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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Matching Mole : Matching Mole 1972

Matching Mole were an English progressive rock band associated with the Canterbury scene. Robert Wyatt formed the band in October 1971 after he left Soft Machine and recorded his first solo album "The End of an Ear" (4 December 1970).


Their first, eponymous album was released in April 1972, the bulk of which was composed by Wyatt himself, with the exception of "O Caroline" (a Dave Sinclair composition with lyrics by Wyatt about his recent breakup with girlfriend Caroline Coon) and Phil Miller's "Part of the Dance".


Sinclair soon dropped out of the group and was replaced by New Zealand-born keyboard player and composer Dave MacRae who had already played a guest role on the first album. Their second album, Matching Mole's " Little Red Record " produced by Robert Fripp of King Crimson was released in November 1972. This album was more of a team effort, with Wyatt concentrating on lyrics and vocal melodies and leaving the composing to his bandmates.


The opening track, "O Caroline," is indicative of Wyatt at his best: art rock with a human face, a playful vocal, and soul. Much of the record is instrumental improvisation, though, with the humor largely confined to the song titles ("Instant Pussy," "Dedicated to Hugh, But You Weren't Listening").
For every nifty passage (the extended melancholy Mellotron solo on "Immediate Curtain," the goofy scat vocals on "Signed Curtain"), there's equal or greater instrumental patter. Some art rock devotees really get behind this album, but it doesn't count among the more enduring statements by the Canterbury crowd.


Matching Mole disbanded in late September 1972 immediately upon completion of a European tour supporting Soft Machine, with Sinclair and Miller going on to form the more successful Hatfield and the North.

A new lineup – consisting of Wyatt, MacCormick, ex-Curved Air keyboardist Francis Monkman and jazz saxophonist Gary Windo – was due to record a third album in 1973. This was cancelled when Wyatt fell from a window in June 1973, and was paralysed from the waist down, and therefore unable to continue drumming.

Personnel

    Phil Miller – guitar
    David Sinclair – piano, organ
    Bill MacCormick – bass
    Robert Wyatt – drums, voice, mellotron, piano

Additional musicians


    Dave MacRae – electric piano


Label : Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 22311
Format : 2 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Expanded Edition
Country : UK
Released : 2012
Genre : Jazz, Rock
Style : Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Experimental

ROBERT WYATT


Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945[1][2]) is an English musician, and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine.
In 1966, the Wilde Flowers disintegrated, and Wyatt, along with Mike Ratledge, was invited to join Soft Machine by Kevin Ayers and Daevid Allen. Wyatt both drummed and shared vocals with Ayers, an unusual combination for a stage rock band. In 1970, after chaotic touring, three albums and increasing internal conflicts in Soft Machine, Wyatt released his first solo album, The End of an Ear, which combined his vocal and multi-instrumental talents with tape effects. A year later, Wyatt left Soft Machine and, besides participating in the fusion bigband Centipede and drumming at the JazzFest Berlin's New Violin Summit, a live concert with violinists Jean-Luc Ponty, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Michal Urbaniak and Nipso Brantner, guitarist Terje Rypdal, keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner and bassist Neville Whitehead,[9] formed his own band Matching Mole (a pun, "machine molle" being French for 'Soft Machine'), a largely instrumental outfit that recorded two albums.

Accident


Matching Mole were about to record their third album when, on 1 June 1973, during a birthday party for Gong's Gilli Smyth and June Campbell Cramer (also known as Lady June) at the latter's Maida Vale home, an inebriated Wyatt fell from a fourth-floor window.
He was paralysed from the waist down and has used a wheelchair for mobility ever since. On 4 November that year, Pink Floyd performed two benefit concerts, in one day, at London's Rainbow Theatre, supported by Soft Machine, and compered by John Peel. The concerts raised a reported £10,000 for Wyatt.

 PHIL MILLER

Philip Paul Miller (22 January 1949 – 18 October 2017) was an English progressive rock/jazz guitarist who was part of the Canterbury scene.
Miller was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire. He was a member of the bands Delivery,Caravan, Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, National Health, Short Wave (with Hugh Hopper(†), Pip Pyle(†) and Didier Malherbe), and worked in solo projects and in his band In Cahoots, which he founded in 1982 with Richard Sinclair, Elton Dean(†), Peter Lemer, and Pip Pyle.
In 2005 and 2006, Miller toured with the re-united Hatfield and the North.

