Jam Room

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Jam Room
Clutch - Jam Room.jpg
Studio album by Clutch
Released October 1, 1999, August 2004 (reissue)
Recorded May 1999
Genre Stoner rock, blues rock, funk metal
Length 35:49 (original) 47:14 (reissue)
Label River Road Records, Megaforce Records (reissue)
Producer Clutch and Larry Packer
Clutch chronology
The Elephant Riders
(1998)
Jam Room
(1999)
Pure Rock Fury
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Jam Room is the fourth full-length album by the American rock band Clutch, released in 1999 on the band's own label River Road Records.

Album Information[edit]

The initial limited release contained 12 tracks in 1999 and was a European release only to begin with, and had to be an import for their home country USA, but in 2004 it was reissued by Megaforce Records with three additional tracks, "The Drifter," "I Send Pictures," and "Sink 'Em Low" added to the albums song list.[2]

The version of "Sink 'Em Low" found on the reissue is the demo version of the same track found on Pure Rock Fury, which is faster and heavier. The track "One Eye Dollar" on either version of the album is the demo version, found later in 2007 on the album From Beale Street to Oblivion, with the same track name, but different lyrics and slightly different riffing.

It was another example of the band releasing demo versions to songs that would later become something slightly different, as they did with Impetus, Pitchfork & Lost Needles and Slow Hole to China, the former being a reissue itself, the middle album a compilation of early material as well as unreleased, and the latter having its own reissue some years later with extra tracks, just like this album did.

It captures the various styles of the band, with a very diverse mix of Punk / Heavy roots, through their more Stoner Rocker styles, it adds some Blues Rock to the mix finally with unaccredited Organ on some tracks (a style the band would embrace in the future much more prolifically) and continues with some of their Funk Metal efforts as well.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Clutch.

No. Title Length
1. "Who Wants to Rock?" 1:24
2. "Big Fat Pig" 4:53
3. "Going to Market" 2:00
4. "One Eye Dollar" 1:13
5. "Raised by Horses" 3:20
6. ""Bertha's Big Back Yard"" 0:26
7. "Gnome Enthusiast" 3:14
8. "Swamp Boot Upside Down" 3:24
9. "Basket of Eggs" 4:58
10. "Release the Kraken" 3:35
11. "The Drifter" (reissue) 4:29
12. "I Send Pictures" (reissue) 3:35
13. "Sink 'Em Low" (reissue) 3:56
14. "Super Duper" 2:58
15. "Release the Dub" 3:44
Total length: 47:14

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Pro Rock". www.pro-rock.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  3. ^ bravewords.com. "Megaforce To Issue CLUTCH's Jam Room In August". bravewords.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  4. ^ "the AU interview: Jean Paul Gaster of Clutch (Maryland) | the AU review". the AU review. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Clutch - Jam Room review | Lambgoat". lambgoat.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20.