Catch up on the History of Clutch with a New Series of Audio Clips

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I don’t know about you guys, but as the weather starts to warm up and my soul breaks free from the frostbitten shackles of winter, I find myself craving more rockin’ tunes. My most consistent mainstay for summer jamz has been rock legends extraordinaire Clutch. As you may or may not know, Clutch currently have a new album in the works as a follow-up to 2013’s monstrous Earth Rocker, and I cannot wait. Thankfully, Neil Fallon and co have decided to keep us satisfied by releasing a series of audio clips discussing some of their most memorable tunes.

The first clip, discussing “Abraham Lincoln” went live on April 15th, the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination. From the horse’s mouth:

This is the first in a series of clips we will be making public over the next couple of weeks and months. In these clips I speak about Clutch songs, both older and younger, and explain my thinking behind the lyrics. The loose theme under which the tracks were picked is myth and mythology. Stay tuned to Clutch’s facebook page for more of these. As today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, it seems only appropriate to begin this series with our song, “Abraham Lincoln.”

Check out the audio clip to learn a little about the history of this song and some neat factoids about the U.S.

Clutch will dropping more of these videos over the coming weeks, so stay tuned. I can’t wait for “Spacegrass”.

Now, as a preemptive strike against those of you who dislike this band and who intend to post some irrelevant video in the comments, here’s what I want you to do. Share your warm weather jams with us. I’ve shown you mine, so now you show me yours.

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  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    I do like Clutch. They’re a very good band.

    • Maik Beninton

      Expected nothing less.

      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        I enjoy Earth Rocker and their earlier stuff quite a bit.

        • Maik Beninton

          I seriously didn’t know who they are until I heard the BANG BANG BANG BANG, BABADU BABADU on the video.

          • Dr. Dubz

            It’s actually “Vamanos, Vamanos!”

  • Crucial summer jams to blast at your beach volleyball tournament/brodown BBQ.
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=74a_-LPqMdo

  • BLUUUUUUUUUHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    Also, when it comes to warm weather jams I like to listen to happier music than in the winter. Here’s a few bands I jam when the weather is warm:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bslWkiDUfAQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nfVrusSMg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_QXXRDlhQg

  • nbm02ss

    New Paradise Lost. Intriguing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7O1z-Vw9Vc

  • Maik Beninton
    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      I like this song but not as much as their other stuff.

      • Maik Beninton

        Like their later work or their nu-metal-ish older stuff?

        • JamesGrimm

          white pony and around the fur are tits up.

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            Those are my favorite Deftones albums.

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          Both eras but this song isn’t my favorite of the album it’s off of.

          • Maik Beninton

            Also jamm both eras.
            This, Change, and Swerve City are my favorites.

          • JamesGrimm

            be quiet, mascara, romantic dreams, and change.

    • JamesGrimm

      covered this. Fun tune.

  • JamesGrimm

    Dodge Swinger

    • Dr. Dubz

      T minus whenever it feels right.

      • JamesGrimm

        galaxy 5 o o

  • Tyree
  • Not to be all hipster and shit… but my warm weather jams include no music at all… just nature. The birds and the frogs do it for me.

    Also, is a picture of one of my apple tree flower buds (refresh for image). Spring rulz

    GL

    • JamesGrimm

      hippie.

      • I fucking love trees. Srs.

        I have 300 pin oak trees I am growing from acorns. 250 new yellow poplars that are coming tomorrow. 1000 white pines already in the ground. 5 new apple trees. Transplanted 125 red cedar trees. Planted 40 gallons of black walnuts. I have uncountable numbers of sycamores growing in pots. I am fairly certain my wife is at her wits end.

        GL

        • JamesGrimm

          where the hell do you live? western canada?

        • That sounds nice GL. The only thing I’ve been able to grow successfully are tomatoes and habaneros. Tried some gardening a few years back when I switched to a more plant based diet but my laziness overcame my will to garden.

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      My jams are below. It’s mostly happy stuff like Barclay James Harvest, Rainbow and the song Mr. Blue Sky.

      • JamesGrimm

        christian woman has a great spring part.

        https://youtu.be/4DbnUseigbs

      • I, too, have commented on this post, in which I humorously called Burzum beach party music and then claimed Len were an influence on Burzum’s music. See below for my comments, in which I make jokes about Burzum

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          I saw that. I liked the joke quite a bit.

