Mon, 03 Aug 2009 07:56:48
Clutch remain one of the most unique and enigmatic hard rock bands out there.
Their brand new album, Strange Cousins From the West, only further proves that. It's because the Maryland monsters of rock aren't afraid to take listeners to outer space. In fact, that's where vocalist Neil Fallon and Co. feel most at home. Constantly trucking through the far most regions of the sonic stratosphere, Clutch are masters of this odd universe. It's a place you definitely have to go!
Neil has got quite an intriguing taste in music too. He shared his playlist with ARTISTdirect.com, and it was a lesson to say the least.
Check it out below and be sure to pick up Strange Cousins from the West now.
A friend of mine turned me on to a band called Ofege. They had a record that just got re-released. It's from '73, and it's really awesome acid rock from Nigeria.
2. The Budos Band
I'm a big fan of the Budos Band!
3. Quicksilver Messenger Service
I'm listening to a Quicksilver Messenger Service record called Who Do You Love?
4. Mula Flustatke
I'm also listening to an Ethipian fellow named Mula Flustatke. He put out a couple records in the '70s. The music is acid jazz fusion with Ethiopian instruments.
5. Various Artists — Nigeria '70
I've been listening to a lot of Nigerian and African funk from the '70s. I've got a couple great compilations. They're amazing. You can hear the influence of some MoTown, James Brown and rock n' roll there. That's all combined with some amazing African rhythms and harmonies that are out of this world.
6. Various Artists — Nigeria '70: Lagos Jump