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bmack86
07-19-2009, 10:35 PM
I want to hear old stories of seeing the F'Lips. We all know that they've become their most popular in this decade, but they worked for a hell of a long time to get to where they are. Who saw them when and what can you tell us?

I saw them in 03 opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was an absolutely astounding show. It was a year before the bubble made its appearance, and they were still relatively unknown. I was blown away by the theatrically insane production and the amazing pop undercurrent to the songs (almost all from Yoshimi and The Soft Bulletin). They did the Nun, Wayne doused himself in blood multiple times and they attempted audience performance as openers. They were widely booed, but I remember loving it.

obzen
07-19-2009, 10:40 PM
...meh.


Nice sig though.
:)

algunz
07-19-2009, 10:46 PM
The only time I have seen them was at Coachella, when it took them so long to get the ball going and we only got about 3 or 4 songs.

I enjoyed the little that we got and am so excited for the Pomona show.

schoolofruckus
07-19-2009, 10:47 PM
Bryan, have you seen The Fearless Freaks? It's a great documentary that chronicles their entire career, and the majority of it focuses on their pre-Soft Bulletin years.

bmack86
07-19-2009, 10:50 PM
Sounds like a rental/procurement for tomorrow. I love some FLips and definitely want to know more.

TallGuyCM
07-19-2009, 10:51 PM
So Bryan I assume you've already got tickets to the Greek show in August?

Still-ill
07-19-2009, 10:52 PM
I love the part about when they reminisce on a time they had a motorcycle on stage. One of the brothers of Wayne Coyne would just rev the engine and the place would fill with exhaust. Apparently the urge to floor it into the crowd was nearly irresistible for the guy, because the adrenaline rush was so nuts.

bmack86
07-19-2009, 10:55 PM
So Bryan I assume you've already got tickets to the Greek show in August?

Nope. Going to ATP NY and I hate the Greek theatre with every fiber of my being, and I'm poor, so it's all worked out against that show.

JorgeC
07-19-2009, 10:55 PM
I remember seeing them at the Palladium (02? 03?) and Wayne was telling the crowd how that was their biggest headline show ever (lol at the now...) and there were a ton of people on the side of the state dressed up in animal outfits and dancing. oh how i wanted to be one of those people on stage!

TallGuyCM
07-19-2009, 10:58 PM
I hate the Greek theatre with every fiber of my being

This seems to be a common sentiment among people of this board, dare I ask why? Is it because they charge too much for shitty seats and the sound sucks if you're farther back than the middle of section B? Or is it the stacked parking? What? I've had a lot of great experiences there.

schoolofruckus
07-19-2009, 11:01 PM
All of the above. After the parking fiasco at Friday night's Tori Amos show, I was thinking hard about selling my Flaming Lips tickets. The shows are always too quiet and end too early. And I would skip any band no matter who it was if I couldn't get A or B seats; the poor sound in the back sections and the poor sound/visiblity from the Terraces are a complete waste of time.

pancakespancakes
07-19-2009, 11:02 PM
I loved loved loved the Greek when I went there last May to see the Allman Brothers Band, definitely my favorite larger-sized venue in LA I have yet been to... and I liked it a lot better than the Wiltern, which a lot of people seem to love, but both of whom I have only been to once.

So maybe it was just the particular band I saw that night. But I do love myself a good scenic amphitheater... and the Greek is visually outstanding I think. (Also got lucky with the stacked parking and got out immediately).

/off topic

bmack86
07-19-2009, 11:05 PM
The Greek is in a great location, but the sound can be abysmal and parking there is horrid. The sound, in particular, is why I will not go back. It's a problem I've never had with the Wiltern, and I know where to always snag free parking there (and I'll soon be living so close that it won't matter anyway)

TallGuyCM
07-19-2009, 11:06 PM
(Also got lucky with the stacked parking and got out immediately).

/off topic

Ok, here's what to do - right before they line you up to the left on the way in to stack you, there's a small little lot on a lawn on the left just before that. Just wave your arm out your window and nicely ask the worker if you can park there. It's easy in, easy out, same price, and works like a charm. Tell them TallGuyCM sent you and you'll get a special discount. :p

pancakespancakes
07-19-2009, 11:13 PM
The Wiltern did have fantastic sound, that's the big thing I remember about it. I can't remember what the sound was like the particular night I was at the Greek but I defintiely think the Flaming Lips would need some good quality sound to be enjoyed if you're not up close in all of the action... or if you're not a sucker for crazy visuals.


EDIT: TallGuy are you coming down to Del Mar still?

dorkfish
07-19-2009, 11:16 PM
I saw them in 03 opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was an absolutely astounding show. It was a year before the bubble made its appearance, and they were still relatively unknown. I was blown away by the theatrically insane production and the amazing pop undercurrent to the songs (almost all from Yoshimi and The Soft Bulletin). They did the Nun, Wayne doused himself in blood multiple times and they attempted audience performance as openers. They were widely booed, but I remember loving it.
I saw them in 2002 about a month or so before Yoshimi came out. They did the Nun, the blood, the animals and confetti and flood lights. The set list was pretty good and Soft Bulletin heavy including:

Race for the Prize
A Spoonful Weighs a Ton
The Spark That Bled
The Spiderbite Song
Waiting For Superman
The Gash

I believe they did the Kylie Minogue cover, too. It's been awhile, though. I remember coughing up confetti on the drive home and laughing about what an absurd occasion that I had been apart of.

TallGuyCM
07-19-2009, 11:20 PM
EDIT: TallGuy are you coming down to Del Mar still?

No, I can't. I'm an unashamed fantasy football geek and my college buddies and I all meet out in AZ every August to draft our teams, which happens to be the same weekend as the Del Mar show, which is why I'm seeing them at the Greek the following Monday.

bmack86
07-19-2009, 11:20 PM
I distinctly remember them doing "Thank You Jack White For the Fiber Optic Jesus You Gave Me" at my show. People didn't like the White Stripes then, and it was widely booed. Oh, Sacramento.

woogie846
07-19-2009, 11:24 PM
The only time I've seen them was their new year's eve show with Gnarls Barkley and Cat Power. I have pit tickets for the Greek which I'm looking forward to.

I remember talking to a guy in line at their show who said that he saw the Lips play a rollingskating rink back in the '80s. That would have been awesome.

dorkfish
07-19-2009, 11:27 PM
I distinctly remember them doing "Thank You Jack White For the Fiber Optic Jesus You Gave Me" at my show. People didn't like the White Stripes then, and it was widely booed. Oh, Sacramento.
ha, I think they played that, as well. it went over better with our crowd

sonofhal
07-19-2009, 11:34 PM
I first saw The Flaming Lips at The Powerhaus (it's now a bank) and a few days later at Reading Festival in Aug 1993. They were quite a different beast back then. Ronald was still on guitar and the band were playing a kind of psychadelic punk vibe. I remember at The Powerhaus, they sent their roadies out to do the encore, and they did a version of Creep with different lyrics (that were a dig at Radiohead and what they deemed to be a boring UK music scene at the time).

