Preview: The Flaming Lips to Release Their Early Recordings Along With a Box of Albums From 1986-1990

Artist: Flaming Lips
Title:
  • Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips
  • Seeing the Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990
Release Date:
  • April 20, 2018 (Scratching the Door)
  • May 25, 2018 (Seeing the Unseeable)
Label: Rhino/Ryko
Format(s):
  • 1-CD (Scratching the Door)
  • 6-CDs (Seeing the Unseeable)
  • Digital (both)
For the first five years of their recording careers, the Flaming Lips recorded for Restless Records before finally signing with Warner Brothers in 1992. During that time, the released five albums along with a couple of EPs and numerous singles.

Their pre-Warner Brothers output is being collected on two new albums from Rhino/Ryko starting on April 20 with Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips. The single-disc set compiles nineteen tracks from their non-album output including six from The Flaming Lips EP (1986), eight from Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid (2002 compilation of early recordings), four from 2nd Cassette Demo (1983) and one from the CD edition of Hear It Is (1986).

Then, on May 25, its the six-CD set Seeing the Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990 which includes the albums 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), a disc of rarities and The Mushroom Tapes.

Track List:

Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips
  • Bag Full of Thoughts
  • Out for a Walk
  • Garden of Eyes
  • Forever is a Long Time
  • Scratchin’ the Door
  • My Own Planet
  • Killer On the Radio
  • Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
  • Batman Theme
  • Handsome Johnny
  • Flaming Lips Theme Song 1983
  • The Future Is Gone
  • Underground Pharmacist
  • Real Fast Words
  • Groove Room
  • Jesus Shootin’ Heroin
  • Trains, Brains & Rain
  • Communication Breakdown
  • Summertime Blues

Seeing the Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990

Disc 1 (Hear It Is)
  • With You
  • Unplugged
  • Trains, Brains and Rain
  • Jesus Shootin’ Heroin
  • Just Like Before
  • She is Death
  • Charlie Manson Blues
  • Man from Pakistan
  • Godzilla Flick
  • Staring At Sound/With You (Reprise)
Disc 2 (Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips)
  • Everything’s Explodin’
  • One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning
  • Maximum Dream for Evil Knievel
  • Can’t Exist
  • Ode to C.C. (Part I)
  • The Ceiling is Bendin’
  • Prescription: Love
  • Thanks to You
  • Can’t Stop the Spring
  • Ode to C.C. (Part II)
  • Love Yer Brain
Disc 3 (Telepathic Surgery)
  • Drug Machine In Heaven
  • Right Now
  • Michael, Time to Wake Up
  • Chrome Plated Suicide
  • Hari-Krishna Stomp Wagon (Fuck Led Zeppelin)
  • Miracle On 42nd Street
  • Fryin’ Up
  • Hell’s Angel’s Cracker Factory
  • U.F.O. Story
  • Redneck School of Technology
  • Shaved Gorilla
  • The Spontaneous Combustion of John
  • The Last Drop of Morning Dew
  • Begs and Achin’
Disc 4 (In a Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares))
  • Shine On Sweet Jesus – Jesus Song No. 5
  • Unconsciously Screamin’
  • Rainin’ Babies
  • Take Meta Mars
  • Five Stop Mother Superior Rain
  • Stand In Line
  • God Walks Among Us Now – Jesus Song No. 6
  • There You Are – Jesus Song No. 7
  • Mountain Side
  • What a Wonderful World
Disc 5 (Restless Rarities)
  • Death Valley ’69
  • Thank You
  • Can’t Stop the Spring (Remix)
  • After the Gold Rush
  • Death Trippin’ At Sunrise
  • Drug Machine In Heaven (Sub Pop 7″ Version)
  • Strychnine/Peace, Love and Understanding
  • Lucifer Rising
  • Ma, I Didn’t Notice
  • Let Me Be It
  • She’s Gone Mad Again
  • Golden Hearse
  • Stand In Line (Alternative Version)
  • I Want To Kill My Brother; The Cymbal Head
  • Five Stop Mother Superior Rain (Alternative Version)
Disc 6 (The Mushroom Tapes)
  • Take Meta Mars
  • Mountain Side
  • There You Are
  • Five Stop Mother Superior Rain
  • Rainin’ Babies
  • Unconsciously Screamin’
  • Stand In Line
  • God’s a Wheeler Dealer
  • Agonizing
  • One Shot
  • Cold Day
  • Jam


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