Clutch discography

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Clutch discography

Clutch performing live at the First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 17, 2007
Studio albums 10
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 2
EPs 5
Singles 10
Video albums 2
Music videos 6
Other appearances 4

The discography of Clutch, an American rock band, consists of ten studio albums, five live albums, two compilation albums, five extended plays, ten singles, and two video albums.

Clutch was formed in 1991 by vocalist Neil Fallon, guitarist Tim Sult, bassist Dan Maines and drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. [1] The group debuted with Pitchfork, an EP released in October that same year. The band built a local following through constant gigging and released their second EP Passive Restraints through Earache). Clutch was signed by Atlantic and in 1993, under Atlantic's East West Records label, released their full length debut Transnational Speedway League. A self-titled album appeared two years later on Atlantic, which afforded the band some mainstream exposure.[1]

Clutch then signed with major label Columbia for 1998's The Elephant Riders but released 1999's Jam Room on their own River Road Records label. In 2001 the band was back with Atlantic with the release of Pure Rock Fury, which included guest appearances from members of Spirit Caravan and Sixty Watt Shaman. Their sixth album, Blast Tyrant, appeared three years later and was the first through DRT Entertainment. Followed by Robot Hive/Exodus in 2005, which featured the first lineup change since the early 1990s; the addition of organist Mick Schauer.[1] 2007 saw the release of From Beale Street to Oblivion, and in the next year their first video, entitled Full Fathom Five, accompanied by a homonymous[citation needed] audio edition.

In 2009, Clutch released Strange Cousins from the West on their own label, Weathermaker Music. The band was once again a four-piece, without Schauer in the line-up.

In 2013 they released their tenth studio album Earth Rocker again through Weathermaker.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions


1993 Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes & Undeniable Truths
1995 Clutch
  • Released: May 9, 1995
  • Label: East West
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1998 The Elephant Riders
  • Released: April 14, 1998
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CS
104 1
1999 Jam Room
  • Released: October 1, 1999
  • Label: River Road
  • Formats: CD
2001 Pure Rock Fury
  • Released: March 13, 2001
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD
135 3
2004 Blast Tyrant
  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: DRT
  • Formats: CD
147 4 4
2005 Robot Hive/Exodus
  • Released: June 21, 2005
  • Label: DRT
  • Formats: CD
94 7
2007 From Beale Street to Oblivion
  • Released: March 27, 2007
  • Label: DRT
  • Formats: CD
52 4 39 112
2009 Strange Cousins from the West
  • Released: July 14, 2009
  • Label: Weathermaker
  • Formats: LP, CD
38 5 95
2013 Earth Rocker
  • Released: March 15, 2013
  • Label: Weathermaker
  • Formats: LP, CD
15 3 13 50
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
2002 Live at the Googolplex
  • Label: River Road
  • Formats: CD
2004 Live in Flint, Michigan
  • Released: November 22, 2004
  • Label: River Road
  • Formats: CD
2007 Heard It All Before: Live at the HiFi Bar
  • Released: December 13, 2007
  • Label: New Found Frequency
  • Formats: CD
2008 Live at the Corner Hotel
  • Released: April 4, 2008
  • Label: New Found Frequency
  • Formats: CD
Full Fathom Five: Audio Field Recordings (2007–2008)
  • Released: September 9, 2008
  • Label: Weathermaker
  • Formats: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
2003 Slow Hole to China: Rare and Unreleased
  • Label: River Road
  • Formats: CD, LP
2005 Pitchfork & Lost Needles
  • Released: July 12, 2005
  • Label: Megaforce
  • Formats: CD

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details
2008 Full Fathom Five: Video Field Recordings (2007–2008)
  • Released: November 11, 2008
  • Label: Weathermaker
  • Formats: DVD
2010 Clutch: Live at the 9:30
  • Label: Weathermaker
  • Formats: DVD

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details
1991 Pitchfork
  • Label: Inner Journey
  • Formats: LP, CD
1992 Passive Restraints
1997 Impetus
  • Label: Earache
  • Formats: CD
2012 Pigtown Blues
  • Label: Weathermaker
  • Formats: LP
2014 Run, John Barleycorn, Run
  • Label: Weathermaker
  • Formats: LP


Year Song Peak chart positions Album

1995 "Tight Like That" Clutch
1998 "The Elephant Riders" The Elephant Riders
2001 "Careful with That Mic..." 24 Pure Rock Fury
2002 "Pure Rock Fury"
2004 "The Mob Goes Wild" 39 Blast Tyrant
2005 "10001110101" Robot Hive/Exodus
"Mice and Gods"
2007 "Electric Worry" 38 From Beale Street to Oblivion
2009 "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" Strange Cousins from the West
2012 "Pigtown Blues" Non-album single
2013 "Earth Rocker" Earth Rocker
"Crucial Velocity"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
1992 "Wicker" Hillary Johnson, Melissa Alonso[5]
1993 "A Shogun Named Marcus" Dan Winters[6]
1998 "The Soapmakers" Unknown
2002 "Pure Rock Fury" Stephen Smith[5]
2004 "The Mob Goes Wild" Bam Margera[5]
2005 "Burning Beard" Jeremy Hunt[7]
2007 "Electric Worry" Stephen Smith[8]
2009 "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" Jeremy Hunt[9]
2013 "Crucial Velocity" Aisha Tyler[10]

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2000 "Cross-Eyed Mary" (Jethro Tull cover) Sucking the 70's
2006 "Red Hot Mama" (Funkadelic cover) Sucking the 70's: Back in the Saddle Again
2007 "King of Arizona" Viva la Bands, Vol. 2

Unreleased material and B-sides[edit]

