High Moon Records has released The Sons of Adam’s Saturday’s Sons: The Complete Recordings 1964-1966, the first-ever comprehensive anthology of the 1960s L.A. band. Multiple formats include a gatefold 2 LP set, CD, or digital download and all will feature remastered recordings, along with deluxe packaging, extensive liner notes, never-before-seen photos, and more. The single “Saturday’s Sons,” has been released, alongside a psychedelic animated visualizer created by musician/visual artist Martin Carr (The Boo Radleys, bravecaptain).
Led by ground-breaking guitarist Randy Holden (Blue Cheer, The Other Half), who we’ve interviewed here at Wildfire, and featuring frontman Jac Ttanna (Genesis), bassist Mike Port, and drummer Michael Stuart-Ware (Love), The Sons of Adam played the Sunset Strip alongside The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, and The Mothers of Invention.
Influenced by surf and the British Invasion, the band earned a reputation for a high energy live act. The quartet enjoyed a brief but incandescent three-year career.
Randy Holden comments:
The guitar for me was a total, full-blast, full-on love affair. The louder and clearer that baby was, the more beautiful it was. Hitting that guitar string on a voluminous amp was just heaven, and people felt it.
Jac Ttanna adds:
It was the best time of my life. We were onstage with The Rolling Stones, we did everything. We were at the right place at the right time, more than anybody has a right to hope for.
Saturday’s Sons: The Complete Recordings 1964-1966 gathers The Sons of Adam’s complete studio output, spanning rare 45s, outtakes, and demo recordings, including material from their early incarnation as The Fender IV as well as their 1966 single, “Feathered Fish,” donated to the band by Love’s Arthur Lee. The release also features a previously unreleased 1966 full concert performance from San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom. Lastly, the collection contains a 15,000-word chronicle of the group by Alec Palao in collaboration with the band, with rare photos, poster art, and other previously unseen images.
High Moon Records plans to release other historic and rare live recordings from the Avalon Ballroom’s heyday, and another major San Francisco venue, the Matrix.