The Seeds band anchored by Daryl Hooper will be playing Sunday at Tiki Oasis in San Diego. All details, schedules and tickets at Tiki Oasis.
Director Neil Norman talks about Pushin’ Too Hard, The Seeds and being on the road with the documentary.
In celebration of his father, Neil has been working on this short reel for a time. I don’t think we need a special occasion to share, so here it is.
Delivery of our LPs is expected this week and we will be shipping starting next week. Get to the front of the line by pre-ordering now.
It’s finished and getting packed onto pallets and will soon be winging its way to us. As soon as we have a firm ETA we’ll let you know when it’ll be available to ship.
The next instalment in our refurbished Seeds vinyl catalog is A Web Of Sound, originally released in October 1966 just as their classic ‘Pushin’ Too Hard’ began to ascend the US hit parade.
The record retained the crazed energy of the Seeds’ eponymous debut, but dosed it with a growing maturity and a willingness to experiment. It was written and recorded during the bands legendary residencies at Hollywood’s underground haven Bido Litos, alongside Love and the embryonic Doors. Notorious at the time for the 14-minute showstopper ‘Up In Her Room,’ A Web Of Sound also features some of the Seeds’ signature works including ‘Mr Farmer’, ‘Tripmaker’ and ‘A Faded Picture.’
This definitive 2 LP edition features the original stereo mix of A Web Of Sound, unavailable on vinyl since the 1960s. The accompanying bonus album of rarities includes mono mixes and outtakes, such as the cryptic early demo of ‘The Wind Blows Your Hair,’ with its mildly controversial original lyric. Most are new to vinyl, and one cut, an alternate take of ‘Rollin’ Machine,’ is completely unreleased.
As before, the deluxe A Web Of Sound comes in a handsome tip-on style gatefold sleeve, faithfully reproducing the records iconic original artwork. The extensively illustrated eight-page insert features detailed liner notes from compiler Alec Palao on the making of this psych-garage classic.
A wild screening appeared! The documentary is showing for one night at Timewarp Records in Mar Vista. Catch Neil and Alec for a Q&A afterwards, followed by a concert by the truly excellent LA band WESTERNER.
Pushintoohard.com now has information on all the new dates for screenings in Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, Fresno, San Diego, Vancouver WA, in our own back yard, Agoura Hills, and also Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Long Island.
The recent GNP/Big Beat reissues of The Seeds classic catalog are available for a short time as a package sale at our online store.
This week you can also enter for a chance to win a copy of The Seeds deluxe reissue on our Facebook:
As promised in this post.
Look for Mid West and East Coast dates for September and October soon.