BITTER SEEDS, THE/ROCK SHOP, THE -State Of Your Mind
A superb psyche release of remastered sixties recordings from a Monterey-based gang, active between 1966 and '70. In those heady days The Bitter Seeds were gigging regularly at all of California's legendary venues, opening for a.o. Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly and Steppenwolf. In 1967, The Bitter Seeds recorded their only 45, issued under The Rock Shop moniker, as they wanted to avoid confusion with The Seeds. 'State Of Your Mind' b/w 'Is That Your Halo' was released on the Rowena label and is a brutal garage-psych double sider. The following year the group recorded four studio tracks which have remained unreleased until now. These are perfect examples of the transition from R&B-garage to early psychedelia. Also including rare live recordings from '66, this is an exciting release for all lovers of obscure and lost West Coast psychedelia.
Also included is a 4-page insert with liner notes and lots of photos and memorabilia.
A1 The Rock Shop – State Of Your Mind
A2 The Rock Shop – Is That Your Halo
A3 The Bitter Seeds – Bar Next To The Carnival
A4 The Bitter Seeds – Walking And Walking
B1 The Bitter Seeds – Down Under Here
B2 The Bitter Seeds – Little Red Rooster
B3 The Bitter Seeds – State Of Your Mind
B4 The Bitter Seeds – Is That Your Halo
B5 The Bitter Seeds – Pooch's Fingers