Pure Rock Fury

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Pure Rock Fury
Studio album by Clutch
Released March 13, 2001
Recorded September 2000
Genre Stoner rock, Alternative metal
Length 61:24
Label Atlantic
Producer Uncle Punchy, Machine, Clutch
Clutch chronology
Jam Room
Pure Rock Fury
Live at the Googolplex
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Pure Rock Fury is the fifth full-length album by rock band Clutch. It was released in 2001 (see 2001 in music), and contains 13 tracks. This album features guest appearances by Scott Weinrich, Leslie West, and Dan and Joe from the band Sixty Watt Shaman. The album yielded a minor hit with "Careful With That Mic...", a rap metal parody which CMJ complimented for its clever rhymes.[2] The song "Immortal" is featured in the video game Hitman: Contracts. The song "Pure Rock Fury" is featured in the video game MotorStorm: Pacific Rift.

"Immortal" was originally released with different lyrics, and a different arrangement, as the song "Baby I'm Down" by Leslie West on Mountain, Leslie West's first solo album (which some consider to be the first Mountain album). Clutch covered the song on this album, rearranging it and changing the lyrics. Clutch's version features a guitar solo by Leslie West. Mountain then covered this version of the song on their Mystic Fire album.

Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon has stated that of all Clutch's albums, this is his least favourite.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Clutch except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "American Sleep"   4:18
2. "Pure Rock Fury"   3:21
3. "Open Up the Border"   3:45
4. "Careful with That Mic..."   3:27
5. "Red Horse Rainbow"   5:58
6. "The Great Outdoors!"   3:47
7. "Smoke Banshee"   3:33
8. "Frankenstein"   5:41
9. "Sinkemlow"   3:55
10. "Immortal" (cover/revision of the Mountain/Leslie West song "Baby I'm Down") 3:39
11. "Brazenhead"   6:28
12. "Drink to the Dead"   5:58
13. "Spacegrass (Live)" (bonus track) 7:28
Total length:


  • Neil Fallon – Vocals, Guitars on "Brazenhead", Organ on "Careful With That Mic..."
  • Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums
  • Dan Maines – Bass
  • Tim Sult – Guitar

Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 #135
2001 Top Heatseekers #5


Year Song Chart Position
2001 "Careful With That Mic..." Mainstream Rock Tracks #24


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "CMJ New Music Monthly - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Interview: Going Deep Into All Things Clutch With Singer Neil Fallon". blogcritics.org. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 

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