The Reading Festival show was one of the loudest sets i ever saw there. They played pretty much all of Hit To Death and i was amazed at the sounds they could get out of their guitars.

I met Steven Drozd a few weeks later at a club i was DJing at. We chatted a lot about music and we even exchanged addresses and phone numbers. I played him some of my bands stuff, which he seemed to like and even said he'd be interested in us supporting if we came over to the US (we didn't). I still have the bit of paper he scribbled his details on somewhere.

Although i'm still a fan, i much prefer the earlier (less electronic, more organic) output. I'm glad to see they recently added Mountain Side back into the set.

bmack86
07-19-2009, 11:36 PM
yeah, In A Priest Driven Ambulance is wholly fantastic.

Courtney
07-19-2009, 11:46 PM
I saw the Flaming Lips open for Beck at the Beacon Theatre in New York in late 2002. I remember Wayne dancing around gleefully and lots of animal suits and beach balls and blood. It was a short set, and the FLips fans in the audience were notably disappointed when Beck came on and started his whole morose, Sea Change-era show. The FLips played backing band for Beck, but the whole thing still seemed so sad after the delight of the opening set. It was only during the encore, when Beck launched into some old Odelay-era material, that the party seemed to return.

buddy
07-20-2009, 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by bmack86
Nope. Yoshimi was good, but not great. I like it quite a bit (and a large part of that, I'm sure, is that I was in high school when it came out and it sounded so fresh) but it's nowhere as good as The Soft Bulletin. It's derivative of that album, and Mystics continued that trend.

i agree that mystics was a step down. it was as if they didn't know where to go after yoshimi. if anything mystics was derivative of yoshimi, not yoshimi derivative of soft bullentin. soft bullentin was orchestration, yoshimi had more electronic elements. both on different planes in my opinion.

i agree too the live show is something to be desired, but this was a festival appearance, and they really didn't really have time to put on their proper show. although ive never seen them at their own show rather than at a festival apperance (coachella 04 & pitchfork) im sure they have more time to entertain as well as run through a proper set.

here's hoping the new album is great.

buddy
07-20-2009, 12:42 AM
Bryan, have you seen The Fearless Freaks? It's a great documentary that chronicles their entire career, and the majority of it focuses on their pre-Soft Bulletin years.

thats a great doc. shows steven's drug problem, and how they almost came apart.

zenidogx
07-20-2009, 02:15 AM
yeah, In A Priest Driven Ambulance is wholly fantastic.

FACT!

I was very excited when they played What A Wonderful World at NYE. It was a part of the moment, but it was also an incorporation of old material, really. I was too young to ever see them tour for Yoshimi, but what I've gotten from them has been swell. I like their covers of War Pigs and Bohemian Rhapsody. And I know they did Purple Rain at NYE OKC, so I hope that comes at Treasure Island.

Don't forget to check out: Oh My Gawd! and Hear It Is. I'm sure you're familiar with Clouds Taste Metallic too.

WhyTheLongFace
07-20-2009, 02:55 AM
I think I'm a miss out on the Greek Theater show.

But I'm thinking about what costume to wear for Voodoo.

thestripe
07-20-2009, 03:15 AM
Bryan, have you seen The Fearless Freaks? It's a great documentary that chronicles their entire career, and the majority of it focuses on their pre-Soft Bulletin years.


Sounds like a rental/procurement for tomorrow. I love some FLips and definitely want to know more.

I recommend this movie even if your not a huge Lips fan. You'll love it, Bryan. I even wrote a little review about it in Schoolio's thread a long time ago.

sbessiso
07-20-2009, 03:19 AM
God Bless The Flaming Lips

rage patton
07-20-2009, 07:24 AM
Their show at Sasquatch 08 was the second best show I have ever seen in my entire life.

disgustipated
07-20-2009, 07:58 AM
My first FLips experience was at a backyard bar-b-que at my cousins house in Oklahoma. '89 or '90. I was on Waynes team for horseshoes. Obviously a diferent sound back then, but the experience made me a fan for life.


One of my favorite experiences was ACL '06 i think. An industry frind of mine gave me his stage pass for the day and I was sitting behind stage when the call came for everyone to put on their suits. Aliens and Santas. As they were all lining up to walk onto the stage I noticed two extra santa suits hanging. I looked over to my friend to see if he wanted to put one on and he was already one leg in. I had a blast up there.

faxman75
07-20-2009, 08:42 AM
I first saw the Lips play as Beck's back up band during the "Sea Change" tour. I arrived late and only heard the final two songs of their opening set from the lobby. I went out and purchased Yoshimi and Soft Bulletin the following day. I then went to listen to them open for the RHCP. I didn't buy a ticket, just listened from the parking lot. Both of those shows sounded great and they seemed to rip through the set.

My first live Flips experience was Sasquatch 2008. They performed their UFO show. It was visually awesome and a ton of fun, naked dancing chicks during Led Zeppelin songs, confeti and lots of it, the UFO, rolling out into the crowd in the giant ball. All the fun and excitement I had hear about. My only complaint would be the time wasted getting in and out of the giant ball and the talking and time wasted between songs. I don't remember the set list off hand but I would be shocked if they played more than 15 songs in their headlining festival closing performance.

I saw them again at the McDowell Mtn. Music Festival in Scottsdale this year and they left the UFO and the giant ball at home this time around so I figured maybe we would get more music but actually he wasted even more time in between songs. Now don't get me wrong when they play, they fucking play and they are a blast and they rock but as a huge fan of Yoshimi and Soft Bulletin I wanted more music and less time wasting. These guys have been around so long you want more than 15 songs especially when a couple of them are even covers.

I would see them again in hopes of hearing even more songs but my expectations would just be lowered quite a bit. Both times I have seen the Lips, Yoshimi has been a huge disapointment. This band is all about audience participation which is yet another reason they waste a lot of time on stage between songs. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is basically an accapella audience sing along. It's nice and quiet and maybe i'm just being a pain in the ass but I want to hear the song. It doesn't have to be the exact album version but I would like a full band sound at the very least.

Finally be prepared for Wayne's anti war rants and such. I would love to show you the set lists but I can't seem to find any for either of the shows I attended but would be shocked if they played 15 songs. I wonder how the club/theater shows are though. Maybe if it's not a festival they don't dick around as much.

shakermaker113
07-20-2009, 09:19 AM
I would have loved to have been at this show... I don't even know where or when it was. did they do this more than once?

LRlU_gO64_4

Derekx
07-20-2009, 09:51 AM
I've never seen them before. I'm really hoping I can shoot the Pomona show.

