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300%_Density
02-18-2013, 10:07 AM
I'm doing this on my Facebook and thought I would put it on here too. With Clutch being one of my favorite bands (and favorites on here as well). I'm doing my 30 favorite Clutch songs with #1 coinciding with the release of Earth Rocker on March 19th. I will be updating this daily and adding a new song everyday. With that being said... These songs just missed the cut:

34. Immortal - Pure Rock Fury
33. Red Horse Rainbow - Pure Rock Fury
32. Motherless Child - Strange Cousins From The West
31. 8 Times Over Miss October - Elephant Riders

30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery - Robot Hive / Exodus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmnXqjM4v0g

Lyrically I think this is one of the best Clutch songs ever. How many 70s-80s bands can you lyrically stick into one song? The answer to that would be 5. This will be only 1 of 2 songs off RH/E. Its a good album from Clutch, but I wouldn't call it a great Clutch album. But this, for me, is one of the few gems off that album.

mankvill
02-18-2013, 10:31 AM
:party:

IrritatedTrout
02-18-2013, 08:15 PM
Interesting idea.

300%_Density
02-19-2013, 10:07 AM
30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkLcGLKybQ

This is a song I would consider to be a bit of a hidden gem from Clutch. This song comes off of the Pitchforks & Lost Needles album which was really nothing more than re-release and songs off of early 7" albums from the early 90s. This track was nothing more than a studio outtake from the Robot Hive/Exodus album. Honestly I'm not sure why this didn't make it RH/E album, IMO it would have been one of the better songs on the whole album. More of what Clutch does best, quirky subject matter with killer (slightly funky bassline) straight ahead rock. This is one on my Clutch list that I have never got to hear live but I have my doubts. According to setlist.fm it's only been played 5x and it hasn't been played since '07. Not lookin good but still a killer song that maybe not everyone has heard before.

mankvill
02-19-2013, 10:36 AM
:3 this is getting me to listen to a ton more Clutch.

300%_Density
02-19-2013, 10:38 AM
:3 this is getting me to listen to a ton more Clutch.

I feel this would be a much better world if everyone listened to a little bit more Clutch.

adamclark52
02-19-2013, 10:49 AM
Hey, since you know a lot more about Clutch than I do; there are two bonus videos on my copy of the Elephant Rides: Driven and the Wheel. Are there any recorded versions of those songs, maybe under a different title or something? iTunes doesn't have them and I've been looking for them for, well, fifteen years.

Onioner
02-19-2013, 11:33 AM
I wholeheartedly approve of this. Clutch is basically the best band ever, and you sir are a brave man for attempting to rank 30 songs of theirs. I don't think I would actually be able to decide on anything close to a final top 10, let alone 30.

Seeing this reminded me, holy mother of fuck am I excited to pick up Earth Rocker, see them two (three...?) times in March and maybe interview one of them! :party:

300%_Density
02-19-2013, 11:57 AM
Hey, since you know a lot more about Clutch than I do; there are two bonus videos on my copy of the Elephant Rides: Driven and the Wheel. Are there any recorded versions of those songs, maybe under a different title or something? iTunes doesn't have them and I've been looking for them for, well, fifteen years.

From what I've run across I don't think either of those 2 have ever been officially released. I even jumped on the Clutch board and I can say for sure that no they've never been officially released.

I wholeheartedly approve of this. Clutch is basically the best band ever, and you sir are a brave man for attempting to rank 30 songs of theirs. I don't think I would actually be able to decide on anything close to a final top 10, let alone 30.

Seeing this reminded me, holy mother of fuck am I excited to pick up Earth Rocker, see them two (three...?) times in March and maybe interview one of them! :party:

Dear god it was so stressful after making my initial list and then having to get it down to 30 from that list. It is definitely not easy at all. Honestly I probably could have done 50 easily but figured for the purpose of this 30 would have to suffice.

adamclark52
02-19-2013, 12:36 PM
From what I've run across I don't think either of those 2 have ever been officially released. I even jumped on the Clutch board and I can say for sure that no they've never been officially released.

Too bad, they were some good songs.

