That is all.
In that case you should definitely get a ticket for Green Man and come and watch them in all their glory. Stunning live band.
Oh man, i iwsh i'd just discovered a band as great as Flaming Lips!
Clichéd I know, but it's worth it.
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart (1993)
Clouds Taste Metallic (1995)
The Soft Bulletin (1999)
All 4 of them are truly wonderful albums along with Embryonic. Most people also love Yoshimi but I find it a bit dull to be honest. Finally, if you don't see them live you're absolutely insane, no other band possesses the talent for sheer euphoria that The Flaming Lips do live. Watching them live is the equivalent of being injected with pure ecstasy for 2 hours.
But I love Yoshimi as much as the others.
As an aside, I saw yesterday that they've recently published a book about Zarieeka in the 33 1/3 series: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flaming-Lips-Zaireeka-33/dp/0826429017/
I know I'm old when that's their "earlier stuff" :(
we were talking about quite important stuff at first and the album was just in the background, but then conversation slowly started to peel away almost perfectly in sync with Wayne's kinda patchy vocals in the (still brilliant) opening slew of tracks becoming less prominent as the album progressed. By the one-two of Disintegrate/Sleeping night had fallen and we were progressing along the motorway in complete silence.
The single version of Waitin' For A Superman is possible the best song ever written, make sure you grab that!
I like it quite a bit.
fake blood. megaphones. giant fists. absolutely crap music. that's them in a nutshell. carry on.
until the 'crap music' bit. Never mind.
after the "soft bulletin" but everything from "Priest Driven Ambulance onwards is wonderful, especially "Hit To Death In The Future Head" and "Transmissions from the Satellite Heart" when they were making the transition from noise to pop, just perfect.
i've recently rediscovered them and got clouds tast metallic and transmissions just yesterday. as someone up there ^ said the early stuff is actually probably better, or i prefer it anyway. and all their stuff (or the vast majority) is on spotify. lovely.
He had a huge influence on their sound although he seemed to have a hard time creatively as he recovered from his drug addictions in the 00s, coupled with the pressures of the band hitting the mainstream (maybe that's an oversimplification). I haven't listened to the new album yet but I'll have to soon.
... definitely check out Zaireeka, it's great listening to the results of a project that almost destroyed the band... plus I believe it's highly collectable and a lot of fun if you try the experiment as it was intended.
or a download?
i wanna hear the songs.
I don't really listen to them enough now to call them that anymore but I really like everything from Priest Driven Ambulance to Yoshimi.
loved them to bits for a while. love love love. their new album is probably my favourite now. its like being dragged through a multi coloured, warm, mire.
I'm both scared and intruiged, but also glad that its been well resived cos it could have been a disaster after the last record.
the vocal grates me so much is actuall painful. it's a shame, as i think they'd be my sort of thing otherwise.
i'm really lost at work on IE without my spell checker. I can't even press reply properly.