The Day They Shot A Hole In The Jesus Egg

Release Date: October 1, 2002

Label: Restless Records

The Flaming Lips are Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins, Jonathan Donahue, and Nathan Roberts and have included Richard English, Steven Drozd, and Ronald Jones

Produced by The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann, Ruben Ayala, Michele Vlasimsky, and Scott Booker
Engineered by Dave Fridmann, Ruben Ayala, and The Flaming Lips
Mixed by The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann, and Ruben Ayala
Mastered by Dave Fridmann and Ruben Ayala
Remastered by Dave Fridmann and Michael Ivins
Photos by J. Michelle Martin and Jay Blakesberg
Design by George Salisbury

Recorded at the State University of New York in Fredonia, New York summer 1989, Goodnight Audio in Dallas, Texas 1988, and the Ivins household in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma spring 1989

All songs written by The Flaming Lips and published by Lovely Sorts Of Death (BMI) except "What A Wonderful World," written by Adamson, Savitt, and Watson, "Strychnine," written by Gerald Roslie, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding," written by Nick Lowe, and "She's Gone Mad," written by Tyson Meade

This compilation includes the In A Priest Driven Ambulance album, along with related B-Sides, demo recordings, covers, and "The Mushroom Tapes," a collection of home recordings from the spring of 1989 that yielded nearly all of the material on Priest.

Waitin’ For My Ride Jesus Is Floatin’ Outside

My next door neighbor (name withheld) is a lot of things. But one thing, for sure, he is not-is a music connoisseur. He knows that I’m in a band and that’s the only reason he has some of our records. He is the typical “Born to be Wild” – drugs and jail – one foot in the grave – kind of rock ‘n’ roller. And one day while I was out on the back drive-way putting together the space station he came over to borrow a drill or something and we got talking. We must have been conversing about the “Christmas On Mars” set I was building when he surprisingly said “I like that religious album you guys did”…..”Oh,” I said. Not one to lead anybody on “That’s not a religious album – we’re just using the name ‘Jesus’ in our songs”….. My reply seemed to momentarily confuse him.
Hmmmm?”…But he quickly got back to what he intended to talk about and not much more of any significance was exchanged. But after he left I did think about this awkward confrontation and how, really, he had every right to be confused… Even now when I speak of it there is a delicate logic that borders on schizophrenic dualism – let me explain….

The Day They Shot A Hole In The Jesus Egg



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