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Old 10-13-2009, 02:19 PM   #361
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Well I guess that answers my question.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #362
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Was "Linear" really that terrible? I remember being somewhat intrigued prior to the album's release, but never got around to checking it out.
If you don't go into it thinking you're going to see a movie (or even a bunch of narrative music videos), then it's pretty cool. Some segments work better than others, but there are some interesting visual complements, and there is a throughline with the journey of the motorcycle cop. It's meant to be experienced just like putting on the album, but with window dressing. That's it.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #363
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Yeah, Linedrive was awful.

See, if the Lips tried to do a similar project, it would probably be cool.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:21 PM   #364
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NOOO!!! MY BIKE!!!

Linear was interesting but not something you can watch over and over again which I guess makes it a perfect extra for a one of these special editions the more I think about it...
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If you don't go into it thinking you're going to see a movie (or even a bunch of narrative music videos), then it's pretty cool. Some segments work better than others, but there are some interesting visual complements, and there is a throughline with the journey of the motorcycle cop. It's meant to be experienced just like putting on the album, but with window dressing. That's it.
Hmm.


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Old 10-13-2009, 02:22 PM   #366
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I'm pretty sure you can find it on youtube, no?
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:58 PM   #367
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Fucking Best Buy!! Their computer said they had 30 in stock, and they couldn't find them anywhere. I didn't even get there until after 1pm. What kind of fucking store doesn't have their New Releases sorted out before they open on Tuesday?

I'd go to Target but they're charging like $5 more.

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Old 10-13-2009, 05:09 PM   #368
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Wow, I definitely need a few more listens. That was a lot to take in just now. The album gets off to a great start, keeps up that heavy atmosphere throughout. The drums sound consistently kickass on the thing. It works well as a whole piece, definitely (there are a lot of specific sounds and ideas repeated throughout multiple tracks)...with a handful of standout individual songs. I just need to hear it some more.

So, yeah. I'm not going to reach a final judgment yet.

Except I will say that I already like it better than Mystics. The artwork for the thing is awesome, too.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:49 PM   #369
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So apparently that $16.99 version is 2CD+DVD, which apparently is just the reg. album spread over 2 discs, plus another disc of DVD audio. Also there's a 24-page hardcover book.

Not bad, but not worth over 2x the price of the single.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:15 PM   #370
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Picked this up at Best Buy tonight, and it was indeed $7.99. Quite the steal for one of 2009's heaviest, trippiest, most fascinating records.

Not the best for driving, though considerably better at night, and Silver Trembling Hands is a great song for any purpose.
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Smoking is commencing now, and the album will begin soon enough after. I'm sure I'll have something to say when it's finished...
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Well, they just KILLED it, on Conan. And I mean that in a good way. SFA shout-out, via the CYMRU shirt...?
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Yeah, that was pretty allsome. Can't wait to see them again.

And I still didn't get around to listening to the album today. Hmm.
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i'm beginning to feel that i shouldn't listen to this without getting high first...
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I'm in love.
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Don't flatter yourself, kid. With everything about this album.
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Well, they just KILLED it, on Conan. And I mean that in a good way. SFA shout-out, via the CYMRU shirt...?
I'll have to watch that performance then. And, yep, it was, I'm sure. Kliph, their tour drummer, is a HUGE SFA fan. I believe he's repeatedly called them his favorite band.

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Okay, so initial thoughts: FUCK YEAH! I'm glad I waited until the nighttime to listen to it, since it's so fucking dark. I love that about it. It's quite the shift for the band, I think. Also, one thing I noticed as I was listening and kind of went off theorizing about was the counting off and having Wayne's chuckles in there on a good proportion of the songs. So, one of IYS' complaints was that it was just noodling (which I can understand, especially if you're not a Lips fan); however, if you listen, the songs that are more typically structured ("Silver Trembling Hands," "The Impulse," "Convinced of the Hex," etc.), those actually don't include those moments, while the others do, making me think that perhaps they wanted us to know they were just in the studio fucking around, you know? Those types of moments on record aren't usually kept, unless for a reason. Anyway, just a thought.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:07 AM   #379
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i'm beginning to feel that i shouldn't listen to this without getting high first...
You're wrong.
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Laz, check this out, if you're interested:

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Myspace Secret Show in Hollywood, CA

On October 15, for one day only in Los Angeles, THE FLAMING LIPS POP-UP STORE will open at the
Nike / Ricardo Montalban Theater located at 1615 Vine St. in Hollywood 90028.

Not only will fans have the opportunity to get their hands on unique artifacts available on this day and location only, but the The Flaming Lips have planned a very special, intimate Myspace Secret Show! This might be the only opportunity to see the band in a minimal space ever again. Get your furry freak on for this one-time-only psychedelic Hollywood happening. You won’t get the change to see the Lips live again until 2010!

Tickets for the event will be made available on a first come, first served basis at the opening on October 15th. Additional tickets will be available at Amoeba Records Los Angeles with the purchase of Embryonic on street date, October 13th. KCRW 89.9 FM and the LA Weekly will also participate in ticket give-a-ways so pay close attention.

Ticket holders are not guaranteed seating. All ticket holders will need to be in the venue by 7:30 PM. Theater doors will be open 6:30 PM.

The pop-up store will house limited edition merchandise, CD’s and much more. Among the exclusive goodies will be the special “Furry Package,” currently available at www.flaminglips.com. Fans are advised not to hesitate to avoid disappointment, depression, and unwanted bad vibes. Do what you must to be part of this event.

Venue: The Flaming Lips Pop-Up Store (The Nike Theater)
Location: 1615 Vine St. – Hollywood, CA
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Additional info: myspace.com/secretshows
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