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Flaming Lips — In The Morning Of The Magician
Album: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
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7.3

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Released: 2002
Length: 6:13
Plays (last 30 days): 2
In the morning I'd awake
And couldn't remember
What is love and what is hate
The calculations error
Oh-oh-oh
What is love and what is hate
And why does it matter
Is to love just a waste
Why does it matter
Oh-oh-oh?

As the dawn began to break
I had to surrender
The universe will have its way
Too powerful to master
Oh-oh-oh
What is love and what is hate
And why does it matter
Is to love just a waste
Why does it matter
Oh-oh-oh?
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Last night I had a very spicy ๐ŸŒถ concarne, which gave me a some serious flaming lips. That transpired into a Ring of Fire this morning which reminded me of Johnny Cash and how RP worms itโ€™s way into every orifice of my life....roll on RP ๐Ÿ‘
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Great song, great album, great band.
Definitely channeling some Moody Blues in that mix.
I love to put this album on and get high... Or just to put this album on. But I never get high without music...
 
I agree with all of the above...:)
So happy this song stays in rotation. One of my all-time favs.
Thanks for playing this! Very, very cool. Elbowish or Cloud Cultish to my ears. I'm not talking about who influenced whom. Couldn't  care less. Just mean that it sounds like it's coming from deep within.
(I'm aware of the silly puns that this last sentence can draw. And I'm fine with it )
A very special song.  Up there with the best.  The production is courageous - and works.
The lyrics are very poignant right now as the world gets closer and closer to the abyss.

The whole album works as a classic concept approach.
Sound like Mercury Rev. Nice.
Super boring.
Great song, great album, great band.
Definitely channeling some Moody Blues in that mix.
I love to put this album on and get high... Or just to put this album on. But I never get high without music...
 justin4kick wrote:

I agree. It's one of those shows you have to see before you die.
 
I saw them perform a few years ago at the Eden Project in Cornwall, supported by The Go Team and Here We Go Magic. Energetic, mad, sublime, and unforgettable. Love the Flips!
my life is better, having found the Lips...
...Later
 justin4kick wrote:

I agree. It's one of those shows you have to see before you die.
 
Check out the Flaming Lips concert on Austin City Limits from 2004
http://acltv.com/mentioned-art...
https://youtu.be/vbujal3IcZM

Several years ago people made this into a play in San Diego and I believe Wayne Coyne was involved. It was really cool. They made it about battling cancer and Yoshimi was battling the cancer cells (pink robots) with her white robots (T-cells). They made these really cool larger than life robots that moved and interacted with Yoshimi. It bounced back and forth between the "real life" scenes and the battle with the robots. They weaved in most or all of the songs into the story. I wish it had been better received and was more successful, but I really enjoyed it. The promo above isn't the best but I think they tried to amp it up a bit but you get the idea. It was in 2012. 
 loungelizard48 wrote:
I saw them live at our Pemberton Festival (B.C. Canada)! Very entertaining group, they put on quite the show, and love the music too :-)
 
I agree. It's one of those shows you have to see before you die.
I saw them live at our Pemberton Festival (B.C. Canada)! Very entertaining group, they put on quite the show, and love the music too :-)
This song just gets better and better for me.
 thewiseking wrote:
A poor mans, very poor mans, attempt at The Moody Blues

 
Not even.
 thewiseking wrote:
A poor mans, very poor mans, attempt at The Moody Blues

 
Are the Moody Blues only meant for wealthy folks?
This would be the ideal soundtrack to the '70's Star Trek TV series.
 Skydog wrote:

 thewiseking wrote:
A poor mans, very poor mans, attempt at The Moody Blues


we are on the same page

 
We are all poor imitations of something else I suppose.  
They are like a trippy-er version of The Doves. Doves are more mainstream while the Lips are more out there.

Love this whole album.
 Skydog wrote:
cheap amatuerist rip-off of "The Bends"?

 
 thewiseking wrote:
A poor mans, very poor mans, attempt at The Moody Blues


we are on the same page
A poor mans, very poor mans, attempt at The Moody Blues
Nice Air-like bassline going on there.. 
Feels cold and forlorn; sad and vacant.
 Skydog wrote:
cheap amatuerist rip-off of "The Bends"?

 
Wouldn't call the Flaming Lips cheap amateurist in my book.
cheap amatuerist rip-off of "The Bends"?
Saw them in Switzerland some 15 years ago. I think the whole audience was some 50 people. Kinda sad. But they went out of there way to give us a good time, and it felt even more special and personal that way. One of the most memorable concerts I've ever been to. Thanks guys!
This band keeps going up in my estimation, into my list of greatest bands, thanks to songs like this.
 GarageDragon wrote:
Came here to hate on this song, but once I saw who the artist was I just accepted it.
 
I hope you're joking :)

"I hate this music! He sings like a horse!"
"but... don't you know WHO this is? It's Bruce SPRINGSTEEN!"
"oh.. well then.. I guess it's kinda great"
I consider this one of the most innovative songs of its decade...10
Came here to hate on this song, but once I saw who the artist was I just accepted it.
 johnjconn wrote:
Someone should beat these guys up for making this song

 
Tell us how you really feel. {#Moon}

The Flaming Lips are pretty trippy, but I think that's pretty cool.  
 Jelani wrote:
I think I need to buy this album.