In addition to Slow Hole to China (remastered and re-released in 2009), Pitchfork & Lost Needles and "Basket of Eggs," Clutch frequently hides b-sides or "Easter Eggs" on their albums. Some of these may be found in import version of classic albums, in deluxe packages (such as "Earth Rocker: Deluxe Edition"), in remasters and re-releases (such as those re-released on Weathermaker Music with bonus and live tracks), or as singles and EPs. Clutch has also released such songs for Record Store Day and even movie soundtracks. Some of these stand-alone songs, not generally attached to albums such as Slow Hole to China, Pitchfork and Lost Needles or Basket of Eggs, include:

No. Title Length
1. "Molt"   6:51
2. "The Wheel"   3:53
3. "The Package"   4:43
4. "Money (Pink Floyd cover)"   5:41
5. "Neighborhood"   5:51
6. "Apache (Clutch outtake, appears on "Big News" EP)"   7:27
7. "Big News 3"   4:01
8. "24 Earth Years (The Elephant Riders era)"   4:09
9. "David Rose (The Elephant Riders outtake)"   4:31
10. "Gifted & Talented (The Elephant Riders outtake, appears on "Wishbone Mini EP")"   2:42
11. "05 (The Elephant Riders outtake, appears on "Wishbone Mini EP")"   4:29
12. "Cactus Mountain Blues"   9:51
13. "Cross-Eyed Mary (Jethro Tull cover, appears on Sucking the 70's)"   3:33
14. "Red Hot Mama (Funkadelic cover with Five Horse Johnson, appears on Sucking the 70's - Back in the Saddle Again)"   4:00
15. "Metroliner Special (Strange Cousins From The West outtake)"   3:42
16. "Pigtown Blues"   3:50
17. "Motherless Child (acoustic, appears on "Pigtown Blues" single)"   4:10
18. "Run John Barleycorn Run (split single with Lionize for Record Store Day 2014)"   5:01
19. "Night Hag (Earth Rocker outtake, appears on deluxe album version)"   3:36
20. "Scavengers (Earth Rocker outtake, appears on deluxe album version)"   4:05
Total length:

For Record Store Day 2014, Clutch released "Run John Barleycorn Run" as a split single with Lionize, featuring their song "Ether Madness." For 2015, Clutch released their 2009 album From Beale Street to Oblivion as a 2-LP set on purple vinyl, limited to 1,300 copies.

Clutch in other media[edit]

  • Fallon's younger sister, Mary Alice Fallon-Yeskey, appears in the Food Network reality show Ace of Cakes as office manager of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Maryland. One episode featured a cake, in the style of an amp, being made for the band.[11]
  • In 1996, The Clutch song "Escape From the Prison Planet" was featured on the soundtrack from John Carpenter's "Escape From LA" Starring Kurt Russell.
  • In late 2009, the Clutch song "Electric Worry" was used in a commercial to promote the video game Left 4 Dead 2 created by Valve Software. "Electric Worry" is also used in the movie trailer for Race Across the Sky, the promotional commercials for TNT's "Memphis Beat" TV show, the goal song for the Calgary Roughnecks (NLL), a theme song in the Mucha Lucha spin-off The Hairy Knuckle Show, and in the 2012 - 2013 movie short "The Baytown Disco" & trailer "The Baytown Outlaws".
  • The song "10001110101" also was featured in the Human Head Studios developed 2006 first person shooter Prey as a selectable song playing in a jukebox at a bar in the game's opening scene.
  • The Clutch song "The Incomparable Mr. Flannery" is used in highlight clips during Fox NFL games.
  • The intro to "Careful with that Mic" has been used as an NFL game intro.
  • The song "Spleen Merchant" has been used as a commercial bumper in the nationally-syndicated Nights with Alice Cooper radio show.
  • The song "Power Player" was featured in the video game Need For Speed Pro Street;[12] in addition, the song was featured also in the television series Sons of Anarchy Season 1, Episode 4, entitled, "Patch Over."[13]
  • The song "Immortal" appears in the fifth mission of Hitman: Contracts inside the bikers HQ.[14]
  • The song "Big News 1" was used in the movie Haggard.[15]
  • The songs "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" and "Escape from the Prison Planet" have been used for intermissions for the news radio show Alex Jones.
  • "Mice and Gods" was used by DaMarques Johnson as entrance music at UFC 112.[16]
  • "Promoter" was used as the theme song for the weekly television program PromoWest Live during the 2013 season.
  • Recently, their song "Mercury" was used for the opening of Pete Dominic's radio show "Stand Up with Pete Dominic" on Sirius XM's POTUS channel.
  • The American television series The Walking Dead used Clutch's song, "The Regulator" for the closing credits of the episode titled Nebraska.[17]
  • In April 2012, Clutch's record label, Weathermaker Music, publicized that Fox Sports had been licensed to use Clutch's song "The Regulator" during its 2012 NASCAR and MLB seasons.[18]
  • For the 2011/2012 season NHL's Vancouver Canucks began using the Clutch song "Electric Worry" as a goal celebration song.
  • The song "Impetus" was used in the Tony Hawk's Underground soundtrack.


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  11. ^ "Ace of Cakes: Season 3, Episode 6 : Rock & Roll (16 August 2007)". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  12. ^ "Complex | Style, Music, Sneakers, Entertainment, Girls, Technology". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  13. ^ "Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) : Patch Over (2008) : Soundtracks". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  14. ^ "Hitman: Contracts (2004 Video Game) : Soundtracks". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  15. ^ "Haggard: The Movie (2003) : Soundtracks". Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  16. ^ "Watch and Listen: The 50 Best Entrance Songs in UFC History". Bleacher Report. 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
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  18. ^ "Weathermaker Music". Weathermaker Music. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 

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