Heavily inspired by the song, that was inspired by Alex Jones' Prison Planet... Pure rock conspiracy!!
Personally, we thinks the Clutch Self Titled ("Space") album is one of the best stoner rock albums of all time. Having been a fan of Neil Fallon's vocals long before this album was released (Transnational Speedway League - "Shogun Named Marcus" - back when MTV still played music), it was such a treat to hear the Black Sabbath-like "Space" album groove out of my car stereo.
"I think Aces high. Sleeves are rolled. Tremedous Diamonds, and a mouth of gold. I spent many years a rambling. I'll never change these foolish ways."
Yeah, Big News... it just doesn't get any better than that!
Well, perhaps the walkthrough story of "Escape from the Prison Planet" comes in a mighty close second... but you can't really compare the two, one is a hard rock groover with questionable lyrics... while Prison Planet is a story meant to be heard by the first time listener. Whatever. Both just slay. slay the dragon.
Although, the lyrics are strong with this one... they're not everything. We don't want to overlook Tim Sults incredibly groovy guitar riffs, or JP Gaster's wicked-sly funk/rock drumming. For a real treat when it comes to Clutch's backbone, check out "The Bakerton Group" albums "Self Titled" and "El Rojo"... these guys are some crazy groovy funky old western jazz outlaws, when they're not blowing your mind with Clutch jams!
So yeah, Clutch is amazing... we go see them live every time their around... it's literally been 30-40 times now... think about that for a second.