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Clutch combined elements of funk, Led Zeppelin, and metal with vocals inspired by Faith No More. Formed in 1991 in Germantown, Maryland, 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 "Passive Restraints") Clutch were signed by EastWest Records. Their debut LP, Transnational Speedway League, followed in 1993. A self-titled album appeared two years later and afforded Clutch some mainstream exposure. They jumped to the larger Columbia label for 1998's Elephant Riders, and many thought the group might join its sonic cousins Korn and Deftones in the alternative metal winner's circle. That didn't quite happen. But it didn't matter, because a quality fan base continued to thrive for Clutch. Pure Rock Fury appeared in 2001, and the similarly uncompromising Blast Tyrant came three years later as their first for DRT Records. Their seventh full-length, Robot Hive/Exodus, followed in 2005 and featured the first lineup change since the early '90s, the addition of organist Mick Schauer. Clutch's numerous side releases included a groove-based album (2000's Jam Room) as well as Live at the Googolplex and the rarities record Slow Hole to China, both issued in 2003. Also issued in 2005, Pitchfork & Lost Needles combined Clutch's 1991 Pitchfork 7" with unreleased demos and early tracks. In the fall of 2006 the band hit the studio with producer Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Melvins) to record its next album; the resulting From Beale Street to Oblivion appeared in March 2007. In 2008 Clutch released a CD/DVD compilation of live tracks from shows in New Jersey, Pittsburgh, and Sydney titled Full Fathom Five: Audio Field Recordings 2007-2008 on their own label, Weathermaker Music. The band followed up in 2009 with Strange Cousins from the West before delivering its tenth album, Earth Rocker, in 2013. Buoyed by the success of that album (their highest-charting release ever) and eponymous lead single, Clutch continued their relentless touring through late 2015, when they released their 11th album, Psychic Warfare. ~ John Bush
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Albums by
Clutch

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    15 songs

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    Psychic Warfare

    11 songs

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    Earth Rocker Live

    25 songs

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    Blast Tyrant

    23 songs

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    Robot Hive/Exodus [Bonus Disc]

    21 songs

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    From Beale Street to Oblivion

    11 songs

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    Strange Cousins from the West

    15 songs

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    Slow Hole To China, Rare & Rereleased

    11 songs

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    Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes & Undeniable Truths

    13 songs

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    Pure Rock Fury

    10 songs

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    The Elephant Riders

    13 songs

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    Clutch

    3 songs

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    Passive Restraints

    2 songs

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    Pigtown Blues

    10 songs

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    Pitchfork & Lost Needles

    5 songs

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    Impetus

    15 songs

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    Live at the Googolplex

    12 songs

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    From Beale Street to Oblivion

    14 songs

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    Robot Hive/Exodus

    12 songs

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    Slow Hole to China

    15 songs

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    Jam Room [Bonus Tracks]

    1 song

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    King of Arizona

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    Impetus

    15 songs

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    Full Fathom Five: Audio Field Recordings 2007-2008

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    La Curandera

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Top Songs by
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  2.   Electric Worry
  3.   Spacegrass
  4.   Careful with That Mic...
  5.   50,000 Unstoppable Watts
  6.   Big News I
  7.   Pigtown Blues
  8.   Immortal
  9.   Unto the Breach
  10.   Power Player
  11.   The Soapmakers
  12.   Swamp Boot Upside Down
  13.   Circus Maximus
  14.   Willie Nelson
  15.   X-Ray Visions
  16.   A Quick Death in Texas
  17.   Son of Virginia
  18.   Regulator
  19.   Ghost
  20.   Firebirds!
  21.   Tight Like That
  22.   Escape from the Prison Planet
  23.   Flannery
  24.   Matactor
  25.   Cypress Grove
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