Flaming Lips #Spotify Playlist: I Remember A Broken Radio

#OPS #Spotify Playlists: The Flaming Lips

Once a week, I put out a #Spotify Playlist that mixes genres and time periods.I call these "Pirate Transmission #Spotify Playlists."

Once a month I put out a special playlist highlighting one artist that really matters to me. So far I have highlighted: The Cure, The Hold Steady, and R.E.M.

This month I am highlighting The Flaming Lips

I moved to Oklahoma before Junior High (from NYC by way of Tennessee) and the Lips were kind of our hometown band (yes, I lived in Tulsa and they were from OKC but whatever, I saw them a LOT of times). The  Lips are kind of like our deranged Beatles (Oklahomans).

They are capable of such strange beauty and so much sonic fury.

I am covering so many years I had to make cuts, this could have been a five-hour playlist otherwise. It is mostly in a kind of chronological order (with one exception). I did try to arrange the songs sonically within that constraint. 

Just so you know, I have not listened to anything much from them post "The W.A.N.D." (from At War With The Mystics). I know they did some stuff with Miley Cyrus but I have no idea if it is any good.

"I Remember A Broken Radio"

That is about 75% of my favorite Flaming Lips songs. One very important song that I feel bad about leaving out is "Jesus Shooting Heroin" which only got cut because it is over 7 minutes long. It is a very important song in the FL canon IMO.

I could have included the entire Soft Bulletin album and was short of Yoshimi as well. Mea Culpa.

Anyway, that is the "I Remember A Broken Radio Playlist"

I hope it provides a great overview of the extensive catalog of one of my all-time favorite bands.

What did you think of the playlist? 

What other songs by the Lips do you love?

Let me know, leave a comment!