» » The Move - Fire Brigade c/w Cherry Blossom Clinic

The Move - Fire Brigade c/w Cherry Blossom Clinic flac album

The Move - Fire Brigade c/w Cherry Blossom Clinic flac album
  • Performer The Move
  • Title Fire Brigade c/w Cherry Blossom Clinic
  • Date of release 1968
  • Country UK
  • Style Psychedelic Rock, Mod
  • Other formats VQF AU WAV AA VOC AIFF XM
  • Genre Rock / Pop
  • Size MP3 1945 mb
  • Size FLAC 1680 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 635

Move is the debut album by The Move, released on the Regal Zonophone label. The only one which was recorded by the group’s initial line-up before bassist Ace Kefford left, it includes both sides of their third and fourth singles ("Flowers in the Rain" and "Fire Brigade"). Flowers in the Rain" was the first ever song played on Radio 1 in September 1967 by Tony Blackburn.

Cherry Blossom Clinic" was written by Roy Wood, who used wah-wah on it. The original runs to around 2 minutes 35 seconds, but later a new version was recorded - "Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited" - which runs to around 7 minutes 40 seconds. This includes inter alia snatches of "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring. More songs about insanity. More songs with trees in the title. More songs with wah-wah guitar. More songs from 1967. Lyrics to Cherry Blossom Clinic.

Cherry Blossom Clinic" is a song by British rock band The Move. The song tells the story of a man slipping into madness and what he imagines as he hallucinates in his clinic room. The song features a string and brass arrangement by Tony Visconti. Keeping with the theme of madness, a line in the song about a "teatray in the sky" is a reference from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

The Move sounded so new that their 1968 debut still sounds unusual, ping-ponging between restless, kaleidoscopic pop and almost campy salutes to early rock & roll, punctuated by the occasional foray into the English countryside and, with the closing "Cherry Blossom Clinic," psychic nightmare. Much of this oddity can be ascribed to Roy Wood, the only member to write, but the Move were certainly a collective, sounding just as off-kilter and distinctive on the aforementioned oldies covers and their version of Moby Grape's "Hey Grandma" as they do on their originals

Cherry blossom clinic bonus tracks 14. You’re the one I need 15. Winter song (previously unreleased) 1. Fire brigade 15. Mist on a monday morning 16. Cherry blossom clinic 17. Vote for me (alternate take) 18. Night of fear (alternate take) 19. Disturbance (un-dubbed version) 20. Fire brigade (un-dubbed early piano). Disc three: BBC sessions january 1967 – january 1968. 1. you better believe me 2. night of fear 3. stop, get a hold of myself.

Erscheinungsdatum 2009. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen0. Recorded live at WFMU on the Cherry Blossom Clinic 12/20/2008. Fix Me, Ski Bunny.

The move - fire brigade (UK 1972 12" vinyl album) music for pleasure mfp 5276. The tiring journey ends with "Cherry Blossom Clinic" (not to be confused with the exciting extended version they recorded for the "Shazam" LP), an incredibly over-produced mess with a plethora of blaring, tinny brass guaranteed to induce multiple migraines. I'm sure they were trying to be hip and psychedelic in an "All You Need is Love" kinda way but they failed miserably. I meant no permanent harm and still hope we can have a beer together sometime.


A Fire Brigade 2:21
B Cherry Blossom Clinic 2:30


  • Written-By – Roy Wood


Seven Single

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RZ 3005 The Move Fire Brigade ‎(7", Single, 4-P) Regal Zonophone RZ 3005 UK 1968
914 The Move Fire Brigade ‎(7", Single) A&M Records 914 US 1968
FSS 541 The Move Fire Brigade ‎(7", Single) Stateside FSS 541 France 1968
GR 103 The Move Fire Brigade ‎(7", Single) Regal GR 103 Greece 1968
LSS 619 The Move Fire Brigade ‎(7", Single) Stateside LSS 619 Spain 1968

Talk about The Move - Fire Brigade c/w Cherry Blossom Clinic

South African release with B-side “Cherry Blossom Clinic” only available on 45 on this issue. There are rumours of a miss-press released in the UK, with “Cherry Blossom Clinic” on one side (label saying something else), but I have yet to see/hear one. I believe this recording might have been taken from the LP master as input volume is a bit low and the sound therefore slightly muffled.