By the time the album finally came out, the band had a new lineup with Ronald Jones replacing Jonathan Donahue on guitar and Steve Drozd replacing Nathan Roberts on drums. Donahue, who clashed with Coyne over creative differences, wanted to focus more on his other band, Mercury Rev. As for Roberts, he just wasn't cut out for life on the road. Coyne told Consequence Of Sound
: "In his way, he wanted to have a 9-5 job, so he could be off work and get drunk and not worry about it. And being in The Flaming Lips at that time was just too much of a full-time commitment."