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Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990

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The Flaming Lips have pushed the envelope and bent boundaries for more than two decades with the band’s Grammy®-winning music and ground-breaking concerts.

Seeing The Unseeable brings back into print (physically – they are available digitally) all four studio albums that the band released on Restless Records between 1984 and 1990: Hear It Is (1986), Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips (1987), Telepathic Surgery (1989) and In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) (1990). Among the set’s many sonic treasures are: “Godzilla Flick,” “Unconsciously Screaming,” “One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning” and their cover of the classic “(What A) Wonderful World.”

The set is also packed with rare recordings originally released as b-sides, flexi discs, and on various compilations like, the Sub Pop single “Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding” and a cover of “After The Gold Rush” from a 1989 Neil Young tribute album Also included is The Mushroom Tapes, the series of demos for the band’s final Restless album, In A Priest Driven Ambulance, only previously issued on the Rykodisc compilation CD, The Day They Shot A Hole In the Jesus Egg.

All of the music on Seeing The Unseeable has been remastered from original sources by the band’s longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann with help from the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins.


Barry says: It's hard to believe quite how many of these tracks have shaped my (and possibly your) teenage years, and continue to influence bands around today. This is all of the records released during the bands' time on Restless Records, one of the most fruitful times of their career. An epic collection, and great chronological document of the bands progression.

Andy says: Our favourite space cadets' early years in one neat treasure box. Open with caution!!


Disc One: Hear It Is
1. With You
2. Unplugged
3. Trains, Brains And Rain
4. Jesus Shootin’ Heroin
5. Just Like Before
6. She Is Death
7. Charlie Manson Blues
8. Man From Pakistan
9. Godzilla Flick
10. Staring At Sound/With You (Reprise)

Disc Two: Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips
1. Everything’s Explodin’
2. One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning
3. Maximum Dream For Evil Knievel
4. Can’t Exist
5. Ode To C.C. (Part I)
6. The Ceiling Is Bendin’
7. Prescription: Love
8. Thanks To You
9. Can’t Stop The Spring
10. Ode To C.C. (Part II)
11. Love Yer Brain

Disc Three: Telepathic Surgery
1. Drug Machine In Heaven
2. Right Now
3. Michael, Time To Wake Up
4. Chrome Plated Suicide
5. Hari-Krishna Stomp Wagon (Fuck Led Zeppelin)
6. Miracle On 42nd Street
7. Fryin’ Up
8. Hell’s Angel’s Cracker Factory
9. U.F.O. Story
10. Redneck School Of Technology
11. Shaved Gorilla
12. The Spontaneous Combustion Of John
13. The Last Drop Of Morning Dew
14. Begs And Achin’

Disc Four: In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares)
1. Shine On Sweet Jesus – Jesus Song No. 5
2. Unconsciously Screamin’
3. Rainin’ Babies
4. Take Meta Mars
5. Five Stop Mother Superior Rain
6. Stand In Line
7. God Walks Among Us Now – Jesus Song No. 6
8. There You Are – Jesus Song No. 7
9. Mountain Side
10. What A Wonderful World

Disc Five: Restless Rarities
1. Death Valley ’69
2. Thank You
3. Can’t Stop The Spring – Remix
4. After The Gold Rush
5. Death Trippin’ At Sunrise
6. Drug Machine In Heaven – Sub Pop 7 Version
7. Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding
8. Lucifer Rising
9. Ma, I Didn’t Notice
10. Let Me Be It
11. She’s Gone Mad Again
12. Golden Hearse
13. Stand In Line
14. I Want To Kill My Brother; The Cymbal Head
15. Five Stop Mother Superior Rain

Disc Six: The Mushroom Tapes
1. Take Meta Mars
2. Mountain Side
3. There You Are
4. Five Stop Mother Superior Rain
5. Rainin’ Babies
6. Unconsciously Screamin’
7. Stand In Line
8. God’s A Wheeler Dealer
9. Agonizing
10. One Shot
11. Cold Day
12. Jam

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