100 Flowers - S/T

100 Flowers - S/T

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BACK IN STOCK! Great reissue of 100 Flowers from 1983 on Superior Viaduct Records.

SUPERIOR VIADUCT - "100 Flowers (previously known as The Urinals) were a power trio whose sole 1983 album is an enduring document of the Southern California underground. Based in crime-ridden ’80s Los Angeles against the backdrop of juvenile hardcore and vapid hard rock, 100 Flowers crafted a sound that rests between the inspired bursts of The Minutemen and the pastoral jangle of the Dream Syndicate with similarities to the equally oblique Monitor and The Gun Club (who even included a Urinals cover in their set).
"The trio wielded a gripping visual aesthetic and hyper-literate lyrical content that reflected their art-school backgrounds, while a ferocity and frustration borne out of their bleak urban environment permeates their songs. Strains of UK post-punk can be heard on “All Sexed Up” and skittish tension on “Presence of Mind.” A far cry from the beach punk and surf rock of their contemporaries, album closer “California’s Falling into the Ocean” contains all of their signature qualities: off-kilter delivery, subversive sentiments and an irrefutable pop sensibility that reflects their immersion in LA’s burgeoning Paisley Underground scene. The band splintered shortly after the release of this album, but time has only intensified the urgency of 100 Flowers’ music."

Tracklist:
A1 Without Limbs
A2 All Sexed Up
A3 Our Fallout
A4 Horizontal
A5 Head, No Heart
A6 Presence Of Mind
A7 I Don't Own My Own Heart
A8 Motorboat To Hell
B1 Strip Club
B2 Poltergeists At Home
B3 Pressing The Point
B4 Virtually Nothing
B5 Salad Of Speech
B6 Funky Kjehl
B7 Dizzy Ms. Lizzy
B8 California's Falling Into The Ocean