Label: Rhino / Ryko
Reissued 2018, originally released 1989
Telepathic Surgery is the third album from The Flaming Lips remastered from original sources by the band's longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann, with help from the Lips' Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins. Released in 1989, Telepathic Surgery began life as a concept album; the band initially set out to create a 30-minute sound collage. The plan was later scrapped; however, the remnants of this original idea are evident within the album's loose, meandering structure and the epic "Hell's Angel's Cracker Factory". The album is named after a line from the Flaming Lips song "Chrome Plated Suicide".