Listen! 4 Songs by The Flaming Lips, Including Collaborations with Chris Martin (Coldplay), Ke$ha, and Prefuse 73, plus a Beach Boys cover
It was a busy weekend in the world of the Flaming Lips, so we’re going to catch up in one giant post. On Saturday’s Record Store Day, Los Lips dropped the extremely limited and collaborative LP, The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends. You can see the official video for their collaboration with Prefuse 73 called Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee (whatever the hell that means). The video is an animated video, which is fitting to the franctic, end of world vibe the song gives. Also included in this Flaming Lips post is their collaboration with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, for the song I Don’t Want You To Die, as well as their song with Ke$ha. Yup, a very diverse set of collaborators. The last 2 songs are audio rips and not official videos, so they might get taken down.
There are some interesting comments on the YouTube videos, with people questioning their talent, the effect of drugs on their brains, and people jumping to their defense. Have the Lips lost it, did they never have it, or are they still awesome? Decide for yourself.
Also below is a rip of the song the Flaming Lips contributed to the Beach Boys Pet Sounds tribute album, which is running with the music magazine MOJO as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. The Flaming Lips applied their touch to God Only Knows, and you can listen to it below.
The Flaming Lips and Prefuse 73 – Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee
The Flaming Lips and Chris Martin – I Don’t Want You To Die
The Flaming Lips and Ke$ha – 2012… You Must Be Upgraded
The Flaming Lips – God Only Knows (Original: The Beach Boys)
Tracklisting for Pet Sounds Revisited (Beach Boys tribute cover album)
1. Saint Etienne – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
2. Magnetic North – “You Still Believe In Me”
3. The Sand Band – “That’s Not Me”
4. Tim Burgess – “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”
5. Jeffrey Lewis (w/ Wooden Wand and Janet Simpson of Delicate Cutters) – “I’m Waiting For The Day”
6. Neil Cowley Trio – “Let’s Go Away For Awhile”
7. Tom McRae And The Standing Band – “Sloop John B”
8. The Flaming Lips – “God Only Knows”
9. Les Limananas – “I Know There’s An Answer”
10. Jodie Marie – “Here Today”
11. Gaz Coombes – “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
12. Human Don’t Be Angry – “Pet Sounds”
13. Here We Go Magic – “Caroline No”
14. Superimposes – “Trombone Dixie”