Still-ill
07-21-2009, 10:17 PM
So whats the low down on the free del mar show, do you just show up or what? I can't seem to get any info on it...

PassiveTheory
07-21-2009, 10:21 PM
6$ parking and just show up like 45 minutes before the show and you're gravy.

Still-ill
07-21-2009, 10:24 PM
Pfft... I didn't expect it to be that easy, nothing is nowadays.

mountmccabe
07-21-2009, 10:37 PM
I remember seeing them at the Palladium (02? 03?) and Wayne was telling the crowd how that was their biggest headline show ever (lol at the now...) and there were a ton of people on the side of the state dressed up in animal outfits and dancing. oh how i wanted to be one of those people on stage!

I was at that show! Or, at least, if you mean the summer of '03 with Liz Phair and the Starlight Mints opening. That was a ton of fun. Though, really, it was enough Flips live for me. At least until they start focusing on their music again.



I saw the Flaming Lips open for Beck at the Beacon Theatre in New York in late 2002. I remember Wayne dancing around gleefully and lots of animal suits and beach balls and blood. It was a short set, and the FLips fans in the audience were notably disappointed when Beck came on and started his whole morose, Sea Change-era show. The FLips played backing band for Beck, but the whole thing still seemed so sad after the delight of the opening set. It was only during the encore, when Beck launched into some old Odelay-era material, that the party seemed to return.

The crowd in general in Phoenix seemed almost bored during the Flaming Lips, except for when they broke out "She Don't Use Jelly" near the end. There were certainly a few others there mainly for the Flips but they were few and far between.

Beck's 45 minute solo acoustic set went over quite well; and while it took a few minutes for things to get going with the Flaming Lips as the backing band things definitely got going. The Odelay-era hits definitely got the loudest response but the contemporary (at the time) material was well received too.

Maybe Phoenix is just more of a Beck town.

Though the next time he came back he played the fair (with Islands opening) and got water bottles thrown at him.


Those're the only two times I've seen 'em.

Sexecutioner
07-21-2009, 10:54 PM
No, I can't. I'm an unashamed fantasy football geek and my college buddies and I all meet out in AZ every August to draft our teams, which happens to be the same weekend as the Del Mar show, which is why I'm seeing them at the Greek the following Monday.

damn you guys draft way too early. thats almost a month for players to get injured. fuck that. i try to draft as close to opening day as possible.

oh, and to get back on topic, lips shows are really fun, but wayne's voice kind of sucks live. at least he knows it though and gives you other fun stuff to be entertained by.

SoulDischarge
07-21-2009, 10:55 PM
Dream setlists. 15 songs. Go!

1. Race For The Prize
2. Kim's Watermelon Gun
3. Frogs
4. Bag Full Of Thoughts
5. The Spark That Bled
6. Oh My Pregnant Head (Labia In The Sunlight)
7. Brainville
8. Talkin' 'Bout The Smiling Death Porn Immortality Blues
9. One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning
10. Be My Head
11. Lightning Strikes The Postman
12. Waitin' For A Superman
13. The Gash
14. Jesus Shootin' Heroin
15. Slow Nerve Action

fikus222
07-21-2009, 10:55 PM
I've only seen the FLips once, it was at the inaugural Vegoose in '05, and they completely blew me away. Wayne did the nun for almost the entire show and the entire crowd sang along when they covered Queen. I can't wait to see them again this Summer!!!

I've also seen the Fearless Freaks and it is indeed a great documentary.

fikus222
07-21-2009, 10:58 PM
Maybe Phoenix is just more of a Beck town.

I saw Beck at the Mesa Amphitheater for the Midnight Vultures tour, the crowd and Beck absolutely loved the show :)

TallGuyCM
07-21-2009, 10:59 PM
damn you guys draft way too early. thats almost a month for players to get injured. fuck that. i try to draft as close to opening day as possible.

Not to get off topic, but mid-August is the only time that works for all 12 people in our league. I'm all for drafting later too, but at the same time injury is the risk everyone assumes and everyone's odds are the same of having shit luck.

shakermaker113
07-21-2009, 11:03 PM
I liked the cow song. they should bring the cow song back.

buddy
07-22-2009, 12:25 AM
wayne in the bubble. coachella 04.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f373/reyflores6p2/P1010083.jpg

zenidogx
07-22-2009, 01:41 AM
Dream setlists. 15 songs. Go!

1. Race For The Prize
2. Kim's Watermelon Gun
3. Frogs
4. Bag Full Of Thoughts
5. The Spark That Bled
6. Oh My Pregnant Head (Labia In The Sunlight)
7. Brainville
8. Talkin' 'Bout The Smiling Death Porn Immortality Blues
9. One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning
10. Be My Head
11. Lightning Strikes The Postman
12. Waitin' For A Superman
13. The Gash
14. Jesus Shootin' Heroin
15. Slow Nerve Action

but that's so good. let me try:

1. With You
2. Talkin' 'Bout the Smiling Death Porn Immortality Blues
3. Can't Stop The Spring
4. Christmas at the Zoo
5. Bad Days
6. Waitin' For a Superman
7. Turn It On
8. Be My Head
9. Fight Test
10. Assassination of the Sun
11. Shin On Sweet Jesus
12. Jesus Shootin' Heroin

13. Race for the Prize
14. The Gash
15. A Spoonful Weighs a Ton

that was difficult.

betao
07-22-2009, 01:57 AM
do you guys really hate on Yoshimi/Pink Robots that much? That was the first ever I got by the lips, and I loved it (still do).

sonofhal
07-22-2009, 02:49 AM
I certainly don't hate it, but i think it is the least innovative jump from the previous album. It's good that it finally got them the audience they deserve, but it was also the start of the theatrics that can sometimes get in the way of some, you know, songs.

dorkfish
07-22-2009, 03:09 AM
Yoshimi is a pretty good album. It has 3 solid songs, and while the rest aren't bad, they seem a lot like filler and stuff that wouldn't have made the cut to be on Soft Bulletin.

JSam67
07-22-2009, 03:25 AM
Sure, Soft Bulletin is the band's pinnacle, but what the fuck is wrong with a band making a really good album after a really great album? I don't think I've ever skipped a song on Yoshimi. 3 solid songs? Fucking what?

summerkid
07-22-2009, 03:39 AM
Sure, Soft Bulletin is the band's pinnacle, but what the fuck is wrong with a band making a really good album after a really great album? I don't think I've ever skipped a song on Yoshimi. 3 solid songs? Fucking what?

yeah, i really dont understand the hate they made a really good album after a great album and a mediocre album after that its not like war with the mystics is awful. It has its moments good and bad certainly not their best work but c'mon.

mountmccabe
07-22-2009, 07:17 AM
Where are y'all reading hate for Yoshimi? Saying it isn't as good as Soft isn't hate. Saying it's a "pretty good album" or a "great album" isn't hate.

