Oh My Gawd!!!
Oh My Gawd!!! is The Flaming Lips' second album, released on Restless Records in 1987. All tracks written by The Flaming Lips. Notes The first track opens with the quote, "Take brother. May it serve you well," from The Beatles' "Revolution 9" The last track closes with a loop of the phrase "turn off your mind, relax..." sampled from The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" The track "Ode to C. C." references C. C. DeVille from the glam rock band Poison and contains a 30 second clip of "Talk Dirty to Me" when played backward on the vinyl version of the album. Wayne Coyne – lead vocals, guitar Michael Ivins – bass Richard English – drums, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Can't Exist" and "Thanks To You"
In a Priest Driven Ambulance
In a Priest Driven Ambulance is the fourth album by The Flaming Lips, released in 1990. It is a concept album focused on frontman Wayne Coyne's fascination with religion, it is considered among critics to be one of the Flaming Lips' greatest albums. It is the first Flaming Lips album to feature drummer, Nathan Roberts; this line-up would subsequently be signed by Warner Bros. Records and go on to record the follow-up album, Hit to Death in the Future Head A music video for the song "Unconsciously Screamin" was shot at a religious theme park called Holyland in Waterbury and was directed by Jim Spring and Jens Jurgensen, it was re-released as a CD with two bonus tracks on January 17, 1995, however the full name with subtitle appears only on the vinyl release. It was re-released in a 2xCD special edition in 2002; the first disc of this release, composed of the entire Priest album and numerous bonus tracks, was released as a limited-edition two-record vinyl release on pink vinyl. "Unconsciously Screamin'" was released as an EP in 1991 to promote the album.
Two of the b-sides were featured as bonus tracks on the 1995 re-release. In a Priest Driven Ambulance was reissued in 2005 on pink vinyl; the reissue is on 4 sides and contains the bonus tracks "Lucifer Rising", "Ma, I Didn't Notice", "Let Me Be It", "Drug Machine", "Strychnine/Peace and Understanding". The cover has promotional photos and the inside sleeve has a story about the early Lips by Scott Booker. "Drug Machine" is the Sub Pop single rerecording of "Drug Machine in Heaven", the song in its original form was featured on Telepathic Surgery. The song "Take Meta Mars" is modeled on the Can song "Mushroom" off the album Tago Mago. Adapted from AllMusic. Wayne Coyne – vocals, guitar Michael Ivins – bass Jonathan Donahue – guitar Nathan Roberts - drums Dave Fridmann – recording engineer, producer Michele Vlasimsky – executive producer, photography
Steven Gregory Drozd is an American musician and actor. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for the Flaming Lips, Electric Würms, STEVENSTEVEN, other projects; the son of musician Vernon Drozd, he was born in Houston and grew up in Richmond and Rosenberg, Texas with three brothers and a sister. From the age of ten, he played drums with his father's polka band and played piano in various country honky tonk groups. After high school, Drozd moved to Oklahoma City and performed on drums, with a number of underground bands in the area. Drozd joined The Flaming Lips in 1991 as a drummer. While his style is influenced by the big drum sounds of the 1970s, his time spent with his father's polka band helped him develop a sense of delicacy and syncopation, allowing for transitions through an articulate and dynamic touch, his thick grooves, with episodes of odd-time funk, are interspersed with straight ahead rock and jumping between various genres. In 2002, when drummer and percussionist Kliph Scurlock joined to the band, Drozd assumed the guitar, he plays keyboards and drums, sings.
He has appeared on a number of recordings of other artists including Elliott Smith's From a Basement on the Hill, Jay Farrar's Sebastopol and ThirdShiftGrottoSlack and Steve Burns' Songs for Dustmites. He worked again with Burns on a children's psychedelic music project called STEVENSTEVEN. Drozd is featured on online release of Cake's Rarities, he is the songwriting/musician half of YOU IN ME, a Neil Diamond inspired duo, with Alan Novey. Drozd writes the songs and Novey sings them as a tribute to Diamond, they have released a 7" inch double A-side with the songs "Hot Coffee" and "The Drifter" on the Flights of Fancy label. In 2013 Drozd created and directed a volunteer group of music students at ACMUCO called The Mutating Cell Ensemble, whose goal is to experiment with polyrhythm and repetition, they have performed once. The artist Imagene Peise and Christmas LP "Atlas Eets Christmas" is a collection of elevator music-style covers and originals, culled from the home recordings of Drozd with the imagery and myth being from the imagination of Wayne Coyne.
