Although only drummer Mit
Witchitwatee is actually Thai by nationality,
“flow” (that is the correct way to spell
it, all in the small vernacular) were
formed in Thailand and have certainly
captured the Thai spirit. In their first
self produced full length C.D. they have
produced a bunch of brilliantly performed
songs whilst being fun and likeable.
The other 3 quarters of “flow” are talented
vocalist Rick Montembeault, whose uniquely
expressive vocals carry you from song
to song driving the chorus’s into your
head, whilst being one of the few vocalists
in modern rock that actually bothers to
sing the songs so you can actually understand
what the song is about. A welcome relief
in this day of “Kid Rock” and such forth.
The other two are twins Peter and Roland
(Breez to his friends) Fleischhacker.
Peter on bass forms with Mit a very solid
rhythm section which gives the whole album
a groove that runs through it, dragging
you toe tapping along from song to song.
But star of the show is the man Breez
on lead guitar. Opening song “Being In
The Flow” has a pleasant funky beginning
driven along by a punchy bass line and
Rick’s vocals. However, as soon as the
chorus comes along and Breez’s lead guitar
kicks in you know you are listening to
a C.D. that’s just a little bit special.
Then, when the guitar solo rips your head
off leaving you for dead, the action starts
Of the 12 songs of this collection of
Seeds (that are sure to grow on you!)
there is plenty of variety from the lonesome
Ballard of “The Hardest Thing” to the
impossibly fast garage punk of “Like A
Gun” with the totally over the top lyrics
“My barrel’s fully loaded my hammers fully
the last time I exploded somebody’s world
it looks like I’m on safety, when I go
off you’ll be shocked,
I’m like a gun and I go bang”.
This marvelous C.D. was recorded by “flow”
at Heaven Records and Doux Studios Bangkok
with all the songs written by Rick Montembeault.
It is presently available at Tower Records
(soon to become the Warehouse Company).
This is the sort of music that should
be played all over Thailand in the Rock
‘n’ Roll bars. This week Thailand, next
week the world.
Mott the Dog wishes “flow” all the best
in their travels.
For those of you who would like to know
more about “flow”, where and when they
are gigging in your area, please look
up their website at
Pawed by Mott The Dog
Remastered by Ella Crew