- Audio CD (April 22 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Enhanced, EP, Import
- Label: Warner Bros
- ASIN: B00008V630
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
|1. Fight Test|
|2. Can't Get You Out Of My Head (KEXP version)|
|3. The Golden Age (CD101 version)|
|4. Knives Out (KCRW version)|
|5. Do You Realize (Scott Hardkiss Floating In Space Vocal Mix)|
|6. The Strange Design of Conscience|
|7. Thank You Jack White (For The Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me)|
The Flaming Lips are known for their flamboyant live shows, and eclectic variety of genres they touch on any given release. This one is no different, featuring live covers by Kylie Minogue, Radiohead, and Beck. There is also a funny acoustic song at the end about a gift from the White Stripes lead singer.
Overall rating: Three and a half stars.
First off is "Fight Test," unaltered from the original album, a hilariously stately cover of Kylie Minogue's dance-pop "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," a musically complex cover of Beck's "Golden Age," a harder-edged electronic cover of Radiohead's "Knives Out," a dance remix of "Do You Realize," and the likably perky "The Strange Design Of Conscience." The crowning glory is "Thank You Jack White (For the Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me)," in which the male half of the White Stripes drops off a unique gift. (Guess what it is)
"Fight Test" is a pretty decent collection of covers, remixes and new songs. The more ominous, dignified version of Kylie's dance hit is hysterical; "Thank You" is cheerfully countryish. "Do You Realize" is interesting once, but not after that; it's the same as the original, except more technoish. And as always, the songs are best when they're the Lips' own ("and I said 'thank you Jack White, for the fiberoptic Jesus that you gave me'/it shined so bright I couldn't help believin' it would save me").
Fans of the Lips and of "Yoshimi" should check this out. Consider it a slightly twisted extension of that much-loved album.
Track 2 "Can't Get You Out of My Head" - this song is a masterpiece. Read more