Fight Test- Maxi Enhanced, EP, Import
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FLAMING LIPS Fight Test EP (2003 US exclusive 7-track enhanced CD EP festuring classic cover versions of Cant Get You Out Of My Head [Kylie Minogue] and Knives Out [Radiohead] plus Fight Test CD-Rom video and Christmas On Mars movie trailer complete with picture sleeve)
Top Customer Reviews
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.
As for the covers, they are good fun, especially the Kylie Minogue cover. My favorite is probably the Radiohead cover with Wayne pounding away on the piano. Really good songs.
The two new tracks are very good as well. "The Strange Design of Conscience" is a soft, ethereal track focusing on the lyric "You'd have done the same thing" while "Thank You Jack White (for the Fiber-Optic Jesus that You Gave Me)" is a hilarious little ditty that rivals the White Stripes' own "Hotel Yorba" in country twang.
My one complaint is that the Flaming Lips should've put more stuff on this EP, seeing as how they had released a lot more interesting material on the "Do You Realize??" singles in the UK, like the beautiful b-sides "If I Go Mad/Funeral in My Head" and "Up Above the Daily Hum" as well as unreleased tracks from the upcoming "Christmas on Mars" soundtrack, which I am really anxious to hear. Instead, we get the trailer for "Christmas on Mars" which you can already download off their official website. Well, "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" so overall, this EP is really good. I bought it along with "Zaireeka" which made for hours of Lips enjoyment. Have fun!!
Most recent customer reviews
"Fight Test" 4/5
"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" 2/5
"The Golden Age" 4/5
"Knives Out" 3/5
"Do You... Read more
Short, yes, but very enjoyable. Knives Out is worth it alone, but you also get Golden Age. The Lips, don't argue. Just purchase and smile.Published on July 26 2003 by C. Kirby
If you really liked 2002's "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" then this is definitely worth getting. Read morePublished on June 1 2003 by AHF
really for fans only -- the disco remix of Do You Realize was either meant to be a kind of ironic joke by the band or it was a serious misjudgement. You can take your pick. Read morePublished on May 27 2003
i immensely enjoyed 'yoshimi', and like a lot of lips listeners now, that was really my introduction. Read morePublished on May 15 2003 by andrew adams
Although the quality of this single is a little mixed overall, it still has some quality moments that make it a must for diehard fans or even more recent converts who caught on... Read morePublished on May 9 2003
This is a short EP centered around the single "Fight Test," but rather than give us 5 remixed versions of that song, the band instead chose to bestow on us a number of... Read morePublished on May 6 2003 by Michael Kluge
The EP accompanying Fight Test, the third single from the Flaming Lips' unbelievably good Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, is chunked full of treats that will delight the band's... Read morePublished on May 3 2003 by P. Nicholas Keppler