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The Flaming Lips by Stuart Barr

The Flaming Lips

by Stuart Barr

“It takes us a long time to do our records, we usually just go into some bumfuck studio in the middle of nowhere and hole up for four or five months”

Wayne Coyne is describing the trials and tribulations of life in the Flaming Lips. I’ve been questioning him about the weird and twisted rumours that have been circulating about his bands vile and depraved recording methods (vile and depraved by the mixing desk manual, muso types that is).

“I would think it’s normal stuff that happens when people get together and basically go insane together. The process of making records is basically fucked up” he adds reasonably, voice crackling as it bounces off several satellites from Oklahoma to Convulsion Towers, Edinburgh. Ain’t technology wonderful. Read the rest of this entry »

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the flaming lips do you realize

 
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interview with The Flaming Lips

March 2003

 

Chris McKay: Is Athens the first date of the American tour?

 

Steven Drozd: You know what’s weird is that the last show we played was Athens, Greece. Seriously. We got home last Tuesday and now we’re starting this next tour in Athens, Georgia. I thought that was really cool.

 

CM: Have you got any specific memories of Athens, Georgia from all the times you’ve played here?

 

SD: I remember when Walter’s Barbecue was still open. You remember that place? I think it’s shut down. The first time I came to Athens with the Lips was probably 1992 or something. We went to Walter’s and it was really good. The second time we came through, there was a big party at Peter Buck’s ex-wife’s house and that was great. I remember I was really drunk and it was like five o’clock in the morning and Mike Mills was there and I was like pissing my pants. Of course, I haven’t liked an R.E.M. record since 1986 or 1987, but they’re titans in the alternative rock world, you know? I was sitting there talking to him and I asked him why they decided to turn the reverb up on the bass track of “Seven Chinese Brothers” at the very end, which was a total fan question. He was like, “Hey man, you’re on your way to becoming a producer asking questions like that.” So actually I have a lot of fond memories of Athens. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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The Flaming Lips – “I Can Be A Frog” (Official Video)

 
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The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are an American neo-psychedelic band, formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United Statesin 1983. Throughout their career, band members have come and gone, but currently The Flaming Lips consist of original members Wayne Coyne (lead vocals, guitars and piano) and Michael Ivins (backing vocals, bass guitar and piano), along with longtime member Steven Drozd (backing vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards/synthesizers and drums), Kliph Scurlock (drums), and, most recently, Derek Brown (backing vocals, guitar, keyboards). Notable former members include Jonathan Donahue (guitar), who went on to form Mercury Rev, and Ronald Jones (guitar).
The Flaming Lips are known for their lush, multi-layered arrangements, spacey lyrics and bizarre song titles. They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which typically feature animal suits, puppets, streamers, video projections and complex stage light configurations. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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