The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
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Release date: 12 April 2006
...try to name another band who have lasted ten albums, each one more visionary than the last. Can't, can you?...
Flaming Lips albums have always come like musical missives from the 'Twilight Zone', uniting Wayne Coyne's starry-eyed magical realist story-telling with their quest to bend and redefine the very nature of the pop sound. They've never cared about capturing the zeitgeist or revisiting their early '90s one-hit wonder commercial heyday - and that's part of their...
- Jul 9, 2002
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- Fight Test
- One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
- Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
- Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2
- In the Morning of the Magicians
- Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
- Are You a Hypnotist??
- It's Summertime
- Do You Realize??
- All We Have Is Now
- Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia)
Tales of intergalactic warfare help revive Wayne Coyne’s melodic juju
- Nov 22, 2013
It’s not a good trip, exactly, but the Lips’ experiments in loveless desolation are as uplifting as they are terrifying
- Apr 2, 2013
Full of pouty, krunky bits
- Apr 30, 2012
The record will be made available on November 29 as part of the group's Black Friday releases
The 'Lip$ha' LP has been called off, according to Wayne Coyne
The track comes from a joint four-track covers EP from the two bands
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots: Wikipedia Album Entry
It was announced in March 2007 that the album is to be made into a Broadway musical by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and director Des McAnuf. Frontman Wayne Coyne said of the plot:
“There's the real world and then there's this fantastical world. This girl, the Yoshimi character, is dying of something. And these two guys are battling to come visit her in the hospital. And as one of the boyfriends envisions trying to save the girl, he enters this other dimension where Yoshimi is this Japanese warrior and the pink robots are an incarnation of her disease. It's almost like the disease has to win in order for her soul to survive. Or something like that.”
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