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The Flaming Lips and Top Country Songs

Wayne Coyne was barely in his twenties, the night had a gun in my face and said that he was dying.

Three men – angry and mad at the world – broke into the fast-food snacks, where the future Flaming Lips front man spent 11 years of fishing, flipping burgers and fries throw in the kitchen.

Each was armed with a rifle. Nobody was interested in Top Country Songs the restaurant treat the special meal.

In a period of only a few moments, who lived with him since, the young Wayne was forced to lie on the floor, while a manager of agitation was told to open the safe or the band would have opened fire indiscriminately. “I thought, ‘My God, this is really how to die”, “Wayne later.” Only a minute that you can cook up to someone you order fries and the next minute they are put on the floor and hit your brain, and there is no music, no way, it just happens. “Wayne Coyne, of course, do not die that night on Top Country Songs the floor of Long John Silver. Fortunately for him. Fortunately for us.

– – – Top Country Songs
Can I be a frog – The Flaming Lips

For nearly 30 years later, The Flaming Lips – is a band that matters, a band that has new country songs touched the lives, the lives, the lives saved – Coyne, through the formation of the Michael Irvin bassist, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Steven Scurlock Kilph drodze connected.

Constantly confuse the line between the sublime and the ridiculous (the soundtrack SpongeBob SquarePants, anyone?) Have decreased more than three decades, the semi-legendary psychedelic whacked 1999 (only for “Waitin ‘For A Superman” to hear ) Freaks in almost mythical, visionary and more experimental pop perfection. So I met in there a road named after them in their hometown of Oklahoma City, who worshiped regularly said to be the greatest act live on the planet, and so loved the world that were several journalists, have labeled the best American band alive .

Particularly impressive, even if on the eve of the British version of ’embryonic’, the great twelfth Lips’ album studio album, they have this position, without ever compromising.

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Posted by on November 12, 2011 in The Flaming Lips


The Flaming Lips sings new country songs

Livewire: You guys have done so for what, like 23 years from now?

Michael: Yeah, something like  new country songs that. This is 25

Livewire: Is there a kind of big blow-out quarter of a century in the program?

Michael: Well, we have ten or fifteen. I think it is right that, hey, still a lot to do here, what we like.

Livewire: Do you know when you started that still do 25 years later?

Michael: I think we were kidding when we started, like “Hey, what are you doing for the next 20 years” I think we always felt that way, we wanted to do, no matter what. Well, I in particular, Wayne, and Steven. And Steven was the band as 15 years.

Livewire: What was Steven first album with new country songs the band? Zaireeka was that?

Michael: No, it was actually on the transmission [from the Satellite Heart]. But that was when it was mostly just the drummer.

Livewire: And somehow he then moved in electronics and things …

Michael: Yes, and plays guitar and piano. Especially when Ronald [Jones] left the band. It was a kind of vacuum in this period. We briefly thought about  new country songs taking another guitarist, but I think we were really happy with the excuse of not having this type of rings on the verge of being a grunge band. We somehow we are part of this movement. I think it’s really just luck that we did. There were things happening in the field, especially with Warner Brothers, had a lot of reshuffling going on with people at the top of society. I do not run only by a band, people had to look at and say that we needed to meet the quota for the year. I think we were really able to stay under … we should call it “hidden under the desk,” and we managed to get away with stuff like this Zaireeka. We had no idea that “do not use Jelly” would have been so top country songs successful. I mean, it was a great success …

Livewire: Well, the modern rock charts and new country songs Billboard.

Michael: It ‘was great, but it was not big enough to make us into trouble. In hindsight, when you’re young and hand someone $ one million people were injured. And now that you’re older you say that youth is wasted on the young, but sometimes you do not know what is with what you do with gifts. Do not get me wrong, some people actually are, but we did not know if that would survive unscathed. But somehow put this  new country songs thing where we had met and we thought we had an audience. We had a couple of years working for “Jelly”, where to find it. When I look back now, we have more on tour. But at its worst, we thought, “Can a voice!” We thought we were going to this new audience that we had to use, and rely on the record. It was found that the public thought we had “You do not use Jelly” was just an audience. We were still around pretty good and stuff, but that’s right, when Ronald sufficient for any reason. So we have the end of  new country songs ’96 beginning of ’97 were blocked in progress: “Well, what do we do?” But I think almost immediately that the whole idea of ​​the car park has started to experiment, and that moves to the boom-box experiment, which was basically Zaireeka. And of course we have been able to do under the umbrella of the Bulletin Zaireeka Soft.tun.

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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in The Flaming Lips


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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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in The Flaming Lips


the flaming lips do you realize

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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in The Flaming Lips


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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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in The Flaming Lips


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

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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in The Flaming Lips


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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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in The Flaming Lips