20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986–2006

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20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986-2006
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Compilation album by The Flaming Lips
Released March 27, 2006 (U.K.)
Recorded 1986–2006
Genre Indie rock
Length 67:24
Label Warner Bros.
Producer The Flaming Lips and Various
The Flaming Lips compilation chronology
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
(2002)
20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986-2006
(2006)
iTunes Originals - The Flaming Lips
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10) [1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.