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A look at Flaming Lips rock-doc The Fearless Freaksnew

In the 2005 documentary, The Fearless Freaks, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne gives viewers a tour of his backyard, before setting out into the neighborhood to introduce us to where he grew up and still lives, in a relatively downtrodden area of Oklahoma City.
Charleston City Paper  |  Stratton Lawrence  |  10-27-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Flaming Lips Return with a Dazzling Double Albumnew

The Oklahoma psych-rock vets have finally made their Dark Side of the Moon, and yet there are no obvious singles among the 18 tracks. In other words, Embryonic is a true Album, in that no one track can easily be taken out of context.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur  |  10-26-2009  |  Reviews

The Flaming Lips' 'Embryonic' is a Surprising, Giddy Rushnew

Small-w weird in the best possible sense, the record cranks back the clock hands a full two decades, reveling in the kind of "whatever the fuck we want" experimentalism it seemed the Lips long ago shucked.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  J. Edward Keyes  |  10-13-2009  |  Reviews

The Flaming Lips Keep Their Fearless Freak Flag Flyingnew

Put simply, you'd have to be the most loathsome, granite-hearted reptilian cynic this side of Bill O'Reilly -- or quite possibly clinically dead -- not to be moved or uplifted by the Lips in action. Which is all well and good, but Wayne Coyne insists that the evolution of their live shows has been down to a series of happy accidents and a certain degree of "dumb luck."
Baltimore City Paper  |  Neil Ferguson  |  09-01-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

On with the Shownew

The difference between the studio and live experience is evident when watching The Flaming Lips. They work on their stage show nonstop, always making improvements. Keeping their fans constantly guessing and always excited is clearly most important to this non-mainstream band.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Jeff Hahne  |  09-27-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Steven Drozd: The Flaming Lips' Secret Weaponnew

Keith Richards once described the impact rock 'n' roll had on him as a teenager by saying that hearing it transformed life from black-and-white to Technicolor. You could make a similar case for the liberating effect Drozd had on the Lips.
San Antonio Current  |  Gilbert Garcia  |  09-19-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Flaming Lips on Furriesnew

A few years back, frontman Wayne Coyne asked fans to don animal costumes and cavort on stage, unaware that the invitation would appeal to self-proclaimed furries, many of whom enjoy having sex while clad as cartoonish mascots.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  09-18-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Flaming Lips Light Up Our Dark, Dark Timesnew

Singer Wayne Coyne is as disheartened as anyone over Dubya's reign of error; that much is obvious from At War With the Mystics, the 11th album from the Oklahoma-based alt-rock oddballs that he cofounded in 1983.
The Georgia Straight  |  Mike Usinger  |  09-14-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

A Whole New Worldnew

The Flaming Lips finally return to Orlando.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jason Ferguson  |  04-16-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Madness Is Their Methodnew

The Flaming Lips use spectacle to make their serious ideas entertaining.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Steve Appleford  |  11-28-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Not Everyone Wants to Live Forevernew

Over almost a quarter century, psychedelic punks the Flaming Lips have evolved into messianic messengers of cosmic grandeur.
Montreal Mirror  |  Rupert Bottenberg  |  08-28-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

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