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The Flaming Lips are known for their lush, multi-layered arrangements, spacey lyrics and bizarre song titles. They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which typically feature animal suits, puppets, streamers, video projections and complex stage light configurations.
In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die". In 2006, Oklahoma City named a street Flaming Lips Alley in their honor.
The group recorded several albums and EPs for Restless Records in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing to Warner Brothers, they scored a #9 hit on the Billboard Alternative charts (and #55 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart) in 1994 with "She Don't Use Jelly". Although it would be their only hit single, the band has maintained critical respect and, to a lesser extent, commercial viability with sonically majestic albums such as 1995's Clouds Taste Metallic, 1999's The Soft Bulletin, 2002's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and 2006's At War with the Mystics. The Flaming Lips' 12th studio album, Embryonic, was released in October of 2009. A complete cover of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon was released in May 2010. The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, their collaborative album which features artists like Ke$ha, Bon Iver, Nick Cave and Erykah Badu, was released on Record Store Day, April 2012.
Their next studio album, tentatively titled The Terror, will be released in January 2013.
Their song "Do You Realize??" is the official State Rock Song of Oklahoma.
Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World 0:00 / 4:29
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by The Flaming Lips
Magnified up close, in pickle jar
Is the last hope the world has, yeah, yeah
Thinking that his head surely would explode
His thoughts go deeper than ever, yeah, yeah
Something never dreamed in all the science books
The biggest light switch gets turned on yeah, yeah
And he's on the way to a real first in all the universe yeah, yeah
He saves the day and the world knows, the sonic boom explodes
Hesitant to tell the real reason, the Nobel Prize is given-yeah-
It's hard to celebrate with a headache oh yeah, yeah
And he's on the way to the real first in all the universe yeah, yeah
And he saves the day and the world knows. Now watch his head explode
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MICHAEL IVINS, RONALD JONES, STEVEN DROZD, WAYNE COYNE
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