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“How To Shake Hands” Single Released

Posted: 06/22/2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are releasing the second single from their upcoming album Book of Bad Decisions as an instant gratification track at iTunes. and Amazon. Spotify has it here.



In addition, a very limited 7” Picture Disc in a transparent PVC pocket will hit stores that same day, June 22nd. “How To Shake Hands” is on the blue side and “Gimme The Keys” on the reverse, green side.



Clutch’s song “How to Shake Hands” traces its lineage back to Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker via the song “John Lee Hooker for President”. In that song Ry Cooder impersonates JLH giving a stump speech on what will happen when he becomes President. Clutch’s original idea of covering the Ry Cooder song was soon abandoned as vocalist Neil Fallon said he couldn’t do the song justice. Instead, Neil put his own lyrics in the style of Ry Cooder/JLH to a new Clutch song which ended up becoming the fast-paced “How to Shake Hands”. Each of the single releases from Book of Bad Decisions is accompanied by a Spotify playlist put together by one of the band members. In this instance guitarist Tim Sult is responsible for surrounding “How To Shake Hands” with other songs to his liking: “Since Neil mentioned Jimi Hendrix and Bill Hicks in ‘How To Shake Hands’, I decided to make a playlist including both. Classic guitar playing meets classic comedy. What could go wrong?”

CLUTCH:
Neil Fallon - Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult - Guitar
Dan Maines - Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums/Percussion






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