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The Flaming Lips (formed 1983)
The Flaming Lips is an American band from Oklahoma. The band is known for its psychedelic music, abstract lyrics and extravagant live shows.
Formation & Early Career: The Flaming Lips' debut gig was at Oklahoma City's Blue Note Lounge, with Mark Coyne (Wayne's brother) on vocals and Michael Ivins on bass guitar. They eventually settled with Richard English on drums and in 1984, released The Flaming Lips. This was their only release to feature Mark Coyne on lead vocals.
After Mark left the band, Wayne took over the vocal duties. The band's first full-length release, Hear It Is, was released in 1986 on Pink Dust Records. This was followed up by Oh My Gawd!!! In 1987 and Telepathic Surgery in 1989.
In 1989, Jonathan Donahue (of Mercury Rev) joined the band and English was replaced on drums by Nathan Roberts.
Progression: In A Priest Driven Ambulance was recorded on a $10,000 budget and saw a development in the band's sound, to include tape loops and effects. It was also around this time that Wayne Coyne's vocal sound developed to a strained sound, similar to that of Neil Young.
In 1990, The Flaming Lips signed to Warner Brothers. Their first major label album, Hit to Death in the Future Head was released in 1992. Following the album's creation, Donahue left the band to concentrate on Mercury Rev and Roberts left the band as well. They were replaced by Ronald Jones and Steve Drozd.
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart was released in 1993. The single 'She Don't Use Jelly' was a huge hit for the band and The Flaming Lips opened tours for bands such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Candlebox.
Clouds Taste Metallic was released in 1995. Although it did not sell as well as Transmissions. the critics loved it. The constant touring proved too much for Ronald Jones, though and he left the band.
The band's next album, Zaireeka, released in 1997, was a dramatic departure, not only from their own style, but also from conventional ways of delivering modern rock music. The album was released as a set of four CDs, which were designed to be played together, simultaneously, on separate CD players.
In a return to more conventional formats, the band released The Soft Bulletin in 1999. The album is often compared to Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, for its layered string arrangements and off-the-wall lyrics. Not ones to shy away from experimentation, The Flaming Lips hosted the 'Headphone Concert', whilst touring The Soft Bulletin. All guests were given a headset to wear at the concert and an FM transmitter allowed them to hear the concert with greater clarity, whilst still feeling the force of a large P.A. system.
In 2002, The Flaming Lips released Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. They earned a Grammy Award for 'Best Rock Instrumental Performance' for 'Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia).'
The Flaming Lips appeared as Beck's backing band on his 'Sea Change' tour. The band went on to headline Lollapalooza in 2004, though the tour was eventually cancelled.
The Flaming Lip's 11th album was At War With the Mystics. Two singles were released from the album: 'The W.A.N.D.' and 'The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song'. The latter was the Flaming Lips' highest chart success in the UK, peaking at 16. Later in 2006, they released the four-track It Overtakes Me EP. The band repeated their Grammy win for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for 'The Wizard Turns On. The Giant Flashlight and Puts on His Werewolf Moccasins.'
In December 2006, Oklahoma City acknowledged the band's success by naming an alley in the entertainment district 'Flaming Lips Alley'.
Fake breasts, dancing pizzas and 'pornicorns'... it could only be Miley Cyrus.
With the stage at The Wiltern in L.A. full to bursting with all manner of dancing creatures, two people in a rainbow costume and a panoply of psychedelic stage props, Cyrus invited the ex-‘Baywatch’ star Anderson onstage to send a message to stop killing whales.
Oh, and all the audience will be nude as well.
Miley Cyrus is to perform one of her upcoming live shows with The Flaming Lips completely naked. In what is surely an attempt to be the most searched term ever for a pop concert, the Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne announced that one of their six gigs with Cyrus across North America would be performed with the band, and the audience, completely nude.
Coyne posted via his Instagram page on Tuesday (October 13th), along with a split picture of Cyrus and his band, that everybody on stage would be playing without clothes “milk (well, white stuff that looks like milk) is spewed everywhere”, and that the results would be filmed for a promo video for the song ‘The Milky Milky Milk’, taken from their recent collaboration album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.
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Miley Cyrus Is Reportedly Planning To Stage A Nude Concert During Her Upcoming Tour With The Flaming Lips.
The band's frontman Wayne Coyne took to Instagram.com on Tuesday (13Oct15) to share the news, revealing he and his collaborator will bare all on stage during their upcoming Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz tour as part of a new music video.
"Oh f**k..!!! @mileycyrus is planning a show where her, the band (us) and the audience are all completely naked with milk (well white stuff that looks like milk) is being being spewed everywhere (sic)," Wayne writes. "It's a video (in the works) for #mileycyrusandherdeadpetz song The Milky Milky Milk (sic)..."
Miley and Wayne are hitting the road this autumn (15) and their first stop will be in Chicago, Illinois on 19 November (15).
Miley Cyrus gave a moving performance during her appearance on Saturday Night Live which suggests she’s still coming to terms with the death of her husky, Floyd.
Miley Cyrus shed a few tears during her appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The 22-year-old acted as the guest host and featured musical talent for the NBC show which aired on Saturday (3rd October).
