Published Jul 17, 2014The Seeds aren't quite as famous as, say, the Stooges, but they're still well regarded as one of pioneers of punk rock. This summer, they will be celebrated with a documentary called The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard.
Directed by Neil Norman, the film examines the Los Angeles garage rock band's career, which ran from the mid-'60s into the early '70s. It's named after their only Top 40 hit, "Pushin' Too Hard," which came out in 1965 and charted in 1967.
"I've made this movie because I really love the Seeds music and was lucky enough to hang out with them as a young teenager and was inspired," Norman said [via the Hollywood Reporter]. "They achieved true stardom."
Neil's father, Gene Norman, was head of the band's label GNP Crescendo.
The flick includes interviews with Iggy Pop, Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston, the Bangles, Love's Johnny Echols and fans of the band. Narration is provided by I'm with the Band author Pamela Des Barres. The flick traces the buzz that surrounded the band in the '60s and documents the many eccentricities of frontman Sky Saxon, who sadly passed away in 2009.
Watch a trailer for film below.
The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard will be screened in Los Angeles on August 16 and August 23. More screenings are planned for later in the year.