1967-1968 Garage Rock From Reading, PA
Cat#: AA-071 Year: 1998 Price: $14.
This CD is proof why Reading, PA's Flowerz may be one of the coolest '60s combos this planet has ever produced. What sets Flowerz apart from the masses is they're just so damn good! Fortunately, this body of work recorded by engineer Clay Barclay captures their fired-up raw energy at its peak.

Not only do Flowerz blossom with some mighty originals ("Flyte," "I Need Love Now," "Talkin' About Love") but they plow through high-octane covers including plenty of Stones, Animals, Kinks, Byrds plus the rockin' hits of the day. Vocalist Jeff Stout bleeds teen spirit (Mick who?) while the band kicks royal butt, creating a solid 10 on the Richter and Roll scale. (Attention garage-a-holics: No "Justice" mediocrity here.)

Added bonus is priceless on-stage banter by local WXAC emcees during Flowerz performance on February 18th, 1968 at the Albright College Field House. All 22 tracks are actual studio recordings which were piped through the gymnasium's PA system while the band that night performed [mostly] in sync with the pre-recorded tape--thus creating twice the energy!

A truly amazing historical document wrapped in a groovy 16-page fact-filled booklet.Flowerz rule!

I Need Love Now, Talkin' About Love, Flyte, Ups And Downs, Hey Joe, Under My Thumb, It's My Life, Come On Down To My Boat, Let's Spend The Night Together, Heart Of Stone, Gimme Some Lovin', Bend Me Shape Me, Light My Fire, Wonderland By Night, My Sad Story, All Day And All Of The Night, Do You Believe In Magic, Rumble, He Was A Friend Of Mine, Little Latin Lupe Lu, WXAC Concert Report, Saturday Morning
You will need the RealAudio Player to hear these samples.
Flyte (verse)
15.4 Seconds
Flyte (ending)
19.9 Seconds
It's My Life
19 Seconds
Heart Of Stone
16.9 Seconds
Little Latin Lupe Lu
22 Seconds

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