Friday, June 26, 2009

The Seeds - Flower Punk 3 Disc Box Set Sky "Sunlight" Saxon RIP

I fear people aren't going to remember Sky Saxon,so maybe
if I post some of his music this will remind how cool The Seeds were.
This is a 3 disc set, that came out in 1996, and was pretty much the
ultimate set you could find. Disc 1 and 2 feature all of the great studio
music you'd expect: Can't Seem To Make You Mine,No Escape,the
wonderful Evil Hoodoo, Pushin' Too Hard, Try To Understand,
Excuse,Excuse, Mr. Farmer, Nobody Spoil My Fun,
Rollin' Machine, Out Of The Question, and many many more.
Disc 3 will start out with 11 recorded live tracks which
does not say what year,but sound vintage 1960's to me.The rest of
Disc 3 have the later period 60's material that never quite had
the same impact as the "Pushin' Too Hard" single yet still rock with
the same intensity. Disc 3 is still fine garage/psychedelic 60's with
The Wind Blows Your Hair, Falling Off The Edge(Of My Mind),
Satisfy You, and Lose Your Mind. I did in fact, lose my mind when
I saw Sky Saxon perform a few years ago. They did quite a long set
of music,which was amazing, and while watching them perform with my
eyes closed it sounded like I was transported back in the 60's.
The sad part is, he moved back to the USA,and lived recently in
Austin,Texas, which to me, sounded like he was going to do a lot more
touring and shows here, and that's a real shame that people are not
going to see him perform again. I should post some of my photos
from the live show, he was really energetic, and fun.




Timmy said...

Sky Saxon/Sunlight was a true punk pioneer. He also embodied the Psychedelic aura. He was a great musician. Thanx for this post.

KL from NYC said...

Thank you.

Eddie Riff said...

He left the world some 7-inch slabs of greatness. He will be missed. Thanks for the share.

Exeter said...

Thanks so much for this post.
Although I bought this set when it came out, having been a fan since The Seeds' first LP, I learned of Sky's passing only when checking my Blogger Dashboard and seeing your post. Maybe your post will create a new legion of fans for Sky Saxon and The Seeds.

garage 66 & mojo repair shop said...

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, I would have just gotten around to posting some Seeds music,anyways,since there's actually some younger people who don't know about Sky Saxon and that great band...and like I said,I feared his passing wouldn't be reported. All that Michael Jackson's overshadowed everything in a strange way.
Everyone is suddenly a Michael Jackson fan...makes me sick,nobody on the radio played The Seeds other than college radio one else.
It makes me mad...

Timmy said...

We are gonna play The Seeds, on Wednesday Night, July 1st. on our radio show on KDSK/FM, 92.7 in New Mexico, beginning at 7:00PM (M.S.T.) Several of The Seeds songs will be played in honor of Sky.

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

I just found your blog yesterday... thanks for these great shares! I'm looking forward to checking out the Green Crystal Ties series you posted last year. I know I'm late, but better late than never :)

Peace and blessings.

Bless you, Sky...