The first Live at the Doom Saloon livestream a couple months back had Clutch plus three other bands (Crowbar, Saul, and Blacktop Mojo) playing short sets. This time, Clutch is playing a full set of fourteen songs. The set list was chosen by fans as part of a tie-in promotion leading up to the show.
The Doom Saloon (Clutch’s rehearsal space) has gotten an upgrade with new cameras and some lights. The editing (directing, I guess is a better way to put it since it happened live) does make a big difference in the way spectators experience the performance, switching from one camera to another and having close-ups camera movement and whatnot. It looks smoother and you get a better look and the band while they perform. In the end it is the music that matters most and this band never disappoints.
I have been to a lot of Clutch shows, but I have never seen these songs played together before, or any set very close to it. Lots of rarities. They played for about 60 minutes. Here is the setlist.
1. How To Shake Hands
2. Power Player
3. Rock and Roll Outlaw
4. Far Country
5. Smoke Banshee
6. What Would A Wookie Do?
7. Mice And Gods
8. Profits Of Doom
9. Ghoul Wrangler
10. King of Arizona
11. (In The Wake Of) The Swollen Goat
12. Your Love Is Incarceration
As with the previous livestream, $2 from each t-shirt sold will go to the Clutch road crew. The event also supports ILF, the Innocent Lives Foundation – check them out here, https://www.innocentlivesfoundation.org/.
You can still watch the show after the fact for a couple days by going here and buying a ticket, https://www.clutchmerch.com/collections/events/products/doom-saloon-ii-ticket. It is definitely work the $9 bucks, and you can pick up Doom Saloon II Livestream merch if you really enjoy it. The stream is available until Monday, August 9 at 9:00AM EST, so don’t wait too long.
© Wayne Edwards.