 
Make it so, and buy *At War with the Mystics* as well (Track 2: 'Free Radicals'). Myself, I didn't know they have put out that much since then. Need to listen.
 scrubbrush wrote:
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OK nice but dang, let's pick up the beat now...
that was good.

 
My initial reaction too. But then, it all stayed on key, so, no, not Neil.  (But very nice to groove with)


MiracleDrug wrote:
so Neil Young has an apprenticeship program now...?  {#Hand}

 


The 5.1 version of this album is amazing. 
This song takes many interesting turns along its journey...love it
I don't normally like voices of this timbre, but Flaming Lips and Cloud Cult have me rethinking this notion. All of which is article 7 (b) on Bill's agenda.
Thanks, Bill.
I think I need to buy this album.
Wow...no comments for 4 months?
What does that mean, I wonder? 
This is a solid 8, but I cannot imagine this works well at a live concert.

Synthesizer, laugh, applause...repeat

...but still a cool song :) 

 {#Yes}and I love the way the bass and drum align coyote620 wrote:
I'm a sucker for those strings cascading in.  Beautiful..
 


After hearing this song so many times on RP, I realized that the background laughter and applause is on the same track that gets repeated over and over...

But pretty cool synthesizer though... 
and pretty cool song.  Sounds like the soundtrack from a movie. 
vocals echo Within You and Without You and Tomorrow Never Knows
 acupunk wrote:
I love this whole album. A sonic treat!
 
sure is.
I love this whole album. A sonic treat!
Last time I heard this I rated an 8......it's still an 8....maybe even an 8.5. Cool tune...
Another nice set  this morning!
 MiracleDrug wrote:
so Neil Young has an apprenticeship program now...?  {#Hand}
 
{#Laughing}

so Neil Young has an apprenticeship program now...?  {#Hand}
Dingdoodongdingdeng. Beep.

Startrek's elevator music.

 auraltaffy wrote:
Some humans have the ability to co-mingle their senses, for example; to see the color of sounds. I believe artists tap into this ability in moments of inspiration. In conclusion, doesn't this song look orange?
 
I was thinking more of a tangerine

what - were all the GOOD songs taken when this was written?   {#Puke}

Saw these guys live a few times now. Excellent shows each time.
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This is a perfect album.
Still lovely. Bumping it from 8 to 9, just because it's almost December and the weather is more like late summer/early autumn. *sighs happily*
This really is quite a lovely little song - perfect for a summer afternoon.  {#Sunny}
This really song really only makes song with the entirety of the album....  RAD none the less.
LOVE

Wayne.
 auraltaffy wrote:
Some humans have the ability to co-mingle their senses, for example; to see the color of sounds. I believe artists tap into this ability in moments of inspiration. In conclusion, doesn't this song look orange?
 
It's called Synesthesia...love this song.

 auraltaffy wrote:
Some humans have the ability to co-mingle their senses, for example; to see the color of sounds. I believe artists tap into this ability in moments of inspiration. In conclusion, doesn't this song look orange?
 
Funny, 'cuz I would say it's orangy or melony/pink... and I've also found that it also feels warm. 
I am now very happy   {#Sunny}
boooring!

{#Drummer}

These guys are SO wierd but totally worth it.
I love it... and by the way, it keeps my pigs happy! I blast them with RP every so often..
 johnjconn wrote:
Someone should beat these guys up for making this song
 

It's different, for sure. If you get the CD, the whole thing is funny and worthy.
 HazzeSwede wrote:
The : Recorded on the old 4 track tape recorder one ? {#Ask}
 
Snap! {#Roflol}
 gatorade wrote:
The most "Neil Young" sounding voice besides NY himself. That is a complement. Great band btw2.
 
{#Yes}

Sorry, but this SUCKS!

 oufason wrote:

I was very disappointed when I down loaded this album since it sounds like it was recroded on an old 4 track.  I keep thinking how much more brillant it would be if it wasn't so 'washed out'.  I cant figure out what effect they were going for.

 
The : Recorded on the old 4 track tape recorder one ? {#Ask}
Interesting, and abit like Keane
Really fun band to see live.
Someone should beat these guys up for making this song
 auraltaffy wrote:
Some humans have the ability to co-mingle their senses, for example; to see the color of sounds. I believe artists tap into this ability in moments of inspiration. In conclusion, doesn't this song look orange?
 
The lyrics and overall sense I get from this song suggests that maybe something orange was indeed involved in the transmution of the senses.
 glen1n1m wrote:
Is the distortion on this song intentional? I think it makes it irritating to listen to an otherwise good song.
 
