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The Flaming Lips

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Even inside the eclectic world of alternative rock and roll, few bands were therefore brave, therefore frequently brilliant, therefore deliciously weird because the Flaming Lip area. From their origins as Oklahoma weirdos with their mid-’90s pop lifestyle breakthrough with their status among the many respected sets of the 21st hundred years, the Lip area rode one of the most surreal and haphazard profession trajectories in pop music. An acid-bubblegum music group with just as much affinity for sugary melodies as blistering sound assaults, their off-kilter audio, uncommon psychological depth, and bizarre background (filled with stories of self-immolating enthusiasts and so on) firmly founded them as accurate originals. The Flaming Lip area shaped in Oklahoma Town, Oklahoma, in 1983, when founder and guitarist Wayne Coyne allegedly stole a assortment of musical tools from a location chapel hall and enlisted his vocalist sibling Tag and bassist Michael Ivins to start out a music group. Providing themselves the non-sensical name the Flaming Lip area (its source variously related to a porn film, an obscure medication reference, or perhaps a dream when a fiery Virgin Mary vegetation a kiss on Wayne in the trunk chair of his car), the music group produced its live debut at an area transvestite golf club. After progressing via an unlimited string of drummers, they recruited percussionist Richard British and documented their self-titled debut, released on green vinyl fabric independently Lovely Types of Loss of life label in 1985. When Tag Coyne quickly departed to obtain wedded, Wayne assumed complete control of the group; furthermore to staying its business lead guitarist, he also became the principal vocalist and songwriter. Carrying on on being a trio, the Lip area released 1986’s Listen to It Is, implemented a year afterwards by Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lip area. While touring to get the Butthole Surfers, they performed Buffalo, NY, where these were befriended by concert promoter Jonathan Donahue; following a jam program with Donahue’s nascent music group Mercury Rev, he and Coyne became good friends, and Donahue ultimately signed on because the group’s audio technician. After documenting 1988’s tough Telepathic Surgery, British exited, reducing the Lip area to the primary duo of Coyne and Ivins; after adding drummer Nathan Roberts, Donahue followed the name Dingus and became a full-time member with time to trim 1990’s stellar Within a Priest Powered Ambulance while concurrently documenting the outstanding Mercury Rev debut, Yerself Is normally Steam. Carrying out a group of hopeful calls to Warner Bros., the business signed the Lip area in 1991, and in 1992 their oft-delayed major-label debut, Strike to Loss of life in the foreseeable future Head, seemed to small commercial see. Donahue quickly exited to target his complete energies on Mercury Rev, accompanied by the departure of Roberts. With fresh guitarist Ronald Jones and drummer Steven Drozd, the Flaming Lip area cut 1993’s sublime Transmissions through the Satellite Heart, that they backed by playing the next stage at Lollapalooza and touring the country inside a Ryder pickup truck. Initially, the recording stiffed; however, almost a year following its preliminary launch, the solitary “She AVOID Jelly” became a grassroots strike, and against all chances, the Flaming Lip area found themselves at the top 40 graphs. They took complete benefit of their essential a quarter-hour of fame, showing up all over the place from MTV’s annual Planting season Break broadcast for an world tour to get Candlebox to some unforgettable, surreal, lip-synced functionality on the teenager cleaning soap opera Beverly Hillsides 90210, where helping personality Steve Sanders (portrayed by professional Ian Ziering) uttered the immortal phrases, “You understand, I’ve hardly ever been a huge enthusiast of choice music, but this business rocked the home!” Following the 1994 discharge of the limited-edition sampler of assorted items titled Providing Fine needles a muslim Balloons, the Lip area came back in 1995 with Clouds Flavor Metallic, a strikingly older and different collection highlighted with the singles “Poor Times” (also noticed within the film Batman Forever), “This Right here Giraffe,” and “Brainville.” Regardless of the inclusion from the incredibly melodic “Psychiatric Explorations from the Fetus with Fine needles,” “Xmas on the Zoo” (rumored to become in mind for addition on the next John Tesh vacation record), as well as the epic “Man Who Got a Headaches and Unintentionally Saves the planet,” the record nonetheless did not surpass the commercial achievement of Transmissions, as well as the music group was once more relegated to cult position. In 1996, the Lip area’ world proceeded to go haywire; initial, Jones disappeared to attempt a religious odyssey that he didn’t return, after that Drozd’s hands was nearly needlessly amputated after he was bitten by way of a spider. At a comparable period, Ivins was the victim of a bad bizarre hit-and-run incident after a steering wheel came from another automobile and slammed into his car, trapping him inside. Ironically, Coyne was having car complications of his personal when gossips of his most recent sonic foray — performing an orchestra of 40 cars, all making use of their tape decks playing specifically composed music at exactly the same time — prompted enthusiast dialogue of his feasible emotional collapse. “I’d try to inform people what I was carrying out and discovered that I couldn’t describe it perfectly,” Coyne afterwards remarked regarding the task, dubbed the Parking Great deal Experiment. “Plus, I had fashioned a sore privately of my tongue for weekly and it produced me talk sort of odd. I’m sure they believed I used to be retarded.” By the next season, the Flaming Lip area (who continued being a trio, choosing not to try to replace Jones) had been back the studio room, documenting an record that, based on Coyne, will be “therefore different and fascinating it’ll either make us millionaires or break us” — in a nutshell, 1997’s Zaireeka, a breathtaking and wildly experimental group of four discs made to become played concurrently. A previously unreleased monitor, “Hot Day time,” also made an appearance earlier that 12 months around the soundtrack to Richard Linklater’s film SubUrbia. A Assortment of Tunes Representing an Excitement for Documenting…by Amateurs, a retrospective of the Restless label materials, followed in 1998, along with a year later on, the Lip area returned having a breathtaking fresh studio room work, The Soft Bulletin, co-produced by Mercury Rev founding member and bassist Dave Fridmann. Following a three-year lack from the racks, 2002 brought many fresh produces, including the fresh record Yoshimi Fights the Red Robots along with a two-volume retrospective from the Restless years. Yoshimi gained the group a lot more well-known and important acclaim compared to the Soft Bulletin, that your group maximized by spending 1 / 2 of 2002 showing up with Beck on his Ocean Transformation tour as both his starting act and support music group. The Lip area kept busy on the next 2 yrs by touring to get Yoshimi Fights the Green Robots and focusing on their film Xmas on Mars. They came back to the studio room in 2004 and spent a lot of 2005 documenting; that season, the Flaming Lip area documentary The Fearless Freaks and their VOID video collection had been both released, whetting supporters’ appetites for the band’s 2006 record, At Battle using the Mystics. In 2007, the Flaming Lip area had been nominated for any Grammy for Greatest Alternative Recording for Mystics and received a Grammy for Greatest Engineered Album. Twelve months later on, the band’s long-awaited, seven-years-in-the-making film Xmas on Mars produced its debut in the Sasquatch Event in George, Washington; that fall, the film and its own soundtrack had been released like a Compact disc/DVD arranged. During 2007 and 2008, the Lip area began focusing on the follow-up to At Battle using the Mystics, going for a looser, even more experimental strategy than that they had in years. The outcomes had been released as Embryonic in fall 2009, accompanied by the band’s quirky remake from the Red Floyd traditional Dark Part of the Moon. The Flaming Lip area worked with a number of different performers on the last mentioned record, that was billed because the Flaming Lip area and Stardeath and Light Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Carrying out the Dark Aspect of the Moon. The music group continued to timid from full-length produces for another couple years, choosing instead to utilize several collaborators on different limited-edition EPs. Dealing with performers like Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, and Lightning Bolt, the Lip area released tracks on the next year or two in a variety of nontraditional platforms including USB secrets inlayed in gummy skulls, limited-edition vinyl fabric, and chocolate fetuses. Their group of team-ups found a mind in 2012 once the music group released The Flaming Lip area and Heady Fwends, which gathered music off their prior collaborations in addition to brand-new material documented with performers like Ke$ha, Bon Iver, and Erykah Badu. For 2013’s bleak The Terror, the Lip area reteamed with Dave Fridmann, saving in a matter of times and utilizing their collection of classic synths because the album’s musical concentrate. The following yr, the music group released a 45-tiny edit of the 24-hour music “7 Skies H3” as an archive Store Day launch, in addition to With just a little Help from My Fwends, an recording that discovered the music group teaming up with collaborators like Miley Cyrus and Maynard Wayne Keenan to re-create the Beatles’ iconic 8th recording, Sgt. Pepper’s Unhappy Hearts Club Music group. The Lip area collaborated with Cyrus on the full-length recording, Miley Cyrus & Her Deceased Petz, that was released free of charge on-line in August of 2015. Following a album’s digital launch, the performers toured collectively, and a restricted vinyl pressing from the record was sold solely on these tour schedules. In November of 2015, the Lip area released Heady Nuggs twenty years After Clouds Flavor Metallic: 1994-1997, a three-CD/five-LP compilation like the Clouds Flavor Metallic record, the 1994 odds-and-ends EP Providing Fine needles a muslim Balloons, an additional rarities collection entitled The King Insect Laughs, along with a previously unreleased concert documented in Seattle in 1996. For 2017’s Oczy Mlody (this means “eyes from the youthful” in Polish), the Flaming Lip area reunited with Fridmann on a far more melodic group of music that included a cameo from Cyrus. That calendar year, they also released Onboard the International Space Place Concert for Tranquility, an EP that reimagined many Oczy monitors as performed at an imaginary Flaming Lip area show.

