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    this is one of the few bands that have been amazing for me at the time in 04 with the hamster ball and all..they only played for liek 4 or 5 looong songs but it was an awesome show..i have always wondered year after year why so many bands are back in the lineup year after year (like the red hot shitty peppers) 4th time..i think.
    they have a new album coming out "the terror" in april so why not? one of the few great american bands still alive and kicking.

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    I am surprised they havent been back as well
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    This would have been a headliner that I could get behind

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    word and its also surprising and frustrating that nobody mentiosn them at all..that would be an awesome coachella show again..with more songs obviusly than last time..its been 9 years since that im thinking its never gonna happen.

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    You win for saying Red Hot Shitty Peppers


    Despite being 4 songs and a happy birthday sing a long, that Flaming Lips set remains one of my Coachella highlights.

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    BTW, the only headliner this year that hasn't played Coachella before are The Stone Roses.

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    they are long overdue to return. I really thought this was the year after they announced the album and tour.
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    yeah actually the stone roses is one of the top 5 bands im most looking forward too, been to coachelal since 2004 thats why i always remember that set from the flaming lips one of my all time highlights as well, and made me a fan till this day..
    i just cant understand why they were never in another year its been almost 10 coachellas i mean!
    the flaming lips would steal the night, for sure..its crazy

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    Well... Wayne is an asshole.

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    First off, this is only the 3rd time RHCP is headlining Coachella, not 4th, though it certainly feels like it's been that many times.

    Secondly, I wouldn't be surprised if the fact that Wayne Coyne spent half their set in '04 ranting against George W. Bush in lieu of performing songs and the band only played 4 of their own songs (not going to count "Happy Birthday" because fuck that waste of time) in a 50-60 minute set is why they haven't been invited back. I saw a headlining set of theirs at a local festival a couple years back and while they played considerably more songs with the longer set time, it still felt like there was a lot more yakking on Wayne's part than actual music being performed. That show turned me off to them, along with the fact that he's a professional troll. As far as I'm concerned, Yoshimi is their only worthwhile album. I've given The Soft Bulletin countless chances over at least 6 years and it's just never clicked with me.
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    "Clouds Taste Metallic" by The Flaming Lips is my favorite by them...Have you heard that one Rick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    "Clouds Taste Metallic" by The Flaming Lips is my favorite by them...Have you heard that one Rick?
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    I like them and hey put on a great show but Wayne just fucking talks way to much. 5 minutes worth of talking in between each song get so annoying so fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xanman86 View Post
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    No because i used to love smoking pot to Cloud Taste Metallic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    No because i used to love smoking pot to Cloud Taste Metallic.
    Honestly, the two constantly flip between spot 2 and 3 for me. Soft Bulletin is my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somewhat Damaged View Post
    First off, this is only the 3rd time RHCP is headlining Coachella, not 4th, though it certainly feels like it's been that many times.

    Secondly, I wouldn't be surprised if the fact that Wayne Coyne spent half their set in '04 ranting against George W. Bush in lieu of performing songs and the band only played 4 of their own songs (not going to count "Happy Birthday" because fuck that waste of time) in a 50-60 minute set is why they haven't been invited back. I saw a headlining set of theirs at a local festival a couple years back and while they played considerably more songs with the longer set time, it still felt like there was a lot more yakking on Wayne's part than actual music being performed. That show turned me off to them, along with the fact that he's a professional troll. As far as I'm concerned, Yoshimi is their only worthwhile album. I've given The Soft Bulletin countless chances over at least 6 years and it's just never clicked with me.
    Rick, fwiw, I was at both the shows you mention (I think we were together at the 'local') and of the 5 times i've seen FLs, those were the two worst. by far. not even close. so I would support a return if only so that they could redeem themselves.

    edit but yeah when Wayne wants to yammer on about whatever's on his mind and it's a festival with limited time.. yeah not so fun.
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    Why haven't they been back?

    Timing is everything. I'm sure tons of bands want to play Coachella and Goldenvoice would mutually love to have them.

