Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Craw - Craw




Year: 1994
Label: Choke Inc.

Uh...let's see...better band than 95% of other bands out there? How's that? Once, when I was trying to convince a buddy to come out and see Craw as opposed to going down the street to see the recently reformed Bad Brains, I had to describe them in a pinch. I believe I said something to the effect of, "Imagine if Tool were heavy, better musicians, and wrote more interesting songs". That's not too far off really, and you'll be happy to know that it worked, I got a date to see Craw. They destroyed that evening, and when they were finished, we even walked down the street to see the Bad Brains, who at that point were 45 minutes into a reggae jam, and HR had handcuffed himself to a local girl who went by the name, "Spacegirl". Sidebar; I would later catch "Spacegirl" giving my roomate a blowjob. 
Back to Craw...they are awesome, they had Derek Hess and Stephen Krasner doing their artwork, they had Steve Albini record them, members went on to the band Keelhaul, and I really shouldn't even have to tell you how insanely good this is.

8 comments:

ipecac said...

bad brains all around then eh?

Gray said...

yeah, well, that was Bad Brains circa 1995. so not necessarily a winning proposition.

James Joyce said...

Don't mention Spacegirl, that is too much for me to handle at the moment.

Anonymous said...

I've already got all their discs, but everyone should worship at the alter of Craw. I saw them 5 or 6 times w/a few different lineups and they were always amazing.
kHuckins

Earweed said...

Thank you for that. This blog becomes really great! Keep it up guys.

Terry said...

Bless your good words. I have never seen Craw but I've been listening to their music over and over since their second album came out, and I think they were criminally underrated, underdistributed, unheard, blah blah...there's so little about them and they had to have day jobs, and i do think they're better than so many other bands. For a while they had all their albums up on craw.com but it seems to be down now. Anyway, good blog, and anyone that promotes Craw deserves a beer.

kittyempire said...

Thanks a lot for this one! Really fucking good... I'm amazed a band this good could remain so obscure. No, wait, happens all the time doesn't it? Sad. Fuck Tool.

ralfs said...

fuck! link is dead! if you got a copy, please give a sign to rdravnieks@gmail.com

tnx

 
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