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Full Name The Flaming Lips
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, NME Award for Best Album, Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, NME Award for Best LP
Music Songs Do You Realize??, She Don't Use Jelly, The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1, Race for the Prize, Waitin' for a Superman, The W.A.N.D., Watching the Planets, There Should Be Unicorns, This Here Giraffe, Feeling Yourself Disintegrate, We a Famly, Bad Days, A Spoonful Weighs a Ton, 7 Skies H3, When You Smile, Are You a Hypnotist??, Unconsciously Screamin', Silver Trembling Hands, The Spark That Bled, Fight Test, How??, All We Have Is Now, Suddenly Everything Has Changed, Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung, What Is the Light, One More Robot / Sympathy 3000-21, Love the World You Find, Be My Head, I Can Be a Frog, Space Oddity, Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World
Albums Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, The Soft Bulletin, Oczy Mlody, The Terror, Embryonic, Zaireeka, At War with the Mystics, Clouds Taste Metallic, With a Little Help from My Fwends, Transmissions from the Satellite Heart, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, In a Priest Driven Ambulance, Hear It Is, Oh My Gawd!!!, The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon, Lipsha, Hit to Death in the Future Head, The Time Has Come to Shoot You Down... What a Sound, Telepathic Surgery, Heady Nuggs, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell, Strobo Trip, Fight Test, Gummy Song Fetus, The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg, It Overtakes Me, Playing Hide and Seek With the Ghosts of Dawn, A Collection of Songs Representing an Enthusiasm for Recording...By Amateurs, The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian, Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid, Shambolic Birth and Early Life Of, The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt, Late Night Tales: The Flaming Lips, Due to High Expectations... The Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles for Your Balloons, Gummy Song Skull, The Flaming Lips with Prefuse 73, The Flaming Lips, Christmas on Mars, 24 Hour Song Skull, Mystics Explained, The Flaming Lips Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace (Live), Once Beyond Hopelessness, Yeah, I Know It's a Drag... But Wastin' Pigs Is Still Radical, Yoshimi Wins!, Heady Nuggs: Clouds Taste Metallic 20 Years Later, Peace Sword
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Brit Award for International Group, UK Festival Award for Headline Performance Of The Year, O Music Awards Innovative Artist


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2017 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Music Moguls: Masters of Pop 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
One More Time 2015 performer: "Fight Test"
2014 Billboard Music Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"
Boyhood 2014/I performer: "Do You Realize"
Ender's Game 2013 performer: "Peace Sword in B Minor Open Your Heart" / producer: "Peace Sword in B Minor Open Your Heart"
Horns 2013 performer: "Evil"
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Psych TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
666 Park Avenue 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bringing Up Bobby 2011 performer: "Amazing Grace"
Crazy, Stupid, Love. 2011 performer: "Revenge"
Human Target 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mulatschag 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Casino Jack and the United States of Money 2010 Documentary performer: "THE YEAH YEAH YEAH SONG"
The Other Woman 2009 performer: "DO YOU REALIZE?"
Tapped 2009/I Documentary performer: "The W.A.N.D."
