Flaming Lips - Telepathic Surgery - Blue Vinyl - 2005 Issue - 1989 Exp Alt Rock 2LP

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Flaming Lips - Telepathic Surgery

Label: Plain Recordings
Cat#: plain113
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Blue Vinyl
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Blue Vinyl

Cover: VG++
Record: VG++ (listen to our copy)
Inner Sleeves: VG+ VG++ two inch bend bottom corner
Vinyl only reissue of their exploratory heavy-rock LP from 1989.

Country: US
Originally Recorded: 1989
Released: 16 Dec 2005
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


A1 Drug Machine In Heaven 2:11
A2 Right Now 3:55
A3 Michael, Time To Wake Up 0:30
A4 Chrome Plated Suicide 5:39
A5 Hari-Krishna Stomp Wagon (Fuck Led Zeppelin) 3:54
A6 Miracle On 42nd Street 2:36

B1 U.F.O. Story 6:33
B2 Redneck School Of Technology 2:55
B3 Shaved Gorilla 2:54
B4 The Spontaneous Combustion Of John 0:52
B5 Last Drop Of Morning Dew 1:59
B6 Begs And Achin' 4:17

C Hell's Angel's Cracker Factory 16:25


Liner Notes [November 2005] – Michael Ivins


(p)&© 1989 Rykodisc.

Telepathic Surgery began life as a concept album, the band initially set out to create a thirty minute sound collage. The plan was later scrapped; however, the remnants of this original idea are evident within the album's loose, meandering structure and the epic "Hell's Angel's Cracker Factory". The album is named after a line from the Flaming Lips song "Chrome Plated Suicide".

"Chrome Plated Suicide" stands out as one of the group's most accomplished early recordings, possibly due to being based on Guns N' Roses' critically acclaimed "Sweet Child o' Mine".

Sub Pop asked the group to record "Drug Machine in Heaven" for their 'single of the month' series. It was retitled as "Drug Machine" and is the group's first official single. The 'A-side' was backed with "Strychnine/What's So Funny (About Peace, Love and Understanding)" a cover of "Strychnine" by The Sonics and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" by Brinsley Schwarz, but based on the Elvis Costello and the Attractions cover version.

The Lips continued their spaced-out journey with their 3rd album, Telepathic Surgery, in 1989. Next to Oh My Gawd!, this is definately one of the weirdest Lips albums. The cover is also priceless: a man standing in front of a barren field, holding a hubcap to his face.

The stand-out tracks include:

1. the brief but strange "Spontaneous Combustion Of John" and "Shaved Gorilla"

2. the hilarious "UFO Story" where Wayne tells the band about his encounters with UFOs as a kid, complete with a beautiful piano ballad stuck right in the middle.

3. "Chrome-Plated Suicide", which deserved to be a chart-topper

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Format 2LP
Label Plain Recordings
Color Blue