Clutch’s Neil Fallon Reveals Ten Important Albums In His Life, Cites Public Enemy As A Big Influence


Clutch vocalist/guitarist Neil Fallon has shared a list of the ten albums influential albums in his life with and as you can see below, it’s a rather diverse assortment. One particular surprise is his inclusion of Public Enemy‘s “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back“, of which he stated:

“Another soundtrack to high school. I gravitated towards that because starting Clutch, it was easier for me to be rhythmical than melodic. Chuck D was, and still is, one of the best rappers out there. He had a big influence on Clutch, you wouldn’t think so on the surface, but he did. This Public Enemy record influenced Clutch in a big way.”

The list of albums can be found below with explanations for each of his choices available at

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “Part One
Led Zeppelin – “IV
Bad Brains – “Bad Brains
Tom Waits – “Bone Machine
Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side Of The Moon
Public Enemy – “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Various Artists – “The Roots Of Robert Johnson
Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath
King Crimson – “Lizard
Funkadelic – “Funkadelic

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