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Flower Travellin' Band


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4 stars At the dawn of Japanese progressive rock, Satori is an unrefined and ground-smelling album by unrefined rockers.

At first I have to say, personally I love Satori as one of Japanese progressive rock fans. So here could you realize my negative words for this album as my affection for it? :-)

Anyway, FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND (FTB)'s second work, starting with a mad earache by Joe Yamanaka, has five parts named Satori Part I - V. However, I consider each part should be independent and can't feel they not be united well. Certainly in Japan, very few artists could try to make a LP record with an exact concept in 1971. ...In 1970 Happy End produced an eponymous (or called YUDEMEN) album. I must emphasize this should be very progressive at that time in Japan but sadly without any concepts... Yes, by all means what an interesting work it is I wanna say. Very heavy, very chivalrous, and very unpolished I always feel with hearing this. The only disappointing thing for me is, the four talented members of FTB might imitate or mimic Far West progressive rock style, or absolutely be progressive Westerners. Indeed their play is wonderful and impressing but sadly lacking in Western beats and tension. Wish they had shot their Japanese punches and kicks... For this point, Satori Part V can hear to be with full of Japanese flavour and atmosphere. Joe's shout has surely the dear melody...yea, Oriental melody. Let me say that this part is very cool as a Japanese Rock (not Japrock :-( ) outfit.

I can't understand why Julian Cope could remarkably evaluate this work. Even in Japan, there are pros and cons for it...personally my fave. A great work in Japanese 1971 I do you think? :-)

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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