Sunday, March 22, 2009

Young Flowers - Blomsterpistolen (Denmark 1968)

Young Flowers - Blomsterpistolen (Denmark 1968)

Formed: 1967, Kobenhavn, Denmark
Disbanded: 1970 //

Members:
- Peter Ingemann (bass, vocals),
- Ken Gudman (drums), (Culpepers Orchard, Defenders, Danish Sharks)
- Peer Frost (guitar, 1967-70) (Rainbow Band, Midnight Sun, Savage Rose)
With:
- Niels Skousen - guitar, vocals (2)
- Steen Claesson - violin, guitar (2)

Tracks:
01. Ouverture (Peer Frost)/Take Warning (P. Ingemann-J. Dahl-Ken Gudman-Walt Whitman)02. The moment life appeared (P. Ingemann-K. Gudman-P. Frost-Walt Whitman)
03. 25 ore (Peer Frost-Jorgen Larsen)
04. Oppe i tr?et (P. Ingemann-Th. Winding)
05. To you (Peter Ingemann-Walt Whitman)
06. Down along the cove (Bob Dylan)
07. April '68 (P. Ingemann-K. Gudman-P. Frost)

Biography:
The only pure hippie group to come from Copenhagen during the late sixties was Young Flowers. The aspiring guitar player Peer Frost had previously been in Peter Belli & Les Rivals. Blomsterpistolen (1968 - the title means "the flower pistol") was a milestone in Danish rock. The music was made for their own surrealistic TV movie of the same name (which also featured their "rivals" The Beefeaters). Young Flowers were strongly influenced by Cream, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles (typified by their classics "Strange Brew", "Axis: Bold As Love" and "Taxman", respectively). A couple of the tracks had Danish lyrics, including "25 Ore" (7:53), a never ending boogie blues derived from Canned Heat's "On The Road Again". More effective was the psychedelic jam "April '68" (8:56) and the shorter songs with strong lead guitars, studio effects (lots of flanging) and a really strong rhythm section. The group lacked a really capable vocalist, though.
The second album contained more of the same, ranging from the exceedingly flanged "And Who But I Should Be" to the "Calypso" in "Obladi-Oblada" style. The trio are joined by Niels Skousen on many tracks and by The Maxwells on the freakout track "Kragerne Vender" (10:31). In. my view, this album was their most powerful and best effort. Young Flowers undoubtedly inspired a flood of young aspiring power trios, including Blues Addicts, Terje, Jesper & Joachim and Moses (although these had a rawer garage sound). The three young flowers themselves would later resurface in several important groups: Peer Frost in Midnight Sun, Rainbow Band and Savage Rose, Peter Ingemann in No Name and as a session musician for hippie folk-rocker Sebastian, and Ken Goodman in Culpeper's Orchard.

Discography:
1 BLOMSTERPISTOLEN 1968 SONET SLPS 1258
2 YOUNG FLOWERS VOL. 2 1969 SONET SLPS 1511

SOUNDTRACK ALBUM: A1 QUIET DAYS IN CLICHY 1969 VANGUARD VSD 79303

THE FIRST EDITION OF 1 HAD A RED SONET LABEL.
2 REISSUED IN 1972 ON POLYDOR (2444 007).
1 & 2 RE-ISSUED AS A DOUBLE ALBUM ON SONET (SLP 1617)
IN 1979.IN 1997 THERE APPEARED A COUNTERFEIT OF 1 WITH PASTE-ON COVER.

*SEE ALSO: NIELS SKOUSEN, MIDNIGHT SUN, NO NAME, CULPEPER'S ORCHARD
~ by: (Asbjornsen - Scented Gardens Of The Mind)

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