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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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  • RIPELIVEJAM

    read FiggeryJumbo's comment accidentally and got cancer and died. Thanks.

    2 Jul 2:11pm Reply
  • Erick_San2

    Is it just me? Or the cover of Embryonic upside down looks like a witch's face. Try to see her mouth like an eye and the space between the thumb and her cheek as another eye. An her left eye as a mouth. Taking a small cover image, it becomes easier to realize it.. if you can see, comment please. And sorry for my english.

    8 Jun 6:05pm Reply
  • CelsoBonutti

    With a Little Help from my Fwends is REALLY good. Geez, I thought Sgt. Peppers alone was a masterpiece of psychedelic rock, but this cover is SO MUCH experimental.

    31 May 6:19am Reply
  • Zealant

    What happened is they have a bigger audience now, even among pop fans, so there's a greater number of trolls as well as people without a taste for experimental music. Almost every album they've released is gold.

    22 May 3:48am Reply
  • porcelain_tree

    Shouldn't comments from banned users be removed?

    12 May 12:54am Reply
  • SnowandWhisky

    Agreed. They are a great band with a great audience.

    11 May 9:05pm Reply
  • FiggeryJumbo

    I hope every single person that listens to The Flaming Lips dies of cancer how can you listen to this terrible terrible music

    20 Apr 3:59pm Reply
  • sls

    Wayne Coyne: "Recording with Miley Cyrus is always turnt as fuck"

    18 Apr 6:25am Reply
  • beercosmetics

    Overrated, the only good things are covers and splits w/ other groups

    16 Apr 8:10am Reply
  • MotelBird

    Telephatic Surgery is good, best song is Hell Angel's Crack Factory.

    29 Mar 2:20pm Reply
  • Chumsicles

    well actually Steven made a lot of it. It was a real group effort

    24 Mar 4:48am Reply
  • JeromKid

    Wtf are you talking about?? Wayne is one of the best people in the whole world.

    23 Mar 11:52pm Reply
  • thunder2221

    Catwister has some real advice for you there. It annoys me that he made an album as perfect as The Soft Bulletin.

    23 Mar 9:15am Reply
  • erikngn

    Самая недооцененная группа современности. [3] Наряду с The Brian Jonestown Massacre

    15 Mar 11:36am Reply
  • Catwister

    Do yourself a favor, enjoy the music, never look up the lead singer. You're welcome :3

    12 Mar 2:39am Reply
  • Maggy59

    embryonic is best album [2]

    6 Mar 5:20pm Reply
  • batsanty

    fulfilling

    29 Jan 2:13am Reply
  • JoseDRengifo

    Never thought they could make a cover album worse than the Pink Floyd one. But their Beatles cover album is just so bad...

    6 Jan 1:35am Reply
  • JeromKid

    Самая недооцененная группа современности. [2]

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    anyone complaining about Wayne's supposed "tool"ism and using the fucking word tool, is a bag of farts who was never really a fan.

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
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