Like the guitar tone the live vibe on this record is thick, this is a real band playing real songs in a basement studio with minimal overdubs. Stubb contains 8 modern salutes to the early 70s with lyrical themes covering love, loss, the open road, women and the powerful force of nature. This is much more than just a one dimensional record though. 'Crying River' and the acoustic 'Crosses You Bear' provide contrast to the full on valve abuse of songs like 'Hard Hearted Woman' and 'Scale the Mountain'. For the most part however, this is a power trio doing what a power trio does best; warm fuzzy guitars, bass heavy songs, frantic solos and an excessive use of wah-wah.