2021 Charity Shop Purchases 1 - The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
Saturday 1st May 2021 saw my first visit to a charity shop this year and gave me my first opportunity of the year to tick the CCM raison d'etre box. Fortunately it was a good haul but I suspect that I may struggle to match the 2020 total of 74.
I've had The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips for a while and have never really felt the urge to explore further. However, I was not about to turn down the opportunity to pick up their next one 2006's At War with the Mystics on Warner Brothers for a pound.
My first impressions are mixed. One or two like those below stood out but I suspect it may take a few listens before confirming whether it is bombastic pop brilliance as the blurb on the sticker from Filter Magazine would have it. Defo a keeper though.
Being the Flaming Lips the song titles are fairly ridiculous. The official titles for the two featured below are:
Free Radicals ( A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber) and
It Overtakes Me /The Stars are so Big...I am so Small ...Do I Stand a Chance? I'll settle for the abridged versions.