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Monday, October 26, 2020

The Sons Of Adam - Feathered Fish

(originally posted 9/9/2009) 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.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Vontastic - Never Let Your Love Grow Cold

This is a real favorite of mine these days from this Chicago group who released far too few records. In this writer's humble opinion, this track is their best. Combining grungy garage rock guitar and those beautifully smooth Chicago group vocals, there is no way this song could lose. Add to the mix the excellent songwriter (and, unusually, a member of the group) Bobby Newsome, and this track is by far one of the best EVER featured in the 45 of the day club. Hope you love it as much as I do. from 1967...