Speaking of masterpieces…. her name is Yoshimi, she’s a black-belt in karate.

Photography by uberbechin

Speaking of masterpieces, eh? Good friend and society member Lysol reminded us of the beauty that is Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips when he started a topic on it in the Music Listening Lounge. I thunk it was as good a time as any to re-visit this little slice of perfection…

I love the Flaming Lips, but each album has a few songs I tend to skip over, but with Yoshimi, for me at least, the Flips got it absolutely perfect. Sonically gorgeous, balancing space, weird, noise, & pop perfectly, never letting one overtake the other, to drift out into the unknown ether. At times, it sounds like you are sitting on a lawn, under the stars, looking up, lost in their infinite, listening to the Wayne and crew playing their beautiful melodies until suddenly, you find you are there with those stars, looking down on the earth, at the tiny specs of nothing that we are, floating, peacefully along…

But wait! What’s that you see way down below? Robots! Big ass pink robots!!! And they’ve come to destroy us! Shhh, it’s okay, shhhhh….. No need to worry, my friends, Yoshimi will take care of ’em.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips

1. Fight Test
2. One More Robot/Sympathy
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

Now, go show the Flips all your love here, here, and here

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