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ARTIST
TITLE
Mr. Pharmacist/I've Come So Far
FORMAT
7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
HSR60S 001EP HSR60S 001EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/24/2020

"This is a licensed reissue on 7" vinyl of the killer single by The Other Half originally issued by GNP Crescendo in 1966 and never repressed since. The Other Half was a 5 pieces band that included the guitar wizard Randy Holden who went on to join Blue Cheer. TOH members were originally from L.A., then moved to San Francisco in the mid-sixties. The Other Half's sound was a brutal but fairly advanced rock interpretation of the R&B performed by British bands such as The Rolling Stones & Them. Although less known, they were really on par with American bands such as Music Machine, the Sonics and the Wailers. 'Mr. Pharmacist' is their best known and much sought-after single. It was covered by The Fall with great success in the '80s. It is an up tempo, mean, hard, relentless R&B number showcasing a sophisticated combination of wild guitars, outstanding drums and powerful vocals. And unbelievable lyrics to match... On the flip side 'I've Come So Far' is a slower number backed with some awesome piano (reminiscing of the Seeds) and great vocals to boot. Irresistible. The reissue is a high quality 45 RPM 7 inch of the original mono mix. A forgotten 1966 Garage masterpiece, essential..."