Instant Gratification: Flaming Lips, “After The Goldrush”

Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Flaming Lips - Seeing the Unseeable

For much of the world at large, the career of The Flaming Lips might as well have started in 1995, i.e. when they took to the stage of The Peach Pit After Dark for their performance of “She Don’t Use Jelly” on the long-running teen drama Beverly Hills 90210...and, yes, that really happened. In reality, the band first started kicking around Oklahoma City a dozen years earlier, releasing indie albums, slowly but surely raising their profile to such a degree that they finally secured a deal with Warner Bros. Records in 1991.

As you may already be aware, Rhino and Warner Bros. have teaming up to celebrate the long, wide, and incredibly varied career of The Flaming Lips, and we kicked off that celebration back on April 20 with the release of SCRATCHING THE DOOR: THE FIRST RECORDINGS OF THE FLAMING LIPS, a 19-track compilation containing music from the band’s original lineup, i.e. back when Mark Coyne was still on vocals, and with all of the tunes remastered from original sources by producer David Fridmann and a pair of Lips: Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins.

On June 29, we continue the cel-Lips-bration with… Actually, we’ll pause for just a moment to allow you ample time to wince, but whenever you’re reading to continue reading, here’s what we wanted to tell you about that date: we’ll be releasing SEEING THE UNSEEABLE: THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE FLAMING LIPS 1986-1990, a 6-CD set which includes the band’s four albums for Restless Records – HEAR IT IS (1986), OH MY GAWD!!!... THE FLAMING LIPS (1987), TELEPATHIC SURGERY (1989) and IN A PRIEST DRIVEN AMBULANCE (WITH SILVER SUNSHINE STARES (1990) – as well as two discs worth of rarities.

First, here’s the track listing for SEEING THE UNSEEABLE:

Disc One: Hear It Is
1. "With You"
2. "Unplugged"
3. "Trains, Brains and Rain"
4. "Jesus Shootin' Heroin"
5. "Just Like Before"
6. "She Is Death"
7. "Charlie Manson Blues"
8. "Man From Pakistan"
9. "Godzilla Flick"
10. "Staring At Sound/With You (Reprise)"

Disc Two: Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips
1. "Everything's Explodin'"
2. "One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning"
3. "Maximum Dream For Evil Knievel"
4. "Can't Exist"
5. "Ode to C.C. (Part I)"
6. "The Ceiling Is Bendin'"
7. "Prescription: Love"
8. "Thanks To You"
9. "Can't Stop The Spring"
10. "Ode To C.C. (Part II)"
11. "Love Yer Brain"

Disc Three: Telepathic Surgery
1. "Drug Machine In Heaven"
2. "Right Now"
3. "Michael, Time To Wake Up"
4. "Chrome Plated Suicide"
5. "Hari-Krishna Stomp Wagon (Fuck Led Zeppelin)"
6. "Miracle On 42nd Street"
7. "Fryin' Up"
8. "Hell's Angel's Cracker Factory"
9. "U.F.O. Story"
10. "Redneck School Of Technology"
11. "Shaved Gorilla"
12. "The Spontaneous Combustion Of John"
13. "The Last Drop Of Morning Dew"
14. "Begs and Achin'"

Disc Four: In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares)
1. "Shine On Sweet Jesus - Jesus Song No. 5"
2. "Unconsciously Screamin'"
3. "Rainin' Babies"
4. "Take Meta Mars"
5. "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain"
6. "Stand In Line"
7. "God Walks Among Us Now - Jesus Song No. 6"
8. "There You Are - Jesus Song No. 7"
9. "Mountain Side"
10. "What A Wonderful World"

Disc Five: Restless Rarities
1. "Death Valley '69"
2. "Thank You"
3. "Can't Stop The Spring" - Remix
4. "After The Gold Rush"
5. "Death Trippin' At Sunrise"
6. "Drug Machine In Heaven" - Sub Pop 7" version
7. "Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding"
8. "Lucifer Rising"
9. "Ma, I Didn't Notice"
10. "Let Me Be It"
11. "She's Gone Mad Again"
12. "Golden Hearse"
13. "Stand In Line"
14. "I Want To Kill My Brother; The Cymbal Head"
15. "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain"

Disc Six: The Mushroom Tapes
1. "Take Meta Mars"
2. "Mountain Side"
3. "There You Are"
4. "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain"
5. "Rainin' Babies"
6. "Unconsciously Screamin'"
7. "Stand In Line"
8. "God's A Wheeler Dealer"
9. "Agonizing"
10. "One Shot"
11. "Cold Day"
12. "Jam"

Now that you’ve seen the tracks and you’re getting excited, here’s some good news – and some instant gratification – to hold you over until June 29: you can check out one of the tracks right now!

And after you’ve listened to “After The Goldrush,” go forth and pre-order your very own copy of SEEING THE UNSEEABLE!.


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