Thursday, 19 February 2009

The Claim




We supported The Claim a couple of times..as a band and as supporters...if that makes sense? Always fondly remembered by me for the tremendously titled album "This Pencil Was Obviously Sharpened By A Left-Handed Indian Knife-Thrower" Exquisite. Some of The Claim are still around...treading the beer-stained boards of Medway's Inns. Dave Arnold and Dave Read, in fact, made a sterling appearance together at the Medway Eyes 1967 night at The Barge, Gillingham, in January 2009.

7 comments:

  1. My favourite Medway band ever. When's that bloody anthology coming out?

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  2. If I'm not mistaken, that be Mark Matthews's handwriting at the bottom right of the bottom article (with the Backs number)

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  3. actually, bottom left i mean

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  4. I'll have to listen again, Phil. I've not heard them since "the day" and I was trying to hear too much then.
    Nope...the hand-writing is mine, Bob. All the cuttings are from my scrap-books/note-books.
    Obviously we have similar writing style.

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  5. There's a CLAIM retrospective CD, Black Path, coming out on Rev-Ola through Cherry Red at the end of September. Also, they're playing a reunion show in Rochester on Saturday 19th September. Great to have them back!

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  6. Thanks Greedo.....and yep...I went to the reunion show. Brilliant. :-)

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