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Clutch is name of at least two bands:

A Germantown, MD, USA band:
Rock band which formed in the early-90s. Members include: Dan Maines (bass), Tim Sult (guitar), Jean-Paul Gaster (drums) and Neil Fallon (vocals, guitar, harmonica). Their recording début was EP Pitchfork (Oct 1991).

Each of Clutch’s albums is marked by its own distinct and cohesive sound and the band’s musical style may be said to have migrated from hardcore punk to hard rock and blues over the course of their career. Clutch’s lyrics, at first angry and serious in tone, had by the time of 1993’s Transnational Speedway League become characterized by intelligence, wordplay, and often humour (although comedy is not usually the focus). Their songs make frequent reference to history, mythology, popular culture, and religion. Bam Margera often uses Clutch songs in his MTV show “Viva La Bam.”

The members of Clutch often perform on albums with other bands as well as side projects. JP played drums on Five Horse Johnson’s album The Mystery Spot. Neil Fallon sang some backing vocals for Dozer’s Beyond Colossal album as well as a side project called The Company Band. The band also has a side band they perform in called The Bakerton Group. The music consists of all instrumental jams with a blues feel to it.

Clutch has often performed more than 100 shows per year since their formation. They are managed by Jack Flanagan out of NYC.


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  • Vod_Crack

    @MisterJunior: Yeah, my favourite album is The Elephant Riders. I will do a rough album ranking now: 1) The Elephant Riders 2) Blast Tyrant 3) Slow Hole to China 4) S/T 5) Pure Rock Fury 6) Earth Rocker 7) Jam Room 8) Transnational Speedway League 9) Robot Hive/ Exodus 10) From Beale Street to Oblivion 11) Strange Cousins from the West That's not carved in stone but something like that. I might write a journal post about my Clutch album rankings someday!

    8 hours ago Reply
  • StellaNUFC

    It will always be my favourite as it is the album that got me into them. Hoping Psychic Warfare is as good if not better.

    Yesterday 10:50am Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    I must be the only one who wasn't that floored by Earth Rocker. I just didn't enjoy it all that much, especially the title track. Hoping the new record will do more for me.

    Yesterday 5:53am Reply
  • StellaNUFC

    Is anybody else thinking it will be hard to top earth rocker?

    Yesterday 9:17pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    @Vod_Crack Wow! nice to find someone who's as enthusiastic about Slow Hole as I am. So if you prefer it to everything post-Blast Tyrant, what does that mean your favorite overall is? Elephant Riders? I feel like you've told me before but I'm blanking. I agree about Sleestak Lightning, btw. I LOVE "I Send Pictures" and SL is a weak bastardization of that song. I love Jam Room and the songs they tacked on to it for the reissue. "The Drifter" and the original "Sink 'em Low" are two of my favorite C! tunes. The reuse of "One Eye Dollar" for Beale Street doesn't bug me like "Sleestak Lightning" does, for some reason.

    31 Jul 9:41pm Reply
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  • AloneSky new clip. boys

    29 Jul 3:02pm Reply
  • Vod_Crack

    @MisterJunior Yeah, the packaging for Strange Cousins is awesome, worth getting the album for that alone. I was disappointed with how lame Earth Rocker's packaging was. Hopefully Psychic Warfare is somewhere in between. I love Slow Hole to China too, I like it more than every album they've put out after Blast Tyrant.

    29 Jul 1:28pm Reply
  • Vod_Crack

    @MisterJunior Yeah, I don't dislike that album, it is just the one I enjoy the least when I listen to it. I listened to Strange Cousins again about a week ago and I enjoy it but it was missing something for sure. I think Witchdoctor's probably one of the weakest songs in their entire discography and Sleestak Lightning is a pretty weak closer, especially as it is a dubious reworking of I Send Pictures, which is a nice obscure Jam Room song but it should have just stayed that way. It's still solid though for sure. Oh and by the way, X-Ray Visions is great, really good to see another music video from them.

    29 Jul 1:23pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    @Vod_Crack It bums me out that you're so down on Strange Cousins! I really like that one a lot. I recognize it doesn't really forge any new ground (musically; as you said, it was important for marking the beginnings of Weathermaker) but I like the overall sound of it a lot. Part of that is because it's so immaculately produced, mixed and mastered, but songs like 50,000 Unstoppable Watts, Abraham Lincoln, Minotaur, Let a Poor Man Be, etc. blow me away. Also worth mentioning: The packaging/art for the release was the best of any Clutch album yet. On another note, I agree re: "Willie Nelson!" Love that song. Slow Hole to China is actually my favorite C! release.

    21 Jul 10:52pm Reply
  • Vod_Crack

    Seeing Willie Nelson in the Top 15 makes me happy

    19 Jul 1:08am Reply
  • LaGataLoca1

    Definitely one of the most consistent bands there is. Not a single bad album. [3]

    9 Jun 11:04am Reply
  • bobo9390

    Happy 20th Birthday to the self-titled

    9 May 9:53pm Reply
  • sanicdaheghod

    Definitely one of the most consistent bands there is. Not a single bad album. [2]

    8 May 3:10am Reply
  • RomanyDagger

    Went to a concert of theirs a few days ago, and I find it amazing how much they sound like their albums when they're live.

    25 Apr 7:28pm Reply
  • Vod_Crack

    @ohlongjohnson64: For me personally, Strange Cousins lacks big classic tunes that each Clutch album usually brings to the table. I always got the impression that the band weren't totally happy with it either, because they have never played Strange Cousins-focused setlists, even when the album just came out. However, it is an important album in Clutch's career purely for the fact it was the first Clutch album released on Weathermaker.

    14 Apr 10:37pm Reply
  • Vod_Crack

    @Beojiko. Agreed though I think Strange Cousins From The West is the closest thing to treading water they've done so far.

    9 Mar 11:30pm Reply
  • Beojiko

    Definitely one of the most consistent bands there is. Not a single bad album.

    24 Feb 2:03am Reply
  • TheMightyWaffle

    Blast tyrant is so dopee

    5 Feb 12:15pm Reply
  • letterzero

    more than

    26 Jan 6:49am Reply
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