The Flaming Lips do Pink Floyd…Again!

21 02 2010

Hey folks…

I find myself sitting here enjoying a buzz (thank you Indica!) and listening to tunes.image 1 I am now listening to The Flaming Lips doing the entire Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon album. I had purchased this album a little while ago and forgot about it until tonight.

The Flaming Lips have been around for a long time. Formed way back in 1983, their first album, Hear It Is was released in 1986. They are a band that create weird sonic landscapes. I believe the band’s music is for the most part the creative output of  Wayne Coyne, though I do not know if that was always the case. When I first heard them, I thought that they sounded like the bands Yes and Pink Floyd had a baby and that baby was The Flaming Lips. If you like freaky psychedelic, arty insanity rock the I think you should go and procure the entire Flaming Lips discography right away. The iTunes store and Amazon.com have a bunch. Hurry up and get them. I’ll wait right here. Go.

OK, now that you’ve done that, smoke some really good cerebral stone weed, put on some good earphones/earbuds (I use Shure SE210s and THEY ROCK!!!), and listen to the album, The Flaming Lips & Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches doing The Dark Side of the Moon. Crazy long name, but hey: I didn’t make it. It is a great homage to the iconic Pink Floyd album and a sonic roller coaster. I really enjoyed the interpretation of the original material. I believe the artist Wayne Coyne’s love of the music comes through clearly. I am sure some Pink Floyd snob-purists will disagree with me, but that is fine: I like it.

This isn’t the first time that The Flaming Lips have covered Pink Floyd: I was blessed to hear them do a great live rendition of Syd Barrett era song, Lucifer Sam that blew me away, years ago. Wayne Coyne kinda’ reminds me of Syd Barrett, actually…

So, go listen to this album stoned. Now.

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