The Scoop on Flaming Lips Dark Side of the Moon cover

Last month, we reported that the Flaming Lips were planning to pay tribute to their psych-rock forebears by covering Pink Floyd’s dorm-room classic Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, probably as an iTunes-only release. The Lips’ version, a collaboration with the band Stardeath and White Dwarfs (which includes Wayne Coyne’s nephew Dennis Coyne as a member), is set to include appearances from Henry Rollins and Peaches. We still don’t have any details about the release of the Lips’ Dark Side, but we now know that the Lips are planning to cover the whole album live on New Year’s Eve. (Thanks to Ryan Jordal for the tip!)

Courtesy: Pitchfork

That trippy image you see above is the flier for the Lips’ New Years Eve Freakout, which the band recently posted on their website. The December 31 show will go down at the Cox Center in the Lips’ hometown of Oklahoma City, and it’ll also feature Stardeath and White Dwarfs. Near the bottom of the flier, you’ll note this great little promise: “Starting at midnight: A special performance of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.” If you live anywhere near Oklahoma City, you now have your NYE plans figured out.
“All humans are urged to attend,” says the flier. All the robots and super-intelligent gorillas in the Lips’ fanbase must be feeling pretty dejected right now.

If you want some indication of how this gala performance might sound, click here to watch video of the Lips covering Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse” at KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”.

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