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Flower Travellin' Band / The Flowers

Flower Travellin' Band / The Flowers
Country
Japan
Bio / info
Flower Travellin' Band (フラワー・トラベリン・バンド) was a rock band from Japan that was formed in 1967 by drummer Yuya Uchida, originally called The Flowers and including female singer Remi Aso. After Aso and guitarist Katsuhiko Kobayashi moved to the US, several members retooled the band and called it Flower Travellin' Band, often referred to as FTB. They were connected to Japan's counterculture movement and noted for their mixture of early heavy metal with psychedelic and progressive rock. They received wide acclaim from critics although failed to achieve commercial success and disbanded in 1973 to pursue individual careers. The band reunited in late 2007 when hippie influences became popular again in Japanese fashion, music and cinema; it was permanently disbanded after the 2011 death of vocalist Joe Yamanaka.
Website
http://myspace.com/flowertravellingband
Related articles (1)
Releases on file (7)
Flower Travellin' Band — We Are Here Flower Travellin' Band — We Are Here
(Pony Canyon PCCA-50001, 2008, CD)
Julian Cope — Japrocksampler Julian Cope — Japrocksampler
(Bloomsbury, 2007, TPB)
Flower Travellin' Band — Make Up Flower Travellin' Band — Make Up
(Warner Bros Strange Days SF-303-4, 1973/2004, 2CD)
Flower Travellin' Band — Made in Japan Flower Travellin' Band — Made in Japan
(Warner Bros Strange Days SF-302, 1972/2004, CD)
Flower Travellin' Band — Satori Flower Travellin' Band — Satori
(Radioactive RRCD-031, 1971/2004, CD)
Flower Travellin' Band — Anywhere Flower Travellin' Band — Anywhere
(Universal Japan UPCY-6343, 1970/2007, CD)
Yuya Uchida & The Flowers — Challenge! Yuya Uchida & The Flowers — Challenge!
(Columbia Japan COCP-51050, 1969/2007, CD)
 

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