Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots [CD & DVD Audio]

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots [CD & DVD Audio]

by The Flaming Lips


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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots [CD & DVD Audio]

Brian Wilson once said he was trying to create "teenage symphonies to God" with the Beach Boys -- a baton that the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne seems to have picked up (and carried into adult territory) a few years back. Following in the footsteps of 1999's The Soft Bulletin, this strikingly nuanced disc -- which takes its name from contributor Yoshimi P-we of the Boredoms and OOIOO -- takes the band deeper into outer space and, simultaneously, further into the inner spaces of Coyne's psyche. While Yoshimi has its share of oscillating pop beauty -- the fragile opener, "Fight Test," is one of the more gorgeous bits of gossamer to drift off terra firma in quite a spell -- the disc balances the sweetness with a goodly amount of darkness. That end of the spectrum is occupied by slowly unfolding space-rock epics like "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell." There are even fewer guitar freak-outs here than on Bulletin, which may cause furrowed brows among longtime Lips lovers, but that doesn't mean there's abundant empty space: Coyne fills the nooks and crannies with skittering electronics (on the two-part title track) and bizarre-world rhythms ("One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21"). Despite all the references to machinery and technology, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots remains, at its core, the most human of albums -- one concerned almost exclusively with love, loss, and -- on the mournful "Do You Realize?," which raises the notion that "one day everyone you know will die" -- the places where those things intersect.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2003
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624848929
catalogNumber: 48489


Disc 1

  1. Fight Test
  2. One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
  3. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
  4. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 2
  5. In the Morning of the Magicians
  6. Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
  7. Are You a Hypnotist?
  8. It's Summertime
  9. Do You Realize??
  10. All We Have Is Now
  11. Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia)

Disc 2

  1. Up Above the Daily Hum
  2. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
  3. If I Go Mad (Funeral in My Head)
  4. Do You Realize??
  5. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
  6. Do You Realize??
  7. Do You Realize??
  8. Do You Realize??
  9. Making of the Do You Realize?? Video
  10. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
  11. Making of the Yoshimi Video
  12. Fight Test
  13. Phoebe Battles the Pink Robots
  14. Christmas on Mars
  15. Making of the Yoshimi DVD-R
  16. Are You a Hypnotist??
  17. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
  18. Fight Test

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flaming Lips   Primary Artist
Yoshimi P We   Musician

Technical Credits

Flaming Lips   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Craig Anderson   Authoring
Spencer Chrislu   Authoring
Dave Fridmann   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Joe Peccerillo   Engineer
David May   Producer
Scott Hardkiss   Producer,Remixing
Scott Booker   Producer
Michael Ivins   Composer,Engineer
Wayne Coyne   Composer,Director
David Dieckmann   Authoring
Mark Pellington   Director
Steven Drozd   Composer
George Salisbury   Director,Producer,Graphic Design
Bill Racine   Engineer
Bradley Beesley   Director
Norman Reiss   Producer
Penny Marciano   Producer

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