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Younger Days: Definitive Fatal Flowers
Genres: Pop, Rock
Fatal Flowers were an Amsterdam blues rock band, active between 1984 and 1990. They were seen as one of the best Dutch bands of the 1980's. The use of blues and rock riffs set them apart from the punk and new wave bands of... more »
Fatal Flowers were an Amsterdam blues rock band, active between 1984 and 1990. They were seen as one of the best Dutch bands of the 1980's. The use of blues and rock riffs set them apart from the punk and new wave bands of the time. Disc 1 features their best loved tracks while disc 2 is choc' full of live tracks, b-sides and rarities. 33 tracks in all. Warner.
A Killer Comp For A Forgotten Band
dkmonroe | 11/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, it may not be what Mr. Wright thought it was, but Younger Days is a fine 2-CD comp which spans the short but vital career of the Dutch band Fatal Flowers. Of particular interest is two cuts, "Fatal Flower" and "Billy", which come from the Fatal Flowers' self-titled EP which never had a U.S release and which is today as rare as hen's teeth. Also, this comp includes "Well Baby Pt.1" which was culled from the U.S. release of the Flowers' 2nd album (also called Younger Days) because of its disturbing subject matter. Here it is restored to its rightful place, providing needed context for "Well Baby Pt. 2."
Also this comp includes tracks from the Flowers' last album Pleasure Ground, plus a kings' ransom of demos and live cuts, and a great booklet with rare photos from every incarnation of the band's lifetime.
Yeah, it's a bit confusing that the record company chose to give this comp the same title as the Flowers' 2nd album, but I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this comp. It's straight-ahead rock'n'roll with passion and intelligence from a long-forgotten band that deserved more attention than they got."
NOT WHAT YOU THINK
J. Wright | 12/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This item Amazon is offering IS NOT the original 1986 album that their description implies. It is a compilation that bears little resemblance to the track listing of the original 1986 recording."