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The Seeds [Vinyl]

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NEW, FACTORY SEALED! REISSUE! HAS NO UPC! "Of the great garage punk bands of the 1960s, some were louder (the Sonics), some were angrier (the Music Machine), and some were trippier (the 13th Floor Elevators), but few seemed like a bad influence on so many levels as the Seeds. The Seeds had long hair, a gloriously lamentable fashion sense, an attitude that was at once petulant and lackadaisical, and music that sounded aimless, horny, agitated, and stoned all at once. Is it any wonder America's delinquent youth loved them? There are few albums of the era that mirror the delicious arrogance of a beer-sodden teenage misfit with the effortless simplicity of the Seeds, and it's justly celebrated as a classic of first-wave garage punk." - Mark Deming & allmusic.com "Best known for their rock & roll standard "Pushin' Too Hard," the Seeds combined the raw, Stonesy appeal of garage rock with a fondness for ragged, trashy psychedelia. And though they never quite matched the commercial peak of their first two singles, "Pushin' Too Hard" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," the band continued to record for the remainder of the '60s, eventually delving deep into post-Sgt. Pepper's psychedelia and art rock. None of their new musical directions resulted in another hit single, and the group disbanded at the turn of the decade." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine & allmusic.com
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Product Details

  • Vinyl (August 17, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Get Back
  • ASIN: B00029YFM8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,280,198 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Flower punks, extraordinaire! I still have the Pushin' Too Hard single somewhere, but never got one of their albums until the late nineties. That album was Future.

This compilation of their first two albums I bought as an import the other day and it brings back a flood of memories. This was music just about anyone could play! That made it very accessible to kids like me who grew up in the sixties.

It is obvious and has been inferred many times by others that the musicianship was marginal at best but for this type of music, who cares? Personally, I think Rick Andridge, the drummer, was the best musician of the bunch but despite that, they worked well as a team and came out with some crude gems that I still enjoy today.

As I said before, I never had a Seeds album until the late nineties, but I heard nearly all of the songs on this album from friends that had them so when I bought this compilation, there were few surprises.

Nowadays, the members have scattered to the four corners except Sky who is still plugging away with a new version of the Seeds. That man is a real character, a genuine 60's personality.

My favorites off this album are, of course, the hits as in Pushin' Too Hard, Can't Seem to Make You Mine, and Mr. Farmer. But I like the rest of the songs as well and they take me back to the incense burning black light days. I like the 14 minute Up In Her Room but Sky's repetitive vocal style gets a little annoying in spots. Most of the songs sound like they were not the final take, but that is also the charm of this group of songs. It is obvious they copied their own riffs over and over again, but I look at it as a psychedelic symphony (yeah, go ahead and laugh) with a recurring theme. If the music was more refined and perfect, it would not have the same impact on me.

Do not look to the Seeds music for virtuosity, look to it for attitude, atmosphere, and one hell of a good time. Highly recommended.
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I bought this album after only hearing one of the seeds songs--"Cant Seem To Make You Mine" and hearing samples here on Amazon. My first impression was, these guys are pretty good. I didnt like how most of the songs sounded repetative. I only listened to like 2 times. A few weeks later i started listening the the album like everyday, and i started to really like these guys. Even though the vocals can get repetative and annoying at times, the more i listened to this cd, the more i liked it. Now the seeds are one of my favorite bands. You should give them a listen!

I recommend The seeds album--Travel With Your Mind-- more than this one.....it is even better, and is more psycheldelic. Good stuff!
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The Seeds were nothing short of a phenomenon here in Southern California during 1966-7. Sold out concerts (including a headlining gig at the Hollywood Bowl), screaming fans, and tons of radio play. Even "Tripmaker", a pulsating, percolating track from their second LP, "A Web of Sound", got airplay; their record company would have been wise to release it as a single. This CD contains the entire first and second Seeds LPs, and, as such, is one of the best "2 LPs on one CD" bargains around. Sound quality is excellent, too.
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The Seeds. What a great name. What a great band. You rarely hear them mentioned anymore, but these guys were way ahead of their time. There music is timeless in the true sense of the word, in that it sounds both ancient and futuristic at the same time. It hooks you in and holds your head underwater until you wake up in another world of haunting landscapes filled with shattered hearts and brains throbbing with psychic pain. It murders your resistence and leaves you aching and longing for more. Get the seeds. Plant them in your mind. They will grow. You will grow. Be not afraid. Behold The Seeds.
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Back in the 60s everyone knew that the secret of going on a mind-expanding trip was to have the best set and setting for your experience. Obviously, living in a righteous pad with a few dozen male and female roommates was a groove and a gas.
But what if you were a progressive head yourself, but there was no one else around to tell you how to expand your consciousness?
That is why Sky Saxon and the Seeds came out with this guide to help you blow your mind no matter what kind of bring-down scene you are in.
Whether it is the admiring portrait of your supplier in "Tripmaker" or the yearning to go back to the land in "Mr. Farmer," chief Seed Sky Saxon kindly helps you avoid "pushing too hard" on somebody else's groove instead of on your own.
Yes, sings Sky, sometimes it seems like there is "No Escape" and "It's A Hard Life," but you can always "Just Let Go" "Up In Her Room" and tell the straights "Nobody Spoil My Fun."
It's the best way to avoid bad trips.
Sure, a lot of the songs sound like "Pushing Too Hard" sideways, especially "No Escape," but if you are down with where the Seeds' heads were at you won't notice or care.
This album also makes a groovy gift for those who were not around in the 60s and so could not catch these vibes when they first went down.
I am trying to turn on my 10 and 12 year old nephews to Sky's bag but my brother is interfering. If only he would listen to what Sky Saxon is telling us on this album. Then my brother would flash where it's all at and he would understand.
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