Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Seeds - Fallin' Off The Edge (1965-1967) (us 1977 comp.)

The Seeds - Fallin' Off the Edge (1965-1967) (us 1977 comp.)

Formed: 1965, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Disbanded: 1970 //

*Rick Andridge (drums),
*Daryl Hooper (keyboards),
*Jan Savage (guitar),
*Sky Saxon (vocals, bass).

Related Artists: Sky Saxon & the Seeds
Also Known As: Sky Saxon Blues Band
Genres: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock

01. Wind Blows Your Hair 2:30 Saxon
02. Other Place 2:22 Saxon
03. She's Wrong 2:12 Saxon
04. Nobody Spoil My Fun 3:50 Saxon
05. Fallin' off the Edge (Of My Mind) 2:50 Fowley
06. Pretty Girl 2:03 Johnson
07. Tripmaker 2:45 Hooper, Tybalt
08. Chocolate River 3:10 Hooper, Saxon
09. Daisy Mae 1:50 Saxon
10. Wind Blows Your Hair (Reprise) 3:08 Saxon
11. Pushin' Too Hard 2:35 Saxon

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.
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, "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. While the record reached the Top 100 and spawned the minor hit "A Thousand Shadows," it didn't become a hit. Two other albums — Raw & Alive: The Seeds in Concert at Merlin's Music Box (1968) and A Full Spoon of Seedy Blues (1969), which was credited to the Sky Saxon Blues Band — were released at the end of the decade, but both were ignored. The Seeds broke up shortly afterward.
During the early '70s, Saxon led a number of bands before retreating from society and moving to Hawaii. Savage became a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. A collection of rarities and alternate takes, Fallin' off the Edge, was released in 1977.
~ Biography by: Stephen Thomas Erlewine.

The title track to this collection of rarities and alternate takes, "Fallin' off the Edge (Of My Mind)," is, improbably enough, a psychedelic hoe-down. Literally. Sure, the lyrics are suitably mind-bending, but Jan Savage's guitar playing is pure country. It works in spite of itself, but is hardly representative of the rest of the material (it's the only song co-written by Kim Fowley). It also proves that, contrary to popular belief, the Seeds did have other musical interests beyond psych, garage, and blues. "Daisy Mae," the B-side to "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," is another oddity. In it, Sky Saxon (b. Richard Marsh) wraps his wavery, sandpaper-edged tenor around an R&B number that sounds like a cross between Buddy Holly and Little Richard. The other numbers adhere to a more traditional psych standard. They include alternate versions of "Wind Blows Your Hair" (plus a reprise), "Nobody Spoil My Fun," and "Pushin' Too Hard," their signature hit. Although there's no topping their first two releases, Seeds and Web of Sound, fans are sure to find Fallin' off the Edge of interest.
~ Internet Source.
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