Iron Claw – Iron Claw CD (ROCK015-V-2)

Iron Claw CDIron Claw – Iron Claw CD. First official 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! [Read more…]

Sainte Anthony’s Fyre – Sainte Anthony’s Fyre CD (ROCK039-V-2)

Sainte Anthonys Fyre CDSainte Anthony's Fyre CDSainte Anthony’s Fyre – Sainte Anthony’s Fyre CD (ROCK039-V-2)/LP (ROCK/LION041-V-1). Vinyl and compact disc reissues of this ultra-rare underground wasted hard rock classic private press record from 1970, originally released on the Zonk! label. Wild, loud, raw New Jersey hard psych beast that’s been a favorite target of record collectors, dealers and swamp dwellers for the past two decades. The bible of underground psych rock, Acid Archives, says this about it: “This legendary private press is rated as one of the ultimate local basement hard rock blowouts by many connoisseurs. Released as early as 1970, the end result has some similarities to MC5’s hallowed Kick out the Jams, but I find this a superior and more powerful album.” Popular UK magazine that’s majors in all things 60s and psychedelic, Shindig!, proclaims: “a masterpiece of zonked out, fuzz-drenched hard rock.” The limited edition vinyl pressing comes with a poster and an insert with liner notes, photos and lyrics.

Track Listing:

1. Love Over You
2. Get Off
3. Summer Fun
4. Starlight
5. Lone Soul Road
6. With Your Beau
7. Chance of Fate
8. Wet Back

Iron Claw

Iron Claw 1970

Iron Claw - 1970

{Iron Claw} Hailing from the town of Dumfries in South West Scotland, the origins of the band Iron Claw started in the summer of ’69! Founder member Alex Wilson, who was then aged 21, and was at the time assisting in the management of another local band, as well as recording music as a hobby, was inspired by seeing Led Zeppelin on their first concert tour of Britain at a show at Newcastle City Hall on June 20th 1969. This “revelation” planted a seed of the ambition to start a band good enough to eventually release recordings of their own songs. [Read more…]