The Bitter Seeds (The Rock Shop) - State of Your Mind
The Bitter Seeds kept good company, gigging the West Coast through Bull's Eye Tavern, Longshoremen's Hall, The Matrix, and The Fillmore with a litany of pych royalty. They recorded a lone 45, but to avoid confusion with
The Seeds, who'd already made a mark on the scene, they changed their name to The Rock Shop. This likely hurt fan's recognition more than the proposed confusion they were hoping to avoid, but the single captured a great mash of R&B and burgeoning garage grit and the band certainly have some heavy swagger evident in the two tracks "State of Your Mind" and "Is That Your Halo". Despite the name change they actually got a bit of radio play off of the single locally but then began to gig back under The Bitter Seeds again (to be fair it is the better name) and with the exception of four demos also included in this set, the band would cease their recorded output shortly afterward. A gem for collectors and now made available back on vinyl from Out-Side. Heavy garage freaks, take notice.


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