History Music / FlamingLips

2nd Jan '17 9:19:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Early in their career, they had a tendency to reference or sample Music/TheBeatles - ''Oh My Gawd!!!'' has Beatles samples as {{Bookends}} ("Everything's Explodin'" begins with a sample of "Revolution 9", namely YokoOno saying "if... you become naked"; "Love Yer Brain" ends with a faint background loop of John Lennon singing "Turn off your mind, relax" from "Tomorrow Never Knows"), "Out For A Walk" seems to take it's clip of "La Marseillaise" straight from the intro of "All You Need Is Love", and "The Spontaneous Combustion Of John" quotes from "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" ("Like the first time Captain Marvel zapped him right between the eyes")

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** Early in their career, they had a tendency to reference or sample Music/TheBeatles - ''Oh My Gawd!!!'' has Beatles samples as {{Bookends}} ("Everything's Explodin'" begins with a sample of "Revolution 9", namely YokoOno Music/YokoOno saying "if... you become naked"; "Love Yer Brain" ends with a faint background loop of John Lennon singing "Turn off your mind, relax" from "Tomorrow Never Knows"), "Out For A Walk" seems to take it's clip of "La Marseillaise" straight from the intro of "All You Need Is Love", and "The Spontaneous Combustion Of John" quotes from "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" ("Like the first time Captain Marvel zapped him right between the eyes")
28th Dec '16 6:56:54 AM TrippyDippy
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* ''Oczy Mlody'' (2017)
2nd Dec '16 10:20:27 AM Xtifr
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'''The Flaming Lips''' are an AlternativeRock band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They formed in 1983 and have become one of the most well known cult bands of the past 30 years. They began as a punk band but became more and more eclectic and [[PsychedelicRock psychedelic]] with the passing years. They also moved from indie labels to Creator/WarnerBrosRecords early in TheNineties, where they've remained since.[[note]]Their contract with Warners expired in 2011, which inspired the band to put out [=EPs=] of new material almost every month of that year. They re-signed their contract with the label in early 2012.[[/note]]

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'''The The Flaming Lips''' Lips are an AlternativeRock band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They formed in 1983 and have become one of the most well known cult bands of the past 30 years. They began as a punk band but became more and more eclectic and [[PsychedelicRock psychedelic]] with the passing years. They also moved from indie labels to Creator/WarnerBrosRecords early in TheNineties, where they've remained since.[[note]]Their contract with Warners expired in 2011, which inspired the band to put out [=EPs=] of new material almost every month of that year. They re-signed their contract with the label in early 2012.[[/note]]
8th Nov '16 9:52:10 AM comicalArchitect
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Amongst their most acclaimed work - both critically and commercially - is 1999's ''[[Music/TheSoftBulletin The Soft Bulletin]]'', which critics compared to ''[[Music/PetSounds Pet Sounds]]'' for its multi-layered, 'Wall of Sound' style production and poignant subject matter, as well as its 2002 follow-up ''Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'', which includes "Do You Realize??", the official State Rock Song of their home state of Oklahoma.

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Amongst their most acclaimed work - both critically and commercially - is 1999's ''[[Music/TheSoftBulletin The Soft Bulletin]]'', which critics compared to ''[[Music/PetSounds Pet Sounds]]'' for its multi-layered, 'Wall of Sound' style production and poignant subject matter, as well as its 2002 follow-up ''Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'', which includes "Do You Realize??", which was once the official State Rock Song of their home state of Oklahoma.
26th Feb '16 9:50:39 PM BadSplice
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* ChristmasSpecial: Sort of.

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* ChristmasSpecial: ''Christmas On Mars'', Sort of.



** Followed up by ''With A Little Help From My Fwends'' a cover album of ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''.



* [[LesserStar Garfunkel]] / NobodyLovesTheBassist: despite being [[TheQuietOne the least visible member of the band]], and [[DreadfulMusician not being able to play during the band's inception]], Michael Ivins manages to somewhat avert this. He's since evolved in a competent instrumentist admired for his cool bass tones, mostly achieved through a vast array of pedals, and has a career as a sound engineer, both with the Lips and other bands.

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* [[LesserStar Garfunkel]] / NobodyLovesTheBassist: despite Despite being [[TheQuietOne the least visible member of the band]], and [[DreadfulMusician not being able to play during the band's inception]], Michael Ivins manages to somewhat avert this. He's since evolved in a competent instrumentist admired for his cool bass tones, mostly achieved through a vast array of pedals, and has a career as a sound engineer, both with the Lips and other bands.



*** Not to mention the 24 hour song that was packaged via usb inside an ACTUAL HUMAN SKULL.

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*** Not to mention the 24 hour song that was packaged via usb inside an ACTUAL '''ACTUAL HUMAN SKULL.SKULL'''.
21st Jan '16 8:11:11 AM CassandraLeo
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Amongst their most acclaimed work - both critically and commercially - is 1999's ''[[Music/TheSoftBulletin The Soft Bulletin]]'', which critics compared to ''[[Music/PetSounds Pet Sounds]]'' for its multi-layered, 'Wall of Sound' style production and poignant subject matter, as well as its' 2002 follow-up ''Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'', which includes "Do You Realize??", the official State Rock Song of their home state of Oklahoma.

