Fallon (above, far right) informs you that you just signed up for yet another lesson in “pure rock fury” with the line, “What’s this about limits? Sorry, I don’t know none.” He
The majority of today’s youth has never had to purchase music unless it was of their own volition. Ever since the “Napster versus Metallica” case of 2000, the elite minds of the music industry (the same minds that brought you “The Macarena” and “Gangnam Style”) have scrambled to try and figure out how to make people purchase music again. While federal law and changes in marketing strategy have, for the most