          • Thank you

          • Dr. Dubz

            I hated it, and I hate you.

          • Not as much as I hate myself.

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            What are your summer jamz? I didn’t see you put any in the post.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Man, I wonder who wrote this post?

          • /dead

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            I didn’t see the part in which you said Clutch was one of your jams. Do you have any other summer jams?

          • Dr. Dubz

            High on Fire, Mastodon, hip hop…

          • Hip-hop is my favorite band.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Is that one of them screaming bands?

          • Industrial Screamo.

          • You wouldn’t understand, Mrs. Edward’s mom.

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            I love to jam the hip hop I like in the summer, especially Public Enemy and Kool Moe Dee.

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            You’re welcome. It gave me quite a few laughs.

          • Which comment specifically?

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            The first one. The brodown BBQ part made me laugh very hard.

    • omg… <3

      You're encouraging me to post photos of both of my plants.

    • Sir Tapir the Based

      My warm weather jam is me screaming “I HATE IT, I HATE IT, I FUCKING HATE IT”

      • We share something in common. I’ve already got a blast of 85% humidity today. I just *love* getting in my car and feeling like I’m underwater.

    • J.R.

      Apple Tree Flower Buds sounds like a Gardening Friendship Group or a new kind of Budweiser.

    • Lacertilian

      Is it an ornamental or fruiting variety?

      • Fruiting, son!

        GL

        • Lacertilian

          Judging by what I can see in that pic, you may want to remove that single flower before it spends energy fruiting, the energy could be better used putting on vegetative growth for next season.
          Unless you want a single apple this year, of course.
          Sometimes with young plants it’s better to halt their flowering in order to get more meristems, the lower yield in the first couple of years will be recompensed by greater cropping in future years.

          • To be honest – this is my first year doing apples. So should I just pluck them off? I didn’t want to mess with them too much this year since they are fresh from the nursery (I want to roots to take well). I figured I would prune them late next winter.

            Any thoughts?

          • Lacertilian

            It’s up to you, if you are in for a novelty ride then maybe leave it and sample the fruit.

            If you want to have lots more apples from seasons 2-3 onwards, I would use (clean) secateurs to cut off the flower before it spends energy producing fruit, but you can pluck them if you like, it just won’t have as clean a break.
            Flower removal will make sure the young plant spends the energy on something more beneficial (e.g. root & shoot growth).
            I wouldn’t prune any branches yet though.

            Without seeing the tree first person and knowing your intentions, I don’t wanna give you a bum steer and mess up your fun/food.

          • Noted. Thanks for the tips!

            GL

          • Lacertilian

            #StayGreen

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      bro hugs…i can dig it.

  • KJM

    May 17th with Mastodon!

    • Dr. Dubz

      Mastodon is another band I find myself listening to more in warm weather.

      • KJM

        Agreed!

      • KJM

        Crack The Skye was a Spring release that carried over into Summer.

        • Dr. Dubz

          The weird thing is that we got a freak snowstorm that spring the first night I listened to Crack the Skye, so that album always has a winter feel to it for me.

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

      May 15th for me.

      • KJM

        The only downside is House Of Blues, such a crap venue.

  • Used to put this song in my playlists whenever I went camping in the spring/summer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZuWdS1Nt9Y&spfreload=10

  • KJM

    The first 3 BOC albums including this track:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwTlHndf2lU

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      BOC is great summer tuneage. My favorite track off Secret Treaties is Dominance and Submission. I just love it and the only performance of it on any of their live albums happened in my town.

      • KJM

        Yes, Eric Bloom informed us that Poughkeepsie knows how to rock, or something like that.

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          He did. My dad was at that show. He said they were great.

    • But, what the hell, we don’t have seasons here.

      I just recall cloudy days vs. sunny days (those later occupy 90 % of the year).

  • The Beargod

    (obligatory opinion post)
    CLUTCH! BOO!

    • JamesGrimm

      Derp.

  • Guacamole Jim

    If W. endorses them, I’m going to listen to these guys again. Haven’t gotten into them yet, but I’m willing to give it another go!

