• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Clutch, Passive Restraints (ft. R. Blythe))


Clutch is zo één van die 'underground' bands, niet gekend bij het grote publiek (al is dit de afgelopen 5 jaar sterk veranderd) maar ENORM gerespecteerd bij de collega's. Een echte touring machine ook die hun naam en faam nog daadwerkelijk on the road hebben gemaakt, met soms +200 shows per jaar, waarbij ze sets van méér dan 2u speelden én bovendien nog eens openden voor zichzelf (The Bakerton Group). Passive Restraints dateert uit hun 'hardcore' periode en was hun eerste officiële single. In het kader van hun Weathermaker Vault Series werd het nummer opnieuw ingeblikt en krijgt Neil Fallon weerwerk van Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God).



Luister ook naar: Het origineel Live, 2001 Randy & Neil talk about...



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Neil: "Passive Restraints was one of the first Clutch songs I wrote lyrics to. It was a staple of Clutch sets for years, but fell by the wayside as we wrote more and more songs over the years. When we toured with Lamb of God a few years back, Randy would often ask us to bring it back into rotation. We dragged our feet and finally we caved. And we were glad we did. Last time Clutch played Copenhell Randy joined us on stage to perform the song. We decided to re-record it for the WM Vault series and thought it was only fitting to have Randy join us."

Randy: “When Clutch asked if I wanted to sing an older song with them during our 2016 tour together, I knew immediately which one I wanted to do- ‘Passive Restraints.’ We performed it in Milwaukee, then again a few years later at Copenhell Fest in Denmark, and I had a blast both times. I think they were a bit surprised I chose a song released in 1992, but I’ve been a fan for a long time. I’ve followed their development as a band since the early days and have enjoyed every album, but as a musician I know sometimes it’s fun to dust off something you haven’t played in many years and see how it sounds. The song holds up to this day, and I was honored to sing on its re-release.”


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