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100 Flowers

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100 Flowers is the second incarnation of late 70s Los Angeles minimalists the Urinals. Composed of John Talley-Jones (vocals/bass guitar), Kjehl Johansen (guitar), and kevin barrett (drums), the trio decided that “the Urinals” wasn’t going over too well with the California proletariat, and reorganized in 1981 as 100 Flowers, after Mao Zedong’s 1956 socialist edict, “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend.”

100 Flowers feature a more angular, melodic approach and more competent musicianship than the Urinals, but share their affinity for “punk haiku” and short, rhythmic, propulsive outbursts.

The group released one single in 1982 (“Dyslexia” b/w “Mop Dub”), an album in 1983 (100 Flowers) and an EP in 1984 (Drawing Fire) before disbanding.

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