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#26 Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots


If you want a job doing well, do it yourself… Flaming Lips’ hamster-ball dwelling frontman Wayne Coyne spent two days painting the cover for the psychedelic dream-pop band’s 10th album in 2002. he surrealist piece captures the album’s titular character Yoshimi fearlessly facing down a giant robot, and there are multiple visual asides in the piece. Yoshimi’s shadow is that of a bird; the robot has four legs attached to his own; a huge number 25 is daubed on the wall in the background. heories abound among fan groups as to that number’s significance – is it a reference to LSD-25 (another name for the drug)? Coyne has a long-standing interest in art, referring to himself as “mostly a visual artist who is lucky enough to be in a crazy, almost absurdist art-rock band that is endlessly in need of something visual”. His past creations have included a screen print made using his own blood and a huge king’s head installation that played Flaming Lips’ music as visitors reclined on a giant tongue bed. For Coyne, the artwork and the dreamy, otherworldly textures of what went on to be their first gold-certified record are inseparable: “When you see that album cover, you know that the music could sound no other way.”

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1969 was the year that changed everything for David Bowie, and in our exclusive cover feature we speak to his former girlfriend Hermione Farthingale, plus bandmates John 'Hutch' Hutchinson and George Underwood to get the inside story. With three new Bowie boxsets out this year, you won't want to miss these rare interviews with the people who knew Bowie best – and our stunning collector's cover. Elsewhere this issue, we meet the ever-engaging Richard Hawley for a pint and a chat about his new album, Further, while Calexico and Iron & Wine tell us about their collaboration LP, Years To Burn. On the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's stellar debut Unknown Pleasures, Peter Hook takes us inside the making of the album, and we look back at another classic, Talk Talk's The Colour Of Spring. We also pay tribute to US indie label Merge on their 30th birthday and hear from James Lavelle about working with DJ Shadow, Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft and Danny Boyle. If all that's not enough, we bring you 40 essential vinyl samplers and meet Super Furry Animals artwork designer Pete Fowler. Plus you'll find the widest range of new album, reissue and hi-fi gear reviews anywhere on the newsstand. Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers. Pick up your copy today…