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4.0 out of 5 stars
Flaming Joss Stick!, 11 July 2003
This is a tremendoues album indeed. It may have a toilet on the front cover but the music is anything but crap. Being A Soft Bulletin era fan and having got into the band through seeing them support Mercury Rev twice in 99, the thought of a lips/rev collaboration was mouth watering. There are obvious traces of Rev here through Jonathan Donohue's screaming pyschedelic guitars. A must for any fan of early Rev. :/ Oh, the flaming lips are pretty good too! :/ The first couple of tracks kick off in a pretty rockin way, tracks 3 and 4 are not the best but from Gingerale Afternoon onwards this album really kicks off. The drumming patterns and the way these songs are driven are great to listen to if you like pyschedelic fuzz guitar rock. By the time The magician vs the headache launches into overdrive, you will have turned this CD up pretty loud (or you should do). Autopsy of the devils brain is a sad and lovely song, just get this album and play it loud. Then get Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev. Quite simply the lips are a unique, intruiging and fascinating band. See them live if you can, they put on a great show. This band is genius, they make all other bands eat figs. I have spoken.