Aku no Hana

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This article is about the Japanese rock album. For the manga series, see The Flowers of Evil (manga).
Aku no Hana
Studio album by Buck-Tick
Released February 1, 1990 (1990-02-01)
September 19, 2002 (2002-09-19) (digital remaster)
September 5, 2007 (2007-09-05) (remaster)
Recorded October–December 1989 at Victor Aoyama Studio in Tokyo
Genre Gothic rock, dark wave
Length 45:09
Language Japanese, English
Label Victor
Producer Tsutomu Nakayama and Buck-Tick
Buck-Tick chronology
Taboo
(1989)
Aku no Hana
(1990)
Kurutta Taiyou
(1991)
Singles from Aku no Hana
  1. "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.[1] It peaked at number one on the Oricon charts and is the group's best-selling album to date,[2] 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).

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Atsushi Sakurai, except where noted, all music composed by Hisashi Imai, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "National Media Boys" (lyrics written by Imai) 4:26
2. "Maboroshi no Miyako" (幻の都) 3:59
3. "Love Me"   3:15
4. "Pleasure Land" (lyrics and music written by Hidehiko Hoshino) 5:00
5. "Misty Blue"   4:23
6. "Dizzy Moon" (lyrics written by Toll Yagami; music written by Hoshino) 3:25
7. "Sabbat" (music written by Hoshino) 5:08
8. "The World Is Yours"   4:52
9. "Aku no Hana" (悪の華) 4:18
10. "Kiss Me Good-Bye"   6:17
Total length:
45:09

Personnel[edit]

Additional performers

Production

  • Tsutomu Nakayama; Buck-Tick - producers
  • Will Gosling - engineer, mixing
  • Jun Kanazawa - assistant engineer
  • Ken Sakaguchi - cover art, graphic design
  • Bruno Dayan - photography[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aku no Hana". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  2. ^ "BUCK-TICKのアルバム売り上げランキング". oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Aku no Hana". Buck-Tick Zone.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28.