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Forget whatever you thought about Clutch. Earth Rocker crumples up the bad categories that have miscast them for years — stoner rock, post-hardcore, metal, grunge — and leaves no question about what they are: a damn good rock and roll band.
Earth Rocker is a solid, straight-up rock and roll album, exactly what the band had in mind for their tenth studio album, now that their ... Read more in Amazon's Clutch Store

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  • Vinyl (28 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Republic of Music
  • ASIN: B00B1ME11U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,220 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Earth Rocker
2. Crucial Velocity
3. Mr Freedom
4. D.C. Sound Attack!
5. Unto The Breach
6. Gone Cold
7. The Face
8. Book, Saddle, and Go
9. Cyborg Bette
10. Oh, Isabella
11. The Wolf Man Kindly Requests...

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'It's a concise, efficient album. That was the point,' says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. 'We really tried to reign in the jam aspect of the band. We like to improvise a lot, but this album, we really wanted stuff mapped out. We wanted to go into the studio fully armed to make a really powerful record.' That songwriting simplicity is also indirectly a result of the Basket Of Eggs EP issued two years ago with the Weathermaker re-release of Blast Tyrant. 'That acoustic stuff represents a new style of writing for us. We had almost two years to spend on the writing process, and we had a lot of ideas. Having two years allowed us to trim the fat.' adds bassist Dan Maines. The album was entirely plotted out before recording even started at The Machine Shop in Belleville, NJ, with veteran producer Machine. 'When you hear a light shuffle, or the brushwork on 'Gone Cold,' at first it can be a head-scratcher,' says Fallon. 'But when you join in, you will be taken to a place you wouldn't have gone by yourself. That lyrical reference on 'Crucial Velocity' kind of fuels Earth Rocker as a whole with that back story.' 'I think this record comes closer to really capturing that energy of Clutch live. It's a very balanced album. There's no B-side material. It's an album of A-sides. That sounds pretty bold and confident, but that's the way we feel about Earth Rocker.'

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'New album first impression: badass.' --Alexander Milas || Metal Hammer

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Mar. 2013
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Earth Rocker is the tenth full-length album from Clutch, the unique American rock band (who's style fits vaguely around the Stoner Rock end of the spectrum without fitting perfectly in). It was produced by Machine and released on Weathermaker Music in 2013.

If you haven't heard Clutch before, but like any sort of Hard Rock or Metal music you should consider checking them out. They are the sort of band that once you hear, you love forever, absolutely consistent in quality and inspiration both live and in the studio. If you even suspect you may like them, I highly recommend that you pursue that interest, you'll probably discover your new favourite band.

Sometimes the band seem like a no-surprises purist rock band, designed for a bar full of working men, but then sometimes they'll break out a metallic edge for a few riffs, sometimes they take a turn into funk, soul or blues territory. It all blends perfectly together, into some of the most memorable and attention grabbing music you're likely to hear. Two of the main adjectives you'll see associate with the band are `personality' and `character.'

Neil Fallon, the band's iconic frontman continues to impress the listener with his dramatic and charismatic vocals, which evoke both a zealous preacher-man and a down-to-earth work colleague at the same time, full of flair and personality, but without feeling like an inaccessible rock star.

The lyrics, always interesting on a Clutch record, are a mixture of moods and tones, from clever and poetic to dumb rock fun, funny, intriguing and insightful, often within a single verse. The album also has a surprisingly political tone in places, balanced of course with things like a song about dumping your Robot-girlfriend for a newer model.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Mar. 2013
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It's a great shame that this band aren't larger then what they are. While they have an adoring fanbase and great live shows that always find an audience, you wish more people would make a fuss. Even more so with Earth Rocker, which is after quite a few repeat listens for me one of their finest works, maybe even surpassing Blast Tyrant.

That might be because Earth Rocker is what it says on the cover. Its a straight up "Take no prisoners" rock album that grabs you by the first track, the eponymous Earth Rocker, and the last track The Wolfman Kindly Requests...Every track has its own personality and its own little nuance to keep you going onto the next one. There is no filler here. And I mean that.

I completely recommend Earth Rocker to anyone who likes their rock. I completely recommend it to anyone who listens passively to Clutch without getting too involved or the curious who want to know more. This is contender for Album of The Year.

BLUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By groon on 28 Mar. 2013
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It's very rare I write a review, probably a good thing, but sometimes it's important. If you've just been slumped in front of the box watching some soppy git crooning some soppy cover song on x factor, stick this album on and restore your faith in good music.

Clutch are the band that Monster Magnet could have been; actually that's a bit unfair because the gentlemen from Maryland are pretty unique ( and much better) and deserve all the success they get, a proper touring band of great players armed with great riffs, darkness and humour who really mean what they do. Nothing soppy about this stuff, buy this cd (or vinyl!) and stand up for proper music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Time To Waste on 4 Feb. 2014
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To state things simply, Earth Rocker, the latest album from the always experimental Clutch, is practically flawless. Throughout the eleven songs on offer here, the band have essentially taken everything they've done previously and distilled it, resulting in the harmonica led stomp-along of D.C. Sound Attack, the take no prisoners, head down, driving rock of Unto the Breach and the reflective, jazzy stylings of Gone Cold, as well as numerous other high points. To pick the best song off the album would be unfair on all the others, as none of them really put a step wrong. Clutch have threatened before to wander aimlessly into the realm of jam band on previous albums, which can be a bit of a chore to listen to at times, but there is no such problem here - these songs are all of a perfect length, at no point feeling like they drag at all. From a band with as many stoner/desert rock leanings as Clutch, that's high praise indeed.

Production on the album is as excellent as you would expect from Clutch, with vocalist Neil Fallon in particular sounding even better than he has before - chances are you're reading this after already having heard him in action, but if you're not, you're in for a real treat. The man has a mighty set of pipes indeed, veering between staccato musical poetry and rich, velvety tones as easily as the rest of us mere mortals blink, and he's truly never been better. As lyrically diverse (to put it mildly) as usual, topics covered on the album range from politics to robotic women, making Fallon come across as some kind of crazed, musically gifted street preacher (the beard helps too, of course). The opening song, Earth Rocker, immediately puts this image across, with Fallon declaring "I'm an earth rocker. Everybody here me now, bwoooohahahahaha.
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