The Weird and Wonderful World of The Flaming Lips

Whew!  Today wraps up a 4-day stretch that should satisfy even the most ardent fan of The Flaming Lips.

As a recap, the weird rockers – triumphantly returning to the scene after their “controversial” involvement in the furor over the official state song of their native Oklahoma – released their new album Embryonic on Tuesday and celebrated with their very own pop-up store in Hollywood.

A subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show and a MySpace Secret Show (reviewed by the Los Angeles Times here) left them just one last obvious stop on their blitz of greater Los Angeles.

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

This morning’s appearance on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic (with guest DJ Anne Litt) provides a fitting finale to the whirlwind of activity surrounding the band.  The live performance is just dessert compared to the requisite open book view of the obtuse world of Wayne Coyne and the fellas provided during the interview.

The Flaming Lips are clearly not going to resonate with everyone.  But their greatness becomes all the more apparent as their career continues to evolve and their duration (now past the quarter-century mark) sets them apart from more pedestrian offerings. 

Remember folks, there’s only one band out there willing to take you on a naked bike ride.

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~ by acm213 on October 16, 2009.

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