Album Review

Flower Travellin’ Band – “Make Up” – [Phoenix Records]

magic jack   8/15/2012   12-inch, A Library


Flower Travellin’ Band – Make Up – Live Double LP

This double LP is a collection of the progressive rock sounds of the
late 60s and early 70s. Originally released on Atlantic Records in 1973,
this Phoenix Records re-released (2011) was the bands last record
until their reunion in 2008.?? While most of the bands during this
period had their own unique sound, Flower Travellin’ Band’s ‘Make Up’
seems to capture and reflect much of what was happening musically
during this time.

This album is a collection of the early 70’s psychedelic, progressive,
acid and space rock with overtones of many bands including
Wishbone Ash, Cream, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, MC5, Glass Harp,
King Crimson and many others.

Side 3 has a 25 minute song titled Hiroshima which has a bass solo with
a middle eastern flavor and vocals that sound like Black Sabbath, Then
a bass solo with drums that sound too much like In A Gadda Da Vida
to be an accident.

Side 4 has a Blue Suede Shoes cover, It also has my two favorite songs
on the album and the only two songs that did not remind me of other bands:

Satori Pt. 2 – is a nice spacey jam.

After the Concert – dreamy psychedelic with slide guitar and distant vocals.

Magic Jack

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