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The Flaming Lips
« on: August 12, 2017, 01:19:25 PM »
The Flaming Lips gained their first commercial attention in the 90's, so I am placing them here. The band was actually formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Wayne Coyne (vocals, keyboards, guitar) along with his brother Mark Coyne (vocals), Michael Ivins on bass, and Dave Kotska on drums. Their first release a self titled ep "The Flaming Lips" released in 1984 is the only album to feature Mark on lead vocals, it also featured new drummer Richard English. Wayne Coyne then assumed the lead vocal role. The lineup of Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins and Richard English released the next three Flaming Lips albums, "Hear It Is" (1986), "Oh My Gawd!!" (1987), and "Telepathic Surgery" (1989).

Another lineup change saw Richard English leave the band and Nathan Roberts joining on drums and the band added a second guitarist Jonathon Donahue. This lineup released "In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Sunshine Stares)" in 1990 and "Hit To Death In The Future Head" (1992) after which Nathan Roberts and Jonathon Donahue left the band to be replaced by Ronald Jones (guitar) and multi instrumentalist Steven Drozd (drums, keyboards, guitar, vocals). This lineup would release 1993's "Transmissions from The Satellite Heart" which would contain two singles which achieved some commercial success (She Don't Use Jelly, and Turn It On). This lineup would remain intact to record the album "Clouds Taste Metallic" (1995) before Ronald Jones departed.

The band released "Zaireeka" (1997), "The Soft Bulletin (1999), and "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" (2002) as a three piece. Kliph Scurlock was added on drums for the "At War With The Mystics" album released in 2006. This lineup was the same on "Embryonic" (2009). Derek Brown (keyboards) was added for "The Terror" album released in 2013. Kliph Scurlock was let go following the tour and the bands next and most recent release is "Oczy Mlody" (2017).

This band is most noted for their live shows.

She Don't Use Jelly (video)

Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung: Live 2017

There Should Be Unicorns (Live 2017)

Nidgy Nie (Never No) video:
Race For The Prize:
Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell:
In The Morning Of The Magicians:

Space Oddity (Bowie cover):

live At Hangout Festival 2012 (full show)

War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)

Bad Days:
The Wizard Turns On:
Aquarius Sabotage:

A very interesting band, to say the least. Never saw these guys live before, but it looks like fun  8)
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Re: The Flaming Lips
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 04:25:55 PM »
Some good stuff, some a little over indulgent but their live shows look like a damn good time.