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Iron Claw - Iron Claw 2-LP. Official gatefold cover double album release of early 70s Scottish underground heavy rock recordings from this group who were stomping around the UK with the likes of Black Sabbath, Hackensack, Pink Fairies, Juicy Lucy, and others from the time, but never released a proper album. Their name, Iron Claw, was taken from the first line in King Crimson's song "21st Century Schizoid Man". In the beginning, Iron Claw probably became the world's first Black Sabbath tribute band, as they incorporated the entire first Black Sabbath LP and single into their set! As it turns out, Bassist Alex Wilson was the one who unearthed his personal recording of the oldest known concert tape of Black Sabbath, a 1969 gig recorded in Dumfries, Scotland! As time progressed, Iron Claw's live sets included many originals as well as hanging on to some covers such as War Pigs, Fairies Wear Boots, Wicked World, Green Manalishi, and Lady Whisky. This collection of sixteen original studio tracks documents their existence from 1970 thru 1974 and includes extensive liner notes, lyrics, and photos inside the gatefold and on a 12" insert. For fans of Tear Gas, Leaf Hound, Jerusalem, Ancient Grease, Toad, Incredible Hog, Elias Hulk! Remastered. (sealed)
In addition to standard black vinyl, there will be 100 copies available on TRANSLUCENT BLUE VINYL only available direct from Rockadrome!
- Mist Eye
- Let it Grow
- Rock Band Blues
- Pavement Artist
- Gonna Be Free
- Loving You
- All I Really Need
- Knock Em Dead
"Best of all is the should-have-been-a-hit Pavement Artist, which hits all the right spots." - Shindig!
"16 pulverizing heavy early masterpieces of dirty doom metal, this is a can't miss package for all fans of heavy psych, proto-metal and the early days of doom rock." - The Ripple Effect
"This Scottish band is just ridiculously heavy and I think it's a travesty that the 16 songs they wrote around 1970/1971 never got an official release until 2009. This whole album is just breathtaking." - Terrorizer
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