The Seeds

Harlow's Presents

The Seeds

Mondo Deco

Fri, January 4, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$20 Advance - $25 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Seeds
The Seeds
THE SEEDS remain one of the most iconic American
rock bands of the late 60’s. Their signature hits ‘Pushin’
Too Hard’ and ‘Can't Seem To Make You Mine’ still pack
a punch with both the original baby boomers as well as a
legion of new and younger fans.
Their story began in Southern California when the
legendary Wolfman Jack recognized their talent and
played them on the airwaves. Late night play gave The
Seeds an ever widening band of devoted followers and
the group graduated from a hip “underground” reputation
in the clubs of Hollywood to heavy national airplay for
their attitude-laden records like ‘Pushin’ Too Hard’, ‘Can't
Seem To Make You Mine’ and ‘Mr. Farmer’. Numerous
TV appearances and best-selling albums such as ‘The
Seeds’ and ‘A Web Of Sound’, led to unprecedented
scenes of fan pandemonium at hundreds of concert tours
across the USA and Canada, from Bido Lido’s to the
Hollywood Bowl.
The unmistakable sound and songs of The
Seeds still resonates today as they did in the 60’s. That
raw and formidable sound, which legions fans became
infatuated with, is even better and more powerful with this
new line up, featuring founding member Daryl Hooper on
keyboards and 60's alumni Don Boomer (who replaced
original drummer Rick Andridge in 1968) on drums.
Rounding out the band is seasoned session guitarist Jeff
Prentice with dynamic lead man Paul Kopf delivering the
vocals. And while the band primarily performed on stage
as a quartet in the 60’s, their studio recordings always
included a bassist so they have enlisted 5-time Grammy
nominated producer and rock archivist Alec Palao on bass
to complete the stage show.
“I’ve never liked the idea of putting on some music before
sex, but if I was gonna put on some music to have some
sex with, I’d put on The Seeds.” -Iggy Pop
"while many of their contemporaries -- bands whose
commercial footprint far exceeded theirs -- have been
forgotten, the Seeds' importance has only blossomed." -
Joe Lynch (Billboard)
“They invented Garage Rock” -Rodney Bingenheimer
(Rodney on the Roq, KROQ DJ)
“The Seeds ... America’s own Rolling Stones” –Muddy
Mondo Deco
Mondo Deco
Named after a throwaway lyric line from an obscure 70s glitter rock gem, Mondo Deco relishes in the grandiose, both visually and sonically. Whether it's the extra out-of-the-box chord to make the chorus pop, or that added touch of color coordination onstage to go with the foot-stomping and sweat, the band is constantly looking for new ways to differentiate themselves from the sea of young bands doomed to the "retro rock" label. This is not to suggest they are a band "all dressed up with nowhere to go." To the contrary, the Sacramento-based quartet has been steadily building a loyal following through consistently energetic live performances of songs that will demand real estate in your head long after the show.

"Pleasurefaith" is Mondo Deco's full-length debut, the first chance to bring the show home with you. In the span of twelve tracks, one hears hints of T. Rex, Supergrass, and Richard Hell, with a fair bit of modern garage rock vigor thrown in. What one doesn't hear is much in the way of overdubs. That's because a good chunk of the album was recorded live with everyone in the same room. Even subsequent vocal harmonies were recorded with multiple members surrounding a microphone or two to capture the band's personality. J. William Green sings and screams through most of the album while delivering biting lead and rhythm guitar, Kolton James takes the mic on a few numbers and provides greasy slabs of arena-blues soloing throughout, Steve Robinson pounds the bass with authority and finesse and sings backups, and Billy Ewing attacks the drums as if they said something nasty about his mother. Each one pulls the band in a slighty different direction, but the result is a loose but muscular forward momentum that's hard to stop.

With the new disc in their back pocket, the band is currently finalizing plans to hit the road while generating new material for a potential EP or series of singles. But whatever they do in the future, you can be sure this band will do it loudly and with style.
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816