Best Of The Batch: The Other Half
The Other Half
Artist: The Other Half
Title: The Other Half
Genre: Garage Punk
Label: Radioactive Records
This is a straight reissue of The Other Half's one and only album, which appeared on the Acta label in 1968. Because the record was more or less ignored at the time of its release and vanished from the shelves before anybody had a chance to realize it was even available, it eventually became quite a collector's item. Aside from the hefty price tag it wears, The Other Half is rife with cool tunes and is considered a favorite among those partial to the harder edged sounds of the sixties.
What especially leads The Other Half to be so special is the guitar prowess of Randy Holden, whose acid-stained licks pay direct homage to the daring dynamics of Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix. From the throbbing rhythms of "Flight of the Dragon Lady" to the seething intensity of the strangely titled "Oz Lee Eaves Drops," here's a disc that affects both the mind and the body. Scratchy feedback and ear-shattering distortion are also employed throughout The Other Half, attended by traces of gutsy garage punk pitter-patter. Lead singer Jeff Nowlen's growing vocals really do bear a resemblance to those of The Music Machine's Sean Bonniwell.
Raw but right, The Other Half is a surefire classic of its genre.
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