I was fortunate enough to have been browsing Youtube when it popped up. Anytime this dude is playing drums, I'm hypnotized... It also made me hungry.
Yep. I'm only a couple of months ahead of you it would seem. Where the hell have we been......under a rock......in a cave.......on another planet?Only found out about Clutch about a year or so ago, but I'm a massive fan. JP is an amazing drummer, his sense of groove, time, and tasteful musicality are always such a pleasure to listen to
That's odd. I've seen Clutch a few times on their own. Also seen em twice with Pantera, whose fans have ripped into more than one opener. Both times the crowd was crazy into Clutch.I was annoyed by the Slayer crowd's disrespect of Clutch. In my opinion, Clutch handed Slayer their butts on stage that night, but the crowd was too busy chanting Angel of Death!!! to notice the band was killing it live. I've been a fan ever since.
I guess all it takes is for a couple of guys to set the tone in a small venue and the rest will follow. Speaking of tone, Jean-Paul's live setup always sounds amazing. I'm sure it's as much to do with his playing as the drums.That's odd. I've seen Clutch a few times on their own. Also seen em twice with Pantera, whose fans have ripped into more than one opener. Both times the crowd was crazy into Clutch.
HA! That story absolutely just made my day - thank you for that.absolutely love JP and have since the early 90s
semi funny JP story
one of the probably 30 times I saw Clutch .... this particular time happened to be at Starland Ballroom in NJ
it was just after Robot Hive came out
they were opening with "The Incomparable Mr. Flannery" and I'm right up against the stage
JP comes to the stage and sits behind his kit in the dark eating a sub sandwich .... he shoves the last huge bite of the sandwich into his mouth and starts playing that opening groove.
the rest of the band joins in and JP spent the first couple minutes of that song with a huge mouth full of sub sandwich ....
it just struck me so funny watching a sort of big rotund guy slamming a sandwich while opening a show.... loved it
he continued to kill it all night as always
... as a side note the 2 second fill that opens La Curandera makes the hairs on my arms stand up .... I absolutely love it for some reason
in my opinion Blast Tyrant is their Sgt. Pepper
hear that kick ass opening fill here .... so simple.... so perfect ... then he revisits it before the hook.....killer ....and this song just destroys