Saturday, March 16, 2013

New National Holiday?

On the morning of the release of Clutch's last studio album, Strange Cousins from the West in 2009, I had the following exchange with Frank (from memory only):

Frank:  Do you know what today is?
Me:  Um, Clutch album day?
Frank:  Fuckin a!
Frank:  New Clutch album release day should be a national holiday.

Well, the national holiday thing didn't happen for this new album release but I share the enthusiasm.  Regardless, I am pretty excited for the March 19th release of Earth Rocker.  Clutch is one of those bands that if you into them you are all in.  It's rare to find the casual Clutch fan. 

So if you are ready to over indulge yourself you have about 10 studio albums, 5 live albums, 4 EPs and 3 compilation albums of music excellence to dive into....starting with Earth Rocker this week!


  1. Dude, I'm pretty sure I said this same exact thing to someone yesterday, totally without even mentally referencing the '09 exchange. My brain is fucked. In any event, Happy Clutch Day

  2. The record kills, by the way. Not sure what they were thinking with the title track, but the rest of it is some of the best stuff they've put out in years (and I really liked the last 2 records, even if they weren't up to Blast Tyrant/Robot Hive levels).

  3. Couldn't agree more. The title track is far and away the weakest song but the rest of the album is great. I am trying to figure which of the rest of the tracks seperate themselves from the pack but I like them all so much.