Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)

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Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)
Studio album by
StudioSunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
GenreAlternative rock
ProducerT Bone Burnett
Sam Phillips chronology
Martinis & Bikinis
Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)
Zero Zero Zero

Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop) is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Phillips. The album's subtitle is a quote from the film The Producers.


Omnipop was a critical and commercial flop, selling only about a quarter as many copies as its predecessor, Martinis and Bikinis,[1] and receiving several negative reviews from music critics.[2][3] In one such review, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Caro wrote that the album's "lyrics are more pronouncements than personal revelations, and [Phillips'] observations are less insightful than broad and ornery."[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[5]
Chicago Tribune2/4 stars[4]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(dud)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sam Phillips except where noted.

2."Plastic Is Forever"3:31
3."Animals on Wheels"3:17
4."Zero Zero Zero!"3:41
5."Help Yourself"3:05
6."Your Hands"6:58
7."Power World"3:49
9."Where Are You Taking Me"3:34
10."Compulsive Gambler":48
11."Faster Pussycat to the Library!"2:30
12."Slapstick Heart" (Sam Phillips, Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe)5:07




  1. ^ Foster, Ken (June 12, 2002). "The ghost of pop". Salon. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Kim, Wook (August 23, 1996). "Omnipop Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  3. ^ a b CG: Sam Phillips
  4. ^ a b Caro, Mark (September 19, 1996). "Sam Phillips Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop) Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Gardner, Elysa (August 18, 1996). "Record Rack". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  7. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Sam Phillips: Omnipop". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on March 29, 2001. Retrieved November 27, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)". AllMusic. Retrieved June 12, 2019.