    SUMMER JAM: Happiness by Dead Prez. Great groove, uplifting lyrics, perfect for a hot summer day when you have nothing to do but hang with friends, eat good food, and consume beer late into the night.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSNyC3pdxJk

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      I love this song when it comes to uplifting summer jams.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C03p6rpYtN0

      • KJM

        Only liked their first album, saw the tour as well.

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          You saw them? Lucky!

          • KJM

            Yep, May 1985 in Worcester.

    • Dr. Dubz

      IMO, Pure Rock Fury and Blast Tyrant find the sweet spot towards the more southern rock era of latter day Clutch and the quasi stoner metal leanings of early Cutch.

      • Guacamole Jim

        They’re the place to start then? I’m actually really digging “Spacegrass” right now. Dis shit seems like it’s right up my alley – I don’t know why I haven’t dug it before.

        • Dr. Dubz

          Spacegrass is from one of the earlier albums. I guess start with the self-titled.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Am jamming. Am also digging. Am also kicking myself for never giving this a proper chance before. Although my tastes lately have moved dramatically away from the prog of my youth to a sludgier, stoner-y type sound, so that could have something to do with it. Regardless, thanks Dubs!

          • Lacertilian

            go and check them out live Dip.
            I’ve seen them 2 or 3 times and they never disappoint!
            As I mentioned to @webb71:disqus when he was getting into them, make sure you wear some big boots because you won’t be able to refrain from stomping along.

        • What W. said, the self-titled album is a classic.

  • KJM
  • I like to jam old surf rock when it’s ten thousand degrees outside. I just pretend there’s water nearby and that I won’t melt into a pile of grease and carbon.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf6OIJTIZn4

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      I prefer to jam Beach Boys and Brian Wilson’s solo stuff when it’s 100 degrees out. They are the best choice when it comes to surf rock in my opinion.

    • Tyree
      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        Speaking of Dick Dale he’s coming to a venue not far from me owned by Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Hall’s Hall?

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            No, it’s called Daryl’s House.

          • Well that was a missed opportunity.

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            I agree with that.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Always a good time to share this again:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QLxdNqMXBM

  • JamesGrimm

    My favorite track…..

    https://youtu.be/s28kgFjmgGo

  • Has anyone heard from Paris?? I hope he is doing well. He seemed a little stressed out a while back.

    GL

    • 🙁 yeah, what happened with Paris?

      • Paris Hilton

        Even when I’m not around I’m still here. When you get that voice telling you to do something selfish, irresponsible, or manipulative. That’s me. Now, I have other children of the world to help and I must make haste!

    • Dr. Dubz

      Today’s her birthday!

    • KJM

      S/he keeps rather busy.

      • Paris Hilton

        I’m in the midst of landing a sweet Fitness Director job and opening my own combat gym. So yeah, I’ve been just a little bit busy lately lol

        • Combat gym? That’s a fancy name for a gun range!
          /U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

          • Paris Hilton

            *Salutes a bald eagle in flight as one tear trickles down my cheek*

          • J.R.

            U-S-A U-S-A

        • What in good God is a combat gym!?

          GL

          • Guacamole Jim

            YOU WANNA FIGHT???

          • Paris Hilton

            #1 rule of the fight club: ass, grass or cash: nobody fights for free

          • Paris Hilton

            Basically just a mixed martial arts and wrestling studio. If things go according to plan I’ll be running different fitness classes and such out of it for external revenue.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Please wear star spangled pants

          • Paris Hilton

            Me at work:

          • What are the odds that you are lurking the very moment I ask where you are at????

            Apparently they are pretty good.

          • Paris Hilton

            I am where I am needed. And needed where I am.

        • KJM

          A business is a good thing is you have a lot of energy and drive and want to channel it somewhere. Excellent!

    • Paris Hilton

      I’m doing much better ever since I got this shirt

      • PH! Glad to see you are going well!

        GL

        • Paris Hilton

          I’m glad that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hasn’t completely abandoned professional wrestling in favor of mainstream acting.

  • BLOODBEARDE

    OT #toiletconfessions: I loathe everything to do with chikfila’s politics and ideology. I still eat there

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      I love their food as well. I don’t care about their politics and ideology.

