On the Mount Rushmore of garage rock — the 1966 music style defined by fuzz boxes, Vox keyboards, Beatle haircuts and snarl — The Seeds might take up the entire rock face. Neil Norman was there for their rise and fall, as a teenager, working for his dad’s record company, and his unique inner knowledge of the band makes his documentary an engaging personal vision. I knew the now-departed Seeds frontman Sky Saxon during his later years, and “Pushin’ Too Hard” admirably captures his bizarre essence, a combination of Mick Jagger and a guru on not-so-sacred mushrooms.

Timothy Gassen

Garage rock expert Timothy Gassen chronicles bands in his

book and DVD “The Knights of Fuzz” and Facebook group of the same

name. Contact: at

knights@purple-cactus.tv