|Simply the best single of 1965. The Fender Four's lead guitarist Randy Holden (Sons Of Adam / Other Half / Blue Cheer) shreds on guitar, and had a knack for writing well crafted trad surf melodies that endured the test of time and various arrangements by later practitioners. |
The Fender IV began life in Baltimore, MD. They played Chuck Berry, James Brown, and Ray Charles, along with many instrumentals from the likes of the Fireballs and Johnny and the Hurricanes. Lead guitarist Randy Holden was just 15 when his first band the Iridescence played their first bar gig. The Fender IV relocated to California in '64. They were a magnificent band. The Fender IV were Randy Holden - lead guitar, Geoff Watson - rhythm guitar, Mike Stuart - drums, and Jac Ttanna - bass. The Fender IV became the Sons Of Adam, and eventually the Other Half. Fromk there, Holden passed through Blue Cheer on the way to going solo for a while in the early seventies.