Crow

Crow

 

Crow

 

Minneapolis blues-rock quintet Crow was formed in 1967 by frontman Dave Wagner, guitarist Dick Weigand, his bassist brother Larry, and keyboardist Kink Middlemist. Originally dubbed South 40, they added former Castaways drummer Denny Craswell to the lineup prior to recording their 1969 debut LP, Crow Music, for the Amaret label; the single "Evil Woman Don't You Play Your Games with Me" cracked the U.S. Top 20, even though its distinctive horn arrangement was overdubbed against the band's wishes. Crow by Crow followed in 1970, and the single "Cottage Cheese" was a regional hit. In the wake of 1971's Mosaic, Crow disbanded, although Wagner resurfaced in 1973 with a solo LP, David Wagner D/B/A Crow. From 1983 to 1992 Dave Wagner led a Crow band without any of the original members. In 1992, K-Tel released an album under license from Dunwich Productions called "Evil Woman-The Best of Crow". The band reformed with the original members and they have been playing the midwest ever since.