In a Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) is the fourth album by The Flaming Lips, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music). It is a concept album primarily focused on frontman Wayne Coyne's fascination with religion. It is generally considered among critics to be one of the best early period Flaming Lips albums. It is the first Flaming Lips album to feature Jonathan Donahue (also of Mercury Rev) and drummer, Nathan Roberts. This line-up would subsequently be signed by Warner Bros. Records and go on to record the follow-up album, Hit to Death in the Future Head
A music video for the song "Unconsciously Screamin" was shot at a religious theme park called Holyland in Waterbury,Connecticut and was directed by Jim Spring and Jens Jurgensen.
It was re-released as a CD with two bonus tracks on January 17, 1995, however the full name with subtitle appears only on the vinyl release.
It was also re-released in a 2xCD special edition in 2002; for more information on this version, see the entry for The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg. The first disc of this release, composed of the entire Priest album and numerous bonus tracks, was also released as a limited-edition two-record vinyl release on pink vinyl.
"Unconsciously Screamin'" was released as an EP in 1991 to promote the album. Two of the b-sides were featured as bonus tracks on the 1995 re-release.
In a Priest Driven Ambulance was reissued in 2005 on pink vinyl. The reissue is on 4 sides and contains the bonus tracks "Lucifer Rising", "Ma, I Didn't Notice", "Let Me Be It", "Drug Machine", and "Strychnine/Peace, Love, and Understanding". The cover has promotional photos and the inside sleeve has a story about the early Lips by Scott Booker.