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The Flaming Lips

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States (1983 – present)

The Flaming Lips are an American neo-psychedelic band, formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States in 1983. Throughout their career, band members have come and gone, but currently The Flaming Lips consist of original members Wayne Coyne (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Michael Ivins (bass, keyboards, backing vocals), along with members Steven Drozd (drums, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Derek Brown (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals). Former members include Mark Coyne (lead vocals), Richard English (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), Nathan Roberts (drums), Jonathan Donahue (guitar, backing vocals), who went on to form Mercury Rev, Ronald Jones (guitar, backing vocals), and Kliph Scurlock (drums).

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.

In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die”. In 2006, Oklahoma City named a street Flaming Lips Alley in their honor.

The group recorded several albums and EPs for Restless Records in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing to Warner Brothers, they scored a #9 hit on the Billboard Alternative charts (and #55 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart) in 1994 with “She Don’t Use Jelly”.

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  • PetitSagittaire

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9h8IA8MVJo

    20 Jul 4:28am Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Wayne is weird sometimes. If he can make a ke$ha song work he can make a miley cover work.

    11 Jul 10:00pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    Almost every artist now releases their albums on vinyl (many labels stopped in the mid-to-late 90's) because so many people desire to buy analog music.

    9 Jul 8:59pm Reply
  • Gi_Maciel

    OMG! I love it ♥

    8 Jul 12:07pm Reply
  • damnruckus

    I find his friendship with Miley really creepy

    8 Jul 7:03am Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Good lord, who cares what Wayne does on his free time? Stop paying attention if it bothers you that much. By my account, their last album, The Terror, was fucking fantastic. Their live shows are STILL fantastic. What else matters??

    7 Jul 5:36pm Reply
  • muzziac

    I'd say Wayne has lost his damn mind but he never really had one to lose...which WAS a good thing but not anymore. I wish he'd go back to making listenable music instead of media whoring with Miley.

    7 Jul 5:08pm Reply
  • jonatas_90

    Clouds Taste Metallic

    6 Jul 5:23pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    It can't be as bad as the stone roses tribute they worked on.

    22 Jun 3:33pm Reply
  • Rezzo64

    To all the people complaining: nothing has been destroyed. Nobody is forcing you to listen to the cover versions (I hope). Stop being idiots and feeling entitled to things, and most importantly stop pretending that The Beatles is somehow "forever ruined"

    22 Jun 6:06am Reply
  • Jon-Lucas

    They see Wayne rollin', they hatin'

    17 Jun 2:54pm Reply
  • thatoneguydanny

    Why are there so many haters? Wayne's just doing his thing. He's always been crazy, let him be crazy! He'll continue to blow our minds

    13 Jun 7:57pm Reply
  • joao-pamplona

    my cover :3 https://soundcloud.com/joao-pamplona/feel-yourself-disintegrate-the-flaming-lips-cover

    11 Jun 6:06am Reply
  • piuqe

    does anyone care about their gimmicks anymore

    10 Jun 3:15am Reply
  • hashtagbluejay

    "indie"

    6 Jun 5:53am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów The Flaming Lips

    5 Jun 8:55pm Reply
  • kick_yr_crutch

    at*

    3 Jun 9:04am Reply
  • kick_yr_crutch

    Shame about the ex drummer, he looked like a decent drummer from the UFOs and the zoo show, wanted to see him drumming with the band at their recent UK shows

    3 Jun 8:42am Reply
  • SenorDroolcup

    I'm not sure about Miley Cyrus, but the Lips played Lucy in the Sky as their encore at the Edinburgh show last week and it was bloody amazing. I look forward to the Sgt. Pepper's cover album and I can't do anything but ignore all the butt-frustrated 'patricians' who can't get over the fact that a band they like don't give a shit about hipster cred.

    1 Jun 3:48pm Reply
  • dufusweemamoo

    Amazingly, the Lips were as good at Brixton last night as when I saw them at Glastonbury in the late 90's - seem to have got back their mojo!! smiles for miles!! (not good about the other stuff that's discussed below, but as a live band, still way out there!)

    29 May 6:28pm Reply
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