Dec 27, 2018

Clutch - Rams Head Live

By Bob Suehs

CLUTCH

12/27/18

Baltimore, Maryland

Rams Head Live

 CLUTCH Set List:  Weird Times, How To Shake Hands, The Mob Goes Wild, Ghoul Wrangler, Earth Rocker, Crucial Velocity, Burning Beard, In Walks Barbarella, Open Up The Border, A Quick Death In Texas, Elephant Riders, Emily Dickinson, 10001110101, Hot Bottom Feeder, Cypress Grove, ENCORE:  Electric Worry, One Eye Dollar, Lorelei, D.C. Sound Attack!

 Clutch have built an amazing fanbase since forming in 1991 in Germantown, Maryland.  Neil Fallon is an unassuming rock star; short hair, bearded, and looking like he just clocked out of work; this raspy voiced frontman is the new superhero for stoner rock and his talent is undeniable when he’s onstage playing guitar and singing with Clutch.

 Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster is the true backbeat and secret weapon to the Clutch sound; his beats are what truly fill in each song.

 Guitarist Tim Sult slumps over his guitar while churning out wah drenched leads.  Bassist Dan Maines holds the groove down and at times is hidden behind the drive of vocalist Neil Fallon who is the undeniable leader of Clutch.

 This show was their annual Maryland holiday bash and usually it takes places that the 9:30 Club in D.C.  The sold out Baltimore show featured the tour debut of “10001110101” which had never been performed live onstage before this night.

 Chris Brooks from Lionize joined the band on keys for a few songs and Mike Dillon joined the band a few times on percussions.

 The pit was a non stop mad house and a few fights broke out due to excessive alcohol consumption.  This show was a definite party and stand out tracks included “The Mob Goes Wild” and “Elephant Riders”.