And no one is saying there's anything wrong with a band treading in place a little. Hell, there're a lot of bands I wish would tread a bit more because I love music they've put out so much that I want to see what they've done explored more.

And if you heard Yoshimi first, good for you. It makes sense that Yoshimi would've blown you away and that you would feel attached to it.

But, in the end, Soft was the first incarnation of the current style of Flips. Acknowledging that is fucking fact. It's history, not hate.

faxman75
07-22-2009, 07:55 AM
The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots are the only two I listen to regularly. Looking at the track listing for Yoshimi I have to wonder what songs dorkfish is throwing away. Both of those albums are great start to finish IMO. I tend to agree with John about having my fill of the Flips until they focus more on music and less on theatrics.

I mean, I love dancing teletubbies but I hate 5 minute breaks and spending so much time trying to get the audience enthused between every song. It sucks the life out of the party IMO.

dorkfish
07-22-2009, 08:51 AM
Filler doesn't equal garbage. Yoshimi Pt 2 is filler. All We Have Is Now is probably the weakest track of the whole album.

faxman75
07-22-2009, 09:12 AM
Filler doesn't equal garbage. Yoshimi Pt 2 is filler.

Oh man, I just love the breakdown in that song. It's so heavy.



All We Have Is Now is probably the weakest track of the whole album.

Only 3 are worth keeping? This is a concept album and I can understand this, I mean one track has to be the weakest so why not this one? I think this track brings us into a nice close. Live for the moment, an uncertain future, show our emotions because we never know when another evil robot or source my try to take hold again!

Listen i'm not going to convince you one way or another but Yoshimi is up there as one of the best concept albums i've ever heard.

I would do a dream setlist but it would just consist of music from Yoshimi and the Soft Bulletin and they can pretty much play anything from them and I would be happy.

superfiction
07-22-2009, 09:48 AM
has anybody ever been one of the people dancing on stage? im going to see them in seattle and uhhh i want to do that

faxman75
07-22-2009, 09:51 AM
I don't think it requires a lot of effort. Just find someone in the crew. Normally they recruit people for it.

shakermaker113
07-22-2009, 09:58 AM
yeah from what I have heard if you hang around the venue early enough that day you can get in. it's always local people, they don't take those guys on tour. lol.

I think the interpretation of yoshimi hate is from the fact that a lot of people here don't seem interested in songs from that album at all. the dream set lists indicate that well.

mountmccabe
07-22-2009, 10:24 AM
I think the interpretation of yoshimi hate is from the fact that a lot of people here don't seem interested in songs from that album at all. the dream set lists indicate that well.

Again, "not amongst the 15 songs I'd like to hear most" is not the same as hate. Selecting 15 songs from, what, 11 albums? That's not even including b-sides and rarities and covers and such. They have an enormous catalog; some of the folks on here seem to know a good portion of it.

My personal list would probably include more from Yoshimi simply because I could only draw from Transmissions and on cause I have little to no familiarity with the earlier material.

Also they play a good number of Yoshimi songs still so doesn't wishing for some of the older songs that they don't play so often anymore make sense?


My dream Sonic Youth setlist, for example, would include a lot of old material. This isn't a knock on their latest albums - they've been fucking solid - just a desire to hear music they put out before I was seeing their shows - of which there is a ton - and recognizing that they don't play much old material except when they're coerced into it like with Don't Look Back shows for Daydream.

shakermaker113
07-22-2009, 10:37 AM
you make fair points. it just looks an awful lot like the typical "I liked the band before they got famous" syndrome, where fans reject the first album that was a hit. but maybe that's not the case.

personally I'd still pick yoshimi songs over songs from any other flips album. except for these stripped down versions. garbage.

Still-ill
07-22-2009, 10:46 AM
Yeah that slow acoustic version of "Fight Test" is very very meh.

mountmccabe
07-22-2009, 10:51 AM
you make fair points. it just looks an awful lot like the typical "I liked the band before they got famous" syndrome, where fans reject the first album that was a hit. but maybe that's not the case

1. If I were to try to a Flips pose it would be from a pre-"She Don't Use Jelly" or probably a pre-Warner Brothers position. I did not see them until 2002 and was not even all that in depth then. I heard Yoshimi before Soft, even, I think. I just recognize that Soft is better and've listened to it more with time and'm able to look at history and see how things happened chronologically.

2. People make that pose because there are real people that feel that way. That is a thing because, well, getting big often either is the result of or results in changes in a band and/or their sound.

2a. Modest Mouse is a great example. They made very different music a decade ago. I like that music far more than the music they make now. The music they make now would not draw me to them.

2b. Level of exposure/tolerance is also an important factor. I saw this most clearly with Muse. I really liked Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry. I mostly liked Absolution; until I started to hear those songs all over the place. I then learned my tolerance for Muse, for discussions of them, etc. I still like them but ambient sources - radio, TV, friends - more than fulfills my Muse requirements. And while I was excited to see them at Coachella in 2004 when they came by again I was much less enthused (still went) and haven't bothered since.

faxman75
07-22-2009, 10:56 AM
personally I'd still pick yoshimi songs over songs from any other flips album. except for these stripped down versions. garbage.

This is another issue I have with the current live show. Quiet fight test and a virtually acapella version of Yoshimi with a crowd sing along. Then another 15 mintues wasted talking to the crowd about which Madonna song they are going to cover. I wish I had a nickel for the number of "come on everybodys" Wayne says while trying to get a crowd excited each show. The last show in Scottsdale I saw started with such promise too. Race for the Prize was a fantastic opener.

Also, the UFO shows are or at least were regarded as unique and special. In actuality I found it to be a huge time waster with little pay off. This band spends the entire day at these festivals between every bands set putting this thing up and it's kinda cool looking but not really worth the time and preparation. I mean the only thing different between a regular lips show and the UFO show was the giant UFO that lowers with pretty lights at the beginning and end of the set with Wayne rolling out in the bubble. The rest is all pretty much the same.

zenidogx
07-22-2009, 11:00 AM
^they played "Borderline" live? sweet!

faxman75
07-22-2009, 11:08 AM
^they played "Borderline" live? sweet!

I thought it was kind of boring actually.