DAVID SINCLAIRE

 David (Dave) Sinclair (born 24 November 1947 in Herne Bay, Kent, England), is a keyboardist (organ, pianos, synthesizer) who has been strongly associated with the progressive rock Canterbury Scene since the late 1960s. He became famous with the band Caravan and was responsible as a songwriter for creating some of their best-known tracks: "For Richard", "Nine Feet Underground", "The Dabsong Conshirtoe", "Proper Job/Back To Front".
In between his stints with Caravan, he was a member of Matching Mole (1971–72), Hatfield and the North (1972–73), Polite Force (1976–77) and Camel (1978-1979).

BILL Mac CORMICK


Bill MacCormick (born 15 April 1951, London) is an English bassist and vocalist. After attending primary schools in Brixton they were both awarded free places at Dulwich College. There Bill met Phil Targett-Adams (now better known as Phil Manzanera) and they developed an interest in playing music. In 1966 Bill's mother worked with Honor Wyatt, the mother of drummer Robert Wyatt, and Bill saw his band Soft Machine play their first gig in August 1966 at Coombe Springs in Kingston and, thereafter, became a regular visitor at Honor Wyatt's house in Dalmore Road, West Dulwich, where the band lived and rehearsed. In 1968 Phil Targett-Adams and Bill formed a band at Dulwich College with a floating membership except for drummer Charles Hayward, two years their junior. Under the name Pooh and the Ostrich Feather they played gigs around the school and at parties. Bill and Phil both left Dulwich College in 1969 and they reunited with Charles Hayward the following year to form a band called Quiet Sun.

One of the band's last gigs was supporting Symbiosis at Portsmouth Polytechnic. This band featured Robert Wyatt who was about to leave Soft Machine and, when he did, he contacted Bill asking him to play bass in a new band to be called Matching Mole. They were joined in the band by the late Phil Miller and Caravan's keyboard player Dave Sinclair.

DAVE MAC RAE


Dave MacRae (born 2 April 1940, Auckland, New Zealand) is a keyboardist from New Zealand, noted for his contributions in jazz and his collaborations with people from the Canterbury scene.
He relocated to London in 1971, working that year with jazz musicians Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Jon Hendricks, and Gil Evans.
He continued working with Canterbury musicians such as Robert Wyatt, Mike Gibbs, and Richard Sinclair through the 1970s.

In the 1980s MacRae worked briefly with False Alarm and then played in a reconstituted version of Soft Machine in 1984. He returned to Australia later that year, and played in the Sydney area with Bernie McGann and Ronnie Scott.


TRACKS

     Album Remastered

01. O Caroline
    Written By : David Sinclair, Robert Wyatt  5:06
02. Instant Pussy
    Electric Piano : Dave McRea , Written By : Robert Wyatt  3:02
03. Signed Curtain
    Written-By – Robert Wyatt  3:03
04. Part Of The Dance
    Electric Piano : Dave McRea , Written By : Phil Miller  9:14
05. Instant Kitten
    Written-By – Robert Wyatt  4:59
06. Dedicated To Hugh, But You Weren't Listening
    Electric Piano : Dave McRea , Written By : Robert Wyatt  4:40
07. Beer As In Braindeer
    Electric Piano : Dave McRea , Written By : Robert Wyatt  4:02
08. Immediate Curtain
    Written By : Robert Wyatt  5:58



    Bonus Tracks

09. O Caroline (Single Version)
    Written By : David Sinclair, Robert Wyatt  3:33
10. Signed Curtain (Single Edit)
    Written By : Robert Wyatt  3:05
11. Part Of The Dance Jam

MP3 Size : 158 MB
Flac  Size : 399 MB

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Various : Children of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era, 1976–1995 CD 3 - CD 4 2005


Children of Nuggets : Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era, 1976–1995 is a four compact disc compilation album of alternative Rock music recorded between 1976 and 1995, although most of the recordings are from the 1980s. It was released on Rhino Records in 2005. The title refers to the original Nuggets LP, which was first issued in 1972 and whose music influenced the bands featured on Children of Nuggets.


