Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997
Label: Warner Records
This gargantuan reissue of the Oklahoma trippers' 1995 album -- recently restored to the Lips’ live setlists -- annotates the original album's weirdo psych-rock with two CDs worth of outtakes and rarities. (Flaming Lips fans, you remember CDs.) Best stuff, aside from the classics copied over from 1994's oddities comp Needles for Your Balloons: a 1996 live show that finds the Lips in the pre-spectacular form of a scuzzy, buzzing '90s alt-rock band, and a set of earnestly fried covers of Bowie, Sinatra and Lennon.