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Far Beyond Nuggets
El Kabong | 02/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"60s Brit band who recorded under several odd names and are generally, and wrongly, lumped in with the period's garage-rock bands (not that there's anything wrong with garage-rock...) Les Fleurs were a much more polished, professional and groove-savvy outfit; though they never got to grab the brass ring, their collected output shines as some of the most booty-propulsive of the era, perfectly blending rock, soul and psychedelia far better than many of their contemporaries. "Mud In Your Eye", "One Girl City", "Tick Tock" and both versions of "Hold On" deliver the goods in fine, spirited fashion - Bryn Haworth's stinging lead guitar forcefully driving most of the material. I bought this expecting it to be good and was knocked out by HOW good it actually is. Pounce!"
Solid british mod psychedelic pop rock
Peter J. Robinson | Sarasota, FL United States | 01/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's easy to see why Les Fleurs de Lys didn't have more success, although some of their music is absolutely incredible 60s mod rock. Through their many name changes (Rupert's People, Chocolate Frog, Shyster) and personnel changes they never really steablished a true 'group.' But the body of work produced under these various names and lineups is very good, from the raw power of Circles to the beauty of Relfections of Charlie Brown to the psych rock of Gong With the Luminous Nose.
It's a very good collection for those looking for lost 60s artifacts. The liner notes are excellent, explaining well the confusing story of the Lys, and collecting the few pictures available of them. It's a long CD, good value for money, and all in all, it pretty good Who-like material that should've gone far had the group been consistent. But whether they achieved fame or not, it's all here for you to enjoy, and it's best enjoyed loud."
They Never Made It?!......Must've Been The Name!
M. McKay | Downey, CA United States | 03/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, that's the only explanation for this bands chart failures because the music speaks British psych rock brilliance! I'm guessing some picked up their singles back then, tried to pronounce their name, then put the single back down in frustration. Anyone who loves the Who, Kinks, Creation, Small Faces, NEEDS TO ADD THIS TO THEIR COLLECTION PRONTO!!! I only knew of "Circles" and "Mud In Your Eye" on the Nuggets Vol.2 compilation, which I both loved upon hearing (their version of "Circles" outdoes the Who's version). But this CD will be such a treat to anyone interested in the "lesser" bands of this awesome era in British rock. Check it out...I'M GLAD I DID!!!"