In A Priest Driven Ambulance
Released: Sep 1990
The Lips found their voice on this LP, a powerful collection of songs that melds the blistering noise and lysergic ramblings of previous efforts with killer melodies, coherent song structures and recognizable emotion. Their guitar attack once felt like a way to drown out unacceptable thoughts; here it becomes a way to plumb them. The non-ironic cover of "What a Wonderful World" is the sound of Wayne Coyne discovering he doesn't have to pretend to be alienated to make compelling music.