Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard

As a commenter notes on YouTube, "Before Green Day, before Casualties, before Black Flag, before The Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones. Before even the New York Dolls and the Stooges, there was the Seeds."

Muddy Waters once called them "America's own Rolling Stones." The Seeds were lead singer and bass guitarist Sky Saxon, keyboardist Daryl Hooper, guitarist Jan Savage and drummer Rick Andridge. Pushin' Too Hard was The Seeds only national Top 40 hit, charting in 1966.

Sky Saxon later joined the Yahowha religious sect, and released several albums as Yahowha 13 in the mid 1970s. Leader of the sect, Father Yod, later known as Ya Ho Wha, died in a hang gliding accident in 1974. Saxon continues to collaborate with various members of the Yahowa to this day. He may have one of the most minimalist sites on the web. Here's a link to Sky Saxon's site.

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