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mrfiresky



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:34    Post subject: the flaming lips Reply with quote

God i love the flaming lips

i saw them this week with two lips virgins and they were amazing as always..

and i love new album embryonic as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's right you know.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much as I love The Lips, and i really have for about ten years, I think Embryonic is an abomination. Very aptly named as it sounds like 18 half ideas in demo form. I'd have rather they spent another year or two and turned them into something special.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I take it you won't be buying the limited edition three disc 'furry' box set which includes the album in 'fuller form' as they had to edit the 18 tracks down for the single CD....?

Come on Kris it's only 39.99 and you can listen to all the songs you already hate, but for another half an hour.....!!


Seriously it's a grower...took me about 8 listens but I really love it now....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact 'Embryonic' is fucking ace.

Not easy to get into but once you do it's full of lovely tuneful and challenging bleeps and drums and fuzzy bass noises, with nicely buried melodies.

In fact the album it reminds me of most is our very own bravcaptain's AFM.

The only downside is that I thought i'd sorted out my top 10 for the decade and now have to re-evaluate.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrfiresky wrote:

In fact the album it reminds me of most is our very own bravcaptain's AFM.



What?! Shocked


*Thinks for a little while*



er.... what?!

Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 13:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew you'd agree.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 18:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I really like Embryonic too - much better than the last proper one which I thought was a bit stale...

What did people think of the Christmas on Mars soundtrack/film by the Lips?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 07:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard it yet...it's on my to do list!

However, I did buy "The Fearless Freaks" DVD and watched it last night. That was fantastic a proper documentary of the band.... tough (but good) upbringing, drugs, brothers all in and out of prison...and Wayne still lives "In the Ghetto" in Oklahoma (well he did in 2004)

The set for Christmas from Mars is in his back yard and constitutes lots of stuff he has scrounged from fields and building sites etc...he was trying to keep Steven off drugs for long enough to complete the project but had pretty much resigned himself at the time of filming that he (steven) was going to die...

Like I say fantastic stuff and the 2 disc set is 5.99 delivered from HMV.......as you can see i'm going through a Flaming Lips phase (again)

i remember Martin banging on about the lips when he was in The Boos in the 90's and I bought 'Transmissions from the Satellite Heart' and 'Clouds taste metallic' on his recommendation....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 21:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering my experience of Flaming Lips only goes back as far as 'Soft Bulletin', 'Yoshimi' and 'At War..' I don't know how valid my opinion will be! Besides, I've had 'Zaireeka' and 'Christmas on Mars' on my shelf for a while and I've yet to even open either!

As for 'Embryonic', I'll agree it's a very challenging listen but there are definitely bits I've loved listening to as well as bits that have made me feel uncomfortable. I guess that's part of it's appeal, though: where it should go left, it goes right; and where it should go right, it goes diagonally backwards then punches you repeatedly in the balls and laughs in your face. I think it's brilliant.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 00:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

agreed that its a pretty fantastic, layers of sound filled tastic album.
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