Classic Singles #6: Crystal Chandelier – Suicidal Flowers / Your Land of Love (1969)

“The night has fallen again, and the reason flows from my fountain pen…”

CC_labelNot 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.

‘Suicidal Flowers’

‘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?

Discography:
  • It’s Only You / The Setting of Despair (United Artists, 1968)
  • Suicidal Flowers / Your Land of Love (Cobblestone, 1969)
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One thought on “Classic Singles #6: Crystal Chandelier – Suicidal Flowers / Your Land of Love (1969)

  1. Just heard Suicidal Flowers for the 1st time, and now can’t stop playing it. Can’t locate the lyrics on any website. Any idea where I can locate them? Thanks

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