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  • Vinyl (27 Feb. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B006UREP30
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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By A Customer on 9 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is perhaps one of the flaming lips' best works. Although rawer and less produced than the soft buletin, it is no means inferior. What you have here is a wonderful collection of inventive, raw, powerful and hilarious songs. Every song is a stand-out moment, although she don't use jelly is perhaps the best, based around a totally infectious riff and containing some of the most humorous lips lyrics. Go buy this album! its also a great album to get high to...
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This album is a real grower. With each extra listen, the songs that at first seemed weaker reveal themselves as great. 'She Don't Use jelly' is by no means the highlight.
In the Lips canon, this is probably not the album to start off with, but fans of their other stuff will find a lot to appreciate here. The highlight is album closer 'Slow Nerve Action', a gloriously frazzled guitar line making way for the quietly melodic verse, which seems like listening to the music of space. It is one of the best songs ever, put simply.
It is also hard to begrudge a small affection for 'Chewing The Apple of Your Eye', its slight nature recalling great moments like the final track on 'The Velvet Underground'.
This is hwat American 'alternative' guitar badns are all about; experimentation that never gets in the way of melody and a sense of fun. The Lips are one of the great bands of the last ten years. Buy this album.
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By Tim on 28 April 2015
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Along the same lines as the previous year's Hit To Death In The Future Head but without all the extra instrumentation. Oh, and better songs! Their big US hit She Don't Use Jelly is on here and is a fairly good indication of what to expect. They never sounded as happy and upbeat as they did in this era and songs such as the chirpy opener Turn It On, the gorgeous love rocker Be My Head and Moth In The Incubator with it's amazing uplifting coda demonstrate this. It's also guitarist Ronald Jones' debut and the otherworldly sounds he gets from his instrument were the group's biggest asset at this time, and in my opinion they were never as good after he left (bar The Soft Bulletin). File under Essential Lips.
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As a result of Bevis and Butthead - and a bizarre appearance on Beverly Hills 90210 - Transmissions from the Satellite Heart became the album that finally brought The Flaming Lips to the attention of the record buying public at large. Their previous album, 1991's brilliant Hit to Death in the Future Head had set a template for the music featured herein, but now, we had the addition of experimental guitarist Ronald Jones and their soon-to-become creative lynchpin Steven Drozd replacing Jonathan Donahue and Nathan Roberts respectively, to further the evolution of The Lips from an acid-tinged slacker act, into something closer to alternative rock. As a result, Transmissions remains an important component in the band's eventual evolution; leading on from Hit to Death towards the pop brilliance of 1995's masterwork Clouds Taste Metallic, and their critically acclaimed 1999 opus, The Soft Bulletin.

The standout tracks include the opening burst of nonsensical pop, Turn it On, a song to rank alongside previous opening highlights like Shine On Sweet Jesus from In a Priest Driven Ambulance and Talkin' Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever) from Hit to Death. The song is indicative of the overall style of the album as a whole, with the pop smarts of Drozd enlivening the creative juices of the Lips iconic front man Wayne Coyne - who once again offers his abstract and occasionally disturbed ruminations on the world with songs like Pilot Can at the Queer of God and Oh My Pregnant Head - as Jones adds all manner of bizarre guitar effects that complement the simple melodies lurking beneath.
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whereas, later on in their career with the soft bulletin and yoshimi, the flaming lips create groundbreaking masterpieces,this is an ear breaking masterpiece! The lips create an awsome and bombastic sound, full of bizzare and wonderful noises. each song on here is lighthearted and fun, even towards the end of the album, with the apocolyptic 'when yer twenty two' and 'slow nerve action' still underpinned by a strange sense of deviousness! sort of like denis the menace with a rocket launcher. however this album has its sweet and sentimental moments, 'be my head' still remains as one of my favourite ever love songs, though im sure its about lsd or something. pilot can at the queer of god is genius, and of course, 'she dont use jelly' still makes me want to cover my face in marmite and eat snails.

this album is the flaming lips at their most lighthearted, fun and noisiest. (great areoplane music!) this album feels like the best summer you could never remember, because you ate too much jahjoo fruit, or something like that.

i adore this record.
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A little problem with the album just before, was the lack of different sounds and variety. This, following 'Hit to Death in the Future Head',has a wonderful supply of different styles and ideas and even weirder lyrics to match this outstanding musical 'noise'.
Highlights to this album (in my opinion) has to be the tracks; 'She don't use Jelly' and 'Moth in the Incubator' To round it up, it's just hard-hitting popular sounding rock that twists in the middle, beginning and end. Lots of variation, lot's of excellence.
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