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Pitchfork & Lost Needles

4.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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Pitchfork & Lost Needles combines Clutch's first 7 inch EP, the four-song Pitchfork, with some of the heaviest tracks from the early days, including the unreleased 'Nero's Fiddle'. Plus, for added bonus there are two new unreleased songs recorded March 2005 called 'What Would A Wookie Do?' and 'Bottom's Up, Socrates'. Mega Force. 2005.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 12, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: July 12, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WEATHERMAKER MUSIC
  • ASIN: B0009VI44O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,851 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By pk on July 15, 2005
Format: Audio CD
If this were a single containing just tracks 9-10 it would have gotten 5 stars....likewise if it only contained Pitchfork and the early demos. However, the new and old tracks have no business being on the same disc. IMO the new songs are superior to most of the songs on the new album, and could have easily replaced some of the instrumentals and covers that we got instead.

Tracks 5-8 are great examples that lend some insight into the evolution of the tracks on TSL. Most of them use lyrics that made their way into other songs on their debut album.

If anything, this release shows you how much Clutch's sound has changed (for good or bad depending on who you ask) since their first release.

It's definitely worth getting just for the new songs alone--and if you don't own the original Pitchfork it's a no-brainer
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Listening to this album reminds me of how much I miss "Impetus" and "Transnational Speedways". Those CD's were stolen out of my car not too long ago, and I haven't gotten around to repurchasing them yet. After "Pitchfork", I definitely need to re buy.

It's really neat to hear tracks from Clutch that I've never heard before(Wicker, Arcadia, Etc.) along with old favs(Bachanall, Passive restraints, etc) and a wink wink from the evolved Clutch(what would a wookie do?, etc). The raw energy on the reissued tracks, really gives a good feel of how intense a live Clutch show is. Raging guitars, frantic pounding on the drums, and vocals barked out like a madman who just needs to tell you his crazy a$$ story. Even though Clutch has toned down the aggression and vocal effects over the last couple of Albums, they remain unique and diverse as ever. Its great to be able to get a different feel from each Clutch album that I listen to. I can thrash out and bang the steering wheel, stomp my feet to the rythm on the old wash board, or nod my head to the groove and smile, "these guys are the sh#t". If you haven't experienced the real deal yet, move the mouse up and click buy on as many albums as you can, sit back and let the music take you.
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I've read where this album was a mix of the old with the new, and i concur. That's exactly what it is. There are some early era Clutch heaviness combined with their more current pure rock approach. "Wicker" is awesome, but so is "What would a wookie do?" is also classic. Actually, there isnt a miss on the entire album, but those two are my favorites. As always though, i find myself wondering if there could ever be a disappointing Clutch song. For my entire adult life, from first hearing Spacegrass and saw them play at Liberty Lunch until now, some 18 or 20 years later, the answer has always been No....they simply cannot disappoint. They are simply too great of a band!
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Aside from two tacked-on latter-day outtakes, this record is early, early Clutch, when Neil's vitriolic multi-tracked bellows ruled the day and the band as a whole owed more to the AmpRep noise metal scene than their present debt to some sort of Sabbath-meets-Robert-Johnson conglomeration. Gaster's unmistakable pulse is there, but none of jazz/swing elements that would later become integral are present. Tim Sult veers between 2-chord stabs and tritonic chaos solos, and Dan Maines is just hanging on, doubling the riffs and not much else.

What Clutch were and what they are now is like two farms just far enough apart to not be seen over the horizon line: related, but not visibly. Which is why the inclusion of "What Would A Wookie Do?" and "Bottoms Up, Socrates" make no sense here. To me, the obvious choice would've been to put 'Pitchfork' on Side 1 and 'Passive Restraints' on Side 2, then pad it out with "Nero's Fiddle" (and the demos, if need be). As it stands, this collision of primordial Clutch with its upright future self is just harsh. Nothing's wrong with the new songs; they just don't belong here.

That significant grumble aside, this record is worth it for the old stuff. I've been onboard with these guys from the beginning, and watching them evolve over the last 20 years has been a pleasure. You can't stop progress, as the boys themselves say. The cool thing, though, is despite said evolution, these early songs have in no way diminished. Much as Maiden's 'Killers' has a simple, brutal energy that their later (and generally better) albums would never recapture, this old Clutch burns with a straightforward fire that can only come from being young and pissed.
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This album is what I percieve as Cluthes hardest music the have done.I truly like it.Wicker,Arcadia,Bacchanal&Milk of Human Kindness are my fav traks.If you like clutch but wish they wouldve done some harder Rock,check this out.
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Early Clutch was tough for me to get into for a long time, and I did not appreciate this collection of songs. However, the more I listen to it, the more I love it. If you're a Clutch fan and want to listen to the fantastic beginning of one of the best bands in the world, buy this.
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Ah yes, the classics from Pitchfork - it is Clutch at their most angry and aggressive - no need to downtune - the Bacchannal demo is cool b/c its a bit faster than the album version - one of their most THRASH-worthy songs and one of my personal faves - it shows CLuTch is still proud of their past and haven't forgotten their roaring roots - worth the spend for any true CLUTCH fan - They are Underground Legends
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