The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips
with The Claypool Lennon Delirium and Particle Kid
The Flaming Lips are an American rock band, formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983. Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles", "Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber)" and "The Train Runs Over The Camel But Is Derailed By The Gnat". They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die".
The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing to Warner Brothers, they scored a hit in 1993 with "She Don't Use Jelly". Although it has been their only hit single in the U.S., the band has maintained critical respect and, to a lesser extent, commercial viability through albums such as 1999's The Soft Bulletin (which was NME magazine's “Album of the Year”) and 2002's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. They have had more hit singles in the UK and Europe than in the U.S. In February 2007, they were nominated for a 2007 BRIT Award in the "Best International Act" category. By 2007, the group garnered three Grammy Awards, including two for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
In 2015, the band collaborated with Miley Cyrus for her Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz album and backed her for a US tour that fall. Oczy Mlody, the Lips most recent LP, rang in 2017 and 2018 sees reissues of their Restless catalog on Rhino Records as well as The Story of Yum Yum and Dragon, a limited-edition 7” released in conjunction with Dogfish Head Crafted Brewed Ales.
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