Song of the Week: Animal Farm

Many know Clutch for their bluesy Americana hard rock sound that they have been putting forth for over ten years now.  But, back in their beginnings they used to be a much harder edged band incorporating hefty amounts of hardcore into their blues laden music.  Let’s take a trip back to their breakthrough fan favorite self titled album released back 1995 (I can’t believe I just wrote ‘back in 1995’, I feel old).  While strong elements of their heavy metal jam band style was really starting to shine through on this record, they still dished out some hard-hitting tracks.

“Animal Farm” is one of the heaviest songs on the record and features some clever and insightful political lyrics that still hold weight today.  I like how they also cleverly titled the song Animal Farm, making reference to George Orwell’s classic book of the same name.  I came across a cool typography video when grabbing the audio for this song that I think drives the point home of this tune, give it a watch.  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

Some more Clutch after the jump

Since “Animal Farm” only clocks in at about 2 min, here’s some bonus Clutch off the album in the form of my favorite song(s) off the album.  “7 Jam” and “Tim Sult vs. the Greys” are separated into 2 tracks on the album, but are essential the same song in two different moods.  Clutch‘s bluesy jam band style which they would start focusing on in the future is strongly apparent here.  I love the simple, but effective bass groove that drives the suite.  So much fun.  Budding bassists may want to give this tune a spin as it was one of the first songs I learned how to play on bass guitar and is a fun line to work off of when with friends.


About RiffRaff

Just takin' it easy for all you sinners.

Posted on May 2, 2012, in Song of the Week and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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