200 Million Thousand is the fifth studio album by garage punk band Black Lips. The album was recorded in August 2008 and released on February 24, 2009 in the United States and March 16 in Europe. The first single, "Short Fuse" was released on March 9, 2009. Take My Heart" (Alexander). Starting Over" (Alexander). Let It Grow" (Alexander). Trapped in a Basement" (Bradley). Short Fuse" (Bradley). I'll Be With You" (Swilley). Big Black Baby Jesus of Today" (Alexander).
200 Million Thousand is as sketchy as the band's grasp of numbers, but pleasingly so. It harks back to the days of 1960s garage rock, embracing fuzzy guitars, brevity, cheap production values and lazy, pre-punk sneers.
Album · 2009 · 16 Songs. We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers.
200 Million Thousand has more hooks and is better top-to-bottom than any previous Black Lips effort. The band has finally (and fitfully) outgrown the necessity of playing instruments with genitals and using bodily fluids as shock and awe set pieces. But there’s no way Black Lips are ever going to be one of those bands that grows up and walks out onstage without saying a word and stands still while playing all their songs.
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The songs were recorded at New Street Studio, a former art gallery in Decatur GA, near Atlanta. The band embarked on a world tour in 2009 to support this album. Over the course of eleven months, the band played 122 shows total between Europe and the United States. The band have a featured role in the documentary We Fun: Atlanta, GA Inside Out. The title was coined by Jared Swilley on the band's blog
Following on from 2007's brilliantly cocky 'Good Bad Not Evil', ‘200 Million Thousand’ has balls in the most unnatural of places, yet kicks like a bull on castration row. The Atlanta foursome haven't stopped leaning on the grit of ‘60s psyche-garage, a sound that pioneered pretty much every guitar group you worship today. So, by championing the grainy sweatbox cool of bands like The Kinks, their fifth studio album is blood gurglingly brilliant. Black Lips are the gold tooth in a mouth of otherwise rotting teeth; a cheeky brood from with brilliantly stinking breath.