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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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  • 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
  • daniloferr

    Well… they weren't good as i expected by doing the sgt peppers. It was like dark side part 2. The album have a few good moments but in a whole it doesn't work

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • deecooo

    do you realize melhor faixa!

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • zealotmage

    I still remember the first time I heard the Flaming Lips. I think they will always be my favorite band.

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Doppz

    80s lips are obviously the best

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    Самая недооцененная группа современности.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • TheCreatedVoid1

    The Flaming Lips? More like Insanely Shit!!!! Lol how funny am I though??

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • osmark

    don't be a flaming dipshit. the lips deliver ;)

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SpankThru23

    More like The Flaming Shits...

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • c0c0butter

    Holy Schmokes

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ISeeYouPan

    Worst cover band in the game.

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JordanNeo

    I took pics and wrote some words about The Flaming Lips mind bending show in Toronto for Riot Fest. http://www.oneintenwords.com/2014/10/riot-fest-2014-day-1-band-12-flaming.html

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
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