My iPod #367: The Flaming Lips – Fight Test

Honestly, I only listened to this once and I liked the melody enough that I thought it would be nice to hear it whenever I wanted to. Even though the vocal melody was taken from a Cat Stevens song, something that The Flaming Lips have admitted to and felt regret over. But it’s fiiiine, the song still exists so it’s all good.

“Fight Test” begins “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots“, The Flaming Lips first album of the 21st century and their first after their success gained with “The Soft Bulletin”. Appropriately introduced by a sample (“The test begins….. NOW”) the track is led by a fuzzy bassline which all the other instruments seem to revolve around and Wayne Coyne sings to you about how life is a struggle and that when a time comes we must be ready to face it head on and, well, fight.

Good stuff.

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Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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