300%_Density
02-20-2013, 07:59 AM
30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep - Pure Rock Fury http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BenqIqYl8gg

This is one of the criminally underrated songs off of PRF. By criminally underrated I'm basing this off of the lack of times it has been played live (again according to setlist.fm), 6 times!!!??? 6 times? C'mon Clutch, I know I'm not the only one who loves that song. From looking at the songs that have been played live on PRF, There were only 2 songs that have been played less than American Sleep, Drink To the Dead & Frankenstein. How often that the opening track on any album never gets played? Last time they played it was in 2004. Anyway...it is quite the solid opener and really does a great job of setting the tone of PRF.

smearCampaign
02-20-2013, 08:30 AM
30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep - Pure Rock Fury http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BenqIqYl8gg

This is one of the criminally underrated songs off of PRF. By criminally underrated I'm basing this off of the lack of times it has been played live (again according to setlist.fm), 6 times!!!??? 6 times? C'mon Clutch, I know I'm not the only one who loves that song. From looking at the songs that have been played live on PRF, There were only 2 songs that have been played less than American Sleep, Drink To the Dead & Frankenstein. How often that the opening track on any album never gets played? Last time they played it was in 2004. Anyway...it is quite the solid opener and really does a great job of setting the tone of PRF.

Wow. That's amazing they've played that song so few times live. That's a great track. Loving this list! :blaze:

jhdeity
02-20-2013, 09:49 AM
Who knew listening to Clutch backwards would be interesting in any way?

As far as Driven they used to play it at Hammerjacks back in the day and I always thought it kinda morphed into Passive Restraints since they stopped playing Driven when they would open with PR. Just a guess though.

Cool thread

HandOfDoom
02-21-2013, 10:39 AM
Awesome idea, cant wait for Earth Rocker, for the past few weeks its been real hard to listen to anything but Clutch.

adamclark52
02-21-2013, 10:59 AM
I didn't care for Pure Rock Fury but I loved the segue from American Sleep to the title track.

300%_Density
02-22-2013, 07:29 AM
Work was canceled because of ice for me yesterday and I flat out forgot about this so I now owe you 2 songs, here it is:

30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep
27. You Can't Stop Progress - From Beale Street To Oblivion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SGTs-fjEIY
26. Mob Goes Wild - Blast Tyrant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isP-mRUSJ6k

Seriously after 5 songs I'm really having a hard time trying to decide the order. You Can't Stop Progress is just an absolutely perfect song to start out on the Beale Street album. If you had 1 song to tell other people "this is what this album is going to sound like" this is the song that just fits. Its got a little bit of that Clutch groove and just enough of that bluesy sound that Clutch adopted the album before w/ Robot Hive/Exodus (although I don't think it translated as well as this album). A great opener on an album full of other great songs (that will be very well represented on this list).

Obviously this song is quite well known to most people who have ever listened or even heard of Clutch. Now 9 years ago when I was first getting into Clutch this song would have been 1 easily but having taken in the whole discography since then plus all new releases since, I think this is about right where it should be. I would have to say Mob is Clutch's "Enter Sandman" although Electric Worry might argue that a little but I still think its their most well known song. Part of that might be why its lower on the list. But what it really comes down to, take out all the TV shows and wherever else you heard it, its still such a killer song. At the ripe age of 20 I had never heard a song groove so hard, and be so damn catchy. You hear it once its almost impossible to not sing along the next time you hear it. Its also special to me because it was my gateway drug into Clutch and I have been hooked ever since. If you've never really listened to Clutch before I would wholeheartedly suggest starting with this song and you will be hooked.

300%_Density
02-23-2013, 08:41 AM
25. Mr. Shiny Cadilackness - From Beale Street To Oblivion http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=d7Dq4PRqtKo

Starts out with one of Clutch's funkiest bass lines they have probably ever written. Also one of the few times Clutch has ever really even got near political, but even then it's nothing over bearing (first line of the song "Tell me why Dick Cheany underneath my bed"). Another standout on this track is Eric Oblander, frontman of Five Horse Johnson who plays an amazing harmonica on a few songs on this album. A very underrated track on this album.

