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Friday, 09 November 2018

Clutch - How To Shake Hands

Neil Fallon for President of the United States of America? Yes please!

Clutch have released their second single off their album "Book of Bad Decisions". This video is sending interesting and playful political messages to viewers. ‘How To Shake Hands’ traces its lineage back to Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker via the song ‘John Lee Hooker for President’. In that song Ry Cooder impersonates JLH giving a stump speech on what will happen when he becomes President. He sings, "First thing that I'm gonna do is disclose all those U.F.O.S, Put Jimi Hendrix on the 20 dollar bill, And Bill Hicks on a five note, Hot damn! The democratic process, What a time to be alive, Oh, I'm ready to give the people what they want, And what they want is straight talk and no jive!".

Clutch’s original idea of covering the Ry Cooder song was soon abandoned as Neil Fallon said he couldn’t do the song justice. Instead, Neil put his own lyrics in the style of Ry Cooder/JLH to a new Clutch song which ended up becoming the fast-paced ‘How to Shake Hands’. We love the creativity and fun that Neil shares in his lyrics. 

Twenty-seven years, twelve albums, five EPs & several live recordings. If you haven’t heard of Clutch by now, you’ve been missing out for a long, long time. A hybrid of punk, hardcore and rock & roll, this foursome of school friends – Neil Fallon on vocals and guitar, Tim Sult on guitar, Dan Maines on bass and Jean-Paul Gaster on drums – have stayed true to their youthful roots while expanding their sound and their lyrics to stay modern in a classic rock obsessed music galaxy.

Written by  Hunnypot
Last modified on Friday, 09 November 2018
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