The Flaming Lips - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Video

When the Flaming Lips linked up with Erykah Badu for their all-collaborations album The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends, they recorded a cover of the old folk song “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” most famously recorded by Roberta Flack. And now, that version of the song gets a video that’s about as NSFW as it could possibly be. While the various Lips flail around in extreme slow motion, Nayrok Badu — Erykah’s sister, who looks a whole hell of a lot like Erykah — gets extremely naked and rolls about in glitter, blood, and white goop. George Salisbury directs. Watch it below.

The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends, previously a limited Record Store Day release, will see wide release 6/26 on Warner Bros.

Comments (12)
  1. Wow, way cooler than I expected actually. She has, BY FAR, one of the best female voices in over 20 years probably. Very cool and even a little bit trippy. An excellent showing folks. Golf clap?

  2. Very cool green screen effects.

  3. Very creative use of the green screen.

  4. The Flaming Lips are officially fucking with everyone. I’m guessing the white goop was supposed to be semen?

  5. Looks like the video has been pulled.

  6. :( *sad face*

  7. password required?

  8. The video has been taken down ’cause (apparently) they uploaded it without Badu’s permission. To her surprise, there was far more nudity than she anticipated and not seeing a rough draft of the thing left her quite un-pleased.

    http://pitchfork.com/news/46765-erykah-badu-is-super-pissed-at-the-flaming-lips-right-now-about-that-nsfw-video/

    Call me a perv but I had no interest in watching this video until I heard the news about it’s removal. At that point, I immediately looked for the first upload I could find of it on the web and downloaded it onto my PC. 8)

  9. The full context of the feud that followed, plus the video (as well as a naked photo of Wayne) is posted at http://www.facebook.com/TheFutureHeart

    Follow updates there and at twitter/FutureHeartDay

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