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Can you believe it? It’s really been twenty years since The Flaming Lips released Clouds Taste Metallic. Not only was this the band’s seventh album, but it was also the last album to feature original guitarist Ronald Jones.

The band, who formed in Oklahoma City in 1983, has announced the upcoming release of a deluxe reissue of the record featuring rarities, B-sides, and some other interesting and unheard snippets of the band. The reissue will be available from November 27 via Warner Bros. Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic will also be available in a number of formats, including a three-CD collection and a seven-LP boxset. We have the track listing for the CD box-set below.

Flaming Lips
Flaming Lips

The first disc contains the whole album as well as The King Bug Laughs, which is described as a collection of rarities and outtakes); disc #2 contains a wonderfully collectable, promo-only compilation CD entitled, Due To High Expectations The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles For Your Balloons; the third contains a previously unreleased live recording from a 1996 gig in Seattle.

For all you fans that can’t get enough, the band has also announced that The Flaming Lips website will carry exclusive numbered, colored versions of the latter, along with exclusive t-shirts and posters. Individual vinyl LPs will become available at a later date.

Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997 CD Box Set:

 Disc 1: Clouds Taste Metallic / The King Bug Laughs (Oddities and Rarities)

01 The Abandoned Hospital Ship

02 Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles

03 Placebo Headwound

04 This Here Giraffe

05 Brainville

06 Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World

07 When You Smile

08 Kim’s Watermelon Gun

09 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

01 Bad Days

02 Jets Part 2 (My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver)

03 Ice Drummer

04 Put the Waterbug in the Policeman’s Ear

05 Chewin’ the Apple of Yer Eye

06 Chosen One

07 Little Drummer Boy

08 Slow Nerve Action

09 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)

01 The Abandoned Hospital Ship

02 Unconsciously Screamin’

03 Take Meta Mars

04 Moth in the Incubator

05 Put the Waterbug in the Policeman’s Ear

06 Lightning Strikes the Postman

07 Bad Days

08 She Don’t Use Jelly

09 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

Photos: Getty

Story: Tony Fennell

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