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Hit to Death in the Future Head

The Flaming LipsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 11, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002LSO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,830 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oft-Overlooked Classic February 1, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Flaming Lips' fifth album, Hit to Death in the Future Head, is, to start, a surprisingly coherent and brilliant album from a

time in the Lips' musical career when they were still transitioning from something like alternative grunge to electronic pop. It gives a tantalizing taste of the care-free subjects of their next album, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart, while mixing some of the left-over grunge from In a Priest Driven Ambulance with an overall mellower sound similar to that of more recent albums. However, by no means should this be mistaken for one of their latest works. It bears little or no resemblance to the oft-loved and emotional Soft Bulletin, nor to the experimental Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. It is unique in its own right, as a little-known hybrid of changing styles in the middle of the Flaming Lips career.

This fact becomes readily apparent in songs like "Gingerale Afternoon," an amazingly laid-back tune (despite its apparent speed) that sparks memories of nostalgic summers, and the most impressive work on the album "Halloween on the Barbary Coast," a deceptively smooth song that hides brash and noisy chords reminiscent of Lips' previous albums. Though many of the songs here have apparent differences in subject matter, they seem to have an overlying blanket of similar song character, and they compliment each other well. For instance, the unhurried and majestic "The Sun" makes for a very good lead into the almost overly-calm and slow f***-it-all "Felt Good to Burn." One song just gets you in the mood for another.

Interestingly, throughout much of Hit to Death in the Future Head, Coyne's trademark slightly off-key and quirky singing style from earlier albums is gone, replaced by a much calmer and dignified voice.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative Best January 4, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is to me the most creative and expansive album the band has released to date. The album summoned up a sence of creativity that opened the door for a new and original view. From the Dream Pop to the psychedelic majority of the album, it creates a panorama effect. The album is like a kalleidescope as layers upon layers of sound make for a new listen each time. New parts throughout the mix seem to appear from the already discovered sounds. The wonderful songs, creativity and feel make this an outstanding piece.
P.S.-they should drop the PA sticker... it's almost senseless to be there.
Ben.
the 15 year old.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The good ole Lips April 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This album has the best Lips sound. The classic sound. Squelchy guitars, backwords strings, and just general all around weirdness that forms a melody. In my opinion, their best album, by far. This album and Mercury Rev's "Yerself is Steem" are 2 early 90s must haves. Very similiar sounding.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully bizarre album. September 28, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Though not as catchy or fully-realized as later albums like "The Soft Bulletin" or "Clouds Taste Metallic," "Hit to Death in the Future Head" is a must-own. Bridging the gap between the ragged guitar madness of their previous albums and the pop mastery they'd later exhibit, the Lips (which at this point included Jonathan Donahue of Mercury Rev) write beautiful melodies, and then bury them beneath layers of gnashing guitars, used to best effect on "Frogs" and "Hit Me Like You Did the First Time." It's good, noisy, psychedelic fun. -Chris Willie Williams
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, but perhaps not right to start with July 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
ladies and gentlemen, this is a great album. no questions asked. but if you're new to the flaming lips, exposed first to the soft bulletin and yoshimi like me, this might not be a good place to start. compared to the lush, layered sonic palettes of bulletin and yoshimi, this is indeed organized but not as much. the guitars range from squelchy to piercing, with all kinds of effects and noises thrown in at spots, but not in a bad way, in more of an adding to the song type way. Standout tracks include Hit Me Like You Did the First Time, Halloween on the Barbary Coast, Frogs, and The Magician vs. the Headache. but if you really want to get into the lips after you've experienced bulletin and yoshimi, start off with the clouds taste metallic album and work you're way back. either way you go, if you like the lips, you'll be happy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best album of the nineties!!! March 14, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
the flaming lips have done it again. they have created the most artistic album lyrically and musically. this is by far the best album of the nineties. the album starts off with the tour-de-force sound of " Talkin' Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever)" and never slows down. "Hit to Death In the Future Head" is a cacophony of acid-psychedelia style pop with the strong points of the album being songs like "Hold your Head", "Frogs", and "Gingerale Afternoon (Astrology of a Saturday). This album is a must have in any flaming lips's fan collection and is a great album to buy for people who are willing to explore the dimension that is the flaming lips.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Flaming Lips Records February 7, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is, without a doubt, one of the best Flaming Lips records, if not the best. This album represents the pinnicle of the early Lips sound, with the added benifit of major label production value. Anyone intrested in the Lips should definatly check it out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great lips album that took me ten years to finally listen to!
Like most people I started out with The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi and then decided I had to hear all of their work. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jonathan A. Foster
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing!!!!
This is one of the best bands of the era. Not as well known then as they should have been. However, they get enough love from record collectors to make up for it.
Published 19 months ago by K. McDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Still sounds good
I listened to this in the office it has good tracts, good variety. Can definately here similarities between early Flaming Lips and The Silver Sun Pickups. Read more
Published on September 21, 2012 by Mikey
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Landing somewhere in the middle of The Flaming Lips' catalog is "Hit To Death In The Future Head," which has long felt like a transitional album in their continual chameleon-like... Read more
Published on October 19, 2011 by Tim Brough
5.0 out of 5 stars hit to my head in my future death
completely amazing LP. I've enjoyed a lot those psychedelic riffs and lyrics, you can hear meanwhile you listen to this. Also, there are some punks rhythms and so acyd themes. Read more
Published on December 16, 2009 by Ariel Villalon Monsalve
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Good
The title pretty much says it all. In my opinion, this is the worst album that they put out.
Published on October 3, 2008 by Steven E. Silvey Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD will put you in a good mood, I promise
"The retards laughed when the evening came . . . the Librium makes 'em all the same."
One of my favorite Lips earlier recordings, it is at once both sparkly and dark, dreamy... Read more
Published on November 19, 2007 by Valerie Pennington
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Early Flaming Lips
This was my first Flaming Lips CD, bought after seeing them live in 1994. I was hooked. Hit To Death is like Middle Period Flaming Lips; in between the Pink Floyd-resembling... Read more
Published on July 27, 2007 by Tennille Merkle
5.0 out of 5 stars smiling deathporn blues
If The Jesus and Mary Chain grew up in OK instead of the UK this is the type of music they'd be putting out. Wayne Coyne and Co. Read more
Published on August 8, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Lips Album of the Early 90's!
This and Priest Driven Ambulance, although I perfer this one much more. It's an incredible, psychedelic experience, and an essential album for all Lips fans. Read more
Published on April 23, 2003 by "happy_nightmare_baby"
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"The Sun" - why does The Polyphonic Spree sound like this?
heard both songs and have no idea what your talking about. two completely different sounding songs.
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