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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is a 2002 album by The Flaming Lips. The style is an LSD-tinged indie rock somewhat more accessible than those of their earlier LPs. Yoshimi's lyrics concern a diverse array of subject matter, mostly deeply melancholy ponderings about love, mortality, artificial emotion, pacifism, and deception with the exception of a two-track segment on the title character, a Japanese woman (possibly Yoshimi P-We, Boredoms band member and guest player on the album) who attempts to defend the singer from destructive robots with unstated outcome.

The melody of track one, "Fight Test", was an unauthorized, unattributed borrowing from Cat Stevens's "Father and Son". Stevens is now receiving royalties following a relatively uncontentious settlement.

"Fight Test" was also the theme song for the short-lived MTV cartoon, 3 South.

In addition to the single compact disc format, there is a two-disc release, composed of the regular album and a DVD containing various alternate takes, b-sides, music videos, video footage from the album recordings, and the trailer for The Flaming Lips' upcoming film, Christmas on Mars. There was also a limited edition translucent pink/orange LP version.

Track listing

  1. "Fight Test" (4:14)
  2. "One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21" (4:59)
  3. "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1" (4:45)
  4. "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 2" (2:57)
  5. "In the Morning of the Magicians" (6:18)
  6. "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" (4:34)
  7. "Are You a Hypnotist??" (4:44)
  8. "It's Summertime (Throbbing Orange Pallbearers)" (4:20)
  9. "Do You Realize??" (3:32)
  10. "All We Have Is Now" (3:53)
  11. "Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia)" (3:09)
Cover art of the CD/DVD version
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Cover art of the CD/DVD version

Track listing of the special edition DVD

  1. "Up Above the Daily Hum"
  2. "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 (Japanese version)"
  3. "If I Go Mad (Funeral in my Head)"
  4. "Do You Realize?? Floating in Space Remix (Edit)"
  5. "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 (AOL sessions)"
  6. "Do You Realize?? (CD101 version)"
  7. "Do You Realize?? (Mark Pellington version)"
  8. "Do You Realize?? (Wayne Coyne * Bradley Beesley * George Salisbury version)"
  9. "Making of the Do You Realize?? Video"
  10. "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1"
  11. "Making of the Yoshimi Video"
  12. "Fight Test"
  13. "Phoebe Battles the Pink Robots"
  14. "Christmas on Mars (Movie trailer)"
  15. "Making of the Yoshimi DVD-A"
  16. "Are You a Hypnotist?? (George's photogenic situation theory #1134)"
  17. "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 (Animated episode)"
  18. "Fight Test (Animated episode)"

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