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Clutch

Clutch combined elements of funk, Led Zeppelin, and metal with vocals inspired by Faith No More. Formed in 1991inGermantown, MD, the group included Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass), and Jean-Paul Gaster(drums).They built a local following through constant gigging, and after just one 7" single (the classic Earache release"PassiveRestraints") Clutch was signed by EastWest Records. Their debut LP, Transnational Speedway League, followed in1993. Aself-titled album appeared two years later and afforded Clutch some mainstream exposure. They jumped to thelargerColumbia ...read more

Clutch combined elements of funk, Led Zeppelin, and metal with vocals inspired by Faith No More. Formed in 1991inGermantown, MD, the group included Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass), and Jean-Paul Gaster(drums).They built a local following through constant gigging, and after just one 7" single (the classic Earache release"PassiveRestraints") Clutch was signed by EastWest Records. Their debut LP, Transnational Speedway League, followed in1993. Aself-titled album appeared two years later and afforded Clutch some mainstream exposure. They jumped to thelargerColumbia label for 1998's Elephant Riders, and many thought the group might join their sonic cousins Korn and Deftonesin thealternative metal winner's circle. That didn't quite happen. But it didn't matter, because a quality fan base continued tothrivefor Clutch. Pure Rock Fury appeared in 2001, and the similarly uncompromising Blast Tyrant came three years later astheirfirst for DRT Records. Their seventh full-length, Robot Hive/Exodus, followed in 2005 and featured the first lineupchangesince the early '90s, the addition of organist Mick Schauer. Among Clutch's numerous side releases were a groove-basedalbum (2000's Jam Room), as well as Live at the Googolplex and the rarities record Slow Hole to China, both issued in2003.Also issued in 2005, Pitchfork & Lost Needles combined Clutch's 1991 Pitchfork 7" with unreleased demos and earlytracks. Inthe fall of 2006, the band hit the studio with producer Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Melvins) to record their next album; theresultingFrom Beale Street to Oblivion appeared in March 2007. In 2008, the band released a CD/DVD compilation of livetracks fromshows in New Jersey, Pittsburgh, and Sydney titled Full Fathom Five: Audio Field Recordings 2007-2008 on theirown label,Weathermaker Music. The band followed up in 2009 with Strange Cousins from the West, before delivering theirtenth album,Earth Rocker, in 2013. « hide

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LPs
Earth Rocker
03/20/2013

4
291 Votes
Strange Cousins From The West
2009

3.6
172 Votes
From Beale Street to Oblivion
2007

3.8
238 Votes
Robot Hive/Exodus
2005

4
299 Votes
Blast Tyrant
2004

4.3
427 Votes
Pure Rock Fury
2001

3.8
160 Votes
Jam Room
1999

3.5
81 Votes
The Elephant Riders
1998

3.9
156 Votes
Clutch
1995

4
201 Votes
Transnational Speedway League
1993

3.4
96 Votes
EPs
Impetus
1997

3.8
32 Votes
Pitchfork
1991

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

4.3
8 Votes
Full Fathom Five Audio Field Recordings
2008

4.1
5 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
21 Votes
Compilations
Pitchfork and Lost Needles
2005

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

3.9
31 Votes

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