The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt - "I Want to Get High ..." (video)

by Timothy Gabriele

26 July 2011

 

In recent months, the Flaming Lips have released songs on a USB encased in a gummy fetus, recorded a cover version of The Dark Side of the Moon, collaborated with Prefuse73 and Neon Indian for EPs, toured their 1999 album The Soft Bulletin, released a song in 12 parts on YouTube, performed at Lollapallooza in Chile, reissued their Zaireeka 4XLP to be played simultaneously on mobile devices, and handed over their long-delayed Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Broadway play to the guy who did Jersey Boys. Not every one of these ideas may be a goldmine (who can keep track of them even?), but no one could accuse the band of a dearth of creative juice, even as they trek on into their 50s. Their latest is an EP with Providence, Rhode Island noise duo Lightning Bolt. You can view their video for their latest “I Want to Get High, But I Don’t Want Brain Damage” below. Judging by the video, it may be too late though.

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