The Flower Kings

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Biografia

Es una de las bandas de rock progresivo nacidas en los '90 que más han contribuido al "revival" del género en éstos años. Liderada por el veterano compositor y guitarrista sueco Roine Stolt, fundador también de la banda Kaipa en 1975). The Flower Kings ha sacado ya desde 1995 más de 20 horas de música: diez discos de estudio (cinco de ellos dobles) y tres directos. Han girado por Europa, Norteamérica, Sudamérica y Japón y mantienen un alto estatus de culto. Sus orígenes se remontan a 1994 cuando el mencionado artista graba el disco The Flower King junto a músicos invitados. Luego del mismo, estos últimos pasan a formar parte de una banda permanente denominada The Flower Kings. Se caracterizan por largas composiciones y audaces interpretaciones, agregando en vivo una sana dosis de improvisación. Las influencias van desde la psicodelia de fines de los '60, pasando por Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Genesis o Yes. Párrafo aparte merecen sus letras, las cuales intentan reflejar la filosofía de vida de Stolt. Se consideran generalmente sus grandes discos Retropolis, Stardust We Are y Space Revolver, acompañados del directo Meet the Flower Kings, donde se recoge, entre otras, una audaz pieza de casi una hora de duración, dividida en dos partes, llamada "Garden of Dreams". Su primera formación fué Roine Stolt (voz y guitarras), Jamie Salazar (batería), Hasse Fröberg (guitarras y voces secundarias), Michael Stolt (bajo) y Tomas Bodin (teclado, mellotron, moog, hammond). Michael Stolt y Salazar dejaron la banda al poco tiempo, replazados por Jonas Reingold (bajo) y Zoltan Csörsz (batería). Son colaboradores habituales Hasse Bruniusson (percusión), Ulf Wallander (saxofón) y Daniel Gildenlöw de Pain of Salvation (voz, guitarra, teclado y percusión). El batería Zoltan Csörsz dejó la banda en 2007, siendo sustituído temporalmente por Pat Mastelotto para la gira de finales del 2007 y, definitivamente por Erik Hammarstöm. En Mayo de 2008 se une a la banda el pianista, guitarrista y cantante Ola Heden. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Letras de Canciones de The Flower Kings

The Flower Kings - Grand Old World

Standing in the sun, gazing at a new dayfilling in the blanks, just another mondaywaiting for a plane, take me down there underwaiting for the…

The Flower Kings - The Truth Will Set You Free

I - lonely roadIf you walk down that lonely roadrealizing how little we knowi can see the strain in your facejust assuming we all join…

The Flower Kings - Hit Me With A Hit

"If you really wanted to, You could write a hit You could cut the corners And you could make things fit Are you really ready…

Flower Kings - Drivers Seat

An observation from the greenhouse A nifty cluster of insanity Not that solid where the ice is thinner Even for dog with a pedigree You've…

Flower Kings - The Judas Kiss

Mother, what's it all about Tell me, what's that scream and shout Do they fight what they don't understand They've got nothing to fear from…

Flower Kings - Monsters & Men

Can we meet around the bend Will you, listen my friend I'm not as bad as you may think Among monsters and men Now, don't…

Flower Kings - Ghost Of The Red Cloud

Images of twilight becomes real Help me spell it out now what we feel Fear the silence, calling out the wild That's the order in…

Flower Kings - Cosmic Circus

From the ragged fence To the cosmic bends We have paved our way with eagerness And forced the world to make some sense In this…

Flower Kings - Church Of Your Heart

Don't believe in matter, so please don't fence me in Don't believe in freedom, you've seen the shape I'm in, Never mind the limits, the…

Flower Kings - World Of Adventures

I'm back in the world of adventures In grand new adventures, expect to fly I'm deep into sonical changes Radical strangeness and I don't know…

Flower Kings - Elaine

Here she comes again, smiling like a horse God he was asleep on that day she was born Riding her bike with the sun in…

Flower Kings - Garden Of Dreams: Did I Tell You

All you can save is the love that we made Leaves all scattered in the wind, thousand hearts and Hopes within Speaking slowly tattered tounges,…

Flower Kings - Rollin' The Dice

(The Devil) Don't be too sure You know, You can have more! Don't be too sure You know, You can have more! (Devils disciple choir)…

Flower Kings - Trading My Soul

No time for grief. Don´t open that door – now let me go back to sleep. I´m just in a phase of fading – I´m…

Flower Kings - Blue Planet

Got a perfect view From here in the voyage window room Blue planet, sleeping beauty The place that we call home From here you can…

Flower Kings - My Cosmic Lover

Give me your time I'll give you the message Go for a ride, into this brand new world Hear me what I say, It's a…

Flower Kings - Silent Sorrow

I wish that I could see The state of things that you can do Life would be nicer to me Like the way life is…

Flower Kings - End On A High Note

The world is open The world is alive It's technicolor and the sun is slowly rising The morning sun Can almost set the hills on…

Flower Kings - Mommy Leave The Light On

Mommy leave the light on Tell me that the monster is gone One more lullaby to sing Mommy leave the radio on Let no intruders…

Flower Kings - Life Will Kill You

Winter, no leaves on the trees Sky is turning red Silence, I don't know how it feels Deep inside my head So scared to walk…

Flower Kings - Numbers

Tripping the world imperial (Look inside her) Leaving the world material (Can't hide her) Tripping the world imperial (Look inside her) Leaving the world material…

The Flower Kings - Rollin The Dice

Rollin the dice(words & music: tomas bodin)(the devil)don't be too sureyou know, you can have more!don't be too sureyou know, you can have more!(devils disciple…