After originally premiering the track on BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter, Clutch have officially released their new song “How To Shake Hands.” You can purchase that in digital outlets now. It will also be available as a 7 inch picture disc, along with “Gimme The Keys.” The band’s new album “Book Of Bad Decisions“ will be released on September 7.
A press release said the following about “How To Shake Hands“:
“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 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‘.”