Aku no Hana

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Aku no Hana
Buck-Tick - Aku no Hana.jpg
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 Post-punk, gothic rock
Length 45:09
Language Japanese, English
Label Victor
Producer Tsutomu Nakayama and Buck-Tick
Buck-Tick chronology
Aku no Hana
Kurutta Taiyou
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Singles from Aku no Hana
  1. "Aku no Hana"
    Released: January 24, 1990

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 been 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).

On February 1, 2014, it was re-released again as "惡の華 2015 Re-mix"- in the following formats:

  • a regular edition remastered album
  • a video album of the PVs (music videos)
  • a remastered limited edition collector's set format called 惡の華 -Completeworks-, which contained the album as a vinyl LP, photo cards, remasters of the PVs (music videos) from the album on DVD and Blu-ray, the 2015 Re-mix album as a Platinum SHM CD, and the 惡の華/Under The Moonlight 2015 Re-mix single also as a Platinum SHM CD.

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


Additional performers


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


  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. Archived from the original on 2011-06-19. Retrieved 2012-01-28.