Various : Children Of Nuggets : Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996
Box set by Various artists
Label : Rhino Records – R2 74639
Format : Box Set
4  CD, Compilation, Remastered
Country : US
Released : August 30, 2005
Recorded : 1976–1995
Genre : Rock
Style : Garage Rock, Power Pop, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Punk,Various

CD 3


01. The Church : The Unguarded Moment    
02. The Barracudas : I Can't Pretend    
03. Died Pretty : Out Of The Unknown    
04. The Last : L.A. Explosion    
05. Flamin' Groovies : I'll Cry Alone    
06. Julian Cope : Sunspots (Single Remix)    
07. Lipstick Killers : Hindu Gods Of Love    
08. Green On Red : Death And Angels
09. The Sinners : Barbed Wire Heart    
10. The Chills : Pink Frost    
11. The Chesterfield Kings : She Told Me Lies    
12. The Smithereens : Beauty And Sadness    
13. The Mummies : Test Drive    
14. DMZ : Busy Man (E.P. Version)    
15. The Stems :   Love Will Grow    
16. The Spongetones : She Goes Out With Everybody    
17. The Plimsouls : Hypnotized    
18. The Unclaimed : No Apology    
19. Teenage Fanclub : God Knows It's True    
20. The Hoods :  You Keep On Lyin'    
21. The Sting-Rays : Don't Break Down    
22. The Fleshtones : The World Has Changed    
23. The Cynics : Baby What's Wrong    
24. Laika & The Cosmonauts : Psycko (Themes From Psycho And Vertigo)    
25. The Jigsaw Seen : My Name Is Tom





CD 4

 
01. Primal Scream   :  Gentle Tuesday    
02. The Three O'Clock  :   With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend    
03. The Hoodoo Gurus  :   Like Wow - Wipeout!    
04. The Fuzztones   :  Bad News Travels Fast    
05. Sun Dial   :  Plains Of Nazca (Single Version)    
06. The Bangs  :   Getting Out Of Hand    
07. Mickey & The Milkshakes  :   Please Don't Tell My Baby    
08. The Rain Parade   :  One Half Hour Ago    
09. The Aardvarks  :   You're My Loving Way    
10. Screaming Trees   :  Transfiguration    
11. United States Of Existence  :   A Scandal In Bohemia    
12. The Nomads   :   Where The Wolf Bane Blooms    
13. The Vipers   :  Cheated And Lied    
14. The Dentists   :  Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It's Wintertime)    
15. Tell-Tale Hearts   :  Won't Need Yours    
16. Inspiral Carpets   :  Weakness    
17. Miracle Workers  :   You'll Know Why    
18. The Unknowns  :   Not My Memory    
19. The Prisoners  :   Far Away    
20. The Optic Nerve   :  Ain't That A Man    
21. Plasticland   :  Mink Dress    
22. The Raybeats   :  Tight Turn (Album Version)    
23. The Nerves  :   One Way Ticket    
24. The Wondermints   :  Tracy Hide (Cover Version)    





    Compilation Producer – Alec Palao, Gary Stewart
    Liner Notes [Discographical Annotations], Research [Discographical] – Ted Myers
    Management [Product Manager] – Matt Abels, Tanya Welsch
    Other [Godfather] – Lenny Kaye
    Other [Licensing] – David Ponak
    Remastered By – Bill Inglot, Dave Schultz
    Research [Editorial] – Steven Chean
    Research [Photo] – Steven P. Gorman
    Supervised By [Editorial Supervision] – Sheryl Farber

Friday, November 02, 2018

Various : Children Of Nuggets : Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996 CD 1. - CD 2. 2005


Children of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era, 1976–1995 is a four compact disc compilation album of alternative Rock music recorded between 1976 and 1995, although most of the recordings are from the 1980s. It was released on Rhino Records in 2005. The title refers to the original Nuggets LP, which was first issued in 1972 and whose music influenced the bands featured on Children of Nuggets.

Various : Children Of Nuggets : Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996
Box set by Various artists
Label : Rhino Records – R2 74639
Format : Box Set
4  CD, Compilation, Remastered
Country : US
Released : August 30, 2005
Recorded : 1976–1995
Genre : Rock
Style : Garage Rock, Power Pop, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Punk

CD 1 



01. The Dukes Of Stratosphear :    Vanishing Girl    
02. Lyres : Help You Ann    
03. Bangles : The Real World    
04. The Barracudas : We're Living In Violent Times    
05. The Nashville Ramblers : The Trains    
06. Watermelon Men : Seven Years    
07. The Smithereens : Strangers When We Meet    
08. The Soft Boys : Wading Through A Ventilator    
09. Flamin' Groovies : I Can't Hide    
10. The Fleshtones : The Girl From Baltimore    
11. That Petrol Emotion : It's A Good Thing    
12. The Stems :  She's Fine    
13. The Point  : All My Life    
14. The Creeps : Down At The Nightclub    
15. The Spongetones : (My Girl) Maryanne    
16. Salvation Army : She Turns To Flowers    
17. The Rain Parade : You Are My Friend    
18. The Inmates :  Mr. Unreliable    
19. Chris Stamey And The dB's  :   (I Thought) You Wanted To Know    
20. The Last : She Don't Know Why I'm Here (Single Version)    
21. Biff, Bang, Pow! : There Must Be A Better Life    
22. The Lime Spiders : Slave Girl    
23. The Posies : I May Hate You Sometimes    
24. The Times :  I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape    
25. The Pandoras : It's About Time    
26. The Swingin' Neckbreakers  :  I Live For Buzz    
27. The Hoodoo Gurus  :  I Want You Back

