The Flaming Lips | Christmas at the Zoo
The Lips are preparing three records to commemorate the band’s 30th anniversary out November 29th. Expect some copies of each to go on sale at select stores this week, with additional copies to follow in December.
1) First there’s a re-issue of their debut 12”, some copies being packaged with a chocolate skull and brain.
2) Then there’s a 7” of the Lips first demo tape (previously available as disc 1 bonus tracks on “Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid”).
3) Most notable is the release of the Lips second demo tape - never officially released in any form - on blue 7”. There’s 2000 copies, about 20 of which are being packaged with the group’s “Fuck You Frog.” This is an extremely rare tape recorded September 14, 1983.
The artwork, tracklists and more details for each of these three 30th anniversary releases is outlined here.
In addition to the three 30th anniversary records discussed above there’s also…
4) Peace and Paranoia (12″ split EP with Tame Impala with multi-color vinyl designs by New Fumes; click link for full EP stream and more details)
"The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down…What A Sound" is the official title of a new remake of The Stone Roses’ entire debut LP in stores next week. Credited to “The Flaming Lips and Friends,” among the contributors are New Fumes, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Foxygen, Polica, Peaking Lights, HOTT MT and others. 500 vinyl will be available for Record Store Day Black Friday. For a stream of “I Am The Resurrection” along with the tracklist, pictures of the multi-color vinyl (each copy is a special, one of kind design), a video of the studio sessions, photos and the full story of the making of the LP visit here.
A slew of Flaming Lips projects have been confirmed for the next few months, including an EP with Tame Impala in October and six new songs in association with the film Ender’s Game in November. Visit here for detailed previews of each – complete with all known tracklist details, photos, quotes from the band, release dates, and more.