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Amongst their most acclaimed work - both critically and commercially - is 1999's ''[[Music/TheSoftBulletin The Soft Bulletin]]'', which critics compared to ''[[Music/PetSounds Pet Sounds]]'' for its multi-layered, 'Wall of Sound' style production and poignant subject matter, as well as its' its 2002 follow-up ''Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'', which includes "Do You Realize??", the official State Rock Song of their home state of Oklahoma.
15th Jan '16 2:21:22 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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* ''Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'' (2002)

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* ''Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'' ''Music/YoshimiBattlesThePinkRobots'' (2002)
14th Jan '16 10:17:20 PM CassandraLeo
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* LoudnessWar: Nearly everything from ''Zaireeka'' onwards is [[http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/year?artist=flaming+lips badly brickwalled]], though ''At War with the Mystics'', ''The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends'', and their cover of ''Dark Side of the Moon'' stand out as the worst full-length releases at [=DR4=]. The ''Peace Sword'' EP, at [=DR3=], is even worse. Even the "demastered" version of ''The Soft Bulletin'', which you might expect to be an aversion of this trope, is still affected ([=DR6=], and still badly clipped). Many of the vinyl editions also have clipped masters. On the plus side, the [=HDTracks=] version of ''Yoshimi'' is mostly unaffected at [=DR11=].

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* LoudnessWar: Nearly everything from ''Zaireeka'' onwards is [[http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/year?artist=flaming+lips badly brickwalled]], though ''At War with the Mystics'', ''The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends'', and their cover of ''Dark Side of the Moon'' stand out as the worst full-length releases at [=DR4=]. The ''Peace Sword'' EP, at [=DR3=], is even worse. Even the "demastered" version of ''The Soft Bulletin'', which you might expect to be an aversion of this trope, is still affected ([=DR6=], and still badly clipped). Many of the vinyl editions also have clipped masters. On the plus side, the [=HDTracks=] version of ''Yoshimi'' is mostly unaffected at [=DR11=].[=DR11=]; on the minus side, it's a mixdown of the 5.1 DVD mix to stereo and some people find it unlistenable.
14th Jan '16 9:52:39 PM CassandraLeo
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* LoudnessWar: Nearly everything from ''Zaireeka'' onwards is [[http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/year?artist=flaming+lips badly brickwalled]], though ''At War with the Mystics'' and their cover of ''Dark Side of the Moon'' stand out as the worst full-length releases at [=DR4=]. The ''Peace Sword'' EP, at [=DR3=], is even worse. Even the "demastered" version of ''The Soft Bulletin'', which you might expect to be an aversion of this trope, is still affected ([=DR6=], and still badly clipped). Many of the vinyl editions also have clipped masters. On the plus side, the [=HDTracks=] version of ''Yoshimi'' is mostly unaffected at [=DR11=].

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* LoudnessWar: Nearly everything from ''Zaireeka'' onwards is [[http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/year?artist=flaming+lips badly brickwalled]], though ''At War with the Mystics'' Mystics'', ''The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends'', and their cover of ''Dark Side of the Moon'' stand out as the worst full-length releases at [=DR4=]. The ''Peace Sword'' EP, at [=DR3=], is even worse. Even the "demastered" version of ''The Soft Bulletin'', which you might expect to be an aversion of this trope, is still affected ([=DR6=], and still badly clipped). Many of the vinyl editions also have clipped masters. On the plus side, the [=HDTracks=] version of ''Yoshimi'' is mostly unaffected at [=DR11=].
14th Jan '16 9:51:33 PM CassandraLeo
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* LoudnessWar: Nearly everything from ''Zaireeka'' onwards is [[http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/year?artist=flaming+lips badly brickwalled]], though ''At War with the Mystics'' and their cover of ''Dark Side of the Moon'' stand out as the worst full-length releases at [=DR4=]. The ''Peace Sword'' EP, at [=DR3=], is even worse. Even the "demastered" version of ''The Soft Bulletin'', which you might expect to be an aversion of this trope, is still affected ([=DR6=], and still badly clipped). Many of the vinyl editions also have clipped masters.

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* LoudnessWar: Nearly everything from ''Zaireeka'' onwards is [[http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/year?artist=flaming+lips badly brickwalled]], though ''At War with the Mystics'' and their cover of ''Dark Side of the Moon'' stand out as the worst full-length releases at [=DR4=]. The ''Peace Sword'' EP, at [=DR3=], is even worse. Even the "demastered" version of ''The Soft Bulletin'', which you might expect to be an aversion of this trope, is still affected ([=DR6=], and still badly clipped). Many of the vinyl editions also have clipped masters. On the plus side, the [=HDTracks=] version of ''Yoshimi'' is mostly unaffected at [=DR11=].
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