 

Take it Here

CD2

 

01. The Godfathers : This Damn Nation     2:46
02. The Dream Syndicate : Tell Me When It's Over     3:33
03. The Prisoners : Whenever I'm Gone     2:47
04. The Cramps : New Kind Of Kick     3:29
05. The Long Ryders : And She Rides     4:31
06. Revillos : Motorbike Beat     2:23
07. The Vipers  : Tears (Only Dry)     2:57
08. The Dukes Of Stratosphear  :  25 O'Clock     5:05
09. Lyres : Don't Give It Up Now     3:37
10. Chris Stamey And The dB's :  If And When     2:40
11. The Untamed Youth :  Pabst Blue Ribbon     2:42
12. The La's : There She Goes     2:43
13. Vibrasonic : Kingsley J.     4:33
14. The Crawdaddys : I Can Never Tell     2:45
15. The Green Telescope : Make Me Stay     3:06
16. The Plimsouls : Everyday Things     2:29
17. The Soft Boys : I Wanna Destroy You     2:53
18. Mickey & The Milkshakes : It's You     2:18
19. The Posies : Apology     5:15
20. The Bevis Frond : Lights Are Changing     4:57
21. The Droogs : Ahead Of My Time     2:41
22. The Funseekers : Welcome To My Love     2:48
23. The Revolving Paint Dream  :   Flowers In The Sky     2:25
24. Teenage Fanclub : Metal Baby     3:39


 

Take it Here 

    Compilation Producer – Alec Palao, Gary Stewart
    Liner Notes [Discographical Annotations], Research [Discographical] – Ted Myers
    Management [Product Manager] – Matt Abels, Tanya Welsch
    Other [Godfather] – Lenny Kaye


    Other [Licensing] – David Ponak
    Remastered By – Bill Inglot, Dave Schultz
    Research [Editorial] – Steven Chean
    Research [Photo] – Steven P. Gorman
    Supervised By [Editorial Supervision] – Sheryl Farber

Sunday, October 28, 2018

sToa : Porta VIII 1994



This is the beloved music of Fairies . A masterpiece of atmospheric sounds .

sToa was founded in 1991 in Germany. Olaf Parusel (composition/arrangement) looked at this time for a new way to connect his musical and philosophical thoughts. He found a voice in Conny Levrow. In the same year the first song "sToa" was released on the compilation "From Hypnotic … to Hypersonic" (Hyperium). The album "Urthona" (Hyperium) followed in 1992, and sold ten thousand copies worldwide.


Both members worked a lot in other projects in the years before. Conny played the violin for more than ten years and performed in many orchestras. She also sang in some classical choruses and as a soloist, and is familiar with baroque and romantic compositions like G.F. Handel, E. Grieg or Pergolesi.



Olaf was in his childhood a member of the "Stadtsingechor Halle", the oldest chorus of the world. Later, he played in many musical projects and bands, and also composed for TV. He studied musicology and philosophy.


In 1994 the second album, "Porta VIII" (Hyperium), was released. It has a concept based on the fairy tale "Ariadne et Barbe Bleue" by Maurice Maeterlinck, but "Porta VIII" is a continuation of the original fairy tale. This album too was selling more than 10 000 copies worldwide and climbed only the Mexican charts.Since 1997 there was a new line-up.


Conny left sToa to follow her classical career, and the new singer was Antje Buchheiser. Buchheiser had been playing violin for more than eleven years, and had been singing in the classical chorus "Hallenser Madrigalisten". She performed a lot in classical music, in, among others, Germany, Japan and Cuba.


Another new member since 1996 was Christiane Fischer. She plays cello and is singing the second voice at live concerts. sToa signed to the German publisher Alster Musikverlag. In 1997 the band left their old label Hyperium for various reasons.sToa performed sporadically at special places or events. They played for example at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in a one hundred years old and eighty metres high monument in front of more than 1 000 people, at the “Zeche Carl” in Essen, in the Netherlands and several times in Mexico (inter alia with the Goethe-Institut).In 2001 they finished their album "Zal". It was released worldwide, but first in Mexico at "Samadhi Musik". sToa signed to the German label "Alice in …", where they released "Zal" for the rest of the world and re-released "Urthona" and "Porta VIII". The singer on "Zal" was Antje Buchheiser.

