20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986–2006
|20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986-2006|
|Compilation album by The Flaming Lips|
|Released||March 27, 2006 (U.K.)|
|Producer||The Flaming Lips and Various|
|The Flaming Lips compilation chronology|
|Pitchfork Media||(6.0/10) |
20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986–2006 is an updated version of the free compilation CD given away at the SXSW Film premier of The Flaming Lips documentary "The Fearless Freaks", a film by Bradley Beesley. It is a predominantly live compilation, recorded throughout the career of the Flaming Lips (between 1986 and 2003), though the first three tracks are recorded in the studio. These are: the introduction by Wayne Coyne, "Free Radicals" from the current album At War with the Mystics and "Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear", a previously unavailable track.
Some notable tracks contained on this compilation are "Shine on Sweet Jesus", a track recorded live with a short lived line-up which included Jonathan Donahue (of Mercury Rev), and current Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, also of Mercury Rev. There is also a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" (sung with the lyrics "Whole Lotta Satan"), which is played before "Cant Stop the Spring". The track "Sleeping on the Roof" is a live recording from the Flaming Lips' "Parking Lot Experiments" in 1996, where the band got some of their fans to play pre-recorded tapes (of music by the band) in their car stereos simultaneously.
|1.||"Waynes Intro.."Smoking a "J" with the Fearless Freaks"||2:13|
|2.||"Free Radicals" (from At War With The Mystics)||3:39|
|3.||"Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear"||5:04|
|4.||"With You" (from Hear It Is)||3:29|
|5.||"Whole Lotta Love/Can't Stop the Spring" (Led Zeppelin cover/from Oh My Gawd!!!)||5:50|
|6.||"Shine on Sweet Jesus - Jesus Song No. 5" (from In a Priest Driven Ambulance)||5:36|
|7.||"Space Age Love Song" (Flock of Seagulls cover)||3:59|
|8.||"Moth in the Incubator" (from "Transmissions From The Satellite Heart")||5:37|
|9.||"When You Smile/Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles*" (from Clouds Taste Metallic)||12:05|
|10.||"Sleeping on the Roof"||14:31|
|11.||"The Observer" (from The Soft Bulletin)||5:15|
* = Not mentioned on CD track list.
- Matt LeMay (2006-04-16). "The Flaming Lips: 20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986-2006 | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved 2011-09-14.