Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Clutch is one of those underground cult bands with fiercely loyal fans. They have achieved this status because they put out uniformly outstanding product and they play incredible live shows. This standard of excellence dates back to their formation in the early ’90’s. Although they have a signature sound, they have dabbled in multiple genres of hard rock and metal throughout their career. Neil Fallon is an intense singer, lyricist, and performer. Tim Sult plays for the songs and does it with great tone and style. The rhythm section of Dan Maines on bass and Jean-Paul Gaster on drums blend to make an airtight beast of a team. The album Robot Hive/Exodus was chosen primarily because it contains my favorite song by Clutch, Burning Beard. I could easily have picked any number of others, but Burning Beard rules, both in audio and video formats. If you like bluesy hard rock with great hooks, intelligent lyrics, and grooves for days, Clutch is your band!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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