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Indie band get big bucks and go gloriously mad
on 25 September 2000
The Lips signed to a major, got access to the kind of budget and facilities they'd never expected, and produced a fantastically over-ambitious psychedelic masterpiece. The opening track (Talkin' bout the..)sets the tone: it's weird and witty and beautiful. We've all heard albums with great opening tracks which thereafter went downhill fast, but "Hit..." just gets better. Other highlights, like "Halloween on the Barbary Coast" and "Frogs" push divergent envelopes in dazzling directions. If you came to the Lips via "The Soft Bulletin", please, please check out their back catalogue; they have been brilliant for at least a decade and a half, and "Hit..." is a great place to start.