I was very disappointed when I down loaded this album since it sounds like it was recroded on an old 4 track.  I keep thinking how much more brillant it would be if it wasn't so 'washed out'.  I cant figure out what effect they were going for.

 socalhol wrote:

It definitely plays very well as a complete album, much like Pink Floyd.  And i'm typically not a whole album listener!  {#Whistle}
 

Totally Agree, it is great beginning to end.  Sit back, and relax and let it take you somewhere.
I'm a sucker for those strings cascading in.  Beautiful..
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Have to check out the rest of this CD.
(hope he's on Spotify)
A little like Pink Floyd as well !?
 
It definitely plays very well as a complete album, much like Pink Floyd.  And i'm typically not a whole album listener!  {#Whistle}
 auraltaffy wrote:
Some humans have the ability to co-mingle their senses, for example; to see the color of sounds. I believe artists tap into this ability in moments of inspiration. In conclusion, doesn't this song look orange?
 
I can't say for sure, since I don't have that ability; but if I did, I'm pretty sure this song would look like Thom Yorke.

Some humans have the ability to co-mingle their senses, for example; to see the color of sounds. I believe artists tap into this ability in moments of inspiration. In conclusion, doesn't this song look orange?
The most "Neil Young" sounding voice besides NY himself. That is a complement. Great band btw2.
 schitfitz wrote:
I don't hear Neil, I hear Jon Anderson and 70's era YES.  This is another album RP forced me to buy. This station is costing me a fortune. A wonderful fortune.
 
Me, too!  (But the "Big Bird drops acid and does Gordon Lightfoot's 'Early Morning Rain'" thing is pretty funny....) {#Whistle}

And RP hasn't cost me a fortune yet, but when I have some disposable income and a couple of bills are paid down, I suspect I'll end up back in debt, but with a priceless cache of new music.  It'll be worth it.  Music is always worth it. {#Yes}
Big Bird drops acid and does his rendition of Gordon Lightfoot's "Early Mornin' Rain".



Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne by *GRhoades
Greg Rhoades   ©2009-2010 *GRhoades

VooDoo 2009

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Love the artwork!!!!

The song as well... {#Whistle}

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Is the distortion on this song intentional? I think it makes it irritating to listen to an otherwise good song.
please stop playing this song !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! over killed to the max ,,, never liked it peroid

What strangness.

I love it.
I don't hear Neil, I hear Jon Anderson and 70's era YES.  This is another album RP forced me to buy. This station is costing me a fortune. A wonderful fortune.
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Have to check out the rest of this CD.
(hope he's on Spotify)
A little like Pink Floyd as well !?
 
You won't be sorry.  One of the Lips strongest albums to date in my opinion.  Has some fantastically weird songs.

Have to check out the rest of this CD.
(hope he's on Spotify)
A little like Pink Floyd as well !?
 coyote620 wrote:
I find this song, bizarre, interesting, and wonderful.
 

{#Yes} {#Sunny}
just love this album...
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Sounds like Mr.Young,so now there are at least two guys in the play-list with truly amazing vocals ! {#Dance}
 
Yes, he sounds a lot like Neil.

 songbirdfemme wrote:
there is nothing like driving through a shady cemetary on a sunny day and seeing a mama fox reveal her baby foxes to you.. all while listening to this song. Im just sayin!
 
wow

 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
"All movement is accomplished in 6 stages.. and the 7th brings return..."

 
early Pink Floyd—-that's a pretty song.

i liked this album very much but I understand it's not for everyone—-to me this sounded fantastic amongst the sorta-trip-hop that was played around the same time.
Extremely distorted here during the instrumental parts with "audience/clapping" background.

I remember when I thought the same of Neil Young...sometimes 'different' makes for wonderful sounds. KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Wayne and company just did a live broadcast a few days ago on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
I don't know... I think Wayne has been smelling too many flowers lately. {#Cowboy}
Can you say "Out there somewhere?" {#Lol}
 


Wayne and company just did a live broadcast a few days ago on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
I don't know... I think Wayne has been smelling too many flowers lately. {#Cowboy}
Can you say "Out there somewhere?" {#Lol}


FYI. I believe the correct title is In The Morning Of The Magicians, plural.
 dBdwg wrote:
this hurts my heart.
 
yeah :(

...and that's what I love about it.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

But you are Felix_The_Cat {#Stupid}
 
Sure that's why, hehe! I don't like any competition!! {#Rolleyes}
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
That Guitar's like a Cat meowing.. don't always like it {#Think}
 
But you are Felix_The_Cat {#Stupid}
this hurts my heart.
That Guitar's like a Cat meowing.. don't always like it {#Think}
 coyote620 wrote:
I find this song, bizarre, interesting, and wonderful.
 

Exactly what they were intending,I'm sure.  This band has such a lovely, child-like wonder about what they do.  I have truly enjoyed watching them "grow-up" and mature in public.  RP needs to  play a lot more of them to my mind.  9.
fine
Mute.
What a strange cover art!!!
"All movement is accomplished in 6 stages.. and the 7th brings return..."

I find this song, bizarre, interesting, and wonderful.
there is nothing like driving through a shady cemetary on a sunny day and seeing a mama fox reveal her baby foxes to you.. all while listening to this song. Im just sayin!
has a little Zelda feel to it at some points