Neil Fallon (born October 25, 1971 in Gaithersburg,
Maryland) is the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist
for the rock band Clutch, and lead singer for super-group
The Company Band.
Clutch played at the 9:30
Club in Washington, D.C. as early in their career as
1991, and bandmate Jean-Paul Gaster appeared in the documentary
930 F Street about the history of the club.
known for his harsh, raspy, and deep vocal style. Neil writes most
if not all of the bands lyrics. Clutch's lyrics
, at first angry and serious in tone, had by
the time of 1993's Transnational Speedway League
become characterized by intelligence, wordplay, and often humor
(although comedy is not usually the focus).
Their songs make frequent reference to history
, and religion
: for example, "I Have the Body of John Wilkes Booth
", from their self-titled
album, tells the story of a fisherman who discovers the corpse of
in the Susquehanna River
, and Jam Room
's "Release the Kraken
" inserts a hero called "Useless the Younger"
into the movie Clash of the
. At other times the lyrics contain some very surreal
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
His younger sister, Mary Alice Fallon-Yeskey, is employed at Charm
City Cakes, and appears on the Food
series Ace of Cakes