Formed in Southern California, The Other Half were in San Francisco at exactly the right time. Haight-Ashbury was full of Hippies and the Summer Of Love was alive and kicking. They were one of the main attractions in the Family Dog shows, promoted by Chet Helms, which took place in the Avalon Ballroom, and in which played some of the biggest acts of the age (Country Joe & The Fish, The Mothers Of Invention and The Doors, to name a few). Their Guitarist, Randy Holden (who would later play with Blue Cheer) had been invited to play in the Yardbirds, but refused and joined The Other Half instead, who also had a big Yardbirds influence. Their only Album has become a very known Garage Gem, worshiped for its intensity and strength. Holden would leave the Band right after the release in a search for other Sounds.
Best Tracks - "Introduction", "Feathered Fish", "Flight Of The Dragon Lady", "I Need You", "Morning Fire" and "What Can I Do For You (The Other Half)". The Cover is just amazing, the colors and the hair are vibrant and can almost show what is expected on the inside. The songs seem to be running, quick and strong, like a sudden storm, blowing away everything. Hard-Psychedelia at its best.
The Other Half:
- Randy Holden - Lead-Guitar, Back-Vocals.
- Geoff Westen - Rhythm-Guitar, Back-Vocals.
- Larry Brown - Bass.
- Danny Woody - Drums.
- Jeff Nolan - Vocals.
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