Flowers of Hell: White Out
After raving about this album a while back it’s time for a slight return; download-only label Fat Ghost has released a nearly-ten-minute version of the track ‘White Out’ from Come Hell Or High Water. The extra six-plus minutes allow Greg Jarvis’ space-rock collective to really achieve lift-off. Regular readers (hello Bon) will know of my long-standing thing for Hawkwind, and I hope I am paying the Flowers a compliment when I say that there’s a moment in this version which really reminds me of ‘Space Is Deep’ from that band’s 1972 classic Doremi Fasol Latido, though it doesn’t turn into a droning motorik beast.
Anyway, this is a fine song from a great album, and I can also heartily recommend the first album, The Flowers of Hell. Siobhan says it sounds like camping near the Greenfields at Glastonbury, which is a pretty good recommendation. Here’s the track, up for a very short time, plus the Hawkwind song it reminds me of (especially around the 2:40 mark), and ‘Sympathy For Vengeance’ from that first album.
‘White Out’ – The Flowers of Hell – Single version (Fat Ghost FTS002)
‘Space Is Deep‘ – Hawkind – Doremi Fasol Latido
‘Sympathy For Vengeance‘ – The Flowers of Hell – The Flowers of Hell