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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
While musical trends have come and gone over the course of the 23 years that Clutch have been roaming the earth, they've always thrived by just sitting back and doing their own thing, a trend they keep up on their tenth album, Earth Rocker. Though there's still a little of that good old Southern swing in the songs, the album is more of a straight-ahead rocker. With the exception of bluesy slow jammer "Gone Cold," the album feels like Clutch at their most efficient and economical, diverting the energy they might have used for extended jam sessions into watertight rippers like "Mr. Freedom" and "Cyborg Bette." While it's a little disappointing to see them moving away from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
While musical trends have come and gone over the course of the 23 years that Clutch have been roaming the earth, they've always thrived by just sitting back and doing their own thing, a trend they keep up on their tenth album, Earth Rocker. Though there's still a little of that good old Southern swing in the songs, the album is more of a straight-ahead rocker. With the exception of bluesy slow jammer "Gone Cold," the album feels like Clutch at their most efficient and economical, diverting the energy they might have used for extended jam sessions into watertight rippers like "Mr. Freedom" and "Cyborg Bette." While it's a little disappointing to see them moving away from the soulful experimentations of Robot Hive/Exodus, on their first album in four years it seems fitting that they would dive back in with a back-to-basics approach, giving them the ability to rock out as hard as possible without overthinking things too much. While operating inside their own little corner of the musical world, Clutch made a reputation for themselves based on solid songwriting, lyrical weirdness, and quality -- all of which are present on Earth Rocker, which is still unmistakably a Clutch album. Shielded from the fickle whims of the musical world, they're one of the few bands that can really only be compared to themselves, and it's something that both they, and their fans, wouldn't want any other way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2013
  • Label: Weathermaker Music
  • UPC: 896308002262
  • Catalog Number: 27
  • Sales rank: 22,256

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Earth Rocker (3:31)
  2. 2 Crucial Velocity (4:00)
  3. 3 Mr. Freedom (2:43)
  4. 4 D.C. Sound Attack! (4:37)
  5. 5 Unto the Breach (3:31)
  6. 6 Gone Cold (4:20)
  7. 7 The Face (4:22)
  8. 8 Book, Saddle & Go (3:44)
  9. 9 Cyborg Bette (3:14)
  10. 10 Oh, Isabella (5:17)
  11. 11 The Wolf Man Kindly Requests... (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clutch Primary Artist
Neil Fallon Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Vocals
Jean-Paul Gaster Percussion, Drums
Tim Sult Guitar
Dan Maines Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Clutch Composer, Executive Producer
Oscar Hernandez Tour Manager
Paul Logus Mastering
Jack Flanagan Management
Nick Lakiotes Artwork
Alfunction Guitar Techician
Sean Hammer Merchandising
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