Transmissions from the Satellite Heart

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Transmissions from the
Satellite Heart
Transmissions from the satellite heart album cover.jpg
Studio album by The Flaming Lips
Released June 22, 1993
Recorded January – February, 1993
Genre Alternative rock, noise pop, neo-psychedelia, noise rock
Length 43:04
Label Warner Bros.
9 45334-2
Producer The Flaming Lips, Keith Cleversley
The Flaming Lips chronology
Hit to Death in the Future Head
(1992)Hit to Death in the Future Head1992
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
Clouds Taste Metallic
(1995)Clouds Taste Metallic1995
Singles from Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
  1. "She Don't Use Jelly"
    Released: October 1993 / August 1994
  2. "Turn It On"
    Released: April 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[4]

Transmissions from the Satellite Heart is The Flaming Lips' sixth album, released in 1993. Its fourth track, "She Don't Use Jelly", is notable for being The Flaming Lips' first charting radio hit, after its video was featured on the MTV show Beavis and Butt-Head, nearly a year after the album's release. "Turn It On" was also a moderately-successful single, and also had two different music videos, one of which was shot at a laundromat. The album marked the departure of Jonathan Donahue (to Mercury Rev) and Nathan Roberts, and the addition of guitarist Ronald Jones and drummer Steven Drozd.

The EP Due to High Expectations... The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles for Your Balloons was released the following year to promote the album and featured live versions of "Chewin the Apple of Your Eye" and "Slow•Nerve•Action". The EP's cover art was also similar to that of Transmissions from the Satellite Heart.

As of August 2002 it has sold 300,000 copies worldwide according to Spin magazine. [6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Flaming Lips except where noted.

1."Turn It On"4:39
2."Pilot Can at the Queer of God"4:16
3."Oh My Pregnant Head (Labia in the Sunlight)"4:06
4."She Don't Use Jelly"3:40
5."Chewin the Apple of Your Eye"3:52
7."Be My Head"3:15
8."Moth in the Incubator"4:12
9."Plastic Jesus" (Ed Rush, George Cromarty) (listed as "★★★★★★★" on all packaging)2:18
10."When Yer Twenty Two"3:34


  • Wayne Coyne – vocals, guitar
  • Steven Drozd – drums, keyboards, guitar, vocals
  • Michael Ivins – bass, backing vocals
  • Ronald Jones – guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith Cleversley – recording engineer, mixing engineer


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Transmissions from the Satellite Heart – The Flaming Lips". AllMusic. Retrieved May 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Flaming Lips: Transmissions from the Satellite Heart". NME: 34. June 19, 1993. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (October 28, 1993). "Transmissions From The Satellite Heart". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 3, 2018. 
  4. ^ Kot, Greg (2004). "The Flaming Lips". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 300. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ Perry, Andrew (August 1993). "The Flaming Lips: Transmissions from the Satellite Heart". Select (38): 100. 
  6. ^ Derogatis, Jim (25 August 2002). "First Band On Mars". Spin. Retrieved 2 May 2018.