The legendary 1968 US psych album . A fine example of the West Coast psychedelic flower power sound with male and female harmonies, beautiful fuzz guitars and very trippy keyboard work. Excellent originals(pay attention to the amazing "If In Swimming") are combined with covers of "Catch The Wind", "The Times They Are A-Changing" and "Let’s Get Together". A 'must-have' for West Coast fans !
THE FLOWERS OF ROMANCE A brief history of the band as written by mrs Darkness: Flowers Of Romance was one of the most successful groups to emerge from the Greek rock scene of the 1990s. They started more or less as a pure punk band (although already their first album, Dorian Grey, showed signs of poppiness and gothic influences as well), then moved closer to traditional gothic rock with the album Pleasure & The Pain and then exploded into a gazillion of styles, combining missionesque riffs, gloomy atmospheres, and electronic pulses with a newly-found love for jazz, industrial, and spaghetti-western film scores.
The band was originally formed on February 2nd, 1981 by members Mike Pougounas-vocals (later will perform keyboards and sy
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Review from the AMG:
of the most unique albums of the 1970s, R. Stevie Moore's debut
long-player is an uncategorizable mess that somehow keeps from falling
apart completely, kind of like a one-man band version of the Beatles' White Album
cross-pollinated with late-1960s Frank Zappa at his most antic. Yet
just as the album seems hopelessly self-indulgent and bizarre, Moore
suddenly veers into some of the sweetest and catchiest pop songs of the
pre-punk '70s. That dichotomy is what makes Phonography
special. Recorded in bits and pieces over the course of two years of
living room sessions, with Moore playing and singing every part,
barring the tambourine on the Soft Machine-like
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