Anywhere (Flower Travellin' Band album)

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Studio album by Flower Travellin' Band
Released October 21, 1970 (1970-10-21)
Studio Nippon Victor Studio
Length 47:49
Label Philips
Flower Travellin' Band chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Anywhere is a 1970 album by Japanese rock band Flower Travellin' Band.[2] It was their first release under the Flower Travellin' Band name and the first to feature the classic line-up of Joe Yamanaka, Hideki Ishima, Jun Kozuki and Joji Wada. AllMusic rated the album 3 out of 5 stars, describing the music as a "unique mixture of progressive daring, psychedelic eccentricity, and muscular, heavy rock austerity".[1]


Following the release of Challenge!, Yuya Uchida dropped all the members of Yuya Uchida & The Flowers, except drummer George Wada, recruited guitarist Hideki Ishima, vocalist Joe Yamanaka and bassist Jun Kobayashi, and formed the Flower Travellin' Band as a band that would appeal to international audiences.

Anywhere was made to emulate the band's previous release Challenge! by mainly consisting of cover songs and nude cover art, before releasing their first original album, Satori, shortly after. The cover was taken early in the morning at a former garbage dump in the seaside area that would later become Odaiba.[3] It was used as the cover for Julian Cope's 2007 book Japrocksampler.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Anywhere" 0:52
2. "Louisiana Blues" (Muddy Waters cover) 15:49
3. "Black Sabbath" (Black Sabbath cover) 8:53
Side B
No. Title Length
4. "House of the Rising Sun" 7:41
5. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (King Crimson cover) 13:25
6. "Anywhere" 0:57