Sky Saxon, R.I.P.

By: Maura / June 25, 2009


Sky Saxon, the founder of the garage band the Seeds, passed away Thursday morning at a hospital in Austin, Texas. Saxon founded the Seeds with Jan Savage, Daryl Hooper, and Rick Andridge in 1965; the band brushed the Top 40 with “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” (above), and hit No. 36 on the charts with “Pushin’ Too Hard” in 1967. The Seeds broke up in 1970, but Saxon continued to make music, eventually distributing his music DIY-style online. After the jump, “Pushin’ Too Hard.”





Saxon had recently moved to Austin and was gigging with bands around town; the Austin-American Statesman ran a longer profile of him earlier this year.


[Austin360]
The Seeds – Can’t Seem To Make You Mine [YouTube]