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PostSubject: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 13:53

Are an incredible band!

Buy all their albums!

Go see them live!

Do it TODAY!
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 15:50

nvr heard of em
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 15:55

scratch

I cant believe it. They are the finest band around. You should go an get a copy of The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots IMMEDIATELY!
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 15:57

lol, ok, will do
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 17:01

"Yoshimi" is a fantastic album - thanks for reminding me!

To my shame I've heard almost nothing else by them apart from "This Here Giraffe", "She Don't Use Jelly" and "Talkin' 'Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues" which I heard on a John Peel show in the very early '90s.
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 17:42

You would definitely enjoy Soft Bulletin then, it is considered to be their masterpiece and is often voted best album of the 90s. (Pitchfork gave it a perfect 10! not many bands get that).

Their older stuff is equally fantastic but perhaps less accessible. Unfortunately thier latest album, At war with the mystics is a little poor by their high standards.

Their live show has to be seen to be believed. Amazing. Like a giant6 party.
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 18:14

YESSSS! Love me some Flaming Lips! I have seen 'em live twice and both shows were beyond awesome. And russycarps is 100% on target about their concerts. Their live shows are like the best party you've ever been to, on steroids, multiplied by a bazillion. Very Happy I think they get unfairly knocked/dismissed by a lot of people who may only know them for She Don't Use Jelly. They have soooo many excellent songs and they have one of the most unique and creative approaches to songwriting, recording and live performing of any band out there, for my money.
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 18:27

hooray for you chrissie I couldnt have put it anymore perfectly!

I was gonna link to one of their shows on youtube but it doesnt come even 0.0001% close to what it's like to be there. EVERYONE in the crowd just has the biggest, stupidest grin on their face throughout. Love love LOVE wayne! ......and steven michael and kliph too of course.

And the best thing of all is I'll be seeing them in london in July. WOOOOOOOOOOO!
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 18:34

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I was gonna link to one of their shows on youtube but it doesnt come even 0.0001% close to what it's like to be there. EVERYONE in the crowd just has the biggest, stupidest grin on their face throughout.

Yeah, I bought UFOs at the Zoo the second it hit the shelves, just to relive the joy of the Lips live moments, but you just can't, can ya? You have to be there.

And you're going in July? Lucky you -- wish I was seeing them again soon... *jealous*
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 18:37

That would have been an awesome show to be at huh. And they finished with Lover Yer Brain! Amazing performance of it too.

They must be playing florida this year again surely?? You ever go to the flaming lips messageboard?
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 08 Apr 2008, 18:47

Last time I checked there were no FL dates; mostly festivals thru the summer, but maybe after fest season is over they'll do some shows of their own. I haven't been on the Flips board for a few years. When I'm online, it's usually MySpace to keep up with bands I like and to find fellow music lovers to chat with.
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 15 Apr 2008, 00:50

Flaming Lips fan here too.

My kids are obsessed with "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots". They sing along and act out all the songs. It's very amusing to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 15 Apr 2008, 03:10

Outstanding! You are a fine parent, Topaz, and your children are obviously quite gifted. Smile My kid only knows a few songs, but she can identify Wayne's voice and face pretty well, so we're getting there.

Yoshimi is going to be a Broadway musical, BTW...it's already in the works, for anyone who didn't already know. It's being directed by Des McAnuff, who brought the Who's Tommy to Broadway and it will be written by Aaron Sorkin (writer on The West Wing). They announced this about a year ago and I haven't heard anything since... don't know if they're any closer to completing it or not, but if they ever do, I will definitely save up to see that. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 15 Apr 2008, 11:15

Yes, I heard that too, Chrissie!

It seems very fitting, yes?
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 15 Apr 2008, 15:29

I think it'll make a great musical. Wonder if there'll be any space bubbles, confetti bombs or laser pointers involved, though...might be weird to hear Lips music in a live setting without all the party atmosphere!
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Sun 11 May 2008, 14:47

I bloody love them, i just posted the lyrics from "Do You Realize" in another thread.

I've got The Soft Bulletin, At War With The Mystics, Yoshimi and Transmissions From A Satellite Heart .

All are fantastic in their own way and i fully intend to buy all the other albums too, it's just getting around to it that i seem to struggle with...
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Sun 11 May 2008, 21:16

I'd heard Zaireeka from a friend, but I recently got Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Nice stuff Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Sun 11 May 2008, 22:48

Dabamash wrote:
nvr heard of em

Seriously?

I spent a whole gig on stage with the Flaming Lips, at the Barrowland.

It was amazing.

I was a bunny rabbit Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Thu 12 Jun 2008, 11:23

I'm SO jealous!!! It's another band I would really love to see live Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Wed 25 Jun 2008, 21:44

Ah, I love the FLips too. Saw 'em a few years back in Blackpool's Empire Ballroom on a wild Oct night. Wayne seemed to be very taken with gigging in a 'bizarre' seaside resort off-season next door to the largest Mirrorball in the world! There were aliens and Santas on stage that night alien

You're right about everyone grinning like mad throughout though: Their gigs really are like the best New Years Eve party ever...

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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Tue 22 Jul 2008, 23:12

Saw them this past weekend at Camp Bestival in Dorset and they were stunning. Unfortunately the curfew at 11PM (on a Saturday in summer ffs) cut them short but they were still magnificent. You have to see this band before you die!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Thu 02 Jul 2009, 07:45

Just thought I'd let you all know - They're touring in November and tickets go on sale tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Thu 02 Jul 2009, 10:45

Ticky you're a star! Thanks for posting that x

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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Fri 03 Jul 2009, 13:01

Do you realise are probably one of the best lyrics EVER!!!
I really love them and btw. Wayne doesn't look that bad either! Very Happy Have to post one on the cold showers.... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming Lips   Sat 04 Jul 2009, 09:54

Got my tickets for Birmingham first thing Friday morning. Anyone else going there?
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