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Tuesday, 2 June 2015
She's a Black Belt in Karate
I recently heard Yoshimi by The Flaming Lips when I was in a restaurant in St Andrews with Mrs CC and her mother.
Given the context it took me a wee while to place it. Somewhat inexplicably Part 2 did not feature.
Uncut declared Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots to be the greatest album released in the magazine's lifetime yet only lists it as the 11th best album of the 00's. Go figure. Rolling Stone has it at number 27.
To me it is like the curate's egg - good in parts and I feel that The Soft Bulletin is pretty much on a par with it.
It does however contain the great pop song Do You Realize??. I heard this played at a funeral which was incredibly moving given it's subject matter.
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt 1
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt 2