In reading up on the Black Lips, I came across multiple references to The Seeds, one of the Black Lips' biggest influences, and one of the originators of the psychedelic brand of garage/surf rock that has since been coined "flower punk." My only previous exposure to the Seeds was the appearance of their hit "Mr. Farmer" on the Almost Famous soundtrack, but I checked out the band's 1966 self-titled debut LP on the recommendation of a friend, and it's pretty awesome. Here's the opening track from that album, which was later sampled by Diplo on his amazing remix of Spank Rock's "Put That Pussy on Me"

Check another gassy Seeds video here, and get The Seeds debut LP on eMusic with your 25-download trial. Highly recommended.


Speaking of Diplo, he opens for the Polyphonic Spree tonight in FL.