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Clutch Biography


Clutch is a band from Germantown, Maryland, United States. They have been playing together since the early 1990s. They released their first EP, Pitchfork, in October of 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 humor (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. Members * Dan Maines: bass guitar * Tim Sult: guitar * Jean-Paul Gaster: drums * Neil Fallon: vocals, guitar, harmonica * Mick Schauer: organ - Joined in 2004. Discography * Pitchfork (7") (Inner Journey Records, 1991) * Passive Restraints (EP) (Earache Records, 1992) * Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes, and Undeniable Truths (Eastwest Records, 1993) * Clutch (Eastwest Records, 1995) * Impetus (Earache Records, 1997) * The Elephant Riders (Columbia Records, 1998) #104 US * Pitchfork (CD) (Inner Journey Records & River Road Records, 1999) * Jam Room (River Road Records, 1999) * Pure Rock Fury (Atlantic Records, 2001) #135 US * Live at the Googolplex (River Road Records, 2002) * Slow Hole to China: Rare and Unreleased (River Road Records, 2003) * Blast Tyrant (Rte / Drt, 2004) #147 US * Live in Flint(River Road Records, 2004) * Robot Hive/Exodus (Rte / Drt, 2005) #94 US * Pitchfork & Lost Needles (Megaforce, 2005) * From Beale Street to Oblivion (Rte / Drt, 2007) * Heard It All Before: Live at the Hi Fi Bar (Sea Gator Music, 2007) * Live at the Corner Hotel (Sea Gator Music, 2008) * Strange Cousins From The West (Weathermaker Music, 2009)

Clutch Metal Albums

Full Fathom Five: Audio Field Recordings 2007-2008 Thumbnail Image

Defying the rock music ”sub-genre”, CLUTCH return with a dynamic new Live CD! Compiled from four locations on the band’s 2007/2008 sold out headlining world tour [...]

Strange Cousins from the West Thumbnail Image

The first new Clutch studio release in over two years. Strange Cousin’s From The West is the band’s 9th studio effort, and second with producer J. [...]

Live at the Googolplex Thumbnail Image

No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 17-JUN-2003By kicking off with ”Who Wants To Rock?” and ”Pure Rock Fury,” it’s clear that Clutch’s agenda is to rock, sans [...]

The Elephant Riders Thumbnail Image

The enhanced portion contains notes written by Neil Fallon, pictures of the band, videos, and other material. Includes Earthlink internet access software.No Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: [...]

Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes & Undeniable Truths Thumbnail Image

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: CLUTCHTitle: TRANSNATIONAL SPEEDWAY LEAGUEStreet Release Date: 08/17/1993<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: ROCK/POP

Blast Tyrant Thumbnail Image

As good as Orgy’s 1998 debut Candyass was, Vapor Transmission (2000) kicks things up a notch. The Los Angeles-based five-piece goes straight for the jugular this time, abandoning [...]

Robot Hive: Exodus Thumbnail Image

Clutch continues its seemingly endless string of awesome albums with the flawless Robot Hive/Exodus . Opening with deep-fried ”The Incomparable Mr. Flannery” and closing with a Tom Waits-esqe [...]

Slow Hole to China: Rare and Released Thumbnail Image

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 2002 rarities collection now including three additional tracks. Slow Hole To China features 15 remastered rarities straight from the [...]

From Beale Street to Oblivion Thumbnail Image

From Beale Street to Oblivion lacks the fire and passion heard on 2005’s excessively excellent Robot Hive/Exodus . It’s not that the Maryland-based band has betrayed the sound [...]