Mister You're a Better Man Than I (Sons Of Adam)

29 JULY 1966

1966 was probably the peak year for Garage Rock, a genre that that had a few high-charting successes that year but also a tsunami of non-charting singles, including the rather good 'Mister You're a Better Man Than I' from the Sons Of Adam. This song had featured as the b-side on the Yardbirds' 'Shape of Things'.

The Sons of Adam were originally from Baltimore but moved to Los Angeles and became part of the famous Sunset Strip scene there. As this record shows, they were a cut above most other garage bands and seemed to have some genuine musical talent throughout their line-up (they had actually started life as an instrumentals band). Unfortunately, chart success eluded them and after a few personnel changes the band split up in 1967.

The drummer for the Sons of Adam around this time was the highly talented Michael Stuart-Ware, who was soon to be headhunted by the band Love. His excellent drumwork is a feature of the legendary album 'Forever Changes'.

Mister You're a Better Man Than I (Sons Of Adam)