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Gem of the Week: Clutch’s Album “Earth Rocker”

29 Oct
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Shot I took from their live show at The Fillmore in Detroit back in ’07 or ’08

My gem this week goes to bluesy hard rockers Clutch and their most recent album Earth Rocker which is hardcore at its finest and has been one of my favorite’s this year.

They released the album in 2013 and it is the bands tenth studio album. According to their official site www.pro-rock.com, they currently have dates scheduled for their north america 2014/2015 winter/holiday tour.  I have seen them a couple of times in concert and I know first hand that they put on a great live show.

Earth Rocker is consistent hard rock throughout the album and I love lead singer Neil Fallon’s deep, preacher style vocals. My favorite song is “Gone Cold” I cannot resist the bluesy guitar riff and I feel it’s the most catchy song on the album.

I usually listen to this album while driving to work because It helps me feel pumped up for the day while venting some aggression too.

Clutch is actually my husbands favorite band and when we started dating they had released the Robot Hive/Exodus album (2005) and we used to listen to it all the time.  That whole album is the gem that started it all with my favorites being “The Incomparable Mr. Flannery,”  “Burning Beard,” and “Gullah.”

I would say the bands more recognized hits are “The Incomparable Mr. Flannery,” from Robot Hive/ Exodus and “Electric Worry” off their 2007 album From Beale Street to Oblivion.

I’ve been a Clutch fan for the last ten years and I consider their albums rock masterpieces in my collection.  I also thank them for still making awesome music that is true hard rock.

Below I have the link to listen to “Gone Cold” shared from Sakaros Rockaine’s You Tube Channel!

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