|Clouds Taste Metallic|
|Produced by The Flaming Lips and Dave Fridmann|
|Released on September 19, 1995|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
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K ronomyth 7.0: CUMULUSCIOUS. There are 13 songs on this disc, a crossroads at 13th Street pictured on the inner sleeve, and if you can vouch for these things through your own personal copy of Clouds Taste Metallic then you know there’s nothing unlucky about it. Words like “acid bubblegum” get bandied about until they lose their meaning, but The Flaming Lips really give the acid bubblegum crowd something to chew on here. Imagine Syd Barrett, Camper Van Beethoven, Butthole Surfers, Beach Boys, everything beautiful and bizarre, acid casualties come back to life as kind and loving zombies, surreality and cerebral unreality, all of it cohabiting in the off-kilter mind of a kid named Coyne who plays guitar like he’s got a two-pound pick and sings like Neil Young in need of an inhaler. It should be a nightmare and it is: a wonderful, technicolor nightmare of acid rock, shiny junk, surf pop and glammish distortion. The first time I heard this, I thought they were just being strange for strange’s sake. Five listens later, I’ll be darned if my little freak flag wasn’t flying at the prospect of “Psychiatric Exploration of the Fetus With Needles” or “Brainville” or “Evil Will Prevail” rolling around again. I’d go to bed at night, and “Christmas At The Zoo” or “Bad Days” would creep into my mind like a rogue radio wave after the lights went out. If the idea of CVB or TMBG playing Piper at the Gates of Dawn grabs you by the short ones and says Khmeer, then you need to put your head in these Clouds.
|45911-2 back sleeve|
WAYNE COYNE -- guitar, vocals
STEVEN DROZD -- drums
MICHAEL IVINS -- bass
RONALD JONES -- guitar
Dave Fridmann -- engineer, remix (13)
The Flaming Lips -- remix (13)
J. Michelle Martin -- photos
Gwen Dobbs -- photos
FATE, Discorporated -- design
Mooneyham -- computer poo
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|US/UK/GER||September 19, 1995||Warner Bros.||CD||45911-2|
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