The flaming Lips are back

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by pinkrudy, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This new track goes back to soft bulletin days. best thing they have done in 20 years?



    radiohead was my fav current band in the late 90s but after kida i switched to coldplay for a brief year or two but the flaming lips took over quickly after coldplay released viva la vida.
     
  2. Echoes71

    Echoes71 Forum Resident

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    Almost sounds like an outtake from The Soft Bulletin. I admit that I’ve really lost touch with them over the years, but I like this.

    I wish Wayne would retire the boy-in-the-bubble shtick, though.
     
  3. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets

    Not bad. Pretty-sounding psych-pop is just one of the many colors of Flaming Lips music. It doesn’t define them, IMO.
     
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  4. Farthingscat

    Farthingscat Forum Resident

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    Me too and agree that’s a nice song.
     
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  5. MothMonsterMan

    MothMonsterMan I am a moth who just wants to eat your flag

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    Back? When were they gone?
     
  6. Tyler

    Tyler Forum Resident

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    I think it sounds fantastic, the melodies kind of remind of the Besnard Lakes track “The Specter”, and that’s not a bad thing.
    After almost two decades of near obsessive Flaming Lips collecting, their last collaboration “Deap Lips” is the only thing I’ve skipped.

    Really looking forward to their new album. In the meantime I’ll just spin “The Terror” again.
     
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  7. shug4476

    shug4476 Forum Resident

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    Interesting. I dropped out of buying their albums after At War With The Mystics where they seemed to take several wrong turns.

    I went to a 'Lips concert in Manchester, UK, where Wayne did the "boy-in-a-bubble" stunt.

    Classic Manchester crowd, somebody knifed the bubble and it quickly began deflating with him stuck in there...
     
  8. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    So...new album coming soon?.....
     
  9. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

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    wow....when the Lips want to they can deliver a sweet melody
     
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  10. tlake6659

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    On March 23, 2020, Drozd announced that the band's sixteenth studio album, titled American Head, is due for release in the summer.
     
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  11. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    With a title like THAT.....
    I..uh...I don't know how to complete that sentence...
    Let's just say....I want less 'jammy', and more 'weird-y'...
     
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  12. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    New Lips is always welcomed. I really love Oczy Mlody and The Kings Mouth and still play them often. Also, you can't go wrong with having Kacey Musgraves do background vocals on your song.
     
  13. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets

    On Colbert tonight.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. MothMonsterMan

    MothMonsterMan I am a moth who just wants to eat your flag

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  15. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    another song released. also in the vein of bulletin/yoshimi
    its not some wierd song. the past couple albums they put 1 or 2 normal songs and a bunch of instrumentals.
    lyrics are very interesting in this song.
     
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  16. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets

    It’s a love song I guess. I mean, I’m not sure that I’d ever be so devoted to another human being to the point that I’d call them “my religion”, but it’s an interesting point of view, surely.
     
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  17. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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  18. MothMonsterMan

    MothMonsterMan I am a moth who just wants to eat your flag

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    I'm certainly more devoted to my wife than I ever have been to any invisible deity. Another video came out today but I've already ordered the vinyl and think I'll hold off listening to any more until I can hear the album in full.
     
  19. Clucking

    Clucking Elixir of Life

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  20. dirkster

    dirkster Forum Resident

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    I love all three of the videos they’ve released so far from American Head. Those, plus the performance on Colbert’s show have me greatly anticipating the new album. Release date is 9/11 eh? I wonder what they’re up to with that.



    The boy in the bubble schtick may not be new, but it has a new poignancy to see them in quarantine gear while doing it.
     
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  21. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    I understand the WB 'shield' is no longer allowed at 'Warner Records', BUT.......
    That skeleton-in-the-triangle logo is pretty mediocre....
     
  22. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    I just got the UK version of The Soft Bulletin three minutes ago and it has the skeleton in the triangle on the cover now. Weird.
     
  23. VeeDub

    VeeDub Forum Resident

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    Obviously 9/11 stands out, but I don't think they're really "up to" anything. It lands on a Friday as the labels gear up for fall releases. Already have a number of items on my shopping list with this release date.
     
  24. VeeDub

    VeeDub Forum Resident

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    Is the skeleton just some variation on their Lovely Sorts Of Death music publishing logo, maybe?
     
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  25. VeeDub

    VeeDub Forum Resident

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    Looking forward to this. Haven't enjoyed the post-Embryonic albums as much as prior works, but that's an easy "complaint" as they were on fire in the '90s-'00s as far as I'm concerned. Have still liked at least parts of The Terror and most everything since.
     

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