Clutch Teach You to Make Maryland Crab Cakes in New Song “Hot Bottom Feeder”

  • Axl Rosenberg

The YouTube description for the new Clutch song, “Hot Bottom Feeder,” reads simply “A recipe for Maryland crab cakes.” You might think that’s a joke, and maybe, to some degree, it is — I’m sure there are arguments to be made for “Hot Bottom Feeder” as a metaphor for any number of other things (see: Faith No More’s “Sunny Side Up”) — but watch the cooking-show-style music video for about five seconds and you’ll see that the lyrics really are about making Maryland crab cakes. AND, in typical Clutch fashion, the song rules. I don’t enjoy cooking, but this is inspiring. Makes me wish Clutch wrote insanely catchy songs about other things I don’t enjoy, like cleaning, paying bills, and spending time with other people.

I assume “Hot Bottom Feeder” will appear on Clutch’s new album, Book of Bad Decisions, but nowhere has the band explicitly said as much, so I reserve the right to be incorrect. In any case, Book of Bad Decisions is out September 7. The band also has an upcoming tour with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown; dates here.

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