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The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1

Probably the best song to listen to if you want to get into ‘The Flaming Lips’ as it’s very poppy, using a simple effective chord scheme with a very catchy vocal melody, however it has some psychedelic effects to it. Mainly in the way that it is quite stripped down, you focus on certain other sounds in the song such as the unusual bass sound in the chorus, and the extra synth parts. Also another unusual thing that makes the song that little bit more interesting is the drum part, it doesn’t sound completely right yet if it did, the song probably wouldn’t be so good.

ANOTHER unusual thing that is probably the main source of strangeness in the song, that is taken quite for granted by people who already know the song and like it, is the theme of the song. It’s about a battle between who I think is a japanese woman and some robots… now you can’t get much more quirky than that. However it does have it’s meaning deep down. It’s the calm before the fight in part 2, where Yoshimi is working up to defeating this evil robot which I think is an allusion to technology that has taken over wherever. I also think it has slight underlying themes too of the reliance people have of big figures, like presidents and people with authority, and how they’re all just human like everyone else. It could also be about fighting against a disease too I guess if you interpret it that way ('so she’s taken lots of vitamins’)

Album: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

Genre: Neo-Psychadelia

Favourite Part/Lyrics: The entire theme of the song, it really isn’t the usual pop song at all

they’ll have to go through you first -a miko nakadai fanmix

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1. yoshimi battles the pink robots pt. 1 -the flaming lips 2. analog or digital -wildlife control 3. rules don’t stop -we are scientists 4. wrecking ball -mother mother 5. everything all at once -blood red shoes 6. kaboom! -i fight dragons 7. 19-2000 [soulchild remix] -gorillaz 8. we turn it up -oh land 9. we just wont be defeated -the go! team 10. something global -fight like apes 11. treats -sleigh bells 12. invincible -ok go

you otaku.

for the downtime between your murder sprees, you filthy weeaboo. (8tracks)

o1. ponponpon circulation (kyary pamyu pamyu vs. bakemonogatari) | o2. bokusatsu tenshi dokuro-chan (chiba saeko) | o3. paper hosts (m.i.a. vs. chieko kawabe [psycosis remix]) | o4. moe over everything (josip on deck) | o5. meteor☆impact (yukari tamura) | o6. happy fun song (straight outta junior high) | o7. world is mine (supercell [dixie flatline remix]) | o8. weeaboo (josip on deck) | o9. yoshimi battles the pink robots pt. 1 (the flaming lips) | 10. d city rock, chiptune rrrrrules version (teddyloid ft. zebra deer [tragicallyshoujo remix])