Pioneering garage-punk rock group The Seeds are the subject of a documentary screening Saturday in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Narrated by Pamela Des Barres, the film uses rare photos, audio recordings, concert and television footage and interviews with the group’s members, contemporaries and fans to track The Seeds’ journey from obscurity to success to dissolution.
Led by charismatic singer Sky Saxon, The Seeds found success in late 1966 with the anthem “Pushin’ Too Hard.” Other hits, including “Mr. Farmer” and “Can’t Make You Mine,” followed.
The original quartet dissolved in 1968, but Saxon keep The Seeds’ legacy alive for decades afterward.
Cal Poly lecturer and KCBX radio host James Cushing will lead a question-and-answer session following the screening with director Neil Norman, producer Alec Palao and original Seeds keyboard player Daryl Hooper.
Saturday’s event includes a 1960s costume contest; first prize is $200.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. They can be purchased at Cheap Thrills, 563 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo.
For more information, call 546-8600 or visit http://pushintoohard.com.