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Clutch

Clutch combined elements of funk, Led Zeppelin, and metal with vocals inspired by Faith No More. Formedin1991inGermantown,MD, the groupincluded Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass), and Jean-PaulGaster(drums).They built a localfollowing through constantgigging, and after just one 7" single (the classicEaracherelease"PassiveRestraints") Clutch was signedby EastWest Records. Their debut LP,Transnational SpeedwayLeague,followed in1993. Aself-titled album appeared two yearslater and afforded Clutch some mainstream exposure.Theyjumped tothelargerColumbia label for 1998's E ...read more

Clutch combined elements of funk, Led Zeppelin, and metal with vocals inspired by Faith No More. Formedin1991inGermantown,MD, the groupincluded Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass), and Jean-PaulGaster(drums).They built a localfollowing through constantgigging, and after just one 7" single (the classicEaracherelease"PassiveRestraints") Clutch was signedby EastWest Records. Their debut LP,Transnational SpeedwayLeague,followed in1993. Aself-titled album appeared two yearslater and afforded Clutch some mainstream exposure.Theyjumped tothelargerColumbia label for 1998's Elephant Riders, andmany thought the group might join their sonic cousinsKornandDeftonesin thealternative metal winner's circle. That didn't quitehappen. But it didn't matter, because a quality fanbasecontinuedtothrivefor Clutch. Pure Rock Fury appeared in 2001, and thesimilarly uncompromising Blast Tyrant camethreeyears later astheirfirst for DRTRecords. Their seventh full-length, RobotHive/Exodus, followed in 2005 and featured thefirstlineupchangesince the early '90s, the addition oforganist Mick Schauer.Among Clutch's numerous side releases were agroove-basedalbum (2000's Jam Room), as well as Live at the Googolplexand therarities record Slow Hole to China, bothissuedin2003.Also issued in 2005, Pitchfork & Lost Needles combined Clutch's 1991Pitchfork 7"with unreleased demos andearlytracks.Inthe fall of 2006, the band hit the studio with producer Joe Barresi (Kyuss,Melvins) to record their nextalbum;theresultingFromBeale Street to Oblivion appeared in March 2007. In 2008, the bandreleased a CD/DVD compilation oflivetracksfromshows inNew Jersey, Pittsburgh, and Sydney titled Full Fathom Five: Audio FieldRecordings 2007-2008 ontheirownlabel,WeathermakerMusic. The band followed up in 2009 with Strange Cousins from the West,before deliveringtheirtenthalbum,Earth Rocker, in 2013. « hide

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LPs
Psychic Warfare
2015

3.9
207 Votes
Earth Rocker
03/20/2013

4
461 Votes
Strange Cousins From The West
2009

3.6
241 Votes
From Beale Street to Oblivion
2007

3.8
315 Votes
Robot Hive/Exodus
2005

4
392 Votes
Blast Tyrant
2004

4.3
609 Votes
Pure Rock Fury
2001

3.7
223 Votes
Jam Room
1999

3.4
116 Votes
The Elephant Riders
1998

3.9
229 Votes
Clutch
1995

4
287 Votes
Transnational Speedway League
1993

3.4
143 Votes
EPs
Impetus
1997

3.7
37 Votes
Pitchfork
1991

3.5
18 Votes
Live Albums
Live at the 9:30
2010

4.4
10 Votes
Full Fathom Five Audio Field Recordings
2008

4
7 Votes
Heard It All Before: Live at the Hi Fi Bar
2007

4.5
1 Votes
Live in Flint
2004

4.8
2 Votes
Live At The Googolplex
2003

3.7
20 Votes
Compilations
Pitchfork and Lost Needles
2005

3.4
37 Votes
Slow Hole to China: Rare and Unreleased
2003

3.9
34 Votes

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