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19/08/2012

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 19 August 2012

This week's featured album is by sisters Wendy and Bonnie Flower.

Flower by name and by nature, the sisters began recording their own ethereal sounds after performing in a psychedelic group called Crystal Fountain. In 1969, aged just 17 and 13 years old respectively, Wendy and Bonnie released Genesis - the first, and last, album they recorded together.

Now seen as a cult classic, and in high demand due to its limited copies, Genesis has found fans in Stereolab, Jarvis Cocker and Andy Votel. The Super Furry Animals also opened their 2003 album, Phantom Power with the Flower sisters' track, By The Sea.

The sisters both went on to pursue musical careers, but never recorded together again. In 2007, Wendy Flower told BBC Manchester: "It means so much to me when people tell me how much this music Bonnie and I created so long ago means to them today. It never ceases to surprise me.".

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for The Peddlers

    The Peddlers On A Clear Day

    Three On A Cell, CBS

  • Image for Woodpecker Wooliams

    Woodpecker Wooliams Dove

    The Bird School Of Being Human, Robot Elephant Records

  • Image for Wendy & Bonnie

    Wendy & Bonnie The Winter Is Cold

    Genesis, Skye Records

  • Image for Wendy & Bonnie

    Wendy & Bonnie The Paisley Window Pane

    Skye Records

  • Image for Suck Susan

    Suck Susan Blood Smear

    No Head In the Helmet, Daddy Tank Records

  • Image for Hummin Human

    Hummin Human Au Lac Roque

    Rotherham Retousled

  • Image for Burial

    Burial Street Halo

    Street Halo, Hyperdub

  • Image for John Gregory & His Orchestra

    John Gregory & His Orchestra Jaguar

    TV Sound And Image, Soul Jazz Records

  • Image for Wendy & Bonnie

    Wendy & Bonnie By The Sea

    Genesis, Skye Records

  • Image for Wendy & Bonnie

    Wendy & Bonnie Cover Our Child

    Genesis, Skye Records

  • Image for trioVD

    trioVD Fill It Up With Ghosts

    Fill It Up With Ghosts, Babel Label

  • Image for Matching Mole

    Matching Mole Immediate Curtain

    Matching Mole, CBS

  • Image for Alexander Tucker

    Alexander Tucker Phantom Rings

    Old Fog, ATP Recordings

  • Image for Dr. Strangely Strange

    Dr. Strangely Strange Horse Of A Different Hue

    Halycon Days, Hux Records

  • Image for Cosa Brava

    Cosa Brava Lucky Thirteen

    Ragged Atlas, Intakt Records

  • Image for Old Man Gloom

    Old Man Gloom The Forking Path

    No, Hydra Head Records

  • Image for Howard Skempton

    Howard Skempton In Tandem

    Noszferatu: Drempel, NMC Recordings Ltd

  • Image for Richard Schneider

    Richard Schneider Hello Beach Girls

    Dreamlike Land, Harvest

  • Image for H.P. Lovecraft

    H.P. Lovecraft The Drifter

    Dreams In The Witch House (The Complete Philips Recordings), Philips

  • Image for Ihsahn

    Ihsahn Misanthrope (Recorded Live For The Radio 1 Rock Show)

  • Image for Wendy & Bonnie

    Wendy & Bonnie Story Of A Conventional Man

    Genesis, Skye Records

  • Image for Augustus Pablo

    Augustus Pablo East Of The River Nile

    East Of the River Nile, Message

  • Image for Autechre

    Autechre Acroyear II

    LP5, Warp Records

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