This is a boot, so you might as well download it for free
Animal | London | 12/27/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As far as the music is concerned,I can't add anything to what's already been posted here by other reviewers - this is a brilliant album, and deserves to be owned by anyone with even a passing interest in the freeform Japanese hard rock of the late 60s and early 70s.
Unfortunately, however, it's on Pheonix Records and is therefore - like everything released by said label - a pirate, mastered from vinyl with poor sound reproduction.
My advice would be not to spend money on this CD unless you can afford the legitimate Japanese re-issue (also available on Amazon, albeit for a hefty $34.99).
If not, you're as well to download it for free off the Pirate Bay, or copy it from a friend like I did - seeing as the bandmembers aren't going to see a cent from this shoddy rip-off anyway.
I like Amazon, but I wish they'd stop stocking stuff on Radioactive / Fallout / Pheonix Records. Quite how James Plummer and co. have managed to get away with securing mainstream distribution for illegal products over such a prolonged period of time is mind-boggling."
Pain is only intense to you... the Sun shines everyday!
lawzlo | 05/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Imagine Tony Iommi riffs played on a sitar in front of a psychedelic rock band, heavy as Iron Butterfly, overdriven as Blue Cheer, and freaked out as early Pink Floyd. Combine that with a totally foreign musical background (Flower Travellin' Band were Japanese), and you might imagine a sound something like this band. Buy this album if you like early heavy metal, acid rock, or both.
Supposedly, back in the seventies, Ozzy dropped acid everyday for a period of time varying between 200 days and 2 years, depending on whom you ask. I can imagine him standing in front of Sabbath while they're jamming, and, right as one more brain cell burns out, he might have hallucinated that he heard this album."
A Garden of Psychedelic Delights
Foof | Australia | 06/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is the grandaddy of Acid Mother's Temple. If you like this have a listen to AMTs Electric Heavyland. There are a few Travellin' Band albums kicking around, but this one is the best. Those wonderful eastern scales and melodies set the tone to time travel back almost 40 years to the heyday of free love and psychedelic delights. 5 Stars. Now go check out AMT, also from the land of the rising sun."
Bill Your 'Free Form FM Handi Cyber | Mahwah, NJ USA | 10/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This may not be based on origional ideas, but is a great synergy of blues, Pink Flyodian jamming, free form freakouts, and many of the forms that made left field 1960s music great. This Japanise combo does it all full tilt with compleat sincearity.
And why not--with music like this, you're not aiming for hits, or even radio. So do it right. Flower Travlin' Band has it down pat."