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The Flowers pictured in 1969. Leader Yuya Utchida (pictured centre) led them through hard rock, pure experimental noise and Janis Joplin-style blues wailing.
See Japrocksampler, Book Two, Chapter Six.
Before they released the Challenge LP, along with other singers, they added music to several Nikkatsu soundtracks.
Some of these songs would later appear on other Flower related LPs. To hear Yuya and Remi Aso in glorious mono, check out the CD "Nikkatsu Cult GS Collection - Remi Aso & The Flowers". The CD contains a mixture of originals, in their own special style plus covers of well know GS tracks.
You will not be disapointed!
Posted by poika, Nov 13, 2013
Cult GS Collection
Just for clarity, "Cult GS Collection - Nikkatsu Issue Remi Aso/The Flowers" does have some great Flowers cuts from film tracks, but also Remi Aso tracks used in film. The other GS songs are not covers by the Flowers, but rather other GS songs used in Nikkatsu films.
Personally, it is one of the best GS compilations I have ever come across.
Posted by judan-maiku, Dec 08, 2013
Challenge! is due to be reissued by Columbia Music Entertainment on September 19 in Japan. [LINK]
Posted by choan, Sep 03, 2007