Robot Hive/Exodus

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Robot Hive / Exodus
Clutch - RobotHiveExodus.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 2005
Uncle Punchy Studios,
The Magpie Cage
GenreHard rock, stoner rock, blues rock, funk rock, blues
LabelDRT Entertainment
ProducerJ. Robbins and Clutch
Clutch chronology
Blast Tyrant
Robot Hive / Exodus
Pitchfork & Lost Needles
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Robot Hive / Exodus is the seventh full-length studio album by the band Clutch, released in 2005 on the DRT Entertainment label.

Album information[edit]

The original release of the album contained 14 tracks, though it had 15 on some editions, namely the single and title track of the compilation album, Slow Hole to China: Rare and Unreleased. It included two Blues covers, one by the legendary Howlin' Wolf and one by Mississippi Fred McDowell, continuing the bands musical virtuosity and their habit of playing various styles on their albums. It also highlighted the time Mick Schauer spent playing the 'keys' with the band, on this and the following album, plus the subsequent tours. Robot Hive/Exodus also signified the beginning of keyboard player Mick Shauer's time with the band. Schauer would also contribute to their next album, From Beale Street to Oblivion and subsequent tours.

A reissue of the album was released on September 28, 2010 with only the original 14 tracks, with a slightly different album cover design and an accompanying DVD of their performance at the "Sounds of the Underground" festival in July 2005.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song "Mice and Gods" was used as the entrance music for DaMarques Johnson at UFC 112.
  • The song "10001110101" was featured in the video game Prey as a jukebox song.
  • The song "Burning Beard" was featured in the video game MX vs. ATV Reflex.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Clutch, except where noted.

1."The Incomparable Mr. Flannery" 3:34
2."Burning Beard" 4:00
3."Gullah" 4:24
4."Mice and Gods" 3:55
5."Pulaski Skyway" 4:09
6."Never Be Moved" 4:04
7."10001110101" 5:00
8."Small Upsetters" 2:38
9."Circus Maximus" 3:42
10."Tripping the Alarm" 2:25
11."10,000 Witnesses" 3:29
12."Land of Pleasant Living" 4:06
13."Gravel Road"Lyrics: Mississippi Fred McDowell5:18
14."Who's Been Talking?"Chester Burnett (Howlin' Wolf)3:46
15."Slow Hole to China" (bonus track) 3:20
Total length:54:43

Track 15 is included as a bonus track on some editions of this album.

"What Would A Wookie Do?" and "Bottoms Up, Socrates" were both recorded during the Robot Hive/Exodus sessions but appear on the compilation album Pitchfork & Lost Needles, which is a reissue of the original EP's Clutch released in the '90s; Pitchfork and Passive Restraints, and these 2005 session out-takes.




Chart (2005) Peak
The Billboard 200 94


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