Flips doing Borderline
T_z38PaikMs

zenidogx
07-22-2009, 11:18 AM
just to chime in:
The Soft Bulletin was the album the band was destined to make. After nearly two decades of mediocre success, numerous lineup changes, nearly being written off as one-hit-wonders, and the career suicide that was Zaireeka, the band had to sit down and figure things out. Steve Drozd and Dave Friddman found the working formula that would make Wayne's visions come to life. It was the album they needed to make in order to survive as a band.
Yoshimi followed and carried some of the themes from Bulletin, but after pouring their souls into one album, can they be expected to do the same again? Of course, not. Yoshimi was a bit more of a fantasy and they ran with it. Eventually, their live shows, which were already known for being wacky, took on this fantasy world and turned into the craziness that it now is.
At War With the Mystics seems to be an album made to compliment the live sow. You got sing along songs (YYY Song, Free Radicals), outer space songs (Vein of Stars, Pompeii), and general in your face rawk (The WAND). Mystics wasn't as serious in the studio, it seems. By the time it was recorded, the internal problems were sound and the band was a relative commercial success.
Where is the next album going? Don't expect a Yoshimi or Bulletin. I think we should expect a blend of everything their pre-Zaireeka work contained, but made with the same studio magic that made Mystics. Crazy instrumentals, heavy distortion and random yelling, a catchy tune or two, synths, bleeps and blurps.

zenidogx
07-22-2009, 11:22 AM
I thought it was kind of boring actually.

Flips doing Borderline
T_z38PaikMs

that looked great! maybe they didn't transition in and out of it well? sometimes that hurts great sounding songs.

SoulDischarge
07-22-2009, 12:47 PM
I don't hate Yoshimi, I just am not all that familiar with it. And since I'm not that familiar with it, and their setlists contain huge chunks of it these days, I'm not putting any songs from it on my dream setlist, especially when there's such a huge back catalog of great songs.

buddy
07-22-2009, 12:53 PM
i actually like yoshimi more than bullentin. i think it's a better album. both are great albums, however.

shakermaker113
07-22-2009, 11:36 PM
wow. this board IS capable of holding a conversation without degrading to name calling and ego wars.

algunz
07-22-2009, 11:38 PM
I may have 2 extra tickets to the Pomona show on August 18. PM me if you're interested.

suprefan
07-22-2009, 11:53 PM
Hey, I had fun, dont know about you guys and being so picky about the songs...


http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1843/img36983.jpg
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/915/img37353.jpg
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1647/img38073.jpg
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7669/img38383.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/9433/img37683.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6920/img38293.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3809/img38793.jpg

shakermaker113
07-23-2009, 12:02 AM
Hey, I had fun, dont know about you guys and being so picky about the songs...

obviously, since it has zero influence on your ability to take pictures.

suprefan
07-23-2009, 12:08 AM
I can understand the dissapointment, but I just wanted to have a good time, thats all.

fikus222
07-29-2009, 12:27 PM
So it looks like Seattle get's Stardeath and White Dwarfs as openers for the FLips show on 8/21. Are they any good? And why couldn't we have gotten Ghostland Observatory?

PotVsKtl
07-29-2009, 01:30 PM
Yoshimi sucks plague dicks.

zenidogx
07-29-2009, 01:36 PM
we can see why that working title didn't stick around.

buddy
09-05-2009, 04:37 PM
The Flaming Lips: The Fearless Freaks on hulu. Good Doc for anybody who hasn't seen it.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/91177/the-flaming-lips-the-fearless-freaks

zenidogx
09-05-2009, 04:43 PM
nice. i loves it.

kroqken
09-10-2009, 04:47 PM
Hey, I had fun, dont know about you guys and being so picky about the songs...


http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1843/img36983.jpg
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/915/img37353.jpg
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1647/img38073.jpg
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7669/img38383.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/9433/img37683.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6920/img38293.jpg
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3809/img38793.jpg

I was in the front row for that show at the Greek Theatre. What an awesome performance, I got one of the set lists.

fikus222
09-10-2009, 06:46 PM
Hey FLips, howabout you post my show for download already.

Derekx
09-16-2009, 08:21 PM
Embryonic is now streaming on colbertnation.com

Mammoth85
09-16-2009, 08:43 PM
I saw them for my first time last August at The Fox in Pomona. I'd never really listened to their music but my brother and best friend love them and said they put on the best live performances. I've seen some awesome bands, so I was somewhat skeptic.

I was an idiot to even doubt them. The Flaming Lips very well may have been the best band I've ever seen live. Incredible music, charisma, on and off-stage antics, sasquatch's, yeti's, vaginas, alien bubble, huge gorilla, smoke bombs, balloons, confetti, probably the best party ever. It was impossible to not have a huge smile on my face the whole time.

Those guys deliver the goods, I cannot wait to see them again.

suprefan
09-16-2009, 08:45 PM
Webrip?

Kid B
09-16-2009, 08:59 PM
Woo, downloading now.

HandBanana
09-16-2009, 09:05 PM
I believe this is the rip of the stream

http://www.sendspace.com/file/8oqlwx

HandBanana
09-16-2009, 10:21 PM
"Silver Trembling Hands" rules your whole stupid face

liquidsnake28
09-17-2009, 09:02 PM
I just listened to Embryonic for the first time and I like it. I'm seeing them tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing how some of these songs sound live.

bmack86
09-18-2009, 12:28 AM
They'll only do three or four songs. And they'll probably be the most exciting songs they perform live. Weird how that is.

verslibre
09-18-2009, 02:44 AM
Saw the Lips on Colbert today. Not bad. Not amazing, but not bad. No yetis or vaginas, though...

MarkO
09-18-2009, 07:41 AM
Got a bike ? Live In Portland ? Don't mind getting your ya-yas out ?

Then you too can be in a Flaming Lips video ....

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2009/09/flaming_lips_want_nude_cyclist.html

fikus222
09-18-2009, 01:59 PM
Embryonic Deluxe Limited Edition 2CD+DVD!

http://download.wbr.com/flaminglips/newsletters/_img/embryonic-cover.jpg

Custom designed by The Flaming Lips and George Salisbury, this Deluxe Edition includes:

* 2 CD with 18 full tracks - over 70 minutes of music

* Bonus audio DVD of the album in it's full dynamic range (96k 24 bit audio that has 256 times more resolution than a standard CD) - experience exactly what the band and producer hear in the studio!

* Digipack comes inside of a custom "fur" box with booklet of full color art, lyrics and band photos

* Exclusive lithograph featuring the Embryonic cover artwork - a limited number will be AUTOGRAPHED!

* Also, ten fans that pre-order Embryonic from the Flaming Lips store will get a pair of tickets to the Flaming Lips New Year's Eve concert in Oklahoma City!

$39.99

TomAz
09-18-2009, 02:02 PM
I posted this in that other thread but no on responded.

I can't figure out the sound quality on this new album. Is it shitty because I'm listening to a webrip or is it deliberately lofi and noisy? I kept thinking "I like this song but I would like it more if it were better recorded".

buddy
09-18-2009, 02:19 PM
webrip

TomAz
09-18-2009, 02:35 PM
good.

thank you.

liquidsnake28
09-19-2009, 07:22 PM
They were great last night. They filmed it for a local promotional TV show for the venue. Although I highly doubt it will be true, Wayne said it might be the last time they film and record a live show. The new songs sounded good, especially Convinced of the Hex.

