1. In , 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.
  2. Randy Holden's cult classic Population II, considered by some to be the world's first heavy metal album, is finally gaining an official release.. Originally slated for release several months before Black Sabbath's debut, Holden – who played guitar on Blue Cheer's third album, 's New! Improved! – knew he'd stumbled upon a new sound. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before.
  3. Population II, the now legendary, extremely rare album by guitarist/vocalist Holden and drummer/keyboardist Chris Lockheed 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.
  4. Population II is the first solo album by Randy Holden and ultimately the only solo project under the name Population II with Chris Lockheed. Released in via Hobbit Records unknown to Holden's knowledge it gained a significant cult following for fans of garage rock, proto-metal and Blue tactlirimisapatderpternyawithdvipa.coinfo original pressing also garners a high value in a similar vein to proto-metal/hard rock.
  5. Randy Holden (born July 2, ) is an American guitarist best known for his involvement with the West Coast acid rock group Blue Cheer on their third album, New! Improved! (). Additionally, he is a painter. His album Population II from is considered to .
  6. May 05,  · Population II, an Album by Randy Holden. Released in on Hobbit (catalog no. HB ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Heavy Psych, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal/5(31).
  7. Population II, the now legendary, extremely rare album by guitarist / vocalist Holden and drummer / keyboardist Chris Lockheed 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.
  8. Randy Holden is an American guitarist best known for his involvement with the West Coast blues-rock group Blue Cheer on their third album, New! Improved! (). Holden obtained a sponsorship deal with Sunn amplifiers. Through this, he received his legendary sixteen Watt amplifiers. His new band was dubbed “Randy Holden - Population II which was a reference to the fact there were only.
  9. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Red/Pink Signed By Randy Holden Vinyl release of Population II on Discogs.

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