This is Flaming Lips week. Bookended by their show at ACL last Sunday and their show at Hammerstein this Sunday. And I’ve been listening to The Lips pretty much non-stop all week. I started with In A Priest Driven Ambulance (1990) and worked up to At War With The Mystics (2006). What a great run of records.
But there’s one record in that run that stands out as a Nugget. It’s their 1993 release, Transmissions From The Satellite Heart.
The song everyone will know is She Don’t Use Jelly (this is a live version) and that is certainly a classic. It’s Josh’s favorite Lips song and he always requests it when I put on The Lips.
But my favorite songs on the record are the opener Turn It On, the classic Be My Head
(play it loud), and the wonderful Chewin The Apple Of Your Eye.
But every song on Transmissions is great. Do yourself a favor and give it a try.
The Flaming Lips are a special band. Their music and schtick is unique. Thank god they continue to make great music and tour around playing it for us in the way that only they can.
I can’t wait to see them Sunday night.