***** Only worth 4 on its own merits but you have to give them one more for the Historical significance. No, I don't just mean its broadcast on BBC radio 1...
UK PM Harold Wilson took them to court over a postcard promoting the song (the band had no control over the postcard: manager Tony Secunda thought it would be a good idea to show a nude PM getting into bed with his personal secretary). Ever since (now 40 years later) every penny, pound or euro goes to Wilson's charities (he died over 12 years ago). The Move and Roy Wood, in particular, have missed out on millions. Zuletzt editiert: 21.10.2007 07:07
***** ▓ Zeer leuke en vrolijke plaat van "The Move" uit eind september 1967 (Holland) !!! Het werd voor de groep zelfs een dikke Top 10 hit in de Nederlandse hitlijsten !!! Ook ik ga voor de 5 sterren !!! (NL Top 40: 10 wk / # 7) !!!
****** After the hallucinations of 'I can hear the grass grow' The Move saw flowers in the rain make conversation with the trees, completely with thunderstorm sound effects, as a part of their experiments with drugs. So more hallucinations occurred:
'I heard the flowers in the breeze make conversation with the trees Believed to leave reality behind me'
Nevertheless, unaware of the real intention of the song teenagers - like me - bought the 45rpm. 'Flowers in the rain' peaked at # 2 in my personal chart of October 28, 1967, but could not topple the evenso hallucinating 'Hole in my shoe' by Traffic.
'Flowers in the rain' was the first song to be played on BBC's Radio 1.
**** Für 1967 recht ordentlich. Und auch recht experimentierfreudig. Klassische Blasinstrumente vom Orchestergraben in eine solche Nummer einzubauen, das wurde damals Mode, z.B. Donovan hat das auch gemacht.