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Scratching The Door: The First Recording Of The Flaming Lips
Alternative-rock heroes The Flaming Lips have pushed the envelope for more than two decades with Grammy-winning music and ground-breaking concerts. Now Rhino and Warner Bros. Records celebrate Oklahoma's most famous freaks with SCRATCHING THE DOOR: THE FIRST RECORDINGS OF THE FLAMING LIPS, spotlighting the joyous weirdness the band recorded for Restless Records before signing with Warner Bros. in 1991. Along with cuts from the group's early studio albums, the 19 tracks include material from the band's first two cassette demos and first self-released E.P., as well as covers of The Who's "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown" and the theme song from the 1960s Batman television series. Featuring tracks recorded by the group's original line-up (with Wayne Coyne's brother Mark on vocals), SCRATCHING THE DOOR shows The Flaming Lips as they first caught fire.