      • KJM

        I care very much. I just don’t think a boycott is always the most effective way of showing it for reasons posted above.

        • BLOODBEARDE

          Scoring percs >>>>>>>

          I got a fentanyl patch I been sucking on for days

          • KJM

            Dang, I’m a lightweight so that would last me forever.

          • BLOODBEARDE

            Speaking of heavyweights, I’ve put on at least 20lbs and only up one pants size.

          • KJM

            Trying to lose 10 lbs before Summer so I can get back down to a 36.

          • BLOODBEARDE

            Yep, I’m up to 36 from a 34.

            Now right at 210lbs

          • KJM

            So am I, gotta get back below 200.

    • KJM

      Not everybody who works for that company shares the politics. They’re just working there because they gotta eat/pay bills/score percs just like the rest of us.

      • BLOODBEARDE

        Hell, at least you know youd always get sunday off

    • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

      I worked at Chick Fil A and the ideologies are most likely only held by the higher ups. When I worked there as an assistant manager, no exaggeration, half our staff was openly gay. When you buy chick fil a, 50 % chance you’re helping a gay man live off his minimum wage job.

      • J.R.

        I met Truett Cathy like a week before he died. He had no idea what was going on. That man was so old it was hilarious.

    • J.R.

      I dont usually care about the political viewpoints of the places I spend my money, unless they are actively denying people service etc etc. So unless Five Guys starts denying metalheads service, I’m not going to care if the CEO is a Pop-Punk fanboy or whatever who cant handle the brvtality

      • I can handle brvtality in metuhl. It’s just way too played out now.

        • J.R.

          Oh definitely. I was just trying to think of an example that was fun

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      dem nuggets…

    • There’s only one store I consciously avoid because of their politics and ideology, and that place is Hobby Lobby.

      • Dr. Dubz

        I avoid it because it’s an awful money trap.

        • Óðhinn

          that sells shit.

  • Dagon

    CLUTCH!

    So fitting.

  • Electric Six, motherflushers!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXQCrOEx1-g

  • This is one of my favorite Clutch jams right here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Pnf66eQa0&spfreload=10

    • Dr. Dubz

      10001110101

      • Is that the tabs or binary code?

        • Dr. Dubz

          It’s one of their songs.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        01101000 01101001 01100111 01101000 00100000 01100110 01101001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100010 01110010 01101111

        • Sir Tapir the Based

          01001001 00100000 01100110 01110101 01100011 01101011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101

          • CyberneticOrganism

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          • Sir Tapir the Based

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          • CyberneticOrganism
          • Sir Tapir the Based

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          • CyberneticOrganism

            Mmm

          • Lacertilian

            Do you smile while you taste kittens, o’ robot lord of Tokyo?
            or only @BasedTapir:disqus

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I have never been to Japan, NEVER. Well except that one time…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRLe826lyao

          • Lacertilian

            Well then, do you have a lady friend named Bette?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wIL7LRXAfc

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Unknown. Cyborg Bettes have chemicals, moving parts… it doesn’t work that way.

          • Lacertilian
  • CyberneticOrganism

    My favorite it’s-warm-outside-so-let’s-have-a-bonfire-and-some-craft-beer album:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9ARnRtC-2k

  • KJM
    • Lacertilian

      hmm, master shake posts video with psychedelic fungus on cover?
      …must click play!
      Thanks dude

  • I love Clutch. Saw them way back when they toured their self-titled (still my favorite album of theirs.) But here’s my summer jam…same as it has been for about three decades now:

    https://youtu.be/aUgWAjEes9Y

  • I’ve never really listened to Clutch. Just one of those bands who I’ve always heard about but never have taken the time to listen to. I’ve been rocking the new Visigoth, Night Demon, and Enforcer as my recent heavy metal albums to help ease the pain of this wretched heat. Took the new Ghost Bath for a spin and had my mind completely blown. That second track is pure gold.

  • Óðhinn

    I actually prefer the live version. It’s heavier. But I love Clutch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWZO6VAd4rg

    • Lacertilian

      I enjoy the live one too, but I wouldn’t say it’s better.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I like both :/

  • Lacertilian

    Would be good if the commercial ‘rock’ radio stations over here played Clutch instead of endless Bon Jovi, U2 and Foo Fighters.