In 2008 sToa returned with international line-up. The new album "Silmand" was released on September 26th. "Silmand" means soul month. With it the month September is titled in an almost forgotten German dialect. The female voices on the album belong to sToa's new main-singer Mandy Bernhardt and the Australian multi-instrumentalist Louisa John-Krol. Furthermore, the Dutchman Pieter Nooten (Ex-Clan of Xymox) could be engaged as well as the Leipzig-based Ralf Jehnert (Love is Colder than Death). One of the songs on "Silmand" was already used as film score ("Tacitum"). The title of the song "Hanuz Nist" comes from the Persian lyrics written by Hassan Dehlawi at the 14th century.


sToa : Porta VIII
Label : Hyperium Records – CD 3910116242
Format : CD, Album
Country : Germany
Imported in Greece by : Hitch Hyke Recors
Released : 1994
Genre : ROCK
Style : Modern Classical,Atmosferic,Gothic


MEMBERS

Olaf Parusel : All instruments
Mandy Bernhardt : Vocals
Christiane Fischer : Back Vocals, Cello


Past members

Conny Levrow : Vocals
Antje Buchheiser : Vocals

DISCOGRAPHY

1. Urthona     
   Hyperium Records      1993
2. Porta VIII
   Hyperium Records     1994        
3. Zal 
   Alice In...         2001        
4. Silmand
   Alice In...          2008


Tracklist

01. Introitus     3:0102. Partus     2:53
03. Urthona     5:00
04. Luvah     3:45
05. Tharmas     3:30
06. Urizen     3:54
07. Scrupus     4:14
08. Mors     4:16
09. Conclusio     7:08

MP3 @ 320 Size : 87.6 MB
FLAC  Size : 209 MB


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Radio Birdman : Radios Appear 1977 ( The Sire Versions 2005 )


Radio Birdman was one of the first Australian independent bands to carry the punk label, along with the Saints. They were formed by Deniz Tek and Rob Younger in Sydney in 1974. The group influenced the work of many successful, mainstream bands, and are now considered instrumental in Australia's musical growth.


This is primal (and prime) Radio Birdman, with Deniz Tek and Rob Younger firmly ensconced in the eye of this guitar-fueled hurricane. Tek's originals are pretty strong, especially the grimy tale of urban desolation "Murder City Nights" and the noisy freak-out "Descent into the Maelstrom." One of Australia's great rock & roll bands in all of their glory.

Aloha Steve and Danno begins with the sound of waves crashing on the beach – appropriate, as it came to be an anthem for Australia's surfing community as well as an inspiration to several generations of aspiring musicians. One of rock's greatest drum intros kicks in, followed by "hit it, Steve" in the background, a bellowed "ALL RIGHT!" from vocalist Rob Younger and a ferocious riff from guitarists Deniz Tek and Chris Masuak. It's pure distilled energy, tapping a very unlikely source – the theme song from the original US police procedural TV series Hawaii Five-O.

Sydney's Radio Birdman were never comfortable with the punk label, even if they were forced to record under their own steam and hire their own venues to play in. The establishment viewed them with distaste and they were forced into an outlaw stance that they had never really courted. Birdman drew their inspiration primarily from pre-punk Detroit bands such as the Stooges and the MC5, and less revolutionary artists including Blue Oyster Cult.


Guitarist and principal songwriter Deniz Tek grew up in Michigan, and he brought his love of the Detroit sound to Australia when his family moved to Sydney in the early 1970s. Tek formed Birdman in 1974, vowing that the band would play every show as if their lives depended on it. 

Radio Birdman – Radios Appear (Sire Version)
First Release : 1977
Label : Citadel
Format : CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country : Australia
Released : 27 Nov 2015
Genre : Rock
Style : Punk, Rock & Roll, Garage Rock 

 TRAXS

01. What Gives?  2:26
      Written-By – Tek, Gilbert 2:26
02. Non-Stop Girls     2:42
03. Do The Pop 2:34
      Written-By – Tek, Sisto   
04. Man With Golden Helmet     5:40
05. Descent Into The Maelstrom 4:24
      Piano – Chris Masuak
06. New Race     2:44
07. Aloha Steve & Danno 3:59
      Written-By – Tek, Stevens, Younger
08. Anglo Girl Desire     3:09
09. Murder City Nights     2:25
10. You're Gonna Miss Me
      Written-By – Roky Erickson 2:41
11. Hand Of Law     4:47
12. Hit Them Again 4:29
      Written-By – Tek, Asheton




Aloha Steve & Danno Lyrics

Got to get a line to Danno.
Got to pick up his gun.
Get out an APB.
Chinn is going to tell you why.
Government says it's high priority.
Washington say's so too.
Tell him to get here fast.
50's on the move.

Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.

There's an agent in the field.
I want to have him tailed.
He's staying at the Hilton.
He should be staying in Jail.
He's working for the KGB,
And here's his dossier.
The Feds won't be happy,
If this guy gets away.

Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.

Don't talk about espionage.
Hands on a bale of White.
Steve is…
Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.
Book him, Danno, murder one!

MP3 @ 320 : Size : 190 MB
Flac  Size :  397 MB





Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Seeds : The Seeds 1966



The Seeds were an American rock band that is considered a prototype for mid-sixties garage punk rock. The group, whose repertoire spread between garage rock and acid rock, have been termed a freakbeat band.


The Seeds were formed in 1965 when lead singer Sky Saxon responded to an advertisement. Saxon, who had relocated to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City, had recorded a string of 45s under the name Richie Marsh. 

Sky Saxon (born Richard Marsh; vocals) and guitarist Jan Savage formed the Seeds with keyboardist Daryl Hooper and drummer Rick Andridge 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, "


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? The Seeds' aural signature was as distinctive as any band of their era, and they got a bit fancier with their formula as they went along, but they never captured their essential seediness with more impressive concision than they did on their self-titled debut album from 1966.


The band secured regular gigs at the LA club Bido Lito's and quickly gained a local reputation for high energy live performances.Keyboardist Daryl Hooper was a major factor in the Seeds' sound; the band was one of the first to utilize keyboard bass.Guitarists Jan Savage and Jeremy Levine along with drummer Rick Andridge completed the original quintet, but Levine left shortly after the first recording sessions for personal reasons.
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.

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


Although Sky Saxon was usually credited as bass player, he did not play bass on any of the Seeds' recordings. This was handled by session musicians, usually one Harvey Sharpe. On stage, keyboardist Daryl Hooper would perform the bass parts via a separate bass keyboard, in the same manner as Ray Manzarek later did with The Doors. 


The release of Future in mid-1967 generally marked the commercial peak of the Seeds’ career, coinciding with a major national hit, raucous concerts, numerous live TV performances, as well as prominent guest appearances on the NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law and in the hippie/counterculture-themed cult film Psych-Out. 



The Seeds also recorded another album devoted specifically to the blues (with liner notes by Muddy Waters). A Full Spoon of Seedy Blues, bearing the artist moniker Sky Saxon Blues Band, was released in November 1967.

The Seeds remained dormant again until 2003, when Saxon reformed them with original guitarist Jan Savage and newcomers Rik Collins on bass, Mark Bellgraph on guitar, and Dave Klein on keyboards.
This new version of the Seeds went through several incarnations, with Savage departing midway through their 2003 European tour due to his health. Saxon remained the only original member of the Seeds, which continued to tour Europe and the United States.

Sky "Sunlight" Saxon (August 20, 1937 – June 25, 2009) was an American rock and roll musician, best known as the leader and singer of the 1960s Los Angeles psychedelic garage rock band The Seeds.




Saxon died on June 25, 2009 of heart and renal failure.
The Seeds' original drummer Rick Andridge died in 2011.


TRAXS 


1.  Can't Seem To Make You Mine    
2.  No Escape    
3.  Lose Your Mind    
4.  Evil Hoodoo    
5.  Girl I Want You    
6.  Pushin' Too Hard    
7.  Try To Understand    
8.  Nobody Spoil My Fun    
9.  It's A Hard Life    
10. You Can't Be Trusted    
11. Excuse, Excuse    
12. Fallin' In Love    
13. She's wrong   
14. Daisy Mae Take   
15. Dreaming Of Your Love   
16. Out Of Question ( Version 1 )   
17. Out Of Question ( Master )   
18. Pushin' Too Hard ( Take 1 )   
19. Girl I Want You To Take You ( Alternative Overdub )   
20. Evil Hoodoo ( Intercut Section )
21. It's A Hard Life ( take 1 )
22. Nobody Spoil My Fun ( Alternative Overdub ) 

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