Denmark was already cool before The
Killing and Borgen. Julian Cope
said Young Flowers’s "The Moment Life Appeared”, from their first album was,
"magical”. He also praised their "totally full on freakout style” and pointed
to them as precursors of Krautrock.
Take Warning: The
Complete Studio Recordings is the first time all of Young Flowers’s recordings have been brought
together and anthologises both their albums, their non-album debut single,
contributions to the film soundtrack Quiet
Days In Clichy and a trio of live tracks which show how raw they could be.
This is the Denmark of 1967-1969 at its freakiest.
Young Flowers formed in summer 1967. They headlined Copenhagen’s
Festival of the Flower Children in September 1967.
The first Danish hippy band, the first Danish rock band to sing in their
native language and the first Danish band to play the States; they were
Members later played with the legendary Culpeper’s Orchard and Savage
Rose. They immediately hit big with debut album Blomsterpistolen (Flower Gun), recorded as the soundtrack to
surreal TV series.
A trio, and although influenced by Cream and The Jimi Hendrix
Experience, their intense music had an experimental edge. They set Walt
Whitman's poetry to music. The definitive, band-approved, collection, Take Warning: The Complete Studio Recordings
is a tribute to a unique band.
RELEASE DATE: 25/06/2012