16923[thewire] Re: answers on an electronic postcard and they'd better be good :)
- May 29 11:58 PMAt 4:32 AM +0000 5/30/03, gradyfinklemyer wrote:
> The Flaming Lips have always struck me as psych-poseurs and the_Soft Bulletin_ does kinda stink, but then so does Radiohead.
>music just doesn't seem very good. There is something very hollow at
>the core of a record like Soft Bulletin. It might be ok on the first
>spin, but there is nothing of lasting value. It wears out it's
>welcome real quick. Wayne's vocals are kind of irritating. The
>lyrics are banal. The music is ho-hum. And their more "electronic"
>direction on the tracks I heard from the new album is distinctly
>boring. Wayne's wacky Wilson/Barrett persona is grating and he tries
>way too hard (ie the blood and the puppets, etc ad naseaum). They are
_In a Priest Driven Ambulance_, _Hit to Death in the Future Head_,
_Transmissions from the Satellite Heart_, & _Providing Needles for
Your Balloons_ is where their rep lies, imo (around '90-'94).
"...almost any idea which jogs you out of your current abstractions
may be better than nothing." -- Alfred North Whitehead
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