I think it's safe to say that the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne is a genius, equal parts Thomas Edison. So let's just come right out and say it: after the one-two punch of Zaireeka and The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots is a bold and inventive work, brimming with ideas and sublime moments of brilliance. But it's also unfocused and top-heavy, a concept album about robots and karate that, somewhere along the line, strays into languorous, contemplative songs about mortality and death.
1" song by The Flaming Lips: Her name is Yoshimi She's a black belt in karate Working for the city She has to discipline her body. Those evil-natured robots They're programmed to destroy us She's gotta be strong to fight them So she's taking lots of vitamins 'Cause she knows that it'd be tragic If those evil robots win I know she can beat them. Oh Yoshimi they don't believe me But you won't let those robots defeat me Yoshimi they don't believe me But you won't let those robots eat me Yoshimi. Cause she knows that it'd be tragic If those evil robots win I know she can beat them.
Yoshimi represents love and compassion. To be defeated by the pink robots is to become one of them, to give up on love and your fellow man and behave like a robot. Hence the line from another song on the album, "one more robot learns to be something more than a machine. That line means, "one more person remembers how to be a person and not a mindless, selfish "pink robot. Joe from San Diego, CaI saw this guy on the Daily Show last night who wrote this book Wired for War about the future use of robotics in . warfare (already using over 35,000 droids in Iraq). Dave from London, EnglandIt's a great track, and a great album and their new album is fantastic too! and yeah!
The album was well-received critically and commercially, helping the band break into the mainstream, and was adapted into a musical in 2012. Uncut declared that even by their standards, Yoshimi is astonishing
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1" is a song by the American alternative rock band The Flaming Lips, released as the second single taken from their 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. It reached in the UK Singles Chart as the highest charting single from the album, after which the band made its debut appearance on Top of the Pops. It is also a playable song in Rock Band 3 and Fantasia: Music Evolved with 2 remixes: Mumbai and Grimecraft.
Imagination Introspection Playful Reflection Summer. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Yoshimi features some of the sharpest emotional peaks and valleys of any Lips album - the superficially playful "Fight Test" is surprisingly bittersweet, while sad songs like "All We Have Is Now" and "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" are leavened by witty lyrics and production tricks. Funny, beautiful, and moving, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots finds the Flaming Lips continuing to grow and challenge themselves in not-so-obvious ways after delivering their obvious masterpiece.
Are You A Hypnotist? The Flaming Lips. 9. Do You Realize? The Flaming Lips.
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|2||One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21||4:59|
|3||Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1||4:45|
|4||Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 2
Featuring – Yoshimi
|5||In The Morning Of The Magicians||6:18|
|6||Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell||4:34|
|7||Are You A Hypnotist??||4:44|
|9||Do You Realize??||3:32|
|10||All We Have Is Now||3:53|
|11||Approaching Pavanis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)||3:09|
- Manufactured By – Videolar S.A.
- Distributed By – Warner Music Brasil Ltda.
- Record Company – Warner Music Brasil Ltda.
- Engineer [Additional] – Michael Ivins
- Performer – Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd, Wayne Coyne
- Producer – Scott Booker
- Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By, Music By, Songwriter – The Flaming Lips
- Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By, Programmed By, Engineer, Mastered By, Songwriter [Additional] – Dave Fridmann
NotesRecorded at Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, New York, June 2000 - April 2002.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 93624 81412 2
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