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Behind The Scenes: The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends Blood Vinyl

The Flaming Lips have long promised to release “blood vinyl” copies of their new collaborative record The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends. These copies of the album will include real, actual human blood from the band, as well as from collaborators like Ke$ha, Erykah Badu, Nick Cave, Chris Martin, and others. And now Wayne Coyne has Tweeted that copies will go on sale at the end of the week. A couple of catches, though: The blood-vinyl edition goes for $2,500, and only 10 copies will be made.

If you’re just hoping to hear this album, there’s probably a more convenient way to do it. But if you’re hoping to clone Erykah Badu, this will probably help a whole lot.

Comments (12)
  1. Michael_  |   Posted on May 4th, 2012 +2

    That’s a lot more blood in the vinyl than I expected. All the promotion leading up to this niche release was kind of unwarranted considering $2,500 and only 10 copies made means the regular Joe listener is unlikely to get their (latex glove-covered) hands on it. It reminds me of what Wilco did with releasing The Whole Love on cassette — Lots of press releases went out, a competition to create the cover was had but at the end, only 200 were made and albeit, they were recorded over used cassettes, included used cassette cases and no cover was the same for $25 (At least the $25 went to charity, but still — why not just dub your own cassette if that was the end result?)

    • Does the “regular Joe listener” want this? 10,000 (or more) copies of this were released on crazy splatter colored vinyl for Record Store Day, and it’s coming out on CD soon. I think that’s what the “regular Joe listener” will go for.

      Also, I think there’s a charity connection here too. I’m not sure all of the details have been released yet.

      And I’ve seen one of these in person. Got my picture taken with Wayne and on of ‘em. They look crazy. In a good way. I personally would never want one, but there’s something oddly awe-inspiring about them.

  2. Does it comes out with a HIV-Hepatitis test from the band? Dont wanna catch somethin from the drummer.

  3. Something about putting a blood vinyl on a turntable then running a needle across it seems like a baaad idea.

  4. Im calling bullshit…Kiss made comics in the 70′s that contained blood in the ink and those things cost 75 cents. #cashgrab

  5. I hope I don’t get the one with Ke$ha’s blood in it. Who knows what the fuck is floating in there

  6. That’s naaaasty.

  7. Had the author done a tiny bit of research, he’d soon learn all of the money raised will be donated to the Humane Society and other non-profit organizations throughout Oklahoma City; home of The Flaming Lips.

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