Miley Cyrus at the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles, August 2015.
Miley Cyrus Is Heading Out On Tour With Pals The Flaming Lips.
On the eve of her season-opening Saturday Night Live hosting gig, the pop star has announced plans to promote her surprise new album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, as part of a joint tour with Wayne Coyne and his bandmates, who first teamed up to record Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds for the Lips' 2014 Beatles covers project, With a Little Help From My Fwends.
Appearing on comedian Jimmy Fallon's U.S. late night show on Thursday (01Oct15), she said, "I'm going to go on tour later this year, me and the Lips."
And she admits she'll have a lot of fun with mischief-maker Coyne, who joined Miley for her show-stopping MTV Video Music Awards finale performance this summer (15): "Wayne's back there drunk, falling on the floor, stealing stuff out of your dressing room."
Miley Cyrus is in talks to appear at Britain's Glastonbury Festival because of her ''outrageousness''.
Miley Cyrus is in talks to appear at Glastonbury Festival.
The British festival's organisers Michael and Emily Eavis are reportedly keen on seeing the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker take the Pyramid Stage alongside Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne, who she's been working on her album with.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Miley's been on the Eavis radar for a while. She's outrageous and there was interest in previous years, around the time of her Bangerz tour last year and when her godmother Dolly Parton played the Pyramid.''
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Miley Cyrus is keen to try the hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca again because she found it ''healing''.
Miley Cyrus found hallucinogenic drugs ''healing''.
The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker is keen to try ayahuasca - an illegal blend of two plants, the ayahuasca vine and a shrub called chacruna which contains hallucinogenic drug dimethyltryptamine (DMT) - again because she''loved'' the way it made her feel and understand who she really is.
She said: ''I think ayahuasca is a healing thing. I only did it one time, but I want to do it again. I loved what it did for me.
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The singer has just released new record ‘…And Her Dead Pets’ for free on Soundcloud.
Miley Cyrus didn’t disappoint as host of the year’s MTV VMAs on Sunday (August 30th). The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer led the ceremony in all her barely dressed, tongue sticking out glory, making the awards more colourful and glittery than ever before, even if Nicki Minaj wasn't too impressed.
Miley Cyrus hosted this year’s MTV VMA awards.
The singer opened the ceremony by telling the audience, "This is a show that hasn't had a host in the last two years, a tradition they will probably return to after tonight's show.” Cyrus then showed a pre-taped sketch which featured 'The Mindy Project‘s' Ike Barinholtz and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s' Andy Samberg.
Miley Cyrus Closed Out Her Hosting Debut At The Mtv Video Music Awards By Becoming The Latest Artist To Drop A Surprise Album.
The singer ended the ceremony by performing a medley of new tunes with her pals The Flaming Lips and an army of colourfully-dressed drag queens and then dropped the bombshell about her new release.
As the audience cheered and balloons dropped from the rafters at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, she said, "Everybody, listen up. My new album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, is online for free right now. Thank you for tuning in to the f**king VMAs. I'll see y'all next year."
A statement announcing the album reads, "On the heels of hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus released a unique collaborative project called Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz. This project is Cyrus' first album to be released free to the consumer.
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Wayne Coyne, Katy Weaver, Steven Drozd and The Flaming Lips - The David Lynch Foundation's DLF Live presents 'The Music Of David Lynch' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Arrivals at The Theater at Ace Hotel Los Angeles CA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st April 2015
The Flaming Lips latest project makes sense in a slightly perverse way. Following the acid tinged trip of their last full-length album, 2013's The Terror, Wayne Coyne and his merry band have now chosen to tackle a track-by-track reinterpretation of the record that introduced acid to the world, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. A continuation of their series of eclectic collaborative albums, With A Little Help From My Fwends, is sadly a rather patchy affair. While ambitious in the same way as the Lips earlier attempt at re-recording Dark Side Of The Moon, the result of listening to one of the crown jewels of rock refracted through a 21st century psychedelic prism is rather disorientating and frustrating.
When this bold approach works, it does so surprisingly well. Songs like 'She's Leaving Home' and 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' showcase a delicate balance between The Beatles' song writing and The Flaming Lips' sonic capabilities. However far too often the record strays into a disorientating aural assault. Take for example 'Within You, Without You'. The original was a subdued slice of otherworldly introspection. Yet here it descends into a technical exercise to squeeze every last piece of feedback out of the amps and strange noises out of the keyboards. While I'm not averse to radical re=workings some of the material here just sounds like a step too far, and detrimental to the source material.
That's not to say I'd be happy with a faithful note-by-note presentation either. When the Flaming Lips approach works, it's usually because they're enhancing what's already there, rather than hijacking it. For many listeners the air of familiarity to the songs will be an important factor, so when the new approach goes completely off-piste, that's when it seems to be most problematic. There are also an impressive number of guests here, but again at times it's difficult to identify their actual contribution through the Lips' acid haze. One such example is on the opening track itself. J.Mascis rips through the guitar parts admirably, but I'm not entirely sure if I could point out My Morning Jacket in the crowd.
Continue reading: The Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends Album Review
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