6.08.2009

The Seeds: Flower Punk - 3 cd set (US)

The Seeds did write two garage rock classics with "Pushin' Too Hard" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," but that didn't mean their remaining records were as interesting as that pair of raw, vital rockers. Flower Punk acts otherwise, compiling all of the group's albums onto a triple-disc, book-bound collection. It's a beautifully packaged set and no song is overlooked, yet Flower Punk is only for serious garage rock and Seeds fetishists, since the band rarely ever hit the heights of "Pushin' Too Hard" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" again. Indeed, for many listeners, a simple greatest hits collection can sound samey, but over the course of three CDs, it becomes apparent that the Seeds and Sky Saxon were only capable of a few sounds, and you already have to be indoctrinated to find more than a handful of cuts on Flower Punk interesting.

37 comments:

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

Track Listing
DISC 1:
1. Can't Seem to Make You Mine
2. No Escape
3. Evil Hoodoo
4. Girl I Want You
5. Pushin' Too Hard
6. Try to Understand
7. Nobody Spoil My Fun
8. It's a Hard Life
9. You Can't Be Trusted
10. Excuse, Excuse
11. Fallin' in Love
12. Mr. Farmer
13. Pictures and Designs
14. Tripmaker
15. I Tell Myself
16. Faded Picture, A
17. Rollin' Machine
18. Just Let Go
19. Up in Her Room - (long version)

DISC 2:
1. Introduction / March Of The Flower Childern
2. Travel With Your Mind
3. Out of the Question
4. Painted Doll
5. Flower Lady and Her Assistant
6. Now a Man
7. Thousand Shadows, A
8. Two Fingers Pointing on You
9. Where Is the Entrance Way to Play?
10. Six Dreams
11. Fallin'
12. Pretty Girl
13. Moth and the Flame
14. I'll Help You
15. Cry Wolf
16. Plain Spoken
17. Gardener, The
18. One More Time Blues
19. Creepin' About
20. Buzzin' Around

DISC 3:
1. Introduction By "Humble" Harv / Mr. Farmer - (live)
2. No Escape - (live)
3. Satisfy You - (live)
4. Night Time Girl - (live)
5. Up in Her Room - (live)
6. Gypsy Plays His Drums - (live)
7. Can't Seem to Make You Mine - (live)
8. Mumble Jumble - (live)
9. Forest Outside Your Door - (live)
10. 900 Million People Daily All Making Love - (live)
11. Pushin' Too Hard - (live)
12. Wind Blows Your Hair, The
13. Other Place, The
14. She's Wrong
15. Fallin' Off the Edge (Of My Mind)
16. Chocolate River
17. Daisy Mae
18. Wind Blows Your Hair, The - (reprise)
19. Satisfy You
20. Wildblood
21. Sad and Alone
22. Lose Your Mind
23. Thousand Shadows, A - (new mix)

Details
Distributor: (Independently by Label)
Recording Type: Studio
Recording Mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a

Album Notes
While it certainly seems odd that the Seeds' box set shares its name with a corrosive satire by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention--especially considering that the Seeds were probably the only garage-psych band who DIDN'T take a whack at "Hey Joe," the song Zappa's parody is based on--FLOWER PUNK is an oddly apt title for a Seeds box set.
As much as Sky Saxon's lyrics espoused the transcendent powers of sex and drugs, the rest of the band, especially organist Daryl Hooper, played like they'd kick your ass just for looking at them funny. This three disc set covers all of their original albums, THE SEEDS, A WEB OF SOUND, FUTURE, RAW AND ALIVE and the peculiar A SPOONFUL OF SEEDY BLUES, released by the same personnel under the temporary moniker The Sky Saxon Blues Band. There's a lot more great music here than you might expect.
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CD Description
While it certainly seems odd that the Seeds' box set sharesits name with a corrosive satire by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention--especially considering that the Seeds were probably the only garage-psych band who DIDN'T take a whack at "Hey Joe", the song Zappa's parody is based on--FLOWER PUNK is an oddly apt title for a Seeds box set.
As much as Sky Saxon's lyrics espoused the transcendent powers of sexand drugs, the rest of the band, especially organist Daryl Hooper, played like they'd kick your ass just for looking atthem funny. This three disc set covers all of their original albums, THE SEEDS, A WEB OF SOUND, FUTURE, RAW AND ALIVE and the peculiar A SPOONFUL OF SEEDY BLUES, released by the same personnel under the temporary moniker The Sky Saxon Blues Band. There's a lot more great music here than you might expect.
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Anonymous said...

Very interesting

Very Wait

Thanks

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

Pw x all: mza-garage.blogspot.com

Pushin´(cd1)
too (cd2)
hard (cd3)
boooommm...
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Anonymous said...

thank you for these Seeds. I will water them well. Gracias amigo!
El Gato

JeanBernardFrance said...

Finally a very good idea Pablo to post the Seeds just after the Pretty Things.A lot of similarities between the 2 bands ;two great lead singers,great wild songs and high energy.Only a little difference ,the US group recorded a real good live album.

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

Good point Jean, true, the live that you mention,can be checked here (I posted at dias de garage one year ago)
http://garagerocks.blogspot.com/2008/01/seeds-raw-alive-seeds-in-concert-1967.html

and the Pretties never record a trully live album with good sound quality (in comparisson with the Seeds).

