Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell

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Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
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EP by The Flaming Lips
Released November 18, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Indie rock
Length 33:12
Label Warner Bros.
Producer The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann, Scott Booker
The Flaming Lips EP chronology
Fight Test
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
It Overtakes Me
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 7/10[2]
Robert Christgau (dud)[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]
Uncut 4/5[5]

Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell is an EP by The Flaming Lips, released on Warner Bros. Records in late 2003.

It was released while At War With the Mystics, the full length follow up to Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, was being recorded. Despite being named after the Yoshimi... album track "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell", the song is not the 'lead' track and doesn't even appear in its original form, rather as two club-oriented remixes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Assassination of the Sun" 4:25
2. "I'm a Fly in a Sunbeam (Following the Funeral Procession of a Stranger)" 3:13
3. "Sunship Balloons" 4:04
4. "Do You Realize??" (The Postal Service Remix) 4:02
5. "Ego Tripping (Ego In Acceleration)" (Jason Bentley Remix) 5:32
6. "Ego Tripping" (Self-Admiration with Blow-Up Mix) 6:34
7. "A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn't So)" 5:17


  1. ^ Rovi. "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell - The Flaming Lips : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi Inc. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Flaming Lips: Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell EP | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2003-11-20. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Flaming Lips". Robert Christgau. Robert Christgau. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Hoard, Christian; Walters, Barry (27 November 2003). "Rolling Stone : The Flaming Lips: Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 6 January 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Flaming Lips – Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell". Uncut. Time Inc. UK. February 1, 2004. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 

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