Angel's Son

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"Angel's Son"
Single by Snot featuring Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery and Morgan Rose
from the album Strait Up
Format CD
Recorded 2000
Genre Acoustic rock
Length 3:49
Label Immortal
Writer(s) Clint Lowery
Lajon Witherspoon
"Angel's Son"
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Single by Sevendust
from the album Animosity
Released May 2002
Format CD
Genre Rock
Length 3:49
Label TVT
Writer(s) Clint Lowery
Lajon Witherspoon
Sevendust singles chronology
"Live Again"
(2002)
"Angel's Son"
(2002)
"Crucified"
(2002)

"Angel's Son" is a song written by Mikey Dolan, Clint Lowery, Morgan Rose, Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust and performed by Witherspoon and two fellow Sevendust members (drummer Morgan Rose and guitarist/vocalist Clint Lowery) and ex-Snot band member (now ex-Sevendust guitarist) Sonny Mayo, for the post-mortem compilation CD in honor of James Lynn Strait known as Strait Up.[1] This was the only single track from the tribute album.

The Snot version of the song, credited to "Strait Up featuring Lajon" peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart[2] and #11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[3]

In 2002, Sevendust recorded a studio version of the song for their 2001 album, Animosity, and later released it as a single.

Music video[edit]

Strait Up[edit]

The Strait Up version features the band with ex-Snot bandmates playing on a beach around a camp fire. Footage of James Lynn Strait from the band Snot who died with his dog Dobbs in a car accident is superimposed during a vigil around the campfire, growing in attendance with appearances of fellow musicians including System of a Down, Coal Chamber, Sugar Ray, Kittie, Incubus, Korn and others to say goodbye to their friend as a memorium title is revealed at the last few moments of the song.

Animosity[edit]

The video opens up with a man walking through a hospital waiting room, and he's wearing an 'In Memory of Lynn Strait' T-shirt. Then the shot switches to an ER scene showing a man who is fighting for his life, and showing the urgency that goes on in the hospital trying to save his life. The band is shown playing in different parts of the hospital with the shots switching among each of the band members. Drummer Morgan Rose commented about the video, "I'm not really into videos where people are playing on fields or hospitals or places where there's no chance in hell that you'd see them play, but this actually turned out great." The video features all of the members of the band: lead vocalist, Lajon Witherspoon; guitarist, Clint Lowery; guitarist, John Connolly; drummer, Morgan Rose and bassist, Vinnie Hornsby.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strait Up listing on Amazon
  2. ^ "Strait Up - Chart history | Billboard Alternative". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Strait Up - Chart history | Billboard Mainstream Rock". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon (2002-04-08). "Sevendust Crank Out Clips, Prepare For 'Golf Tour' With Creed - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-01-14.