The Flaming Lips - Hell’s Angel’s Cracker Factory (Song)  » Music  »
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  • To begin with the strengths of this track, the best thing I think it does is that it really gives the band a lot of ground to explore in whatever direction(s) they want, and they certainly take advantage of it
  • Although the guitar work really leads the track throughout, there are also some interesting drum and bass parts throughout the track as well
  • Oddly, the band maintain a sense of cohesiveness amongst the chaos in this track so the issue is not so much a matter of maintaining the song’s clarity, but it is an issue of staying interested in the track


    • by grimmy101
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      Hell’s Angel’s Cracker Factory is a song by The Flaming Lips which appears on their third studio album, Telepathic Surgery. I’ll note right now that this track is quite an ambitious piece of music and that it’s track listing is just over twenty-three minutes long.

      Because of its extreme length, I have to be somewhat general with this review.

      To begin with the strengths of this track, the best thing I think it does is that it really gives the band a lot of ground to explore in


      whatever direction(s) they want, and they certainly take advantage of it.

      Through its twenty-three minute length, the band cover both more the more energetic and aggressive extreme along with a more melodic and slightly more relaxed sound.

      Although the guitar work really leads the track throughout, there are also some interesting drum and bass parts throughout the track as well.

      In addition, the band include some outside instrumentation on this song as well including a harmonica and a piano which helps further explore a variety of sounds.

      Obviously,


      • one of the more glaring potential flaws of this track is the length.

        In twenty-three minutes, a band can usually get through around four, five, or six songs yet the Flaming Lips use these twenty-three minutes to go through a single track.

        Oddly, the band maintain a sense of cohesiveness amongst the chaos in this track so the issue is not so much a matter of maintaining the song’s clarity, but it is an issue of staying interested in the track.

        This really comes down to a listener’s

        taste and how much they enjoy experimental music.

        While listening to this song, I felt as if I was listening to a sort of alternative hard rock version of a long Pink Floyd track like Echoes or Atom Heart Mother.

        Overall, I’ll say that this track certainly has interesting music throughout, but the problem I have with it is that I rarely feel the urge to want to listen to this song purely because of how long it is and how much material the Flaming Lips really throw at you throughout.




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