5/03/2009

THE SEEDS - Pushin' too hard


THE SEEDS Pushin' too hard cd 2007 320 kbps
Disc one : Pushin' Too Hard /No Escape / Can't Seem to Make You Mine / Try to Understand / Nobody Spoil My Fun / Lose Your Mind / It's a Hard Life / The Other Place / Mumble Bumble (live) / You Can't Be Trusted / Excuse, Excuse / Daisy Mae / Night Time Girl (live) / Evil Hoodoo / Mr. Farmer / Satisfy You / Pictures and Designs / Tripmaker / I Tell Myself / A Faded Picture / Rollin' Machine / Just Let Go / Up in Her Room (live) / 900 Million People Daily (All Making Love) (live) .
Disc two :
A Thousand Shadows /March of the Flower Children / Travel with Your Mind/ Flower Lady and Her Assistant/ Now a Man/Two Fingers Pointing on You/Where Is the Entrance Way to Play ? / The Wind Blows Your Hair /Six Dreams /Fallin' /Pretty Girl /Moth and the Flame / I'll Help You (Carry Your Money to the Bank) /Plain Spoken /One More Time Blues /Creepin' About /Fallin' Off the Edge (Of My Mind) /Wild Blood /She's Wrong /Chocolate River /Sad and Alone /Mr. Farmer (live) /Satisfy You (live) /Can't Seem to Make You Mine (live) /Pushin' Too Hard (live) .
The Seeds : S. Saxon : vocals / J. Savage : guitar / D. Hooper : keyboards / R. Andridge drums.

"The Seeds were formed in Los Angles in 1965. By the end of 1966, they had secured a contract with GNP Crescendo, releasing "Pushin' Too Hard" as their first single. The song climbed into the Top 40 early in 1967, and the group immediately released two sound-alike singles, "Mr. Farmer" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," in an attempt to replicate their success; the latter came the closest to being a hit, just missing the Top 40. While their singles were garage punk, the Seeds attempted to branch out into improvisational blues-rock and psychedelia on their first two albums,'The Seeds' (1966) and 'Web of sound' (1966). With their third album, 'Future'(1967), the band attempted a psychedelic concept album in the vein of Sgt. Pepper's. While the record reached the Top 100 and spawned the minor hit "A Thousand Shadows," it didn't become a hit. Two other albums --Raw and aliwe -The Seeds in concert at Merlin's Music Box' (1968) and 'A full spoon of seedy blues' (1969), which was credited to the Sky Saxon Blues Band -- were released at the end of the decade, but both were ignored. The Seeds broke up shortly afterward."
"This two-disc set has pretty much all the Seeds anyone could possibly need, and it charts the band's various experiments from sledgehammer proto-punk through silly flower-power psychedelia to something that could almost pass for artsy prog rock, and it includes the two early hits as well as mildly interesting fare like the almost country-sounding "Fallin' Off the Edge (Of My Mind)" and the overwrought but intriguing "Travel with Your Mind." For all but the most ardent Seeds fan, though, a shorter, more concise collection might be a better bet."
Allmusic
Don't forget part 2 !

10 commentaires:

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

THE SEEDS "Pushin' too hard" 320 kbps + covers

Enjoy it & leave comments !

vex_voxtone a dit…

Although they will always be remembered for their appearance in the hippie movie "Psych-out" The Seeds were much more than another paisley shirted, teeny-bopper, love-in band. Actually for me they are, along with The Byrds, Moby Grape and Love, one of the most important american sixties bands. Sky Saxon's raw snotty vocals, Jan Savage's fuzz guitar and Darryl Hooper's trippy organ, that even predated Ray Manzarek's (actually the members of the doors were a huge seeds fans) influenced the army of 70's punk era bands and late 70's early 80's garage revival bands. Also many legendary musicians and bands mentioned them as their main influences or during their careers covered Seeds songs (Alex Chilton, Julian Cope, The Ramones ...).
THANX!!!

The Barman a dit…

Thanks but where's part 1?

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

Hi my favorite Barman ...
You can get part 1 by clicking on the title of the post ... Viva the I-94 bar !

Anonyme a dit…

The mighty Seeds, good thing, many thanks for praising that underestimated band (though reproducing the AMG comment is a tad unfair: for some reason, Richie U. over there has always hated their guts and talks about them like they were something the cat brought from the sonic garden. Go figure). I love 'Chocolate river'.

Brandonio! a dit…

Awesome! One of the best groups of the sixties.Their is even a few songs I don't remember hearing.I just gotta get this one.

Toxxy a dit…

D*mn great post Rambler, thx a bunch for sharing!

Daniel a dit…

Thanks a lot!! It's a pity that in such a extensive collection don't figure one of my favourite songs, later covered by the Chesterfield Kings from USA and by the Mighty Maniacs from Spain: "Out Of The Question". Great blog!!. Un saludo macanudo.

RetroKimmer a dit…

Great record I love the Seeds!

Check out this new flaming post

http://machinegunthompson.blogspot.com/2009/05/year-was-1968.html

Anonyme a dit…

Thanks!!