HOLDEN, RANDY - POPULATION II (BLACK)

HOLDEN, RANDY - POPULATION II (BLACK)

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Label: RIDING EASY

Release date: 01/06/2020

Barcode: 0603111735719

Catalog no.: EZRDR0000116

Item ID: 490423

First official reissue of 'Population II', the now legendary, extremely rare 1970 album by guitarist/vocalist Randy Holden and drummer/keyboardist Chris Lockheed, which is considered to be one of the earliest examples of doom metal. Though its original release was a very limited in number and distribution, like all great records, its impact over time has continued to grow. In 1969, Holden, fresh off his tenure with proto-metal pioneers Blue Cheer (appearing on one side of the 'New! Improved! Blue Cheer' album and touring for a solid year in the group), aimed for more control over his band. Thus, Randy Holden - Population II was born, the duo naming itself after the astronomical term for a particular star cluster with heavy metals present. The 6-song album delves into leaden sludge, lumbering doom and epic soaring riffs that sound free from all constraints of the era. It's incredibly heavy, but infused with a melodic, albeit mechanistic, sensibility.

Also available: POPULATION II (CD), POPULATION II (COL) (LP), POPULATION II (IT) (LP).

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