Flaming Lips Plan Rarities-Packed 'Clouds Taste Metallic' Reissue

After taking Miley Cyrus to adventurous new places, the Flaming Lips will circle back on their history with a massive reissue of their 1995 LP Clouds Taste Metallic. Dubbed Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997, the 3-CD set features Wayne Coyne and company’s original album along with B-sides, “oddities and rarities” and a 1996 Seattle concert. The set arrives November 27th.

The rarities portion of the reissue, titled The King Bug Laughs, will feature some tracks culled from compilations, John Peel sessions and tribute albums from the era, including the band’s covers of John Lennon’s “Nobody Told Me,” David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” and T. Rex’s “Ballrooms of Mars.” Those tracks will be joined by 1994’s Due To High Expectations The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons, a compilation of then-unreleased tracks released between 1993’s Transmissions From the Satellite Heart and Clouds Taste Metallic.

Fans who pre-order now through the band’s official store will receive an instant download of “Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles” from that Seattle show. On select dates leading up to the November 27th release, the Flaming Lips will drop other Heady Nuggs instant downloads.

The reissue will be released in a variety of different formats and bundles, with the biggest among them a mammoth autographed and numbered 5-LP colored vinyl box set autographed by Coyne accompanied by three replica posters and Flaming Lips T-shirts from that era. The Flaming Lips’ store is also offering other bundle options as well as a build-your-own-Heady Nuggs bundle option.

Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997 CD Track List

Disc 1: Clouds Taste Metallic

1. “The Abandoned Hospital Ship”
2. “Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles”
3. “Placebo Headwound”
4. “This Here Giraffe”
5. “Brainville”
6. “Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World”
7. “When You Smile”
8. “Kim’s Watermelon Gun”
9. “They Punctured My Yolk”
10. “Lightning Strikes The Postman”
11. “Christmas At The Zoo”
12. “Evil Will Prevail”
13. “Bad Days (aurally excited version) “

Disc 2: Due To High Expectations The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons

1. “Bad Days”
2. “Jets Part 2 (My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver) ”
3. “Ice Drummer”
4. “Put The Waterbug In the Policeman’s Ear”
5. “Chewin’ the Apple Of Yer Eye”
6. “Chosen One”
7. “Little Drummer Boy”
8. “Slow Nerve Action”

The King Bug Laughs (Oddities and Rarities)

9. “It Was A Very Good Year”
10. “Sun Arise”
11. “Life on Mars”
12. “Ballrooms of Mars”
13. “Hot Day”
14. “Nobody Told Me”
15. “Magician Vs The Headache”
16. “She Don’t Use Jelly (Live @KJ103)”

Disc 3: Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles (Live in Seattle 1996)

1. “The Abandoned Hospital Ship”
2. “Unconsciously Screamin'”
3. “Take Meta Mars”
4. “Moth In The Incubator”
5. “Put The Waterbug In The Policeman’s Ear”
6. “Lightning Strikes The Postman”
7. “Bad Days”
8. “She Don’t Use Jelly”
9. “Chewin’ The Apple Of Yer Eye”
10. “When You Smile”
11. “Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles”
12. “Love Yer Brain”
13. “Placebo Headwound”


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