The Flaming Lips are known for their incredible psychedelic rock song-craft. Since 1983, this quirky but lovable band has captured the attention of faithful fans. Over time, The Flaming Lips have released seventeen albums including the popular Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002). It would seem that, as fans, we can’t get enough of Flaming Lips music. (Their last release, Oczy Mlody (2017) was crazy good!)

On April 20, Rhino (with Ryko) will reach deep for Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips. It will contain nineteen songs from the first lineup of the band. These songs have been remastered.

Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips

01. Bag Full Of Thoughts
02. Out For A Walk
03. Garden Of Eyes
04. Forever Is A Long Time
05. Scratchin’ The Door
06. My Own Planet
07. Killer On The Radio
08. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
09. Batman Theme
10. Handsome Johnny
11. Flaming Lips Theme Song 1983
12. The Future Is Gone
13. Underground Pharmacist
14. Real Fast Words
15. Groove Room
16. Jesus Shootin’ Heroin
17. Trains, Brains & Rain
18. Communication Breakdown
19. Summertime Blues

Further, on May 25, Rhino will also reissue the band’s first four studio sets (Hear It Is – 1986, Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips – 1987, Telepathic Surgery – 1989, In a Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) – 1990). These were released on the Restless label. This 6CD Box is being called Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990.

The 6CD Box will not only provide a fifth disc of rarities in fifteen tracks, and a sixth disc of The Mushroom Tapes, itself a heavily bootlegged set of Flaming Lips demos now being officially made available. ALL tracks are newly remastered. This box will also be digitally released.

CD5 (Rare Tracks):
01. Death Valley ’69
02. Thank You
03. Can’t Stop The Spring (Remix)
04. After The Gold Rush
05. Death Trippin’ At Sunrise
06. Drug Machine In Heaven  (Sub Pop 7” single)
07. Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding
08. Lucifer Rising
09. 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

CD6 (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


By MARowe