A Tainted American Dream
The Flaming Lips are one of the most beloved psych-pop bands. They've managed to achieve commercial success and win multiple Grammy awards without having to sacrifice their instinct for the wierd and wonderful. Led by Wayne Coyne, an unconventional but committed frontman, this once band of 'wierdo outsiders' have gone on to inspire a generation of psychedelic rock bands and collaborate with a diverse range of artists—from Henry Rollins and Peaches to Miley Cyrus and Kasey Musgraves.
Their latest masterpiece American Head has Coyne and longtime band member Steven Drozd reflecting on their youth and how the culture of drugs impacted their lives and tainted their idea of an American Dream.
Many thanks for making this possible—Wayne Coyne for your gracious time and infectious, wide-eyed optimism. Micheal Ivins for helping with the recording. To Rick Gershon from Warner Records Publicity for arranging interviews and permission to use songs. To Chris Greenspon for additional help with sound editing.
Songs Featured: "Dinosaurs On The Mountain," "She Don't Use Jelly," "Waiting For Superman," "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt 1," Flowers of Neptune 6," "Will You Return When You Come Down," "You n Me Selling Weed," "Mothers Please Don't Be Sad," and "My Religion Is You."
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