Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Clutch of the Tiger

by Shawn Lee and Clutchy Hopkins

So, according to the liner notes, Shawn Lee met up with the then-unidentified Clutchy Hopkins outside of a thrift store somewhere in the Mojave Desert, where he was given a tiger mask. This somehow started a lengthy collaboration between the two artists, which resulted in this album.

The album is the standard Clutchy Hopkins goodness. It's funky and chilled, and generally very enjoyable. It pretty much sounds a lot like his other work, which makes it an automatic purchase for me.

One difference is that on this album, there are song titles, which is a nice change of pace from his other work. As well, the album cover and liner notes are by the talented Jim Mahfood, which was a surprise.

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