the first time I saw the Flaming Lips live was right after they put out The Soft Bulletin, when they would perform along with pre-recorded tracks and a video of Stephen Drozd playing the drums. it was amazing, but in the many, many times I have seen them since then, they don't play a whole lot off this album, focusing more on Yoshimi and Mystics. the exception of course is Race For The Prize, which they often open shows with, but I for one am really excited to hear songs like A Spoonful Weighs a Ton, The Spark, and The Gash on the the Gorge mainstage at Sasquatch! - a.k.a. the greatest stage on earth.
The Soft Bulletin is about 50 minutes long. add in at least 15 minutes of Wayne talking about whatever and about 5 minutes of rolling around in a hamster ball, and the "and more" on the poster is probably about 15-20 minutes of music. here are my requests for that 15-20 minutes: 1. Bohemian Rhapsody 2. Lightning Strikes the Postman 3. The Ego's Last Stand 4. Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear...
and here is what they will probably play: 1. Yeah Yeah Yeah Song 2. She Don't Use Jelly 3. The W.A.N.D. 4. Do You Realize??
I would imagine that they play atleast one song from Embryonic
true... upon reflection perhaps I would replace The W.A.N.D. in my prediction with Silver Trembling Hands or Convinced of the Hex. although I would prefer See The Leaves (haven't seen that one live yet)
but if they were headlining Monday they probably could have played two full sets and thrown in a lot of Embryonic, which I would be so down for. instead I'll just have to put up with having my face melted by Nels Cline :E
I'd like to see them dig deep and drop a track off Hit to Death in the Future Head.
Meeee toooooo. My personal favorite Lips album; 'Frogs' or 'The Sun' would kill. Last time we saw them was right before Embryonic came out, so they played about three songs from that album and I wished they had played more. There were a few surprises - some In a Priest Driven Ambulance ('Unconsciously Screamin') and some Clouds Taste Metallic (Bad Days -- AWESOME!!). But no Hit to Death in the Future Head. So here's hoping.
Post by dogglesnoffer on Mar 14, 2011 20:16:31 GMT -8
I agree, It'll be nice when they decide to re-open the archives and throw out some heavy hitting oldies like Jesus Shootin' Heroin and Halloween On The Barbary Coast. I'll always love them but indeed the setlist's are getting a bit worn on the soles.