Flaming Lips Reissuing “Clouds Taste Metallic” as Massive Deluxe Boxed Set

Gonna need a lot of gummy skulls to contain this thing.

The Flaming Lips‘ classic LP Clouds Taste Metallic turns twenty this month, and to celebrate (as the Lips are wont to do), the Oklahoma freaks are giving it the serious reissue treatment: Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997 will drop on November 27.

In addition to the original album, the package will come with a collection of rarities and promo-only tracks called The King Bug Laughs (Rarities and Oddities), a promo-only compilation album called Due To High Expectations The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons, and a live recording from Seattle in 1996 called Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles. 

The 3-CD/5-LP/digital set is also available as a Heady Nuggs Super Deluxe Bundle, which comes with three out-of-print show posters and three out-of-print t-shirts from the Clouds era. Should that prove to be too heady for you, the band is offering Clouds as a customizable deluxe package, too. Preorders will get select rarities from the set delivered early at various dates, beginning today with “”Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles.”

The entire track list, as well as the album’s new art, is below.

Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997 track list

Disc 1: Clouds Taste MetallicFlaming_Lips-2015-Heady_Nuggs
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

Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997 comes out November 27 on Warner Bros.

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