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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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  • sls

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

    Yesterday 6:25am Reply
  • beercosmetics

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

    16 Apr 8:10am Reply
  • zealotmage

    What is up with all the trolls? Go liste to Beiber or something you lame-Os. Flaming Lips are awesome. Good night everyone.

    4 Apr 8:16am 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
  • helvettt

    Still can't really get into this band.

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mcdeece

    Been listening to these guys since 2009 and they have easily become my favorite band. Their live shows are something everyone needs to experience.

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • hashtagbluejay

    ((artist does something in real life that i don't like)) "Hmm you know this album really isn't that great after all"

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • epicmeme

    embryonic is best album

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • epicmeme

    how about separating the art from the artist

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • FeelinFree

    It's a shame Coyne has turned out to be such a tool. I used to love this band. I can't even appreciate the Soft Bulletin or Clouds anymore.

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
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