Javier said...

Muy buenas, me quedo con todo, no sólo con sus hits. Me parece un supergrupo y como tal original, diferente y exclusivo. Me gusta mucho la forma de cantar de Sky Saxon dando ese tono punk que atrae tanto. Un saludo y gracias por tu generosidad.

Roadrunner said...

Simplemente exquisito

Hye Tyde said...

I agree as well, I just bought mine on Amazon (used)

Dr Faustroll said...

Already got these titles but it's really a great post...

Anonymous said...

Muy bueno. Gracias.

Roberto (Chile)

Anonymous said...

Thanks !

Chris

Anonymous said...

I have this CD set. Great one.
By the way, Raw & Alive is NOT a real "live" album, it has been recorded "live in studio" with acclaims overdubed.
And I think that the Seeds have been able to create more than two good songs. They made some great garage songs and a part of their psychedelic recordings is great too. But it's a matter of taste, eh ?

Outerpsych

Anonymous said...

Great share Pablo, love this band!
Many thanks.
Zeno

Anonymous said...

Is one of the best bands, great post, many thanks

Mateus Paul said...

De fato, um post grandioso, amigo Pablo!!
Cobre praticamente todos os temas gravados pelo The Seeds, na minha opinião uma das melhores bandas de garage de todos os tempos!!
Para quem ainda não tem nem um material este é o post.

(com esse comentário, vou tentar voltar a estar mais presente)

Um grande abraço.

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

Hey M Paul ! hi there! Glad to know you are doing fine and still with us! (jaja)
Really appreciate your lines man, The Seeds are so great to me too.
Hope to see you more often here!

Enjoy!

Mateus Paul said...

Eu que agradeço por continuar compartilhando coisas bacanas dos 60's!
Aprendi e conheci muita coisa graças ao Mza-garage!!

Let's Keep 'Beat-Garage-Fuzzing'!!

vincent the soul chef said...

This is a wonderful treat... thank you very much :)

Peace and blessings

Dig this cameo appearance here, although I'm sure you've seen it once or twice before... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhPvkzFJhnk

Anonymous said...

Very very good band. Sky is hail!

Thanks for sharing!

Tom said...

Michael Jackson-Sky Saxon Parallels

Much like the much-ballyhooed Lincoln-Kennedy parallels, the deaths of Michael Jackson and Sky Saxon call to mind several common aspects of both of their lives. Coincidences - or are they?

First of all, Jackson rhymes with Saxon.

Sky Saxon played for the kids;
Michael Jackson played with the kids.

Michael Jackson originally performed with the Jackson 5;
The Seeds were originally a quintet.

Michael Jackson was married to Lisa Marie Presley;
Sky Saxon insisted on singing Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender" at Cavestomp '98.

Michael was raised by his mother as a Jehovah's Witness;
Sky, who lived for a time with his mother, joined the Yahowa sect.

Sky Saxon hit big with "Pushin' Too Hard";
Michael Jackson found it too hard to push it in.

Seeds records were often found in the bargain bin;
Michael Jackson often had little boys' pants half off.

Whisky Lovin' Lawrence said...

THANKS !! This is a GREAT blog !!

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

Tom you are great man ! !

Thanks all for your comments

Johnny Vandal said...

This cured my sky saxon blues--- Thanks again!

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

glad you liked it Johnny!

(great site!)

http://www.freelancevandals.net/fv-blog

Twalls said...

Gracias, Pablo. You have a great blog! I came up with some more.

(slight amendment to #2)
Sky Saxon played well for the kids on the Sunset Strip;
Michael Jackson played with the kids well past sunset.

Sky Saxon claimed to communicate telepathically with dogs;
Michael Jackson sang "Ben," a movie theme about a boy who could telepathically communicate with rats.

Sky Saxon burned out after his commercial success;
Michael Jackson burned himself while filming a Pepsi commercial.

Sky Saxon sang "Night Time Girl," which he had a big hand in writing
You knew it was night time at Michael Jackson's house when the big hand touched the little hand.

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is eight square miles;
Sky Saxon got eight miles high and never landed.

In his later years, Sky came to depend upon the kindness of strangers.
In his later years, Michael went off the deep end and got kinda stranger.

Sky Saxon liked to blow his mind on Angel Dust.
Michael Jackson liked to blow Bubbles.

A good garage fan knows the Seeds' catalog;
Michael Jackson picked his nose out of a catalog.

slds,

Tom

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

FUaaaa more more more Tom! jaja you ll burn tha brain!

Intresting indeeddd!
im saving your words!

Anonymous said...

thanks, stranger...

Johnny said...

Awesome - thanks so much for these!!!

heavyhillrock said...

Genial, mil gracis, excelente blog...The Seeds son increibles...

ciuspi said...

how can I get the pass? Let me know I really love the Seeds

The Bomber said...

mza-garage.blogspot.com
(thats the passw)

ciuspi said...

Thank you!

ciuspi said...

Thank you!

Breast uplift cost said...

I have this CD set. Great one.
By the way, Raw & Alive is NOT a real "live" album, it has been recorded "live in studio" with acclaims overdubed.

franciscarlos ramalho said...

esse som é lôco hein , ai sim !!!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE! PLEAS! PLEAASE!
Reupload it, the link is dead!

Thank you