Blast Tyrant

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Blast Tyrant
Clutch - Blast Tyrant.jpg
Studio album by Clutch
Released March 23, 2004 - May 10, 2011 (reissue)
Recorded 2003
Genre Stoner rock, blues rock, punk rock, heavy metal, hardcore punk
Length 54:31
Label DRT Entertainment - Weathermaker Music
Producer Machine and Clutch
Clutch chronology
Slow Hole to China: Rare and Unreleased
(2003)
Blast Tyrant
(2004)
Robot Hive/Exodus
(2005)
Basket of Eggs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 4/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
PopMatters (favorable) [4]

Blast Tyrant is the sixth full-length studio album by the band Clutch and was released March 23, 2004, but has since had a reissue on May 10, 2011. It was the first release with DRT Entertainment by the band.[5]

Album information[edit]

The unabridged title of the album is Blast Tyrant Atlas of the Invisible World with Illustrations of Strange Beasts and Phantoms.

A reissue of the album was released through Clutch's own label Weathermaker Music,[6] and contains the original album along with a second bonus disc, entitled Basket of Eggs, which is a collection of acoustic versions of songs, from 2001 to 2011 by the band, including the 'Polar Bear Lair Demos'. The music video for the song "The Mob Goes Wild" was created by Ryan Dunn.[7] Unlike some reissues the band have done, or some of the 'import' versions of their albums to begin with, the track listing of the original album remains the same.

It is a mixture of the genres they have become known to use in their albums, with more of the blues rock they had started to embody compared to the previous album, though there is still some heavy tracks, like "Mercury", "The Regulator" and "The Mob Goes Wild", as well as some stoner rock compilations and the hardcore punk roots they have.

In popular culture[edit]

The song "The Mob Goes Wild" is a downloadable song on Rock Band 2 and the song "The Regulator" was featured in the The Walking Dead episode "Nebraska".

Track listing[edit]

All songs Written by Clutch © 2004 (ASCAP) and Sea Gator Music

Original Album[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Mercury" 3:00
2. "Profits of Doom" 3:12
3. "The Mob Goes Wild" 3:32
4. "Cypress Grove" 2:45
5. "Promoter (of Earthbound Causes)" 3:14
6. "The Regulator" 5:25
7. "Worm Drink" 3:13
8. "Army of Bono" 4:36
9. "Spleen Merchant" 2:38
10. "(In the Wake of) The Swollen Goat" 3:01
11. "Weathermaker" 0:47
12. "Subtle Hustle" 2:46
13. "Ghost" 4:37
14. "(Notes from the Trial of) La Curandera" 5:49
15. "WYSIWYG" 5:49
Total length: 54:31

Basket of Eggs (2011 bonus disc)[edit]

Tracks 1-4 were recorded between September 2010 & January 2011; track 5 was live in a Milwaukee radio station in 2001; tracks 6-10 were recorded in July 2002 and are known as the "Polar Bear Lair Demo's', of which 6,7 & 10 are previously unreleased tracks by the band.[8][9][10]

No. Title Length
1. "Box Car Shorty's Confession (acoustic)" 2:59
2. "The Regulator (acoustic)" 5:30
3. "Basket of Eggs (acoustic)" 3:43
4. "Tight Like That (acoustic)" 4:55
5. "Drink to the Dead (live acoustic)" 4:28
6. "Cattle Car" 2:58
7. "Walpole Man" 4:22
8. "Promoter" 3:06
9. "La Curandera" 4:06
10. "Steve Doocy" 4:04
Total length: 38:11

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)[11]

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 #147
2004 Top Heatseekers #4
2004 Top Independent Albums #9

Singles - Billboard (North America)[12]

Year Song Chart Position
2004 "The Mob Goes Wild" Mainstream Rock Tracks #39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Clutch Blast Tyrant review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  2. ^ Callwood, Brett (February 2005). "Clutch 'Blast Tyrant'". Classic Rock. 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 93. 
  3. ^ "Clutch - Blast Tyrant". Sputnikmusic. 19 February 2007. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  4. ^ Begrand, Adrien (19 October 2004). "Clutch: Blast Tyrant". PopMatters. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Pro Rock". www.pro-rock.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  6. ^ "DELUXE BLAST TYRANT PACKAGE IN STORES TODAY". 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Ryan Dunn Trivia". Top 5000. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Music Review: Clutch – Blast Tyrant [2-CD Reissue Edition]". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2016-02-13. 
  9. ^ "Clutch (3) - Blast Tyrant". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-02-13. 
  10. ^ "Clutch - Blast Tyrant/Basket of Eggs CD Album". www.cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2016-02-13. 
  11. ^ "Blast Tyrant Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  12. ^ "Blast Tyrant Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-28.