El Gordo
02-23-2013, 01:58 PM
Mob Goes Wild is too low IMO, but I can live with that. Mr. Shiny Cadillackness is a killer track too.

300%_Density
02-25-2013, 08:03 AM
30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep
27. You Can't Stop Progress
26. Mob Goes Wild
25. Profits of Doom - Blast Tyrant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3XEIOqWtnA
24. Rapture of Ridley Walker - Beale Street To Oblvion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSidk4rwUTw

Sorry about the lack of not being able to do this daily. Have issues getting to do this on the weekend, had an ice storm throw me off last Thursday. But here are the next 2 I owe everybody.

300%_Density
02-26-2013, 08:46 PM
30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep
27. You Can't Stop Progress
26. Mob Goes Wild
25. Profits of Doom
24. Rapture of Ridley Walker
23. Pure Rock Fury - Pure Rock Fury http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWGwS5KGypM
22. Green Buckets - Elephant Riders http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG1QFIZW8xs

Going to be in a training tomorrow so I figured I'd throw 2 up on here so I'd actually be ahead instead of behind.

Pure Rock Fury. This track is not only the best track on this album but a song that really emphasizes what Clutch really is. Probably not a better 3 word description than this song. It's one of Clutch's best grooves that they ever wrote with even better lyrics to back it up. I can't believe that it took me until 2010 to ever get to hear this live. I think I saw them atleast 3 or 4 times before hearing this but whoa when I heard it, one of the hardest rockin songs I ever heard. KILLER GROVE if there ever was one.

If there was ever a dark horse in this whole countdown it would have to be Green Buckets. Easily a hidden gem on Elephant Riders. One of their oddest sounding yet funkiest songs with a bass sound best described as rubbery, with some of the best lyrics in any Clutch song. I wanted to put a line or 2 but screw it, my list I'm posting the whole songs lyrics:

Won't you come over and stay for a while?
Take a seat, have a drink, we'd have a nice time.
Turn on the TV I believe it's prime time.
I'll make you chicken cacciatore in five.
There's a woman down at 314
who can't keep the stains on her kitchen floor clean.
And there's a man who's been knockin' on his door
for three years, or has it been four?
I don't wanna spend the winter in this house all alone.
Those neighbors of mine keep coming on over and playing with my mind.
I would like to love you,
I sure would treat you right.
We could take the trash out
every Thursday night.
Here in my neighborhood there is the strangest thing -
green buckets every Friday at every driveway.
They're filled with glasses, plastics, and newspapers, too.
They say they recycle and bring them back to you.
I would like to love you,
I sure would treat you right.
We could take the trash out
every Thursday night.
We could be a family,
consume many goods.
We could be the pillars
of the neighborhood.
Ah babe, I'm a real hard worker
with the proper tools, I'll make you anything you yearn for.
The barbarians are at the gate,
come in before it's too late.
I have food enough to last the two of us about a year.
A thousand cans of chowder and a thousand cans of beer.
I love my neighbors like I love my own brothers,
but every year they're getting odder and odder.
I would like to love you,
I sure would treat you right.
We could take the trash out
every Thursday night.
We could be a family,
consume many goods.
We could be the pillars
of the neighborhood.

Just great lyrics. My only complaint (according to setlist.fm) they last played this back in '99. Dammit Clutch, one of my favorite songs off Elephant Riders. I know I'm not the only one who loves this song. Bring it back Clutch!!!! Its been 14 years!!!!!!!

300%_Density
03-01-2013, 02:15 PM
30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep
27. You Can't Stop Progress
26. Mob Goes Wild
25. Profits of Doom
24. Rapture of Ridley Walker
23. Pure Rock Fury
22. Green Buckets
21. Rock & Roll Outlaw - S/T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXx6yUe6kDE
20. Cypress Grove - Blast Tyrant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCSFwGy9gQY
19. The House That Peterbilt - S/T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBh862XMhwo
18. Wicker - Pitchfork http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNkcBXQtWo4

Little behind so I am catching up and figured I'd knock out the weekend to since I'm usually limited on the weekends as it is.

