Good Seed formed in 1972 by members of former Indianapolis garage bands, including The Emblems and International Grapefruite, each with 45 releases. The band became a popular live act in the Indianapolis area, releasing two independent LP’s in 1973 and 1974. According to the band’s site, they embraced the spiritual side following their 1960’s experiences, yielding a Christian flavored country-folk-rock blend. The two releases were issued by New Knoxville, Ohio Christian labels Almond Tree Records and W.O.W. Records, and also on Seedling Records, the band’s imprint. W.O.W. was related to the Way International religious movement; probably, Almond Tree was as well.
Following personnel changes, the band signed to Village Records, home of Roadmaster and The Faith Band. Their third album was released in 1976. It appears that the transition of Village Records to Mercury Records subsidiary did not include Good Seed. A fourth album, Fishers of Men, is not (at this writing) documented either on the band’s website or Discogs. It was released in the late 1970’s, again on W.O.W. Records.
The band eventually broke up, but reformed in 2020. They have reissued the first three records on CD, along with a retrospective compilation called The Light and a new album, Old School Rising, all of which can be obtained on their website. The current lineup includes Billy Warren, Doug Adams, Chris Browning, Rick Panyard, Greg Anderson, and Rich Gootee.
The band, though uncredited as Good Seed, appeared on the 1979 Celebrate The Land compilation LP on Natural Act Records, with the song “Mile Markers”. Jim Moore, who contributed steel guitar to the first album, plays the same instrument on the 700 West release by Dan Modlin and Dave Scott, The Train Don’t Stop Here Any More.
|Related Artists: Emblems, Modlin-Scott, Mile Markers, Four Fifths, International Grapefruite, Roosevelt Dime|
|Years Active: 1970’s; reformed in 2020|