Clutch Detail New Album “Book Of Bad Decisions”


Clutch have announced a September 07th release date for their new album “Book Of Bad Decisions” via their own Weathermaker Music label. Recording sessions for the band’s new album took place earlier this year at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, The Dead Weather) and pre-orders are available now at,

The band’s drummer Jean-Paul Gaster said of the sessions “With Vance Powell as producer we were able to make a very different kind of an album. The songs feel as if they could jump out of the speakers!” Bassist Dan Maines added “Recording in Nashville with Vance Powell gave us a new and fresh approach towards making an album that truly captures the live energy of Clutch in a way I don’t think we’ve done before.”

Guitarist Tim Sult also chimed in on the sessions, adding “Laying down guitar tracks with Vance was fun and inspiring. Going through and trying out his and his engineer, Mike Fahey’s collection of vintage amps was one of my favorite recording studio experiences. I think the outro solo of ‘Emily Dickinson‘ turned out particularly great.”

Vocalist/guitarist Neil Fallon also spoke on the outing, offering:

“I’ve never been one for nostalgia. I’ve always shied away from it. But after 27 years of this, I realize that there is a wealth of stories to look back upon as lyrical fodder. As the saying goes, ‘You don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.’ Not all the songs reference our collective experience as a band, but ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’ seemed like an apt name for these various chapters, whether factual, fictitious, or somewhere in-between.”

See below for the cover at and track listing for the album with the latter designed by Dan Winters. If you missed it, the first single from the effort, “Gimmie The Keys“, arrived last night, you can check it out here. Meanwhile, in addition to the album, the band are also readying two limited edition 7″ picture discs with more details to come.

Clutch - Book Of Bad Decisions

01 – “Gimme The Keys
02 – “Spirit Of ’76
03 – “Book Of Bad Decisions
04 – “How To Shake Hands
05 – “In Walks Barbarella
06 – “Vision Quest
07 – “Weird Times
08 – “Emily Dickinson
09 – “Sonic Counselor
10 – “A Good Fire
11 – “Ghoul Wrangler
12 – “Hb Is In Control
13 – “Hot Bottom Feeder
14 – “Paper & Strife
15 – “Lorelei