This should really show just how great the S/T album from Clutch really is. Took me until 21 to ever put a song off of that album on the countdown. And I have 8 off that album that made the countdown so there will be a ridiculous amount off songs coming off that album from here on out. And what a great way to start it out from that album than Rock & Roll Outlaw with the shouted chorus of Hee-haw, hee-haw, hee-haw, I'm a Rock & Roll Outlaw. For all the love that Clutch gives off of the S/T album this is one that is fairly ignored. It's in the lower half of songs off that album in terms of times played live (according to setlist.fm). It's only been played 1x since October of 2010, I know sometimes Clutch will give songs a rest for awhile and then break them out again, hopefully this will be one. Sadly, it is on my Clutch bucket list still to hear live.

Cypress Grove is one of many strong songs on the first half of Blast Tyrant. Always gets a really great reaction live as well and usually by mid song is when they will break into a little jam session which sometimes will involve Neil on the cowbell as well.

Somehow, I missed out on ever listening to this gem right until seeing the Clutch/Hellyeah tour last May. When they played it and I had one of those moments of "OMG I love this song, I know I've heard it, what the hell is the name of it". After doing a little research I figured it out and gave it a listen and thought why the hell wasn't I listening to this before? In no time it was one of my top songs in iTunes. Another killer, groovin track off of one of my favorite all time albums.

Wicker may not be as well known to those who might just be casual Clutch fans but this was off of their Pitchfork 7" that originally came out back in '91. If you never really listened to Clutch before their S/T, this is quite heavy for Clutch. They were closer to being a hardcore-ish band than anything else. If you've never heard early Clutch (some of) it is worth a listen and this is a great song to start out.

300%_Density
03-08-2013, 09:41 AM
30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep
27. You Can't Stop Progress
26. Mob Goes Wild
25. Profits of Doom
24. Rapture of Ridley Walker
23. Pure Rock Fury
22. Green Buckets
21. Rock & Roll Outlaw
20. Cypress Grove
19. The House That Peterbilt
18. Wicker
17. Power Player - From Beale Street To Oblivion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCzuHgM_50E
16. Escape From The Prison Planet - S/T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53qeiAVjHQU
15. Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes) - Blast Tyrant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Pnf66eQa0
14. I Have The Body Of John Wilkes Booth - S/T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hvW001Jf9s
13. Arcadia - Pitchfork http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk7ybFCIEt4

jhdeity
03-08-2013, 11:40 AM
30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep
27. You Can't Stop Progress
26. Mob Goes Wild
25. Profits of Doom
24. Rapture of Ridley Walker
23. Pure Rock Fury
22. Green Buckets
21. Rock & Roll Outlaw
20. Cypress Grove
19. The House That Peterbilt
18. Wicker
17. Power Player - From Beale Street To Oblivion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCzuHgM_50E
16. Escape From The Prison Planet - S/T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53qeiAVjHQU
15. Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes) - Blast Tyrant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Pnf66eQa0
14. I Have The Body Of John Wilkes Booth - S/T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hvW001Jf9s
13. Arcadia - Pitchfork http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk7ybFCIEt4

Very cool list. Surprised I haven't seen anything from Impetus or Transnational Speedway yet. Nice to see Wicker in there though.

300%_Density
03-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Very cool list. Surprised I haven't seen anything from Impetus or Transnational Speedway yet. Nice to see Wicker in there though.

Tried getting into Impetus but it will not be on the list. Transnational will be coming...

jhdeity
03-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Tried getting into Impetus but it will not be on the list. Transnational will be coming...

Interesting. Most people who love the Pitchfork/Lost Needles stuff are really into Impetus also. If those 3 were all 1 cd it would be Top 3 Clutch for me...

jhdeity
03-21-2013, 05:48 AM
Was looking forward to the rest of this. While listening to some rare Clutch tracks today I re-stumbled upon Molt. If you've never heard Molt I highly recommend you check it out. This is the Clutch I fell in love with back in the day when Binge and Purge was my favorite Clutch song by a mile. If you like Impetus, Pitchfork and Speedway you'll probably love Molt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ23E2Io_3E

300%_Density
03-21-2013, 06:27 AM
I just got behind at work and a ton of other stuff goin on. Here is the remainder of my list.