Drozd and Coyne now have a second group together called Electric Würms- influenced by prog rock and punk rock- their goal is to explore the outer reaches of traditional "rock" music as well performing Flaming Lips deeper cuts. Nashville-based Linear Downfall completes the ensemble. Drozd composed and performed on the song "Mattress Warehouse" by Foxygen, off their album... And Star Power, released on October 14th, 2014. In the Flaming Lips' film Christmas on Mars, he plays the main character of the film. Drozd has appeared with Jon Stewart and Steve Burns. Official Twitter page Drozd fansite Drozd's Maritime Mixtape
Fight Test is an extended play released by The Flaming Lips featuring the song of the same name, released on Warner Bros. Records in 2003; the single version of "Fight Test" was released on June 23, 2003, peaking at #28 in the UK Singles Chart. It is the third single to be picked from the album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, it is an enhanced CD, containing covers of Radiohead's "Knives Out", Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head", Beck's "The Golden Age." In addition, the EP includes two original songs. The UK version was a normal CD single, which featured some unreleased songs. "Fight Test" is musically similar to Cat Stevens's 1970 song "Father and Son." Following a settlement with the Flaming Lips, Stevens receives 75 per cent of the royalties from Fight Test. In an interview with The Guardian, front man Wayne Coyne stated I want to go on record for the first time and say that I apologize for the whole thing. I love Cat Stevens. I respect him as a great singer-songwriter, and now he wants his money.
There was a time during the recording when we said, this has a similarity to'Father and Son'. We purposefully changed those bits, but I do regret not asking their opinion. Maybe we could have gone 50–50; as it is, Cat Stevens is now getting 75 per cent of royalties from'Fight Test', We could have changed the melody but we didn't. I am sorry that Cat Stevens thinks I'm purposefully plagiarising his work. I am ashamed. There is a fine line between being inspired and stealing, but if anyone wanted to borrow part of a Flaming Lips song, I don't think. I've got better things to do. Anyway, Cat Stevens is never going to make much money out of us.' The opening of "Fight Test" was sampled from one of the sync tests from the Flaming Lips' own Boombox Experiments. The song was the theme song for the short-lived MTV cartoon 3 South, it was furthermore used in a season 2 episode of the long-running TV series Smallville. * "Fight Test" Video * "Christmas on Mars" Movie Trailer "Fight Test" "Thank You Jack White" "The Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response" "Fight Test" "The Strange Design of Conscience" "Fight Test" "Fight Test" "Fight Test" "Knives Out" "One More Robot" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Shambolic Birth and Early Life Of
The Shambolic Birth and Early Life Of is a promo compilation album by The Flaming Lips, released in 2002. It summarizes the first six years of The Flaming Lips. Released with limited distribution in music shops to promote Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid and The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg, it is similar in many respects to the 1998 compilation 1984-1990
It Overtakes Me
"It Overtakes Me" is a song by The Flaming Lips, the title track of a four-track EP of the same name, released on November 13, 2006. The EP contains a shorter version of the song featured on At War with the Mystics. However, the "Stars Are So Big..." segment was omitted for more accessible listening. "It Overtakes Me" received some exposure in the United Kingdom due to its inclusion in a television commercial for Beck's in mid-2006
Wayne Michael Coyne is an American musician. He is the lead singer, occasional backing vocalist, theremin player and songwriter for the band the Flaming Lips. Coyne was born in Pittsburgh, United States, the son of Thomas Coyne and Dolores "Dolly" Jackson; the fifth of six children, Coyne moved with his family from Pittsburgh's Troy Hill neighborhood to Oklahoma in early 1961. Coyne grew up in Oklahoma City. Coyne preferred playing pickup football. He, his sister, his brothers dubbed themselves "The Fearless Freaks" for their brutal backyard football games. Tommy Coyne, Coyne's older brother, described the games as a "semi-civilized gang fight."In 1977, while in high school, Coyne began working as a fry cook for a Long John Silver's restaurant in Oklahoma City. During his second year of employment, there was a rash of robberies in Oklahoma City; the restaurant was robbed and Coyne and other employees were held at gunpoint and forced to lie on the ground. Coyne was certain; the assistant manager couldn't open the restaurant's safe and the robbers fled the scene.
