Claw's backstory is murky at best, but it's believed that the Illinois band came together in the early 70's. They issued a privately pressed album, "Diggin' In" in 1978 and remained in virtual obscurity until eventually folding a few years later. The current activities of the band members are not known.
"Diggin' In" is a real rarity among collectors, though it should be noted that it is likely due to the elusiveness of the record itself moreso than the quality of the music. Quite honestly, the album is a pedestrian blues based hard rock affair with substandard vocals, one dimensional writing and flat production. The band's absolute butchery of "Eleanor Rigby" is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. The songs are merely jams rather than fully fleshed songs. If the musicianship had been stellar, perhaps my opinion would be different, but this is not the case. In the end, Claw sounds like a weaker and lighter Roxx. Since this blog is meant to bring obscurities to the surface, I've included it here for your judgement. Here's "Diggin' In".
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