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Topic: Flaming Lips

VOTD: A Flips two-fer

'Is David Bowie Dying?' to hear the Flaming Lips' cover of 'She's So Heavy'?

Remnants of The Flaming Lips’ epic, two-part New Year’s Eve Freakout #5 continue their fallout across the Internet with a pair of Delo Creative videos that I proudly helped to shoot.

First up is a trippy new track called “Is David Bowie Dying?” It featured special guest Alan Palomo, whom you may know as Neon Indian. I spoke with Palomo after his second-night opening set before the Lips went on, and the guy was one of the most endearing, friendly musicians I’ve ever encountered. Watch him and Steven Drozd get into a fight to see whose instrument can make more video game bleep-bloops:



And second is The Lips’ Nels Cline-assisted cover of The Beatles’ blues-addicted guitar standard “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” They played it both nights, each with the jam stretched for more than 15 hypnotic minutes. I seriously thought my arms were going to give out from holding my camera up for that long. My personal challenge to you: Watch this thing all the way through. If not, then here are a couple of highlights:

• Alan Palomo’s nerdily enthusiastic fist-pump.
• A signature Nels Cline-contorting-his-body-so-frenetically-that-you-think-his-neck’s-gonna-snap-right-off-his-shoulders-’cause-he’s-kinda-old crazy extended guitar solo.
• Fans looking pissed because of all the instrumental wanking going on.



by Matt Carney 01.26.2012 2 years ago
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Cult of personality


CFN

Gazette staff
It’s easy to mistake Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne for a sort of cult leader, not just for all the aural shenanigans he and his band pull — recording 24-hour-long songs, selling music encased in skulls, both human and edible, et al. — but for the bizarre behavior affected by his dedicated fans.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hooked on ’phonic

After a brief hiatus, The Polyphonic Spree returns to spread its sweet brand of symphonic pop to all its followers.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Polyphonic Spree with New Fumes
8 p.m. Tuesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$25

 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Home sweet ’homa

Despite once proclaiming, ‘I Ain't Got No Home,’ Woody Guthrie will be feted with an all-star centennial concert from just that.


Music

Ryan LaCroix
This Land Is Your Land Tribute Concert
7:30 p.m. Saturday
Brady Theater
105 W. Brady, Tulsa
woody100.com
$53.50-$273.50
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Enter stage Lips


CFN

Gazette staff
The Flaming Lips have always been a theatrical band, so it’s only fitting that Oklahoma City’s fearless freaks are poised to make the transition to the theater.
 
Friday, April 6, 2012

Lip service


CFN

Gazette staff
No one can accuse The Flaming Lips of not playing well with others.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Prehistoric powerhouse

Metal overlords Mastodon make ‘out there’ music about delving into the dark recesses of the human heart.


Music

Matt Carney
Mastodon with Opeth and Ghost
6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$27-$31
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hasty release


CFN

Gazette staff
Thanks to Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne and the antics of his cohorts, words like “blood,” “nude,” “goo” and “orifice” are just par for the course.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lip service


CFN

Gazette staff
The Flaming Lips are taking a surprisingly mainstream approach to notoriety: The band is competing for a place in the Guinness World Records.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Flaming Lips — The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends


Indie

Rod Lott
By all accounts, The Flaming Lips’ all-star Record Store Day release, The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends, was not intended for general release until fans demanded otherwise. Given all the trouble of rounding up that talent for guest stints, why not go big?
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
 
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