Earth Rocker was an devastating great album, but Psychic Warfare is awesome brilliant! I can't stop listen to Sucker For The Witch or Noble Savage or Your Love Is Incarceration. Best thing about the recording is, that Clutch are coming close to their live show abilities. The drums have never been that tight, that cool or that groovy and are recorded nearly without any effects in a clear and clean sound. This makes me air drumming in public trains and behind the drivers wheel. Stunning beast of an album.
Psychic Warfare est un des meilleurs albums de stoner rock que j'ai écouté depuis un bail. Firebirds!, Sucker for the witch ... rien à jeter... Dans le haut de ma playlist 2015. Clutch se bonifie avec le temps je trouve. Ils doivent être énormes en concert.
I feel like the discovery of and incorporation of the Blues into their sound has been a key component of what's made their recent records so good. I'd love to hear them do an album of repurposed classic Blues/Blues Rock songs one of these days. Hearing them do their take on a bunch of Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Magic Sam, Albert King, etc., cuts would be awesome, especially if it was produced like, say, The Elephant Riders, with that fat bottom end.
The self-titled was the first one I got but it was a few years after it came out. The Elephant Riders was the first one I bought when it was new. For a while I didn't like the new stuff (Blast Tyrant on) and only liked a handful of tracks on Pure Rock Fury (which is still the case with that one) but it was from seeing them live on various tours in '03-'05 that I came around to Blast Tyrant, Robot Hive, etc. Now I pretty much celebrate their entire discography and although The Elephant Riders remains probably my favorite of their LPs (Slow Hole is my favorite Clutch release, as I've mentioned) I tend to favor the newer stuff these days. That said I still get the urge to break out the early "angry yelling guys" stuff like Pitchfork, Passive Restraints, Transnational, etc. They really are probably the most consistently excellent band of the past 25 years or so.
I don't love Earth Rocker as much as a lot of other people too. But I think that partially depends on what "Clutch" you started listening to first. I listened to Pure Rock Fury first and then S/T and Elephant Riders. I can imagine fans who got started on the newer albums like Blast Tyrant or From Beale Street to Oblivion would adore Earth Rocker. Earth Rocker's a great album but it's a bit one note for me, personally. I like my Clutch best when they are groovy and funky.
@Vod_Crack Cool list, your top 5 is pretty similar to mine except I'm not much into Pure Rock Fury compared to their other stuff. I'd probably swap Earth Rocker in for PRF. @clintbeed6793 What did you find lacking about Earth Rocker? I thought it was awesome.