The Seeds, Love

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

The Seeds


Thu · January 3, 2019

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

$30 adv / $34 door

This event is all ages

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 where 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 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 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 Waters
Celebrating the music of Arthur Lee and LOVE

The LOVE band featuring Johnny Echols sees Arthur Lee’s longest serving band performing classic songs from LOVE’s first three albums LOVE, DE CAPO and FOREVER CHANGES as well as some special deep cuts.

From 1993 until Arthur’s death in 2006, the band Baby Lemonade performed with him, being an essential part of the renaissance of LOVE’s music. This iteration of LOVE saw many sold out tours, as well as back to back Glastonbury performances (the biggest festival in Europe) and an appearance on BBC TV’s Later with Jools Holland.

Joining Baby Lemonade is LOVE’s original lead guitar player and founding member Johnny Echols, who was part of the classic line up that recorded the seminal FOREVER CHANGES.
Johnny Echols and Arthur Lee were childhood friends whose families both moved from Memphis to Los Angeles. Teenage Johnny & Arthur teamed up to form the groups Arthur Lee & The LAG’s and the American Four before they formed LOVE in 1965. The classic LOVE line up featuring Johnny disbanded in 1968. Johnny reunited with Arthur Lee in 2005 to perform with LOVE once more.

Baby Lemonade formed in 1992 by Rusty Squeezebox, Mike Randle, David “Daddy-O” Green, later adding Dave Chapple to the mix. In 1993 the band landed the gig of a lifetime opening up for LOVE. That show was the last for that incarnation of LOVE as Arthur replaced them with the four Baby Lemonade members. Baby Lemonade released records on Sympathy for the Record Industry, Munster and Big Deal between 1993 and 2001.

Upon their return from a LOVE tour of Europe, in 1996, Baby Lemonade was shocked to find that Arthur had been sentenced to 12 years in prison on a weapons charge.

After nearly 6 years in prison, Arthur’s case was overturned and shortly after, at his request, Baby Lemonade began rehearsing for what would be non-stop LOVE touring throughout North America, UK, Europe and Australia between 2002 and 2005 where they enjoyed unprecedented success with sold out tours, back to back festival performances at Glastonbury (UK), as well as Roskilde (Denmark) and Benicassim (Spain); two sold out shows at the Royal Festival Hall in London that spawned a live album, and an appearance on the BBC music show Later with Jools Holland.

In 2005 the LOVE line up once again featured Arthur’s childhood friend and founding member Johnny Echols on lead guitar who returned after a 37 year absence.

In July of 2005, Arthur was diagnosed with Leukaemia and after a brave battle he passed away one year later. Arthur’s last show was with Baby Lemonade and Johnny Echols on June 23rd at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord. The world had lost a true music legend.

In 2019 The LOVE band featuring Johnny Echols return to celebrate the music of Arthur Lee & LOVE once more.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110