Hit to Death in the Future Head
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|Hit to Death in the Future Head|
|Studio album by The Flaming Lips|
|Released||August 11, 1992|
69:04 (CD version)
|Producer||The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann|
|The Flaming Lips chronology|
Hit to Death in the Future Head is The Flaming Lips' fifth album and their debut album on Warner Bros. Records. It was released on August 5, 1992. It is also the first Flaming Lips album to receive a Parental Advisory warning, and was the only album of theirs to receive one until Oczy Mlody's release in 2017.
"Talkin' 'Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever)" was released as the lead track on the EP Yeah, I Know It's a Drag... But Wastin Pigs Is Still Radical to promote the album.
The title provided the inspiration for the name of the British band The Futureheads.
Recording and release
Recorded in 1991 by the same lineup that had been featured on In a Priest Driven Ambulance, the album's release was delayed for nearly a year due to the use of a sample from Michael Kamen's score for the film Brazil in the track "You Have to Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)", which required a lengthy clearance process. During the intervening period, both Nathan Roberts and Jonathan Donahue left the band (the latter resuming his duties in Mercury Rev). By the time of the album's release both Steven Drozd and Ronald Jones had joined, and performed on the subsequent tour.
The album is known for its particularly long hidden track at the end of the CD, consisting of a continuous burst of staccato noise, panning from channel to channel, lasting for nearly a half-hour. According to the band's website: "The CD features a joke eleventh track of a forty odd seconds loop repeating for about thirty-five minutes."
|1.||"Talkin' 'Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever)"||3:49|
|2.||"Hit Me Like You Did the First Time"||3:41|
|4.||"Felt Good to Burn"||3:21|
|5.||"Gingerale Afternoon (The Astrology of a Saturday)"||3:45|
|6.||"Halloween on the Barbary Coast"||5:42|
|7.||"The Magician vs. the Headache"||3:12|
|8.||"You Have to Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)"||3:55|
|10.||"Hold Your Head"||4:24|
- Ankeny, Jason. "Review: Hit to Death in the Future Head – The Flaming Lips". AllMusic. Retrieved June 21, 2010.