The dB’s were too good for their own good!
With top notch songwriters Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple complimented by a soulful rhythm section; drummer Will Rigby and bassist Gene Holder, this indie-pop quartet had the compositional and instrumental chops to go the distance ala REM.
However, the business of rock music is not known for rewarding some of its most potent purveyors, alas the dB’s never quite broke out of their hallowed cult status.
Holder is the consummate ensemble player, working the pocket and rendering melodic passages in the service of the almighty song.
As pictured, his weapons of choice include the Fender Jazz bass.
Gene Holder Sound & Vision…
“Black and White” https://youtu.be/43xZ_5_Ga4I
“A Spy in the House of Love” https://youtu.be/qt2BOl7T-jw