What happened to the Flaming Lips? They used to be cool and do their own thing, but now every time you hear about them it is because of some weird connection with Miley Cyrus. Sure, it’s working, they played a surprise show at the Observatory in Orange County over the weekend, and they get a mention in Billboard magazine because they played a few songs from Cyrus’ last album… sans the Wrecking Ball star of course, but do you think Billboard would have even cared to write about the Lips’ show at the Observatory otherwise?
So why should they stop there? According to NME, which is now stalking Wayne Coyne on Instagram, the Oklahoma band has a weird project with Cyrus:
‘Oh fuck..!!! @mileycyrus is planning a show where her, the band ( us ) and the audience are all COMPLETELY naked with milk ( well white stuff that looks like milk) is being being spewed everywhere .. It’s a video ( in the works) for #mileycyrusandherdeadpetz song The Milky Milky Milk…’
All of them naked? Honestly who wants to see guys in their 50s naked? But this is what Coyne posted, and you have to notice the ‘completely naked with milk’ part, I wonder who can go through such insanity even for the love of the Lips. I will pass…. It’s not the first thing the Lips would use naked people (remember about this Erykah Badu video?). But, one thing is sure, Cyrus will tour with The Flaming Lips as her live band during November and December, so I am sure they have concocted even more weirdness. And there is worst than this milk business, Miley thinks Wayne is the reincarnation of her dead pet dog, Floyd:
‘I really think, in a way, his energy went into Wayne’s energy,’ she told The New York Times. ‘What he was to me, Wayne has become.’
Isn’t it the worst evolution for a band which used to be called experimental? The Flaming Lips have become a back up band for a young pop star, and their frontman has become her new pet.
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