Flaming Lips fans, you’ll freak out about this contest. Our friends at Warner Bros. sent us a sweet prize pack that includes the new 6CD box set Seeing the Unseeable, which collects the Lips’ studio recordings and rarities from 1986-1990, plus a 3CD deluxe edition of the new Greatest Hits Vol. 1 compilation and a beanie!
To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Flaming Lips” HERE by midnight Thursday, July 19. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Friday, July 20.
Seeing The Unseeable brings all four studio albums that the band released on Restless Records between 1984 and 1990: Hear It Is (1986), Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips (1987), Telepathic Surgery (1989) and In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) (1990). Among the set’s many sonic treasures are: “Godzilla Flick,” “Unconsciously Screaming,” “One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning” and their cover of the classic “(What A) Wonderful World.”
The set is also packed with rare recordings originally released as b-sides, flexi discs and on various compilations like the Sub Pop single “Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding” and a cover of “After The Gold Rush” from a 1989 Neil Young tribute album. Also included is The Mushroom Tapes, the series of demos for the band’s final Restless album, In A Priest Driven Ambulance, only previously issued on the Rykodisc compilation CD, The Day They Shot a Hole In the Jesus Egg.
* One entry per person, NOT per email address. If you have 16 email addresses and you enter with each address, we’ll just delete 15 of them. We have the technology. To be eligible to win, you must live in the Boise metro area and be able to pick up your prize at the store.