17 May 2019
The eccentric Oklahoma rockers THE FLAMING LIPS released their magical and supreme longplayer THE SOFT BULLETIN today 20 years ago, on 17 May 1999. It was this unique, otherworldly, colorful, far-out, crazily inventive and kooky gang’s 9th LP.
ROLLING STONE wrote: “The eccentric Oklahoma outfit Flaming Lips serenely release another baffling, winning, neo-psychedelic recording. Densely textured, awkward but somehow melodic, The Soft Bulletin finds these pop oddballs with their poker-faced humor firmly intact… Their music isn’t, how you say, universally accessible, and the weirdness gets same-y, but no one
else has posited a parallel universe in which the Sixties and the Nineties exist simultaneously, allowing for a peculiarly convincing brand of monolithic robotic swirl.” – Full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: The Flaming Lips are The Wacky Wizards Of Oz Rock creating
a fairy tale universe with both elves and demons, with good ones and bad ones and other-worldly symphonies that transfer you to a never-never land full of rainbows on record and on stage. The most spectacular live band I ever witnessed.
NME had an recent interview with Wayne Coyne
the maestro of the stellar orchestra. Read it here.
THREE OF THE TOP TRACKS: The Gash / Race For The Prize / Waitin’ For A Superman
– THE GASH –
– RACE FOR THE PRIZE –
– WAITIN’ FOR A SUPERMAN –
ALBUM in full…
THE FLAMING LIPS: Website – Facebook – Discography