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The Bitter Seeds/The Rock Shop-State Of Your Mind-'60s Garage Rock-NEW LP

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The Bitter Seeds/The Rock Shop-State Of Your Mind-'60s Garage Rock-NEW LP

The Bitter Seeds, The Rock Shop ‎– State Of Your Mind
Out-Sider ‎– OSR029
Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered
Feb 2015
Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock

The Bitter Seeds were one of the pioneering bands from the early Monterey music scene. Leaded by flashing guitar player Leonard "Pooch" Paschini, they were active from 1966 to 1970, gigging regularly at such legendary venues as Bull’s Eye Tavern, Longshoreman’s Hall, Matrix, Fillmore, etc, sharing stage with famous bands like Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly or Steppenwolf...
In 1967, The Bitter Seeds recorded their only 45, issued under The Rock Shop name, 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 it’s 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 psychedelic sounds which many San Francisco ballroom bands experienced at the time. An exciting find for any lover of lost West Coast psychedelic sounds.

For this Bitter Seeds / Rock Shop retrospective, we’ve also unearthed some wild live recordings from 1966 with good sound quality. And amazing document which had been buried until now.

Four page insert with liner notes and lot of photos / memorabilia.

Remastered sound.

"..."Is That Your Halo" is an intensely menacing punker that rumbles into Yardbirds’ rave–up territory at the bridge where incendiary leads battle with rasping harmonica; "State Of Your Mind" is an almost equally powerful acid–punker – truly a double–whammy of a 45..."–Fuzz, Acid & Flowers

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

    Written-By – Willie Dixon

B3     –The Bitter Seeds     State Of Your Mind     
B4     –The Bitter Seeds     Is That Your Halo     
B5     –The Bitter Seeds     Pooch's Fingers     
Companies, etc.

    Marketed By – Guerssen Records
    Distributed By – Guerssen Records
    Remastered At – Vacuum Mastering


    Bass – Bob Anderson (19)
    Drums – Ron 'T-Bone' Tiboni*
    Lead Guitar – Pooch*
    Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar – Jerry Benes
    Liner Notes, Research, Transferred By [Digital Audio Transfers] – Michael Brooks (9)
    Remastered By – Javier Roldón
    Rhythm Guitar, Bass – Gene Everett (2)
    Written-By – Gene Everett (2) (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5), Leonard Paschini (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5)

Four page insert with liner notes and photos / memorabilia.

Tracks A1, A2 recorded at Tiki Studios, San Jose, CA, 1967
issued under The Rock Shop name.
Tracks A3, A4, B1, B2 recorded at Meagher Electronics, Monterey, CA, 1968.
Tracks B3, B4, B5 recorded live at the Bull's Eye Tavern, Monterey, CA, 1966.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 4 040824 084943

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