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#21 MrSkeptic

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:23 AM

My estimation of Clutch is continuing to grow.  Earth Rocker is a great album, and I do like Robot Hive/Exodus.  I prefer their hard rock style to the jam band thing, and the second half of Robot Hive goes very jammy and starts to lose my interest.   Earth Rocker focuses more on blues based hard rock.  Blast Tyrant is still the pinnacle, an album that just fires on all cylinders, but I've added Pure Rock Fury to the collection, and it is PURE ROCK AWESOME.  Fantastic album, close second to BT.

 

I'm also going to see them on December 29 at Starland Ballroom in NJ.  Pretty effin' stoked about that.

 

I think you're mistaking the cover songs as "jammy". They're about as far from a jam band as one could get, imo. To even slightly liken them to Phish or similar crap is, well, sad.  :wacko:

 

As for the show, be sure to let us know your impressions. When John-Paul Gaster starts getting into it, he literally can't sit still and it's awesome.  


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 04:16 PM

And I've also added From Beale Street To Oblivion to the collection, and have discovered the second best song ever written about a leisurely drive through the countryside...  

 



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Posted 27 December 2014 - 07:12 PM

That ferry is obviously racist.
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:46 AM

Saw them I'm Portland with many of you. It's as if you took Scott Weiland's voice fronting Soundgarden grooves with cool trippy lyrics and make it a little bluesier.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 03:45 AM

Saw them I'm Portland with many of you. It's as if you took Scott Weiland's voice fronting Soundgarden grooves with cool trippy lyrics and make it a little bluesier.

Hey now, I like Weiland well enough, but Neil Fallon doesn't sound at all like him.  Fallon's voice is huge, pure testosterone fueled blues and rage, all power and soul.  Weiland has a very thin voice by comparison.



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 03:50 AM

Neil Fallon has chunks of Scott Weiland in his stool.
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Posted 30 December 2014 - 04:19 PM

Clutch was fantastic at Starland Ballroom last night.  John-Paul Gaster indeed drives the band, the guy's a great player, and is the most swinging rock drummer I've ever seen (sorry Chad Smith, you've been unseated).  It's like watching Buddy Rich play for a rock band, just awesome.  I'm also in awe of how Neil Fallon manages to shred his vocal chords like that night after night, he's definitely one of the most powerful and diverse singers I've ever listened to.  They debuted two new songs, and it looks like their new album will drop in the near future!

 

The setlist, which also rocked...  http://www.setlist.f...j-2bcd683e.html



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 04:35 PM

Awesome
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Posted 30 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

Hey now, I like Weiland well enough, but Neil Fallon doesn't sound at all like him.  Fallon's voice is huge, pure testosterone fueled blues and rage, all power and soul.  Weiland has a very thin voice by comparison.

 

I think his vibrato is just what stands out to me as being Weiland-like.  Yes, Fallon has a deeper, raspier thicker voice, no doubt.



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 05:05 PM

NYE at the 9:30 Club. Speaking of which.....

 

Anyone else have this double DVD?

 

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It will only serve to strengthen your love for Jean Paul.


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#31 Pariah Dawg

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 06:21 AM




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Posted 06 January 2015 - 01:04 AM

Clutch was fantastic at Starland Ballroom last night.  John-Paul Gaster indeed drives the band, the guy's a great player, and is the most swinging rock drummer I've ever seen (sorry Chad Smith, you've been unseated).  It's like watching Buddy Rich play for a rock band, just awesome.  I'm also in awe of how Neil Fallon manages to shred his vocal chords like that night after night, he's definitely one of the most powerful and diverse singers I've ever listened to.  They debuted two new songs, and it looks like their new album will drop in the near future!

 

The setlist, which also rocked...  http://www.setlist.f...j-2bcd683e.html

Thanks for posting this.  Clutch is awesome.  Glad you discovered them.

 

Topics discussed:

Redneck band...no

Jam band.... no

Sublime?... Not in my wildest imagination.

obscure lyrics....yes

Melt your face kick ass rock... Absolutely

 

and Fallon's voice shit the bed a tour or 3 ago and they had to cancel dates, etc... so he is human.  I am glad he was in full force. 

 

"Come a little closer honey

I won't bite ya

One more lager and

I might learn to like ya"


The more things change.......


#33 Pariah Dawg

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:44 AM

I remember him having neck and spine issues a few years ago. Voice, not so much but I could be wrong.
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:36 PM

Clutch and Mastodon are doing a Spring co-headline tour!  I had the pleasure of catching both bands recently and both were fantastic!

 

http://www.metalinje...eadlining-dates



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 02:28 AM

Clutch and Mastodon are doing a Spring co-headline tour!  I had the pleasure of catching both bands recently and both were fantastic!

 

http://www.metalinje...eadlining-dates

Yay. Portland on a Saturday night. Hopefully Mastodon will be headlining that night so I can leave after Clutch.


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#36 Pariah Dawg

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:46 PM


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#37 Always the Winner

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 02:33 PM

The band is called Clutch? Was Catalytic Converter already taken?

Hey...where's Perry?


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 08:12 PM

Never heard of them, looked up some of their stuff on YouTube and didn't much like it. Nothing wrong with it, just not for me. But I do like that new one.



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:11 PM

Yay. Portland on a Saturday night. Hopefully Mastodon will be headlining that night so I can leave after Clutch.

I saw Clutch open for Mastodon in 2004 and that was the show that made me a Mastodon fan

 

not a big fan, mind you (I discount every Sesame Street monster singalong immediately) but a fan nonetheless - watching Brann Dailor tool around the kit alone is worth keeping your earplugs in for 20 minutes

 

hope you stuck around



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:06 AM

I saw Clutch open for Mastodon in 2004 and that was the show that made me a Mastodon fan

 

not a big fan, mind you (I discount every Sesame Street monster singalong immediately) but a fan nonetheless - watching Brann Dailor tool around the kit alone is worth keeping your earplugs in for 20 minutes

 

hope you stuck around

 

I did not. I've heard growly and non-growly songs by them and just didn't like it too much. Were I a drummer or other musician, it might be another story.


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