Datura Seeds

Datura Seeds



Datura Seeds Discography Tracks


Datura Seeds Who Do You Want It To Be? (Album) Toxic Shock US 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Datura Seeds S&P 69 (Single) Toxic Shock US 1991 Sell This Version


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October 27, 2011
Although Who Do You Want It to Be? was released well into the digital age (1989 to be exact) Datura Seed's lone album was for whatever the reason a vinyl-only affair. That is partially why I was inspired to post it - that and the fact that it was a great album, totally overlooked by the punks and the indie-pop kids. Hailing from Indianapolis, the Datura Seeds lineage is fairly straightforward. It essentially falls on the most recognizable name in the lineup, Paul Mahern, lead singer for the talented Indy hardcore band The Zero Boys who burned out in the early 80s, and again for a little while during the '90s.

Who Do You Want It to Be? owes little or nothing to the Zero Boys spastic, whiplash punk, but didn't cater to the elitist college-rock movement of it's era either. The Datura Seeds almost effortlessly exuded sprite, trebely power-pop cum post-punk, with a unique angle on things, courtesy of Mahren's nasally pipes and a crack backing band that couldn't have been a more appropriate fit. You just have to hear it, to hear it, so press that right mouse button now. If you dig, go here for a handful of non-lp Datura songs, including the fine b-side "D.A. Pop," and a couple of demos.