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
Tracklisting click track to read more
- 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)
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
A pretty gruesome affair
- Apr 5, 2012
US band are recording their own version of the Manchester act;s iconic debut
Band previously worked with US pop star on their album 'The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends'
The band's SXSW performance of 'The Terror' is put online
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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The test begins now
I thought I was smart, I thought I was right
I thought it better not to fight
As logic stands you couldn't meet a man
Who's from the future
But logic broke as he appeared he spoke
About the future
One, two, three, four
Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face?
Do you realize we're floating in space?
And I can understand if you still feel sad
Though it's hard to see its true possibilities
I had forgiven you for trickin' me again
But I have been tricked again
Into forgivin' you
I was waiting on a moments
But the moment never came
All the billion other moments
Were just slipping all away
In the morning I awake
And I couldn't remember
What is love and what is hate
The calculations error
Her name is Yoshimi - she's a black belt in karate
Working for the city - she has to discipline her body -
Cause she knows that it's demanding to defeat these
Evil machines - I know she can beat them -
The name is Yoshimi
She's a black belt in karate
Working for the city
She has to discipline her body
Unit three thousand twenty one is warming
Makes a humming sound when its circuits duplicate emotions
And a sense of coldness detaches
As it tries to comfort your sadness
(except for Incoherent Babbling and occasional Screaming)