30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep
27. You Can't Stop Progress
26. Mob Goes Wild
25. Mr. Shiny Cadilackness
24. Profits of Doom
23. Rapture of Ridley Walker
22. Pure Rock Fury
21. Green Buckets
20. Rock & Roll Outlaw
19. Cypress Grove
18. The House That Peterbilt
17. Wicker
16. Power Player
15. Escape From The Prison Planet
14. Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)
13. I Have The Body Of John Wilkes Booth
12. Arcadia
11. Electric Worry - Beale Street To Oblivion
10. Gravel Road - Robot Hive / Exodus
9. Subtle Hustle - Blast Tyrant
8. Spacegrass - S/T
7. Animal Farm - S/T
6. Spleen Merchant - Blast Tyrant
5. Big News I - S/T
4. Binge & Purge - Transnational
3. Tight Like That - S/T
2. El Jefe - Transnational
1. Dragonfly - Elephant Riders

My apologies I got lazy and this took as long as it did. This was just a ridiculous task trying to decide. I hope to have my Earth Rocker review up here pretty soon as well.

jhdeity: I will definitely listen to that link here soon as well.

El Gordo
03-21-2013, 06:35 AM
While your taste in Clutch is definitely much different than mine, I don't think a bad list of Clutch songs is possible.

jhdeity
03-21-2013, 05:32 PM
I just got behind at work and a ton of other stuff goin on. Here is the remainder of my list.

30. The Incomprable Mr. Flannery
29. What Would A Wookie Do?
28. American Sleep
27. You Can't Stop Progress
26. Mob Goes Wild
25. Mr. Shiny Cadilackness
24. Profits of Doom
23. Rapture of Ridley Walker
22. Pure Rock Fury
21. Green Buckets
20. Rock & Roll Outlaw
19. Cypress Grove
18. The House That Peterbilt
17. Wicker
16. Power Player
15. Escape From The Prison Planet
14. Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)
13. I Have The Body Of John Wilkes Booth
12. Arcadia
11. Electric Worry - Beale Street To Oblivion
10. Gravel Road - Robot Hive / Exodus
9. Subtle Hustle - Blast Tyrant
8. Spacegrass - S/T
7. Animal Farm - S/T
6. Spleen Merchant - Blast Tyrant
5. Big News I - S/T
4. Binge & Purge - Transnational
3. Tight Like That - S/T
2. El Jefe - Transnational
1. Dragonfly - Elephant Riders

My apologies I got lazy and this took as long as it did. This was just a ridiculous task trying to decide. I hope to have my Earth Rocker review up here pretty soon as well.

jhdeity: I will definitely listen to that link here soon as well.

Cool deal man. Yeah, very cool list. Glad to see Binge & Purge up there. Funny thing is if i did a Top 30 of Clutch today I bet 3 off Earth Rocker would make it. Also I was never a big fan of Dragonfly until I got the DVD version of Full Fathom. That live version is so bad ass that it finally grew on me. Probably wouldn't crack my Top 30 but a great song anyway.

adamclark52
03-21-2013, 06:50 PM
I've never been too big on the Elephant Riders album but Dragonfly is one of my favorite Clutch songs.

300%_Density
03-22-2013, 06:25 AM
Cool deal man. Yeah, very cool list. Glad to see Binge & Purge up there. Funny thing is if i did a Top 30 of Clutch today I bet 3 off Earth Rocker would make it. Also I was never a big fan of Dragonfly until I got the DVD version of Full Fathom. That live version is so bad ass that it finally grew on me. Probably wouldn't crack my Top 30 but a great song anyway.

I really thought long and hard about possibly amending the list to include Earth Rocker songs but I thought that'd be too much rearranging so I figured I'd leave as is but yea.

I was kinda same way on Dragonfly. Then at a show I saw they actually opened up w/ it and I was hooked after that. (It was also the BEST setlist from them I've ever seen http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/clutch/2010/remingtons-springfield-mo-bd4f99e.html)