The Flaming Lips Celebrate 'Clouds Taste Metallic' on New 'Heady Nuggs' Collection

The Flaming Lips Celebrate 'Clouds Taste Metallic' on New 'Heady Nuggs' Collection
More Heady Nuggs are on the way, as Oklahoman psych princes the Flaming Lips are about to roll out a deluxe box set toasting their 1995 LP, Clouds Taste Metallic. The rarities-loaded Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997 lands November 27 through Warner Bros.

Press materials explain that the second Heady Nuggs collection will be presented as both a three-CD set and a seven-LP collection. For the CD version, the first disc will include the original Clouds Taste Metallic album, which was the second and last Flaming Lips album to feature guitarist Ronald Jones, as well as the The King Bug Laughs rarities compilation.

The second CD is the first commercial release of the band's once promo-only release Due to High Expectations the Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles for Your Balloons, as well as various rarities including a radio performance of 1993 single "She Don't Use Jelly." The third disc, meanwhile, contains a full live set recorded in Seattle in 1996.

A video trailer has Lips leader Wayne Coyne explaining what all will be offered up in the various bundle packages for Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997. Fans will be able to nab reproductions of various vintage concert posters and T-shirts, as well as spin the set on various vinyl colourways. Some packages will come autographed by the band ("Maybe we'll even get Ronald Jones to sign some," Coyne mentions), while pre-orders will also grant fans access to some early downloads.

You can see Coyne's teaser video behind the release below, or order the set through the group's website over here.

The Flaming Lips' first Heady Nuggs box set packaged together five of the band's Warner Bros. LP, including Clouds Taste Metallic. It arrived on Record Store Day 2011.

Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997:

Disc 1: Clouds Taste Metallic / The King Bug Laughs (Oddities and Rarities):

1. The Abandoned Hospital Ship
2. Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles
3. Placebo Headwound
4. This Here Giraffe
5. Brainville
6. Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World
7. When You Smile
8. Kim's Watermelon Gun
9. They Punctured My Yolk
10. Lightning Strikes the Postman
11. Christmas At the Zoo
12. Evil Will Prevail
13. Bad Days (aurally excited version)

Disc 2: Due to High Expectations the Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles for Your Balloons:

1. Bad Days
2. Jets Part 2 (My Two Days As An Ambulance Driver)
3. Ice Drummer
4. Put the Waterbug in the Policeman's Ear
5. Chewin' the Apple of Yer Eye
6. Chosen One
7. Little Drummer Boy
8. Slow Nerve Action
9. It Was a Very Good Year
10. Sun Arise
11. Life on Mars
12. Ballrooms of Mars
13. Hot Day
14. Nobody Told Me
15. Magician Vs The Headache
16. She Don't Use Jelly (Live @KJ103)

Disc 3: Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles (Live in Seattle 1996):

1. The Abandoned Hospital Ship
2. Unconsciously Screamin'
3. Take Meta Mars
4. Moth in the Incubator
5. Put the Waterbug in the Policeman's Ear
6. Lightning Strikes the Postman
7. Bad Days
8. She Don't Use Jelly
9. Chewin' the Apple of Yer Eye
10. When You Smile
11. Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles
12. Love Yer Brain
13. Placebo Headwound