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Claude Coma & the IVs

Sound description

The band played mean and economical pop-punk behind Coma’s weirdness.

RIYL

Rick Elias, the Puppies, Four Eyes, C.J. Hutton, DFX2, the Penetrators, NE1, the Zeros, the Ravens

Inception

Lakeside , 1979

Influences

Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Fear, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols

Discography

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Formed in 1979, Claude Coma & the IVs included Claude Christensen (vocals, guitar), John Gunderson (bass), Don Story (guitar), David Davenport (keys), and Terry Micalizio (drums). After releasing an LP called Art From Sin, and a 7-inch with "Junkman" b/w "All Day Suckers," they split in the early 1980s.

The band played mean and economical pop-punk behind Coma’s weirdness: “I’m sick of the bus/I can’t take it no more/Let’s kill these people/What are they good for?”

Gunderson, Micalizio, and Story later founded the Ravens.

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Just to correct some errors...

Their discography includes a 7" - Junkman/All Day Suckers, and the LP you call self-titled was not self-titled - the title of it is Art From Sin.

May 29, 2014

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