Yuya Uchida & The Flowers - Challenge!
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
"Yuya Uchida And The Flowers" were a rock band that formed in Japan in 1968, which was started by Yuya Uchida, a Japanese actor who already was making some rockabilly singles in the early '60s and was one of the opening performers when the Beatles came to Japan in 1966.
In 1969 released their debut album "Challenge". The whole album consists mainly of covers by famous groups at the time that were also part of the hard rock psychedelic movement but they are offered in a whiny guitar that gives the band one of their main characteristics.
Their version of “Summertime” or "Hey Joe" are one of the more unique covers of the era.
This album also gained notoriety for featuring all of the band members nude on the album's cover.
- Combination Of The Two
- I'm So Glad
- Greasy Heart
- Hey Joe
- White Room
- Hidariashi No Otoko
- Piece Of My Heart
- Stone Free
- Remi Aso ((Kyoko Wright) – Female Vocals
- Hiroshi Chiba – Male Vocals
- Hideki Ishima – Guitar, Sitarla
- Takeshi Hashimoto – Bass
- Katsuhiko Kobayashi – Lap Steel Guitar
- Yuya Uchida – Percussion, Backing Vocals
- Joji "George" Wada – Drums