With Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots marking the band's best opening week ever (#50), The Flaming Lips are planning to unleash a pair of deluxe, multi-disc reissue packages. Restless Records and Rykodisc will be releasing the reissues, which boast remastering by longtime producer Dave Fridmann and Michael Ivins as well as new artwork and extensive liners by Wayne Coyne. According to Billboard, the reissues will cover the band's pre-major label output from 1983 to 1991.
The first release, Finally the Punk Rockers are Taking Acid 1983-1988, is due September 17 and encompasses the Lipsí first three albums. Extras on the 3 disc set include 16 bonus tracks, including an unreleased demo of "Killer on the Radio," covers of Sonic Youth's "Death Valley 69" and Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" and best of all, the bandís long out-of-print first EP.
The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg will hit the streets on October 11. It will include 1990's In a Priest Driven Ambulance and the Unconsciously Screamin' EP. Outtakes from The Mushroom Tapes, a number of compilation contributions and rare b-sides can be found on the reissue as well.
The Flaming Lips are currently on the road with the Unlimited Sunshine Tour. Go see them.