Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid

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Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid
Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 1, 2002
GenreAlternative rock, punk rock
ProducerThe Flaming Lips, Paul Avery
The Flaming Lips compilation chronology
A Collection of Songs Representing an Enthusiasm for Recording...By Amateurs
Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid
The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[3]

Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid is a compilation album by The Flaming Lips, collecting their first three studio albums (Hear It Is, Oh My Gawd!!! and Telepathic Surgery) alongside their self-titled debut EP The Flaming Lips, and previously unreleased material and demo recordings.

It is the first of two releases archiving the band's Restless Records releases, and is followed by The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

This disc contains all of the tracks from The Flaming Lips and Hear It Is (omitting the bonus track, "Summertime Blues," found on some releases of Hear It Is), plus four bonus tracks; the track list for this disc is misprinted, switching "Garden of Eyes/Forever is a Long Time" and "Scratchin' the Door."

1."Bag Full of Thoughts"5:39
2."Out for a Walk"3:20
3."Garden of Eyes/Forever Is a Long Time"5:29
4."Scratchin' the Door"7:12
5."My Own Planet"4:11
6."With You"3:39
8."Trains, Brains & Rain"3:39
9."Jesus Shootin' Heroin"7:19
10."Just Like Before"3:22
11."She Is Death"4:05
12."Charlie Manson Blues"4:22
13."Man From Pakistan"3:59
14."Godzilla Flick"4:06
15."Staring at Sound/With You"5:06

Disc two[edit]

This disc contains all of the tracks from Oh My Gawd!!! as well as five bonus tracks.

1."Everything's Explodin'"4:44
2."One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning"9:21
3."Maximum Dream for Evil Knievel"2:51
4."Can't Exist"2:48
5."Ode to C.C. (Part 1)"0:44
6."The Ceiling Is Bendin'"3:45
7."Prescription: Love"6:10
8."Thanks to You"3:56
9."Can't Stop the Spring"4:11
10."Ode to C.C. (Part 2)"1:50
11."Love Yer Brain"7:43

Disc three[edit]

This disc contains all of the tracks from Telepathic Surgery as well as seven bonus tracks.

1."Drug Machine in Heaven"2:11
2."Right Now"3:57
3."Michael, Time to Wake Up"0:29
4."Chrome Plated Suicide"5:43
5."Hari-Krishna Stomp Wagon"3:47
6."Miracle on 42nd St."2:52
7."Fryin' Up"2:44
8."Hell's Angel's Cracker Factory" (Edit)3:02
9."U.F.O. Story"6:39
10."Redneck School of Technology"2:57
11."Shaved Gorilla"2:56
12."The Spontaneous Combustion of John"0:53
13."Last Drop of Morning Dew"1:58
14."Begs and Achin'"4:14


  1. ^ "Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid - The Flaming Lips". Allmusic.
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone : The Flaming Lips: Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid 1983-88 : Music Reviews". Archived from the original on July 16, 2006. Retrieved October 14, 2006.
  3. ^ Cross, Charles R. (2004). "Flaming Lips". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 300. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.