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The Flaming Lips
« on: 31 Aug 2007, 15:04 »

Due to a friend, I've recently gotten into The Flaming Lips.  They were one of those bands that I knew and that people praised but that, for whatever reason, I never listened to.  Well, that streak ended for me when I heard The Soft Bulletin at work.  Guys, it's fucking amazing! Anyways, in light of these new feelings, I want you kids to do me a favour: talk about The Flaming Lips! Rank the albums in order or outstandingness, compliment/badmouth Wayne Coyne, tell funny concert tripping out stories, whatever.

Alright, have fun.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #1 on: 31 Aug 2007, 15:35 »

Flaming Lips are probably one of my favorite bands of all time, and The Soft Bulletin ranks up there with some of the best CDs I own.

I'd rank the four I own in this order, from top to bottom.

1. The Soft Bulletin
2. Clouds Taste Metallic
3. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
4. At War With the Mystics
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #2 on: 31 Aug 2007, 15:42 »

went i went to see the Flipz play in some little town in the middle of nowhere pensylvania i hoped the fence to the stage before the show and wayne was setting up, my friend and i walked over and he just got off the stage and greeted us. so awesome great guy, just like a normal person too.

Greatest concert and maybe day of my life
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #3 on: 31 Aug 2007, 15:42 »

Honestly? I'd only say Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi are really worth checking out. That last album was terrible.

Obviously, Zaireeka if you're prepared to listen to it 'properly', which I doubt you are.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #4 on: 31 Aug 2007, 15:47 »

oh and

1.soft bulletin
2.yoshimi
3 hit to death in the future head
4 Bad Days EP
5 Clouds Taste Metalic
5.5 Fearless Freaks Soundtrack (just for enthusiasm for life defeats....)
6. At War with the mystics
7 Hear it is
8 Transmissions from the satelite heat
9 Zaireeka
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #5 on: 31 Aug 2007, 16:09 »

if anyone wants i can sendspace a fully mixed zaireeka
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #6 on: 31 Aug 2007, 16:40 »

I was just about to start a similar thread myself. I've been a fan for about a year, but it wasn't until the owner of my favourite record shopo started talking about them that i really got into them. This guy's been known to set up the four players in the shop to play Zaireeka to the customers. I still don't have all the albums but am getting there- so i haven't sorted out any favourites yet. I think Transmissions is a really underated album though. If there's one concert i want to see before i die it is undoubtedly the lips. Speaking of which i ordered in my copy of UFO's at the Zoo bout a week ago and can't wait to watch it.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #7 on: 31 Aug 2007, 21:48 »

The Flaming Lips are one of those bands that I get really drunk and sing.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #8 on: 31 Aug 2007, 22:19 »

Zaireeka was not nearly worth the effort.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #9 on: 31 Aug 2007, 22:26 »

As far as albums I own and have heard go.

1. The Soft Bulletin
2. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
3. Clouds Taste Metallic
4. Transmissions From the Satellite Heart
5. At War With the Mystics

 I own a copy of Zaireeka but haven't listened to it yet.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #10 on: 31 Aug 2007, 23:36 »

I found out the other day that the wonderful 'Zaireeka' is out of print. What the hell Warner Brothers? How could you let this happen?!

This post is correct.

Zaireeka was not nearly worth the effort.

This post is wrong.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #11 on: 01 Sep 2007, 04:00 »

yay!!! my name/email address is flaming lips influenced. tangerine being the first flips song i ever heard.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #12 on: 01 Sep 2007, 04:02 »

I found out the other day that the wonderful 'Zaireeka' is out of print. What the hell Warner Brothers? How could you let this happen?!

This post is correct.

Zaireeka was not nearly worth the effort.

This post is wrong.

