Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Brent Hinds
WEEKLY RIFF FROM THE SOUND AND THE STORY
Guitarist, vocalist, musician, artist, fashionista, purveyor of the face tattoo, sculptor, all-around Renaissance man; you'll need to watch The Sound and The Story to experience the full depth of B. Hinds.
What year is it?! As the refrain from this Mastodon classic goes: "It's just the curl of the burl". But what does it mean? Where are these burls to be found, and what made them curly? Turns out there may be more similarities to guitar here than meets the eye. Let's let Mastodon's Troy Sanders explain:
"The burl is the knot that’s found in various trees — it’s almost like cancer of trees. Within that burl are unique swirls or curls. A lot of people will cut those down and sell them to wood-makers, wood sculptors, and furniture makers because it’s got a unique design to it. And this is a true story which happens in the Pacific Northwest — a lot of people go out in the woods with chainsaws, they find these burls, they cut them down, they load their pickup trucks with these burls, take them into town sell them to various wood-makers, take the money from that, purchase more meth, go back in the woods and continue that circle of insanity. So it’s based on a true story. People will steal your cars, steal copper…and people will go out there in the woods and steal burls."
Just like the details that make trees unique, this song's riffs are full of all sorts of fun twists and turns, all paired with some low-end octave goodness. So now that you know the song's background, why not experience all the riffs?