    As for Wayne's grandiloquence, I enjoy it to an extent. At Sasquatch, the band was to perform The Soft Bulletin in full. When they got to The Spiderbite Song, he felt like preceding each verse with the background story of how he came up with the lyrics. Lips fans already know the story, but it was awesome to hear it from the horse's mouth with a few new off-the-cuff insights. Then again, it turned a four minute song into a twelve minute song. Which means they didn't have time for "Suddenly Everything Has Changed", "The Gash", or "Feeling Yourself Disintegrate."

    Bummer.
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    I loved their set in '04, he does talk too much, and I'd screw him in a second.

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    What would Mr Gunz think?

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    Their DSOTM is underrated
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    He'd help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    "Clouds Taste Metallic" by The Flaming Lips is my favorite by them...Have you heard that one Rick?
    I have not. Maybe I'll give it a spin after Coachella/before I dive into Bestival research.

    EDIT: this actually gives me an idea -- perhaps you & Cara can travel to Arizona this summer and we can have a vinyl night at Faxman's so we can listen to this while drinking beer. Sounds like a mighty fine idea, if I do say so myself.

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    Rick, fwiw, I was at both the shows you mention (I think we were together at the 'local') and of the 5 times i've seen FLs, those were the two worst. by far. not even close. so I would support a return if only so that they could redeem themselves.
    Well, that's good to know. They're at Bestival, so there's ample opportunity for me to give them another go. Will just need to see who they're playing against. When I saw the initial lineup announcement, I thought it'd be great if they conflicted with the Knife so I wouldn't have to bother with them again. Schedule permitting, maybe the third time will be the charm.

    And yes, we were together at the 'local.' Are you going to this year's McDowell Mountain Music Festival?
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    Because of their name. Just doesn't mesh.

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    I met either the drummer or keyboardist back in 2011 after one of their shows and I asked about Coachella. He said they haven't been asked since 04.

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    I still have Steve's phone number somewhere. Should I ask him?
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    They're not headliner worthy but if GV did throw big money at them, I could see them doubling all the weird shit they do for a very interesting set.
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    Sounds good me Rick ...Is suntan brewery near you? I really like their pint glasses.I saw one once that was similar to Sam adams pint glasses but a thick glass.
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    Are you going to this year's McDowell Mountain Music Festival?
    I hadn't given it any thought. Sort of odd they moved it away from the McDowell Mountains isn't it?

    I might go by like on Saturday afternoon to catch Heartless Bastards and Deer Tick. oh the Shins are playing there Friday night too, that would be cool.

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    Sounds good me Rick ...Is suntan brewery near you? I really like their pint glasses.I saw one once that was similar to Sam adams pint glasses but a thick glass.
    does this post mean you're coming to phoenix?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somewhat Damaged View Post
    Secondly, I wouldn't be surprised if the fact that Wayne Coyne spent half their set in '04 ranting against George W. Bush in lieu of performing songs and the band only played 4 of their own songs (not going to count "Happy Birthday" because fuck that waste of time) in a 50-60 minute set is why they haven't been invited back. I saw a headlining set of theirs at a local festival a couple years back and while they played considerably more songs with the longer set time, it still felt like there was a lot more yakking on Wayne's part than actual music being performed.
    i missed most of their '04 set but a friend who was there claimed (at the time) that wayne sorta got carried away in the hamster ball and it took "twenty minutes" to get him back to the stage. im sure that was an exaggeration but i dont know by how much. either way i guess they fucked up. i've seen em twice since then, both times at fests ('06 and '12) and they were great! not much talking at all. maybe i got lucky

    i can understand GV blackballing some artists for just blatantly fucking up hardcore (ex: sly stone, ariel pink) but its been almost 10 years since the lips were here and i know alot of people would love to see them back, including myself. i was really hoping they'd be there this year


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    Well... Wayne is an asshole.
    i've heard stories from both sides of the fence. still dont know who to believe so im not going to judge
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