Release Date: October 28, 1997

Label: Warner Bros. Records

The Flaming Lips are Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins,
and Steven Drozd

Produced by The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann, and Scott Booker
Engineered by Dave Fridmann
Mixed by The Flaming Lips and Dave Fridmann
Mastered by Dave Fridmann
Art by George Salisbury
Design by George Salisbury

Recorded at Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, New York April-August 1997

All songs written by The Flaming Lips and published by Lovely Sorts Of Death (BMI)

What Is Zaireeka?

Zaireeka is my own combination of the words Zaire and Eureka. A kind of anarchy meets inspiration, or maybe, a mess with a purpose.. sort of thought turned into action process… here’s what I mean…

One day while on tour in Europe somewhere we were driving and listening to the news of the day on the radio. I remember a newscaster with a British accent saying these ominous words: “Civilization as we know it is breaking down at a phenomenal rate.” He was talking about Zaire, you know, in Africa. And I thought to myself, what if we were actually driving around and playing shows in Zaire instead of Europe… What would you play to an audience whose civilization was “breaking down??”

In 2007, a Zaireeka 10th Anniversary DVD promo was produced, adding new musical parts to each track and serving as a digital listening party with Wayne.





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