DHARMA2112
09-19-2009, 07:42 PM
I really like the new album - but I think I'm going to need a lot of listens before I make up my mind. This is either a masterpiece, or just really good in spots. I haven't really figured that out yet. :P

LooseAtTheZoo
09-19-2009, 11:16 PM
I still need a link to the leak...

buddy
09-20-2009, 02:19 AM
look back a page

sonofhal
09-20-2009, 02:31 AM
Love the new album. They've obviously been listening to a lot of Oneida lately. Not a bad thing at all.

liquidsnake28
09-20-2009, 11:43 AM
I don't really understand all the hate for At War With the Mystics. It's really poppy sure and a bit ridiculous at times, but I still love that album. I also really like this new one as it's much more experimental. I need to listen to it more. I just don't quite get why all of these people that loved Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi hate Mystics.

sbessiso
09-22-2009, 11:30 AM
omg im watching their Colbert performance now

holy shit holy shit holy shit Convinced of the Hex sounds so INCREDIBLE live. I mean its absolutely mind blowing.

Only heard the new album once through and not totally in love with it yet but thats because albums like these require my time and attention. Plus I much prefer listening to music on headphones and this album is a headphones album for sure

westcoastpirate
10-13-2009, 04:22 PM
If this has been posted elsewhere I apologize in advance:


The Flaming Lips To Open Pop-Up Store
by Staff | 10.09.2009

In celebration of the release of their new album Embryonic on October 13th, Oklahoma's favorite rockers, The Flaming Lips, will open a one day pop-up store in Hollywood.

Located in the Nike Theater, the store will feature limited edition, one-of-a-kind merchandise, CD's and more, and will be open from noon to midnight on Thursday, October 15th. Space is limited, and passes will be given to customers who purchase the album at Hollywood's famed Amoeba Music. With the Lips' reputation, this promises to be an epic event, full of surprises.

Abe Lincoln
10-14-2009, 01:50 PM
I hope they have this at the pop-up store:
http://www.splicelicio.us/image/mommy-maurice-sendak-pop-up-book-monster-wolf-man-baby-chains-castle-illustrations-illustrator-photo.jpg

fikus222
10-16-2009, 01:37 PM
According to an L.A. Times report, the Flaming Lips are set to follow-up their life- (and death)-affirming LP Embryonic with a full-album redo of Pink Floyd's gazillion-selling 1973 psych-rock classic Dark Side of the Moon.

The Lips version of Dark Side is a collaboration with the band Stardeath and White Dwarfs (which includes Wayne Coyne's nephew Dennis Coyne as a member), and features guest spots from Henry Rollins and Peaches. It will most probably be an iTunes-only release.

The announcement was made last night during a Q&A session with fans at a MySpace show last night at L.A.'s Nike/Ricardo Montalbán Theater. (Check out photos from the gig after the jump and in the photobook here.)

Other tidbits revealed: While Embryonic was the final album of the Flaming Lips' current contract with Warner Bros., they plan on sticking with the label for future releases.

Also, the video for "Watching the Planets" features a nude Wayne Coyne (as well as a bunch of nude bikers). The internet's not ready.

http://pitchfork.com/news/36828-flaming-lips-to-cover-pink-floyds-idark-side-of-the-mooni/

canexplain
10-16-2009, 03:46 PM
I don't know the first time I saw the flips. I know I saw them on the MM, Cake tour. One year we saw them 4 times during the summer and the show, although fun, really needed some updating. They were fun at Red Rocks. I will see if I can find a stub from an early show and that might jog my brain. cr****

I just called someone and they said, "Of course you remember them in 94 at Lolla!!!" That might have been the first time but I think it might have been a year or so before that with ???

kroqken
10-16-2009, 09:21 PM
Why does http://www.buddyhead.com make fun of Wayne's outfit? I regret missing the pop-up store, but I was in the pit for them at the Greek Theatre so I feel fine.

headrush
10-16-2009, 09:32 PM
I certainly don't hate it, but i think it is the least innovative jump from the previous album. It's good that it finally got them the audience they deserve, but it was also the start of the theatrics that can sometimes get in the way of some, you know, songs.

you must be trippin.
just ego-trippin.


i get your logic, but half the fun is in the theatrics! its what makes great musicians great performers.... its usually one or the other, but the lips accomplish both.

Mammoth85
10-17-2009, 02:19 PM
They would be excellent even without the theatrics cause they have such an affirming and positive vibe the whole show. However, the theatrics just take the performance to a surreal level. Totally mind blowing and overwhelming at times. Love it.

canexplain
10-19-2009, 11:07 AM
I really like the new Flips cd now that I have listened to it a number of times. I like spacey music anyway. cr****

kroqken
10-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Flaming Lips > Kula Shaker

LooseAtTheZoo
11-12-2009, 11:52 AM
Today, I listened to the album all the way through for the second time. It sounds even better the second time. So many songs have grown on me. I think this will make my year end top 10/maybe 5 for sure.

fikus222
11-12-2009, 11:59 AM
I have two download codes from when I purchased my FLips tickets. I've already downloaded my Seattle show, but I am unsure which other show I should DL. Which show from this past tour would you guys recommend I get?

Mammoth85
11-12-2009, 12:10 PM
It definately took a little time to grow on me. 3 or 4 listens. But I suppose because we're so used to their more poppy sound from the last 3 albums. Embryonic is quite beautiful.

bmack86
11-12-2009, 04:04 PM
I have two download codes from when I purchased my FLips tickets. I've already downloaded my Seattle show, but I am unsure which other show I should DL. Which show from this past tour would you guys recommend I get?

ATP if they have it. The crowd was really into it, so they cut back on the whole, "C'mon guys! GET INTO IT!" thing and played.

LooseAtTheZoo
11-12-2009, 10:21 PM
ATP if they have it. The crowd was really into it, so they cut back on the whole, "C'mon guys! GET INTO IT!" thing and played.

Shit, I wish I could get a high quality boot of that ATP show.

kroqken
11-16-2009, 10:22 PM
Wayne Coyne is on the cover of the new issue of Spin Magazine.

TallGuyCM
12-03-2009, 04:22 PM
http://pitchfork.com/news/36828-flaming-lips-to-cover-pink-floyds-idark-side-of-the-mooni/

So it was just announced the Flaming Lips are doing the Dark Side thing live on their annual "New Year's Eve Freak Out" in downtown Oklahoma City.

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rage patton
12-04-2009, 12:41 AM
That sounds like so much fun. I wish I could go.

roboticwaltz
12-04-2009, 12:52 AM
So it was just announced the Flaming Lips are doing the Dark Side thing live on their annual "New Year's Eve Freak Out" in downtown Oklahoma City.

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AHH fuck I wish I could be there. They totally killed it on NYE 2007 at the Galen Center.

Mammoth85
12-04-2009, 12:11 PM
That would be awesome if they'd play this set at Coachella this year.