This post is correct
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #13 on: 01 Sep 2007, 07:53 »

I got to see the Flaming Lips this summer.  It was one of the best shows I've ever seen, just behind Daniel Johnston.  I couldn't even see the band but, it didn't even fucking matter.  I was enthralled by the hundreds of orange balloons and confetti raining over the crowd.  It's is a very wasteful but, entertaining show.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #14 on: 01 Sep 2007, 13:12 »

I also went through a Flaming Lips phase, but I also still listen to them.
I've just exhausted the amount of material I want to purchase from them.
1.Clouds Taste Metallic
2.In A Priest Driven Ambulance
3.Hit To Death In The Future Head
4.The Soft Bulletin
5.Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
6.At War With The Mystics
To be honest though, there's definitely a big gap in love of album when you pass number three.
And I was also really let down by At War With The Mystics, which is the only one I have downloaded, that I don't own.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #15 on: 02 Sep 2007, 09:09 »

i have every piece of flaming lips material except the most recent album, i've not heard it but i'm told it's a waste of time and money which is a shame.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #16 on: 02 Sep 2007, 10:24 »

you know the new one is far from amazing but it really isnt terrible by any stretch of the word, its basicaly Yoshimi+pop
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #17 on: 02 Sep 2007, 10:35 »

I still have it in a folder buried away on a CDR somewhere. You get to pick 3 tracks from that album to 're-sell' me the Flaming Lips. If it's good, I'd really like to know how I listened to it wrong.

Go.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #18 on: 02 Sep 2007, 14:08 »

I'm pretty sure he meant you had to use three tracks from At War With The Mystics.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #19 on: 02 Sep 2007, 19:05 »

1) Soft Bulletin
2) Yoshimi
3) Clouds
4) Mystics
5) Transmission
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #20 on: 02 Sep 2007, 21:15 »

I don't like the album that much either, but it isn't awful. It's just not great.
I'll give your request a shot.
How about: Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung, My Autumn Cosmic Rebellion, and The Wizard Turns On..
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #21 on: 02 Sep 2007, 21:23 »

"Mr. Ambulance Driver" for Christ's sake.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #22 on: 03 Sep 2007, 08:42 »

He asked for three! Johnny's right though, that's a good song.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #23 on: 03 Sep 2007, 14:02 »

I found out the other day that the wonderful 'Zaireeka' is out of print. What the hell Warner Brothers? How could you let this happen?!

I have the spliced 'Zaireeka' and it still sounds like a mess to me.

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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #24 on: 03 Sep 2007, 14:06 »

I like the Flaming Lips a lot. Or, I used to. I think every time I get one of their albums I expect it to be weirder and druggier than it is. Granted I have only listened to Satellite Heart era forward, but all of those albums are worth a listen. I don't think their last one was that bad, despite my friend telling me it was crap, but I was drunk all the times I heard it, so maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #25 on: 04 Sep 2007, 04:33 »

Tommy is trying to say "It's a glorious mess," which are my feelings exactly.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #26 on: 04 Sep 2007, 07:08 »

A glorious mess is what critics have described my lonely Friday nights as.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #27 on: 04 Sep 2007, 12:16 »

This is probably the one discography I've ever acquired where I still listen to pretty much every album. Yoshimi especially, but that's a given.

Zaireeka is excellent too, you just have to give it a chance to offer you it's supple bosoms. D:
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #28 on: 04 Sep 2007, 14:44 »

Has anyone here heard the Yeah Yeah Yeah Song in Anatropous Reflex? It's on the W.A.N.D. ep and it is way creepy and slow and FUCKING AWESOME-way better than the version on At War with the Mystics.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #29 on: 05 Sep 2007, 03:16 »

Stop slagging off At War with the Mystics its a good CD. I went to see them last year the funny thing was the SECC (Scottish Exhibition centre) wouldn't let them put their lasers up they were afraid that someone might lose an eye!
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #30 on: 05 Sep 2007, 04:35 »

Tommy you are going to be the best cranky old man ever.
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #31 on: 05 Sep 2007, 07:10 »

I love the Lips. I saw them on New Years in Madison Square Garden with Wilco and Sleater-Kinney a few years ago. Best show of my life.

Has anyone seen the new DVD that just came out? U.F.O.s at the Zoo - Live at the Oklahoma City Zoo... I hear it's supposed to be spectacular, so I'm buying it this weekend.
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