Coyne believes "this is how you die...one minute you're just cooking up someone's order of french fries and the next minute you're laying on the floor and they blow your brains out. There's no music, there's no significance, it's just random." Coyne continued working at Long John Silver's until 1990. Coyne formed the Flaming Lips in 1983 with brother Mark singing lead and Michael Ivins on bass guitar, Richard English on drums. Mark left the band and Wayne assumed vocal duties. Wayne and Michael have been the only two constant members of the band since its founding. During large-crowd festival performances, Coyne makes his entrance by descending from an alien mother ship in a bubble and floats across the audience. Coyne has been known to pour fake blood down his face via a hidden tube during live shows. Coyne does this to pay homage to a famous picture of Miles Davis who, after a performance, had blood on his suit because a police officer had beaten him during the show. Flaming Lips concerts feature confetti cannons, laser pointers, images projected on to a screen, dozens of large balloons, a stage filled with dancers dressed as aliens, the gloves etc.
Before performing, Coyne can be seen helping the stage crew. Their performances have been likened to psychedelic experiences rather than music shows, a tradition that goes back to the band's formation. In 1996 and 1997, Coyne developed "The Parking Lot Experiments," where forty different tapes were distributed; the band instructed forty cars to start the tapes at the same time. Over 1,000 people gathered in a parking lot for this experiment; the parking lot experiments led to the experimental album Zaireeka, made up of four stereo tracks, each on four different CDs. The four CDs are meant to be played in order to hear the complete tracks. Coyne believes Zaireeka embraces "...a kind of anarchy in art. It was like an art happening – you have to bring four sound systems together. Sometimes you get great synchronicity. You get to hear music in a whole new way."At the New Year's Eve Freakout in Oklahoma City on January 1, 2010, Coyne instructed the audience to set their cell phone alarms for 12:55 a.m.
When the alarms went off, the alarm sounds were drowned out by cheering. Coyne remarked that "someone has a loud fucking iPhone." In October 2010, Coyne created. The poster commemorated The Flaming Lips' appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, it has a picture of a skull drawn in a Wes Wilson style. Coyne printed it using his blood collected in a vial; the print will soon go on auction. The frontman stated, "We thought it would be silly to use chicken blood or something, they don't need to sacrifice their vital fluids any more than I need to" Livemusic.fm In February 2017, Coyne debuted an art exhibit at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa called "Works by Wayne Coyne". The exhibit featured a 14-minute light attraction you can enter and enjoy. Coyne began making his science fiction film, Christmas on Mars, in 2001, it was a low budget project and principal photography was shot on a set in his backyard. The different parts of the spaceship set were built by Coyne; the film tells the story of the first Christmas on a colonized Mars.
In the film, Coyne plays a super-being, curious about a baby being born on Mars. Christmas on Mars was shown for the first time at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in a circus tent; the Flaming Lips took the tent on tour. "The concept was to come up with another one of those midnight movies, like The Rocky Horror Picture Show that I went to see as a teenager, all toked up, before the days of cable." Bradley Beesley directed a 2005 film about Coyne and the Flaming Lips, The Fearless Freaks, which features much footage of Coyne's early life, as well as his narration about his experiences in the band. In 2003, Coyne provided vocals on "The Golden Path" by The Chemical Brothers; this track was released on the Singles 93-03 album. In 2005, Coyne recorded "Marching the Hate Machines" with the electronic-duo Thievery Corporation on their album The Cosmic Game. On May 24, 2006, a video of Coyne was shown at the graduation ceremony at his old high school, the Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In the video he spoke of not being a high school graduate, working at Long John Silver's, selling marijuana out of his apartment