From Che Underground: The Blog:
Claude Christensen-Coma is/was a San Diego native whose initial interest in music was sparked by the early 1960s British Invasion.
At age 13, Claude purchased his first guitar. By 1979 (at age 27) he put together his most influential band: Claude Coma and the IVs. The lineup consisted of Claude (mainly on vocals, sometimes on rhythm guitar); Don Story (lead guitar); John Gunderson (bass guitar); David Davenport (keyboards); and Terry Micalizio (drums).
This band played all-original music at a time when disco still ruled the airwaves.