PassiveTheory
12-04-2009, 12:14 PM
We just had it performed at Coachella 2 years ago. If the Flips come back to the Polo Grounds, I'd rather they play their own stuff, and maybe more of it instead of bantering needlessly after every goddamn song.

Mammoth85
12-04-2009, 04:35 PM
Yeah, performed by Roger Waters. I'd be interested to see the Lips and Co's take on the album. And I'd bet that Wayne's banter would be more minimal if they were playing such a legendary album in its entirety. I don't give a shit though, Wayne's monologue is always positive and relevant.

paulthomasanderson
01-01-2010, 07:09 PM
Anyone attend that NYE gig? I was envious of you, that is, if you exist.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
01-01-2010, 07:16 PM
Oklahoma. lulz.

stuporfly
01-01-2010, 07:44 PM
Anyone attend that NYE gig? I was envious of you, that is, if you exist.

I saw them on New Year's Eve...


2004. They played Madison Square Garden with Wilco headlining.

No Dark Side of the Moon, but a fantastic set all the same.

paulthomasanderson
01-12-2010, 07:50 PM
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TomAz
10-14-2010, 10:38 AM
I asked this in another thread but I think it'll get overlooked.

The Flaming Lips have been opening shows with a song called "The Fear". I cannot find this song anywhere. I read on some blog that it is the same song as "Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear" but I am not sure I trust this information. Do any of you hardcore fans know the answer and where I can find the song? thx.

bmack86
10-14-2010, 11:05 AM
There are youtubes of it. Compare that with Enthusiasm? I'd do it but I'm learning about evidence showing habitual behavior right now.

SoulDischarge
10-14-2010, 11:10 AM
I was going to ask what thread that was in, but that's just asking for trouble.

TomAz
10-14-2010, 11:46 AM
I was hoping somebody would just know.

assholes.

rage patton
10-14-2010, 12:12 PM
Tom, I always wondered this question too.

Then I found out "The Fear" is just what they call their intro jam while Wayne rolls around in his giant hampster ball. It is not a recorded song.

TomAz
10-14-2010, 12:55 PM
thank you Josh

xanman86
10-27-2010, 03:03 PM
HOLY SHIT! The Flaming Lips are going to perform all of The Soft Bulletin live 2011!!!

http://www.atpfestival.com/events/flaminglipsbulletin/news/1010200943.php

bmack86
10-27-2010, 03:07 PM
Yeah dude, it's gonna be incredible. I'm really hoping to be able to fly over for it.

xanman86
10-27-2010, 03:23 PM
You think they will do it as a tour? If not I may have to fly over also, that is one of my favorite albums of all time. I always hope they will play "The Spark that Bled" but I have yet to see it. I did get lucky a few years ago and they played "A Spoonfull Weighs A Ton" and "Suddenly Everything Has Changed" at the new years SF show which was amazing and saw "The Gash" at Coachella.

bmack86
10-27-2010, 03:42 PM
I saw them on the Yoshimi tour twice and they did a fair amount of the Soft Bulletin stuff, but I'd love to hear it now that I'm intimately familiar with the songs.

rage patton
10-27-2010, 07:35 PM
I would kill for them to tour this in NA.

Mammoth85
10-27-2010, 11:34 PM
Would love to hear "Feeling Yourself Disintegrate".

Llama of Time
10-28-2010, 07:33 AM
I'm going to try everything I can to make the Freak out this year. I'd KILL to see the Soft Bulletin live

When I saw them earlier this year, they didn't play a single song from it :/ and according to setlist.fm, "Waiting for Superman" was on the setlist but wasn't played. Of all the songs to drop, why that one? Why not some Embryonic song? D:

softbulletin
10-28-2010, 07:45 AM
As much as I love the Soft Bulletin, Embryonic songs are pretty fantastic live.

Still hoping they do a Soft Bulletin tour though.

faxman75
10-28-2010, 08:00 AM
As much as I complain about Wayne talking through sets, I don't want to miss the Soft Bulletin. I'm thinking NYE in OK might be the way to do it.

SoulDischarge
01-29-2011, 11:55 AM
Bought my Soft Bulletin/Chicago/July 7th ticket. Even without Coachella, this is shaping up to be a hell of a year for shows.

Fourthisto
02-16-2011, 08:20 AM
Sweet Jesus, have you guys done the whole "Two Blobs Fucking" thing?

2iHIXaVKQfA

If you don't have 11 friends readily available for this, you can play them all simultaneously at the pages below:

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2011/02/hear_the_flaming_lips_two_blob.php

http://apixeloff.com/flaminglips/

rage patton
02-16-2011, 11:40 PM
Cool... I guess.

Im just stoked I was able to get tickets to see them performing The Soft Bulletin at Sasquatch.

cutterbutter
02-17-2011, 12:03 AM
We need an LA Soft Bulletin date NOW

faxman75
03-24-2011, 04:55 PM
It looks like the Flaming Lips are playing Friday June 17th at the Cosmoplitan. Though they aren't playing inside the venue they are playing at the Boulevard Pool?! This pool is fucking sweet we got to check it out when the Black Keys played the Cosmo last month.

I happen to be off that Friday but I was hoping to avoid Vegas until Fall. I'm somewhat interested. A friday night lips concert literally on the Vegas strip outside 4 stories above the street.

Tickets on sale tomorrow. presale now.

ficklecycle
03-24-2011, 05:01 PM
I knew I wasn't the only one who'd be excited for that. I posted it in the Upcoming Shows thread 2 or 3 days ago.

Does anyone have the presale code?

faxman75
03-24-2011, 07:40 PM
I didn't have a presale code but my guess seems to work. Password: Lips

I thought I was pretty cool for guessing it on one try. I'm so burned out on Vegas. I just don't know. That pool area kicks so much ass though and that's going to be a fairly intimate show, I mean it has to be.

stuporfly
05-06-2011, 10:52 AM
I just had the singular thrill of interviewing Wayne Coyne earlier this afternoon. One of the coolest gentlemen I've ever had the pleasure of talking to. Will post a link when the piece goes live.

suprefan
05-06-2011, 11:01 AM
did you ask about the gummy skulls, and win butler?

robotronia
05-06-2011, 11:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYT0X72UHs

about 2:16 in and to the end, wayne becomes hotshots favorite human.

stuporfly
05-06-2011, 11:26 AM
did you ask about the gummy skulls, and win butler?

Yes to Gummy Skulls, no to Win Butler.

tessalasset
05-07-2011, 02:03 PM
2:03 and tickets still not on sale?

ficklecycle
05-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Yes they are. Just click through.

suprefan
05-07-2011, 02:05 PM
2:03 and tickets still not on sale?





Yes they are. Just click through.


This....

tessalasset
05-07-2011, 02:09 PM
What the fuck. It's sold out. Ticketfly is so shitty.

suprefan
05-07-2011, 02:12 PM
Yep, sold out. Glad I got mine.

