The Flaming Lips – Hit to Death in the Future Head (1992/2017) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Flaming Lips – Hit to Death in the Future Head (1992/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:09:09 minutes | 777 MB | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Experimental, Indie Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Records

With Hit to Death in the Future Head, the Flaming Lips make the leap to major-label status as though it were the moment they’ve been waiting for all their lives. Though not as conceptually tight as In a Priest Driven Ambulance, the album is no less cohesive or imaginative, and in its way serves as the bridge between the band’s noisier, more hallucinatory indie work and the acid-bubblegum aesthetic perfected on their later Warner Bros. albums. Nowhere are the band’s pop smarts more evident than on “The Sun,” which freely quotes Carole King’s “So Far Away,” or on the undeniably catchy “Gingerale Afternoon (The Astrology of a Saturday)” and “Frogs”; tracks like “Felt Good to Burn” and “Halloween on the Barbary Coast,” meanwhile, indulge fully in the trademark weirdness that got the group this far. (And speaking of indulgence, check out the unlisted bonus track, which offers some 29 minutes of speaker-hopping static assault.)


01. Talkin’ ‘Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever)
02. Hit Me Like You Did the First Time
03. The Sun
04. Felt Good to Burn
05. Gingerale Afternoon (The Astrology of a Saturday)
06. Halloween on the Barbary Coast
07. The Magician vs. The Headache
08. You Have to Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil’s Brain)
09. Frogs
10. Hold Your Head
11. Noise Loop