“The night has fallen again, and the reason flows from my fountain pen…”
Not much is known about the Crystal Chandelier except that they were from Providence, RI. This, their second single, was issued on the Buddha subsidiary Cobblestone.
‘Suicidal Flowers’ is a moody psychedelic number with buzzing fuzz guitar and organ. It sounds influenced by The Doors, but with enough individuality to prevent it from being a mere copy.
Flipside ‘Your Land of Love’ has so far not been compiled, which is a surprise as it a dreamy ballad with some pleasant Spanish-sounding lead guitar.
‘Your Land of Love’
‘Suicidal Flowers’ first reappeared on Pebbles Volume 3: The Acid Gallery (a great compendium of psychedelic delights) and that is still in print on CD, though $100 or so might be enough to secure the original vinyl. But who knows these days?
- It’s Only You / The Setting of Despair (United Artists, 1968)
- Suicidal Flowers / Your Land of Love (Cobblestone, 1969)