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Flower Travellin' Band

The Flower Travellin Family
See Japrocksampler, Book Two, Chapter Six.


On September 7th 2007CE, Kevin Cheli-Colando commented: "Two of the founding members of the band, Joe Yamanaka and Yuya Uchida, have continued on as actors, and in 2002 they hooked up with the amazing Japanese director Takashii Miike in the movie Jitsuroku Ando Noburu kyodo-den: Rekka or 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' for the rest of the non-Japanese world. Yamanaka and Uchida then turned Miike on to the album Satori and he was so taken with it he wound up scoring the film with that album. It's a pretty crazy Yakuza/revenge film, but with the very bent sensibilities of Takashii Miike and the sounds of the Flower Travelin' Band's Satori ripping away throughout. Surprisingly or not, the music works very well with the film. Who'd have thought Satori would have an afterlife as a Yakuza soundtrack."

Julian Cope
Discography:
  • ANYWHERE (Atlantic, 1970)
  • Kuni Kawachi and Flower Travellin' Band - KIRIKYOGEN (Atlantic, 1970)
  • SATORI (Atlantic, 1971)
  • MADE IN JAPAN (Atlantic, 1972)
  • MAKE UP (Atlantic, 1973)
  • FROM PUSSIES TO DEATH IN 10,000 YEARS OF FREAKOUT (recorded '69-'70) (1995)
  • Flower Travellin' Band - ANYWHEREANYWHERE
  • Flower Travellin' Band - ANYWHEREANYWHERE
  • Flower Travellin' Band - Kuni Kawachi and Flower Travellin' Band - KIRIKYOGENKuni Kawachi and Flower Travellin' Band - KIRIKYOGEN
  • Flower Travellin' Band - SATORISATORI
  • Flower Travellin' Band - SATORISATORI
  • Flower Travellin' Band - MADE IN JAPANMADE IN JAPAN
  • Flower Travellin' Band - MAKE UPMAKE UP
  • Flower Travellin' Band - FROM PUSSIES TO DEATH IN 10,000 YEARS OF FREAKOUT (recorded '69-'70)FROM PUSSIES TO DEATH IN 10,000 YEARS OF FREAKOUT (recorded '69-'70)

Images
  • Flower Travellin’ Band 1971: (L-R) Hideki Ishima/guitar), Jun Kosugi/bass, George Wada/drums, Joe Yamanaka/vocals
  • The Flower Travellin Family
  • Kyoto Maruyama Park 1973
  • 2nd World Rock Festival 1974
  • Students rioting onstage!
  • Shock Me : Hibiya Field May 1970
  • Yokohama Music Bowl  May 7th 1972  Ticket Front
  • Yokohama Music Bowl  May 7th 1972  Ticket Back
  • The Canadian version of
  • Flower Travellin' Band, circa 1972 from the back cover of the Canadian
  • gate-fold of alternate Satori cover LP
  • Warner-Pioneer Satori 1st pressing
Video Clips
Joe Yamanaka documentary: live footage, after hours, some nudity (The capital of Japan is Detroit.)
Posted by The Seth Man, Sep 05, 2007
"Satori Pt. II" at the reunion show
Posted by The Pole of Justice, Jul 21, 2008
gWe are hereh
Posted by FTB freak, Oct 27, 2008
Link
Posted by The Pole of Justice, Mar 03, 2009
News
FTB is back together and touring...
Live review of the first show. [LINK]
Posted by The Pole of Justice, Jul 20, 2008
Article on the Japanese tour
With photos... [LINK]
Posted by The Pole of Justice, Oct 08, 2008
FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND Official Site(in English)OPEN!
FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND gWe are hereh
Halleluwah, a Festival of Enthused Arts III
:November 22 and 23 Knitting Factory, NYC, US


gWe are hereh LiveTour A future plan
Rock Festival in CANADA, December 31,2008
and other...planning a European tour! [LINK]
Posted by FTB freak, Oct 27, 2008
New Year World Rock Festival 2008
New Year World Rock Festival 2008 in TORONTO, CANADA

FlowerTravellin'Band gWe are hereh in REVIVAL!

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND Freak!
FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND is Rockin' Treasure. [LINK]
Posted by FTB freak, Nov 08, 2008
New interview with Joe and Hideki.
English interview conducted in Tokyo, November 2008. [LINK]
Posted by The Pole of Justice, Nov 23, 2008
(news flash)Performance at the Knitting Factory New York has been postponed,Dec. 9th!
(Flower Travellin' Band's US performance!
A full-club event, curated by Flower Travellin' Band. Tickets from 11/22 and 23 will be honored.)

regrettable news.
F.T.B. is regretful about that......
But, "turn a misfortune into a blessing!"

Please support F.T.B.!!! [LINK]
Posted by FTB freak, Nov 24, 2008
Joe Yamanaka Battles Lung Cancer
As of March 25th 2010, the Flower Travellin' Band website has a written statement from Joe that he is battling lung cancer. The note is in Japanese only, on both the English and Japanese pages.

I am not sure if there is a way to express your support for Joe other than sending an email on the band's website, but I am sure I speak for everyone when I say I wish him a fast and full recovery. [LINK]
Posted by judan-maiku, May 01, 2010
Joe Yamanaka has passed away / ジョー山中さん死去
"A man beyond the sky,
even though I have never seen you in my life,
that I know you are always watching and guiding me...

空の彼方から愛を..... one love"

- Joe Yamanaka [LINK]
Posted by judan-maiku, Aug 20, 2011
Comments
FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND "We are herehat Knitting Factory New York
FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND is Rockin' Treasure.
http://blogs.dion.ne.jp/flower_travelling_band/archives/7726697.html
Posted by FTB freak, Oct 27, 2008
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