Sunday, December 21, 2008

Flowerhead - Ka-Bloom (Zoo, 1992)

"A Texas group that attempted to resurrect '60s psychedelia (but wound up sounding like Soundgarden), Flowerhead was a hard rockin' quartet that enjoyed a brief career during the early '90s. Consisting of members Eric Schmitz (vocals, guitar), Buz Zoller (guitar), Eric Faust (bass), and Pete Levine (drums), the band issued an independent, cassette-only release first, 1990's In the Toybox, before signing to the Zoo label and issuing two more albums -- 1992's Ka-Bloom (which the group toured behind with an opening slot on Blind Melon's spring 1993 U.S. tour) and 1995's People's Fuzz. Shortly thereafter, Flowerhead had gone the way of the buffalo." (

Anyone who has heard the Foo Fighters track "Watershed" (from the self titled debut) may be familiar with the Flowerhead name, as it includes the lyric "I wanna swim in a watershed, I wanna listen to Flowerhead'. Grohl was in fact referring to this Texas group when he penned the song's lyrics. Flowerhead went on to release a second full length for Zoo, 1995's The People's Fuzz before going on hiatus.  You can download Ka-Bloom in its entirety over at the excellent blog, Shiny Grey Monotone

1 comment:

Dr. Strangemonde said...

The real bummer about Flowerhead is that their first release was a six-song cassette EP entitled "Turmoil In The Toybox" which they crapped out on a 4-track portastudio in a sweltering room in midsummer Texas. "Ka-BLOOM" just doesn't have the special something that the tape exudes in spades...