FLOWERZ -FLYTE 1967-1968 Garage Rock From Reading PA -CDARF ARF
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 A truly amazing historical document wrapped in a groovy 16-page fact-filled booklet.Flowerz rule!