Sunday, April 26, 2015


The Seeds were a 1960s rock and roll band based in Los Angeles, California, United States, whose raw and abrasive energy, and simple, repetitive lyrics came to exemplify the garage rock style. The band was active from 1965 to 1972. Lead singer Sky Saxon was heavily influenced in style and appearance by Mick Jagger, and the group promoted the fact that Blues great Muddy Waters once called them “America’s own Rolling Stones.” Keyboardist Daryl Hooper was a major factor in the band’s sound; the band was one of the first to utilize keyboard bass; guitarist Jan Savage and drummer Rick Andridge completed the original quartet.

The Seeds’ first single, “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine,” was a regional hit in southern California in 1965. The band had a national top-40 hit, “Pushin’ Too Hard”, in 1966. Two subsequent singles, “Mr. Farmer,” (also 1966) and “A Thousand Shadows” (1968) achieved more modest success. Though musically primitive, one album was devoted to the Blues (with liner notes by Muddy Waters), and another (Future, 1967) was full-blown psychedelic rock, with ornate flower-themed graphics to match. The original Seeds disbanded in 1970, shortly after the release of "Raw and Alive at Merlin’s Music Box." “Pushin’ Too Hard” was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The group, whose repertoire spread between garage rock and acid rock, are considered one of the pioneers of punk rock, coining the phrase, "Flower Power."

01. Introduction
02. And The Wind Blows Her Hair
03. No Escape
04. Satisfy You
05. Just Let Go
06. Can't Seem To Make You Mine
07. Rolling Machine
08. Evil Hoodoo
09. Let Her Sting
10. 101 Coloured Bottles
11. Try To Understand
12. Out Of The Question
13. Up In Her Room
14. Mr Farmer
15. Violet Ray
16. Pushin' Too Hard
17. Rocking The World Today
18. End Jam
19. Girl, I Want You

Recorded live at the Thekla, Bristol 21st June 2003. Released in a limited run of 50 hand numbered copies.


Timmy said...

Thanx for this. After watching the great new documentary about the Seeds, it's apparent that Sky just wasn't what he used to be, after around 1974. Although he did come up with some interesting, albeit unorthodox musical creations.

Post a Comment