- Released: April 12, 1999
- Label: Gnp Crescendo
Q - 6/02, p.144
"...For some keyboard-powered period jollies, check out THE SEEDS..."
Uncut - 8/01, p.1104.5 stars out of 5
- "...A brilliantly simple, headlong surge of fuzz-drenched guitar, bubbling organ riffs and Saxon's raw, throat-tearing vocals..."
- 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
- 15.I Tell Myself
- 16.A Faded Picture
- 17.Rollin' Machine
- 18.Just Let Go
- 19.Up In Her Room
2 LPs on 1 CD: THE SEEDS/A WEB OF SOUND.
The Seeds: Sky Saxon (vocals, harmonica, bass); Jan Savage (guitar); Daryl Hooper (piano, organ); Rick Andridge (drums).
Recorded in Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Jan Savage (vocals, guitar); Sky Saxon Blues Band (vocals, harmonica, keyboards); Sky Saxon (vocals, harmonica); Daryl Hooper (vocals, piano, organ, keyboards); Cooker (guitar, bottleneck guitar); Rick Andridge (drums).
Audio Mixer: Mike Durrough.
Audio Remixers: Doc Siegel; Mike Durrough; Stan Ross.
Liner Note Author: Marcus Tybalt.
Recording information: Columbia Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA; RCA Victor; United; Universal Associated; Western.
Arranger: The Seeds.
The Seeds' first two albums were also their best. THE SEEDS, featuring the stomping garage-punk classics "Pushin' Too Hard" and "Can't Seem To Make You Mine," arguably the hardest pre-heavy metal singles, is clearly a snot-nose classic. It's all in the song titles--"Evil Hoodoo," "No Escape," "Girl I Want You"--and the malevolence of the band's playing, especially that of organist Daryl Hooper and guitarist Jan Savage.
A WEB OF SOUND is both a refinement and an abandonment of this approach. Some songs, especially "Mr. Farmer" and "Tripmaker," are as punky and psychedelic as anything on the debut. The last track, the 14-minute "Up In Her Room" is a total trip, like the Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray" reinterpreted by the free-jazz lunatics in the Red Crayola. Very weird, and if you're so inclined, very cool. Highly recommended.