I Love You, Man 2009 performer: "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song"
VH1 Rock Honors: The Who 2008 TV Movie performer: "Medley from 'Tommy'" - uncredited
Christmas on Mars 2008 performer: "Lord, Can You Hear Me?", "It's Christmas Time Again", "Once Beyond Hopelessness / Christmas On Mars Film Score" / writer: "It's Christmas Time Again", "Once Beyond Hopelessness / Christmas On Mars Film Score"
The Promotion 2008 performer: "Turn It On" 1993
Definitely, Maybe 2008 performer: "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1" 2002
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2007 performer: "Love the World You Find" / writer: "Love the World You Find"
The Heartbreak Kid 2007 performer: "The Tale of the Horny Frog", "Maybe I'm Not the One" / producer: "The Tale of the Horny Frog", "Maybe I'm Not the One"
The Brothers Solomon 2007 performer: "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song"
Good Luck Chuck 2007 performer: "I Was Zapped By The Lucky Super Rainbow" / writer: "I Was Zapped By The Lucky Super Rainbow"
911 Octopus 2006 Video documentary performer: "One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21", "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.1", "Fight Test" - uncredited
Summercamp! 2006 Documentary "Buggin'", "Canoe and the Creek", "Gingerale Afternoon", "Summertime", "The Sun", "The Whistlin' Wind", "You Crazy Kids!", "Jesus and a Spider Are In My Sleeping Bag Tonight"
Coachella 2006 Video documentary performer: "Yoshimi vs. the Pink Robots"
The Sasquatch Gang 2006 performer: "Go"
Disarm 2005 Documentary performer: "Marching the Hate Machines Into the Sun", "Marching the Hate Machines Into the Sun unreleased instrumental", "Drone", "Another Day, Another Elegy" / producer: "Marching the Hate Machines Into the Sun" / writer: "Marching the Hate Machines Into the Sun", "Drone", "Another Day, Another Elegy"
The Fearless Freaks 2005 Documentary performer: "Fight Test", "Man from Pakistan", "Can't Stop the Spring", "Lightning Strikes the Postman", "In the Morning of the Magicians", "Unconsciously Screamin'", "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton", "The Captain", "Charlie Manson Blues", "One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning", "Baba O'Riley", "A Pause for the Cause for Doubt", "Smokin' a "J" with The Fearless Freaks", "Halloween on the Barbary Coast", "Buggin'", "Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Internal Existential Fear,
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2004 performer: "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy" / producer: "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy"
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
EMR 2004 "Chrome Plated Suicide"
50 First Dates 2004 performer: "Do You Realize??"
Teachers 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Duck Dodgers 2003 TV Series performer: "Duck Dodgers Theme Song"
Freaky Friday 2003 performer: "Fight Test"
How to Deal 2003 performer: "Do You Realize?"
Ed 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smallville TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Charmed 2002 TV Series 1 episode
Mission Hill 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dean Quixote 2000 performer: "Buggin'"
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 performer: "Buggin' Remix"
SubUrbia 1996 performer: "Hot Day" / writer: "Hot Day"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994-1995 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Batman Forever 1995 performer: "Bad Days" / producer: "Bad Days"
RockVideo Monthly 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love and a .45 1994 performer: "Turn It On" / writer: "Turn It On"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Calls to Okies: The Park Grubbs Story 2015 Documentary short featuring songs
Duck Dodgers 2003-2005 TV Series music performers - 6 episodes
3-South 2002 TV Series composer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rendlesham Revealed 2010 Documentary short music by
Know Your Mushrooms 2008 Documentary
Christmas on Mars 2008
Summercamp! 2006 Documentary
VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration) 2005 Video
Fatpie 2: Dane vs. Pound Man 2003 Video short as Flaming Lips, original music by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bridge School News 2013 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2017 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests / Themselves - Musical Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison 2016 Themselves
Conan 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guests
2014 Billboard Music Awards 2014 TV Special Themselves - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
SXSW 2013 Warner Showcase 2013 Video short Themselves
The Colbert Report 2009-2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2010 TV Series Themselves
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series Themselves
Fuse Fest: Voodoo 2009 2009 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
VH1 Rock Honors 2008 TV Movie Themselves
VH1 Rock Honors: The Who 2008 TV Movie Themselves
The Album Chart Show 2006-2007 TV Series
Later... With Jools Holland 1999-2006 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops 2006 TV Series Themselves
Coachella 2006 Video documentary Themselves
The Fearless Freaks 2005 Documentary Themselves
Austin City Limits 2004 TV Series documentary Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002-2004 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Themselves
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Themselves - Interviewee
Charmed 2002 TV Series Themselves
Beverly Hills, 90210 1995 TV Series Themselves
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu 1995 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
RockVideo Monthly 1995 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
JBTV 2010 TV Series Themselves
Mulatschag 2010 TV Series Themselves
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Themselves
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2006 TV Series documentary Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "At War With the Mystics."
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Fight Test."


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