Saturday, June 24, 2006
MORTAL FLOWER Mortal Flower circa 1991Mortal Flower- Bathing In The Perspirations of My Ideology Demo 1989
Although they lived through a rather short existence in the Singaporean underground, they did send a strong ripple of hormonal waves across the island state, cooking up much of the crust in the topical punk arena. Emulating the anti-hero of their personal heroes, they fired up their brand of punk rock by all pariahs Sex Pistols from the old world and The Replacements from the new world alike. Formed in 1988, the lineup consisted of Kow (vocals), Edward (guitars), Adrian (keyboards/vocals), Gallan (bass) and Simon (drums). In that time period, a demo was recorded in 1989, aptly titled "Bathing In The Perspiration of My Ideology", indeed a youthful statement bewildered, inspired and struggling in the big dangerous frontier known as the real world. They quoted influences from Japan, Can, to Riot, Sex Pistols, Jesus and Mary Chain, like almost anything punk and posthumous. Musically, they stick tight to this guaranteed sound of syncopated sing along and melodious punk'd. At the turn of 1989, the band disbanded, followed by a two year hiatus before reshuffling to a new lineup consisting of Desmond (vocals), Razin (guitars), Adrian (bass) and Simon (drums). They bloomed like a radiant flower but wilted and finally faced mortality like any band stuck too much in the formula of sincere rocking.
--sojourner at 7:05 AM