Clouds Taste Metallic

Label
Warner Bros / Wea
Release date
19 Sep 1995
Running length
26 tracks
Running time
84:55

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Abandoned Hospital Ship 3:39 70,471
2 Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles 3:27 64,579
3 Placebo Headwound 3:41 65,083
4 This Here Giraffe 3:45 68,909
5 Brainville 3:14 64,361
6 Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World 4:29 54,757
7 When You Smile 3:12 81,055
8 Kim's Watermelon Gun 3:22 57,031
9 They Punctured My Yolk 4:21 50,894
10 Lightning Strikes the Postman 2:50 55,945
11 Christmas at the Zoo 3:05 95,729
12 Evil Will Prevail 3:46 51,795
13 Bad Days 4:35 39,738
Psychiatric Exploration Of The Fetus With Needles (Album Version) 3:27 46
Placebo Headwound (Album Version) 3:41 45
Brainville (Album Version) 3:14 112
Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saved The World (Album Version) 4:29 43
Kim's Watermelon Gun (Album Version) 3:22 38
They Punctured My Yolk (Album Version) 4:22 40
Lightning Strikes The Postman (Album Version) 2:51 38
Evil Will Prevail (Album Version) 3:46 47
Bad Days (Album Version) 4:38 122
The Abandoned Hospital Ship (Album Version) 3:39 42

About this album

Clouds Taste Metallic is the seventh album by the band The Flaming Lips, released on September 19, 1995. It is the last Flaming Lips album featuring guitarist Ronald Jones, and the last album presenting the group as a guitar-driven, alternative rock band.

“They Punctured My Yolk” was sampled on Beastie Boys’ To the 5 Boroughs album. The album’s recording is featured heavily in the documentary The Fearless Freaks.

An alternate mix of “Bad Days” had previously been released on the EP Due to High Expectations… The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles for Your Balloons and the Batman Forever soundtrack.

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  • k_naruchiha94

    This album gets better with each listen :D

    16 Jun 1:40pm Reply
  • YoYoMancuso

    can't stop listening to this masterpiece

    15 Jan 9:35pm Reply
  • Chumsicles

    this is a much better album than Soft Bulletin

    6 Jan 11:58am Reply
  • CamelStrez

    Starts off pretty strong, but it drags on a bit in my opinion, and becomes largely unremarkable until the ending tracks. Has some good songs that I definitely think evolved into Soft Bulletin, a fine feat.

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • bloomindaedalus

    it takes you wrolds away, a million light years from me

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    clouds taste fantastic

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    ..with their equipment pushed to the max!

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mcdeece

    its been about a year since i spun the album. better than i remembered.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Zodiark111

    godo dlabum

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Or maybe Transmissions is best... I can't decide. This is absolutely the best FLips when judged on a song-by-song basis, but it's one of their worst as a cohesive whole. The songs don't mesh together very well, like they do on Transmissions and Bulletin and Yoshimi.

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    In retrospect, it's easily the best Flaming Lips album. [3] Out of the ones I've heard, anyway.

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • boredstiff-

    by far my favorite led zeppelin album [3]

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • nottooamused

    sometimes I miss the punk rockers on acid listening to Pet Sounds. And miss you too, Ronald Jones

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Sularoid

    First album of theirs that I listened to, and still my favorite.

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jamoosh

    by far my favorite led zeppelin album [2]

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • masked_mouse

    Probably tied with Soft Bulletin for Best FLips Album

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • DEATHINFIREX

    I like the latter half of this album.

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • wilddawg

    great album.

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • LastFlowers

    Lightning Strikes The Postman is so damn good.

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    In A Priest Driven Ambulance, Clouds Taste Metallic, and Zaireeka. BAM!

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
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