Claw Hammer was an American indie rock band from California. Claw Hammer formed in 1986 in Long Beach, California; its members were from several neighboring municipalities. Their name was taken from a Captain Beefheart song. The group released a cassette and some small-issue EPs and singles before signing to Sympathy for the Record Industry, who released their debut LP, an eponymous effort, in 1990. In 1991 they did an album entirely covering Devo's 1978 Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!.
Album · 1993 · 9 Songs. Released: 5 Feb 1993. See All. Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere!
On Pablum, Claw Hammer once again put hard rock and blues through the punk wringer. In comparison with 1992's Ramwhale, the songs are perhaps more concise and the album more cohesive as a whole, but that's not to say that things have been toned down for this release. On the contrary, although Pablum displays a more focused approach, it's infused with a greater measure of explosive energy than its predecessor. From the outset, as the band crashes unceremoniously into the frantic, staccato charge of "Vigil Smile," Pablum has a feel of managed mayhem.
Claw Hammer - William Tell 04:02. Claw Hammer - Pablum On My Mind 03:54. Claw Hammer - Speak Softly 04:53. Claw Hammer - Malthusian Blues 04:20. Claw Hammer - Shitting Gold Bricks 04:33. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are NOT Devo! - Claw Hammer. Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere! - Claw Hammer. Claw Hammer - Claw Hammer. Scuse the Excursion - EP - Claw Hammer.
This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 97/167 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 110BPM, ends at BPM (-110), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Claw Hammer. Thank the Holder Uppers.
|B2||Shitting Gold Bricks|
|B4||Pablum On My Mind|
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 045778642540
|E-86425-1||Claw Hammer||Pablum (LP)||Epitaph||E-86425-1||US||1992|
|86425-2||Claw Hammer||Pablum (CD, Album)||Epitaph||86425-2||US||1993|
|ESCA-6195||Claw Hammer||Pablum (CD, Album)||Epitaph||ESCA-6195||Japan||1995|