Clout were a five-piece, South African million-selling all-girl rock group formed in 1977, best known for their song "Substitute".

Large Hires Photo of Clout Album's Front Cover 

Music Genre:

70s South-African Rock Pop

Album Production information:

Produced by Grahame Beggs
Sound engineer Ian Martin

Record Label Information:

Carrere 2934 106 (2934106) , Sunshine Records

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 210 gram  

Year & Country:

1978 Made in West Germany

Track Listing of: Clout

The Song/tracks on "Clout" are

    Side One:
  • Substitute
  • Without Love
  • Let It Grow
  • You've Got All Of Me
  • Ms America
    Side Two:
  • Since You've Been Gone
  • Feel My Need
  • You Make My World So Colorful
  • Don't Stop
  • Save Me clc

Album cover photos of : Clout Self-titled Substitute

Photo of Clout Album's Front Cover 

Large Hires Photo

Photo of Clout Album's Back Cover  

Photo of Clout Album's Back Cover    

Close-up Photo of Clout Record Label 

Close-up Photo of Clout Record Label   
Note: the above pictures are actual photos of the album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

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Clout Band Information

  Clout was a South African all-female band formed in Johannesburg in 1977. The band consisted of Cindy Alter (vocals, guitar), Ingrid "Ingi" Herbst (keyboards), Glenda Millar (drums), Jenni Garson (bass), and Lee Tomlinson (guitar). Clout's music was a blend of pop and rock, with a touch of disco, and was characterized by strong vocal harmonies, catchy hooks, and danceable rhythms.

 The band's breakthrough came in 1978 with their hit single "Substitute", a cover of a song originally recorded by the Righteous Brothers. "Substitute" topped the charts in South Africa and several other countries, including Germany, where it sold over a million copies. The song's success led to a tour of Europe and appearances on major television shows such as Top of the Pops and Musikladen.

 Clout continued to release music throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, with several other hits including "Save Me", "Under Fire", and "Portable Radio". The band's success in Europe and South Africa earned them a devoted following, and they toured extensively during this period.

 However, by the mid-1980s, Clout's popularity began to wane, and the band members went their separate ways. Alter went on to pursue a solo career and continued to release music throughout the 1990s and 2000s. In 2016, Alter and Herbst reunited to perform as Clout at a music festival in South Africa, and they have continued to perform together since then.

 Despite their relatively short-lived career, Clout remains a notable band in the history of South African music and in the international pop scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their infectious pop-rock sound and memorable hits continue to resonate with audiences today, and their influence can be heard in the music of countless artists who have followed in their footsteps.