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Dan Maines

Dan Maines performing with Clutch
Background information
Born March 10, 1971 (1971-03-10) (age 38)
Maryland, USA[1]
Genres Rock
Funk metal
Alternative metal
Instruments Bass Guitar
Years active 1990-present
Labels Atlantic
DRT Entertainment
Associated acts Clutch
The Bakerton Group

Dan Maines is the bassist for rock/funk metal/hard rock band Clutch. He is also the bassist for an instrumental side project, The Bakerton Group. Dan Maines has remained the bassist for Clutch since the group started in 1990.



Clutch emerged from Maryland in 1991. Each Clutch album is marked by a distinct and cohesive sound. The musical style of the band has migrated from heavy metal and hardcore punk to hard rock. The band has also integrated funk influences into their rock sound. Strong blues influences have also become prominent in the releases of the later years as vocalist/guitarist Neil Fallon notes: "We've been really conscious of the blues over the last couple of years, and you have to admit that the blues really is the source of all rock and roll. I think it's important to go to the source to find that inspiration."

The lyrics of Clutch songs have progressed from early releases that were marked with an angry, serious tone to latter releases that are characterized by intelligence, wordplay, and subtle humour. The songs make frequent references to history, mythology, popular culture, and religion; for example, "I Have the Body of John Wilkes Booth", from the self-titled album, tells the story of a fisherman who discovers the corpse of Lincoln's assassin in the Susquehanna River. Jam Room's "Release the Kraken" inserts a hero called Useless the Younger into the movie Clash of the Titans. The lyrics also contain some surrealistic imagery, as in this quote from Robot Hive/Exodus's "Burning Beard": "Every time I look out my window/ same three dogs looking back at me. Every time I open my windows/ cranes fly in to terrorize me."




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