Heirloom Seeds 4 sale
Robert S. Estes | Santa Rosa, Ca | 10/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Seeds were LA. Mid '60s LA La Brea Tar Pit deep. Muddy and slow-footed dinosaur heavy footed deep. Mid '60's LA band that Sgt. Joe Friday would have pointed to as the problem of youth. He was probably right.
Seeds were seminal garage punk that thrilled the world. Or at least the teenagers that danced and sang to the pounding beat and lyrics that were angry/anxious, and eager.
Seeds were Skye Saxon and the band behind his genious of writing a classic song and doing it over and over again.
"Pushin' Too Hard" is best heard as a 45 on the radio. It may the perfect example of the times. "Can't Seem to Make You Mine", the ballad, a bottom feeder top 100000000 is now used as TV commercial. How much do ya bet any money goes to Skye?
Skye Saxon nust have felt so too, because he re-wrote that melody over and over again.
Seeds had a nice run for a few months late 1966 and early 1967.
This CD is fun for those who want to explore the times.
Or those who recall "Up in Her Room" the 14 minute weirdness that even Jim Morrison shook his head at."
SKY SAXON PASSED AWAY 1937-2009 R.I.P!!!
wally gator | USA | 06/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sky Saxon, lead singer for The Seeds passed away yesterday afternoon. His death was overshadowed in the media by Michael Jacksons and Farrah Fawcett (it was one of those "death comes in three" days yesterday.)
I hope that Sky and Farrah Fawcett are hanging out somewhere in the after life today, having a drink and some laughs. (They meet on the bus, hit it off, it could happen!)
Anyway, I'm writing on the picture disc vinyl version of The Seeds self titled debut. I do not have this, but I would like to. The track list given here is what is on the CD release for this album, which also contains all the tracks from the bands second album. I do not believe that all of the tracks could fit onto one vinyl LP so this must be a mistake, theres nineteen in total, and the close out track from the second album is 14 minutes, thats easily a whole album side for most records. If anyone knows whats up with this let me know!... I'll grab the vinyl anyway because the first album is great alone... PUSHIN TOO HARD everyone knows, but theres also... CANT SEEM TO MAKE YOU MINE a rockin ballad of sorts, EVIL HOODOO, ITS A HARD LIFE. The Seeds first album is from 1966, and is one of the best garage albums ever, easily.
The second album,"Wave of Sound" (which again, is probably NOT on this vinyl release, but IS on the CD release) is just as good. Rarely did any of the sixties garage groups release more than one great record, but The Seeds did... (even their third album is pretty solid) ...this one is a little more psychedelic with hits like TRIPMAKER, and MR FARMER, and that extended blues jam UP IN HER ROOM.
You gotta love The Seeds, they are trashy and fun...and Sky was rockin it out, right up until he did his last show in New Mexico last Saturday night! SO! Big recommendation for any of their music... check 'em out! This picture disc looks totally rad to me, I'll add any details once I get it for real. ALSO a God Bless to Sky Saxon... rock on!"