(originally posted 9/9/09)
The Sons Of Adam (founded by guitar legend Randy Holden), had started life as a surf instrumental band from Baltimore, moved to LA at the tail end of ‘63, and morphed into The Sons Of Adam by ‘65. By the time their final single was released, Randy Holden was out of the band, replaced by Craig Tarwater on (blazing) lead guitar. What sets this apart from so many psych/ garage tracks is that it was penned by none other than Arthur Lee (at his peak), exclusively for the Sons Of Adam. Arthur’s genius plus the Sons instrumental prowess made for a devastating single. Shortly after this release, the band broke up, and drummer Michael Stuart joined Love, just in time for Forever Changes. Craig Tarwater joined Love in their heavy period (‘70-‘73), and played in Arthur Lee’s excellent ‘Vindicator’ LP.
THE SONS OF ADAM - FEATHERED FISH
b/w BABY SHOW THE WORLD
Classic!! And quite rare too!
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What a very nice single to have in your collection. Noticeably slower than the version that first appeared on Pebbles vinyl pressing, whose songs were all sped up a little by mistake by Greg Shaw.
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