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"American Head" by The Flaming Lips
« on: September 15, 2020, 10:16:54 AM »
I'm on my second go around of this today and it's getting better with each listen.

"Flowers Of Neptune 9" is the prettiest song I've heard them do in ages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxUXT6nEYFY and "My Religion Is You" is a lovely end to the album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g8QTpvY5_Y

I really enjoyed their last LP "The King's Mouth" with Mick Jones' weird narration. It was a nice break from the tunes-less previous 3 (or so) LPs. 

Re: "American Head" by The Flaming Lips
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 05:32:32 PM »
It's really good isn't it, it feels like they are properly back after many years of experimental albums. Agree with the review somewhere that said it's the best since The Soft Bulletin in 1999.


Re: "American Head" by The Flaming Lips
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 09:19:57 PM »
Ahh I remember falling in love with The Soft Bulletin back in 1999, it was at the height of my Mercury Rev obsession. Unfortunately I developed a severe dislike for Wayne Coyne's vocals to the point that I can't listen to any of their stuff anymore. I still like the early Mercury Rev records though as my dislike of those kind of vocals did not extend to Jonathan Donahue's.

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Re: "American Head" by The Flaming Lips
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 09:30:57 AM »
They were playing it in Fopp in Glasgow last weekend. It sounded terribly whiny and samey. I wouldn't play it to a dying dog.

Nice cover tho'.

Re: "American Head" by The Flaming Lips
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 08:00:47 PM »
Talking of the Rev, See You On The Other Side was 25 years old yesterday. Played it to death in the late ‘90s and still play it now. Loved Yerself Is Steam, Boces and that.

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Re: "American Head" by The Flaming Lips
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 11:38:24 PM »
Always felt Mercury Rev could have been as big as the Flaming Lips had Jonathan not become very hippyish and totally lost his edge. It's probably true of Grasshopper as well.

I haven't enjoyed a Flaming Lips album since Yoshimi but I'll probably still give this a listen.

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