The Seeds

The Seeds were an American rock band. The group, whose repertoire spread between garage rock and acid rock, have been termed a freakbeat band.

Pioneers of mid-sixties garage rock and acid rock, the Seeds are widely recognized for coining the phrase “Flower Power”, and developed a sound and aesthetic later acknowledged as paving the way for seventies punk rock. Before the band’s formation, lead singer Sky Saxon had a professional musical career that predated The Beatles, when he recorded a string of 45s under the name Richie Marsh. Born in Salt Lake City, he’d relocated to Los Angeles and was making records in the early 1960s. The Seeds were formed in 1965 with Saxon joining as a response to an advertisement. The band secured regular gigs at the LA club Bido Lito’s and quickly gained a local reputation for high energy live performances.  /Gjithqka Nga Pak

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