Monday, September 17, 2018

Clutch score UK chart high with Book Of Bad Decisions

Clutch have scored their highest-ever UK chart placement as “Book Of Bad Decisions” debuts at No. 13 in the country, according to the Official Charts Company.

The achievement tops a No. 20 spot for the Maryland outfit’s previous set, “Psychic Warfare”, and a large jump from the No. 50 peak of 2013’s “Earth Rocker.”

Clutch recorded “Book Of Bad Decisions” at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs).

“I think probably naming the record is the most difficult thing for us,” explains drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. “The title of a record really kinda sets the tone for how the listener is going to have their first impression of that album.”

“It’s a hand-wringing exercise,” adds singer Neil Fallon. “It’s like naming a child: you go back and forth, what’s good and what’s bad. Me personally, I was always kind of reluctant to name it after a song because it kind of catapults that song into a limelight.

“But, thinking about it, ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’ really grew on me because it implies that somehow every song is sort of a chapter in this book of bad decisions.”

Clutch will launch their twelfth album on a fall North American tour that kicks off this week, with dates running to the end of October, after which they’ll begin a European and UK trek in Amsterdam on November 27.

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