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Strange Cousins from the West

Artist: Clutch (Recorded By)

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Label: Weathermaker Music
Album: Strange Cousins from the West
# Song Title   Time
1)    Motherless Child
2)    Struck Down
3)    50,000 Unstoppable Watts
4)    Abraham Lincoln
5)    Minotaur
6)    Amazing Kreskin, The
7)    Witchdoctor
8)    Let a Poor Man Be
9)    Freakonomics
10)    Algo Ha Cambiado
11)    Sleestak Lightning

Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Neil Fallon (vocals, guitar); Tim Sult (guitar); Jean-Paul Gaster (drums).
  • Audio Mixers: J. Robbins; Bob Weston .
  • Recording information: The Magpie Cage, Baltimore, MD (03/2009-04/2009).
  • Illustrators: Greg Franklin; Greg Franklin.
  • Photographers: Rick Malkin; Rick "The Drum Guy" Malkin.
  • Unknown Contributor Roles: Jon Nardachone; Jack Flanagan; Rich Warwick.
  • Whereas many bands start out with a basic sound and get progressively more experimental as they flex their creative muscles, Clutch, over the course of 15 albums, stripped down its music to its bare, heavy essence, garnering an intensely loyal fan base in the process. STRANGE COUSINS FROM THE WEST finds Clutch heavily steeped in `70s-style heavy blues rock, spitting out a heaping bong load of chugging guitar/bass/drums/vocal jams refreshingly free from multi-tracked six-string overdubs and studio trickery. Songs such as the Mountain-seque "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" and the swampy, funky "Witchdoctor" represent a tight, rockin' band doing what they do best with no excuses and no compromises.

Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's one of their strongest albums....STRANGE COUSINS is a righteous blend of dirty, raw swamp-sludge blues and the band's patented brand of raucous riff-rock..."

Producer:Clutch; J Robbins
Format:CD (0 Disc); Stereo
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:1 July, 2009
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Dante Morris on
For the last couple of years, Clutch have slowly been heading towards a much more bluesy direction then their earlier work and it all came together perfectly of Beale St to Oblivion. Here though it's pulled back a bit more, now with the organ gone and everything focusing more on the guitars. Not a bad album, but a lot of the quirkiness that makes Clutch who they are is gone here making this album seem a little less interesting. Worth hearing, but missing a lot of the aspects of something like Elephant Riders. An easy album to skip completely.

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