"Aku no Hana"
Released: January 24, 1990 (1990-01-24)
Aku no Hana(悪の華,"Flower of Evil"?) is the fifth studio album by the Japanese rock band Buck-Tick. It was released on cassette and CD on February 1, 1990 through Victor Entertainment. It peaked at number one on the Oricon charts and is the group's best-selling album to date, having being certified double platinum by the RIAJ for over 500,000 copies sold. The title comes from Charles Baudelaire's volume of poetry, Les Fleurs du mal ("The Flowers of Evil"). The album was digitally remastered and re-released on September 19, 2002, with two bonus tracks. It was remastered and re-released again on September 5, 2007. "Aku no Hana" and "Love Me" were later re-recorded for the group's compilation album Koroshi no Shirabe: This Is Not Greatest Hits (1992).