August 23, 2006 Playlist

"Satori" by Flower Travellin' Band
Flower Travellin' Band "Satori" 1971 (Japan)
The second album credited to "The Flower Travellin' Band" (earlier they had also recorded as "Yuya Uchida & The Flowers"), this is FTB's finest moment and arguably the best hard-rock album to come out of Japan during the classic rock era.  Over-the-top vocalist Akira "Joe" Yamanaka and virtuoso guitarist Hideki Ishima were very much the "Page & Plant" of the western Pacific rim in their day. But their sound is not simply a recreation of Western heavy rock, there is most definitely a strong "Asian" influence in their music as well.
R = Listener Request
Cows - Hitting The Wall
Butthole Surfers - The Shah Sleeps In Lee Harvey's Grave
Big Black - Fish Fry (Live 1987)
Melvins - Hog Leg
Melvins - The Anti-Vermin Seed
Rock'n'roll birthdays this week:
The Who (Keith Moon b. Aug 23, 1946) - Leaving Here
The Who - Dogs, part 2 (b-side composed by Keith Moon)
The Who - Magic Bus (live 1970)
Judas Priest (Rob Halford b. Aug 25, 1951) - Sinner
KISS (Chaim Witz aka "Gene Simmons" b. Aug 25, 1949) - Larger Than Life
KISS - Plaster Caster
Flower Travellin' Band - Satori, part 4  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Apryl Fool - The Lost Motherland, part 1
Mythos - Hero's Death
Scorpions - Inheritance
Caravan - Memory Lain, Hugh / Headloss
Spiritualized - I Think I'm In Love
Gong - What Do You Want?
Sand - Vulture I (CD bonus track)
Popol Vuh - Dream, part 4
Cluster - Live In Der Fabrik
Karl-Heinz Stockhausen (b. Aug 22, 1928) - Mixtur


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