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The Flaming Lips… ah Yoshimi, Yoshimi…

Há músicas que logo à primeira audição ficam… Os Flaming Lips já têm 20 anos e conhecia o grupo “de nome” mas nunca lhes tinha ligado muita atenção…

Até que surge uma menina chamada Yoshimi que dá nome a uma melodia simplesmente de outro mundo.
Ontem, ao mostrar a música a uma amiga, ela disse-me que estava surpreendida por eu gostar de algo assim (tipo… calminho), mas esta é daquelas que não enganam… Psycho-rock é como denominam este tipo de som, mas sinceramente tanto me faz. Esta é daquelas que simplesmente merece ser ouvida por todos, mesmo os que não gostam dos estilos X ou Y.

Isto é o que se pode ler no Pitchfork :

I think it’s safe to say that the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne is a genius, equal parts Thomas Edison and P.T. Barnum. Like Edison, Coyne is a relentless tinkerer, a visionary experimenteur with a sci-fi fetish and a soft spot for odd technologies. And like Barnum, Coyne is a consummate showman– the hand puppets, the boombox orchestras, the oddball short films, the radio-controlled headphones. In 1984, Coyne was just another Oklahoma dreamer with an amateurish psych-rock garage band and a duffel bag stuffed with thrift-store effects pedals; 18 years later, Coyne finds himself in the position of following up one of the most universally regarded albums since Pet Sounds.


“Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Part 1)” rides a simple melody and ridiculously infectious butt-beat as it sets the stage for the album’s short-lived ‘concept’– some entertaining nonsense about an army of Japanese girls training to take on the salmon-hued robots at a kung-fu compound right out of Enter the Dragon. In the chorus, Coyne plays call-and-response with a malevolent synth burble that sounds like a malevolent R2-D2.

Ah, Yoshimi, Yoshimi!

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
Her name is Yoshimi
She’s a black belt in karate
Working for the city
She has to discipline her body

‘Cause she knows that
It’s demanding
To defeat those evil machines
I know she can beat them

Oh Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
But you won’t let those robots eat me
Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
But you won’t let those robots defeat me

Those evil-natured robots
They’re programmed to destroy us
She’s gotta be strong to fight them
So she’s taking lots of vitamins

‘Cause she knows that (‘cause she knows that)
It’d be tragic (it’s be tragic)
If those evil robots win (evil robots)
I know she can beat them

Oh Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
But you won’t let those robots defeat me
Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
But you won’t let those robots eat me

Yoshimi

‘Cause she knows that (‘cause she knows that)
It’d be tragic (it’d be tragic)
If those evil robots win (evil robots)
I know she can beat them

Oh Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
But you won’t let those robots defeat me
Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
But you won’t let those robots defeat me

Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
But you won’t let those robots eat me
Yoshimi, they don’t believe me
But you won’t let those robots eat me

Yoshimi


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