Westy
05-07-2011, 02:16 PM
Got my Dark Side ticket.

MuseRadio
05-07-2011, 02:17 PM
Got my Soft Bulletin ticket.....cant wait!

suprefan
05-07-2011, 02:20 PM
And Dark Side tickets are sold out now too.

getbetter
05-07-2011, 02:21 PM
Got my Soft Bulletin ticket.....cant wait!

Hell yeah see you there.

So can i bring in bottles of craftbeer in while watching the show right???O man if so we should plan some type of beer tasting .

RedHotSgtPeppers
05-07-2011, 02:28 PM
What is weird, is seeing The Fearless Freaks, and recognizing streets and buildings in that film. I have seen Wayne's childhood house... It's a piece of shit.

The NYE Freakout '09/'10 was pretty awesome. It was more of an entertaining experience than a "great concert." I wish I could have been on the floor of that show, but alas.

swhite423
05-07-2011, 02:39 PM
Though, 2-day passes are still available

GrossMagic
05-07-2011, 03:44 PM
I purchased 2 tickets for the 6/15 show 5 minutes ago. They are still available.

suprefan
05-07-2011, 03:49 PM
I purchased 2 tickets for the 6/15 show 5 minutes ago. They are still available.

Gone

GrossMagic
05-07-2011, 03:50 PM
I got fucking lucky, I spaced that it went on sale at 2.

tessalasset
05-07-2011, 04:31 PM
God, I was refreshing from 1:58 til 2:03 when I came on here to see if anyone was having issues. It never even occurred to me to try to press the grey-ed out box. I'm so pissed.

cutterbutter
05-07-2011, 04:44 PM
You could buy a 2 day pass still Tessa, and sell the one you won't want. They come as two separate tickets.

WhyTheLongFace
05-07-2011, 05:29 PM
Just got a 2 day pass. Don't need my soft bulletin day if anyone wants it

bmack86
05-07-2011, 05:35 PM
If you have it closer to the event, lemme know. I don't have the money to buy it now but I'll start working at the end of the month.

tessalasset
05-07-2011, 05:45 PM
Whythelongface, I want it! That's the only ticket I was trying to buy.

tessalasset
05-07-2011, 05:46 PM
Sorry B I don't know if that's rude of me but if he wants to sell it right now, I want to buy it.

bmack86
05-07-2011, 05:53 PM
Fsho

darkmoon66
05-07-2011, 05:58 PM
I just went on the website and it still lets me buy single tickets for both nights...

WhyTheLongFace
05-07-2011, 06:13 PM
Whythelongface, I want it! That's the only ticket I was trying to buy.

If its not letting you buy it now then yeah I sell you mine

moviebruin
05-07-2011, 06:14 PM
There's still single day pairs left for sale as of now.

schoolofruckus
05-07-2011, 06:26 PM
Sorry B I don't know if that's rude of me but if he wants to sell it right now, I want to buy it.

Bad form.

schoolofruckus
05-07-2011, 06:30 PM
There's still single day pairs left for sale as of now.


If its not letting you buy it now then yeah I sell you mine


I just went on the website and it still lets me buy single tickets for both nights...

They're right. I just got a pair for Soft Bulletin.

sonnyboy11
05-07-2011, 07:34 PM
Soft Bulletin singles not there now but I am lighting up singles for DSotM if anyone is still looking. Pretty random.

tessalasset
05-08-2011, 12:23 AM
Of course I was gone from my computer the rest of the day after posting. Yes, I'd still like your ticket if you have it, Why. Especially now that I know Gabe and Jen are going.

tessalasset
05-09-2011, 03:04 PM
whythelongface, what say you?

Aurgasm
05-09-2011, 03:09 PM
I shall be seeing these gentlemen at the Red Rocks


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WhyTheLongFace
05-09-2011, 03:50 PM
whythelongface, what say you?

You got it. Half the 2day pass plus half the fees. I don't have the ticket yet so you can pay now and wait til I get it to ship it to you or wait til they come in. Your choice :)

WhyTheLongFace
05-09-2011, 04:00 PM
http://www.billboard.com/news/flaming-lips-to-release-gummy-song-skull-1005175702.story

The Flaming Lips will release a new limited edition Gummy Song Skull at their two shows at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles.


Three hundred candy skulls with a USB in the center that includes a live version of "The Soft Bulletin" and two videos will be sold at the shows being held June 14 and 15. The Flaming Lips will perform their 1999 album, "The Soft Bulletin," on the 14th and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" on the 15th.


Earlier this year, the Lips released a skull made of Gummy Bear candy with four new songs. (Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne says there is not a plan currently to use those songs as the starts of a new album.) At $150 apiece, 500 copies quickly sold out and more are being made. The "Soft Bulletin" Gummy Skull and a ticket to each of the two cemetery concerts is going for $160.


Coyne says he "can't really say where" the version of "The Soft Bulletin" was recorded. "The mystery is part of the appeal."


Coyne came up with the skull idea after buying a few skulls for party decorations, which he then covered in pink fluorescent coating and his wife's perfume that smelled like bubble gum. Initially, he thought they should be made out of bubble gum.


"We pursued gum companies but they could get their heads around it," Coyne tells Billboard.com. "Then we found this guy who makes Gummy Bear candy and we asked him if would want to make an 8-pound skull. Turns out he was a Flaming Lips fan and the next night he had one made. I think the Gummy Bear candy is a far superior and even weirder idea than bubble gum."


On the Flaming Lips tour, which starts May 13 in Detroit and ends Aug. 5 in Kansas City, Kan., they will perform "Soft Bulletin" in full in Atlanta on May 19, Gulf Shores, Ala. May 21, George, Wash., on May 29, London on July 1, Chicago on July 7 and 8 and Montreal on July 31. Having played the album in full a few times in concert, Coyne says he has enjoyed returning to it because of its "overriding optimism."


"When you're making music, you have no idea what will happen and you don't think that you're carrying a theme from song to song," he explains. "We started recording it in 1997, so it's music that has been around for a long time. There's a quagmire for sensitive people at the core of 'The Soft Bulletin.' People think the world is full joy and wonder and that giving more joy to the world will result in more wonder and more love. There's a lot of pain and torture, too... 'Soft Bulletin' asks, 'Is the world more beautiful than horrible and what can we do?' I couldn't have said that while making the album -- that would have been a brutal thing to do."

tessalasset
05-09-2011, 04:56 PM
You got it. Half the 2day pass plus half the fees. I don't have the ticket yet so you can pay now and wait til I get it to ship it to you or wait til they come in. Your choice :)

Sweet. I'll wait til you get it in cause I just spent more $$ than I expected to this paycheck. Lemme know. Thanks so much dude.

Neighborhood Creep
08-23-2011, 09:04 PM
New vid for the FLips/Lightning Bolt collabo

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