Musical styleEach Clutch album is marked by a distinct and cohesive sound dubbed the ultimate jam band. The musical style of the band has migrated from heavy metal and hardcore punk to hard rock. The band has also integrated funk influences into their rock sound. Strong blues influences have also become prominent in the releases of the later years as vocalist/guitarist Neil Fallon notes: “We’ve been really conscious of the blues over the last couple of years, and you have to admit that the blues really is the source of all rock and roll. I think it’s important to go to the source to find that inspiration.” The lyrics of Clutch songs have progressed from early releases that were marked with an angry, serious tone to latter releases that are characterized by intelligence, wordplay, and subtle humour. The songs make frequent references to history, mythology, popular culture, and religion; for example, “I Have the Body of John Wilkes Booth”, from the self-titled album, tells the story of a fisherman who discovers the corpse of Lincoln’s assassin in the Susquehanna River. Jam Room’s “Release the Kraken” inserts a hero called Malaclypse the Younger into the movie Clash of the Titans. The band’s lyrics also often contain surrealistic imagery.
- Studio albums
- Transnational Speedway League (1993)
- Clutch (1995)
- The Elephant Riders (1998)
- Jam Room (1999)
- Pure Rock Fury (2001)
- Blast Tyrant (2004)
- Robot Hive/Exodus (2005)
- From Beale Street to Oblivion (2007)
- Strange Cousins from the West (2009)
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Tonight on ‘The Stoop’ we have some listeners that are tuning in for the first or second time. Always cool to have new people making the switch with all of us here! Of course we have a few great requests that are gonna be played and some other good tunes you may have never heard before.Also we get to do the show live from Tdubbs digs this week, so that’s gonna go really good or really bad! So, why not tune in from 8-10pm EST and hang out on the stoop with us right after ‘The Hawk Block with Hawk’ and just before ‘Revolutions Per Minute with Sinny’ here on the one, the only Switch Radio!
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Tonights show will be “Interactive”.. yes, thats a fancy word for sayin I’m going to be lazy and let you guys dictate the direction of tonight show ; )
I’ll have a few things on the play list ready to go but after that, it’s on ya’ll! Hit up live chat and be silly with the rest of us. I’ll be going on air right after Dazz’s PopGasm L O L O L O LOVE fest. Check him out @10pm est followed by Moi @ 12am (10 pacific)