The Flaming Lips have always been weird, and they have a penchant for showing it off in pretty spectacular, and sometimes head-scratching, ways. They’re currently in the midst of an attempt to break the record of most concerts performed in 24 hours (a record held by Jay-Z — he did seven in that span back in 2006) as part of MTV’s O Music Awards, but that seems like a normal thing to do compared to releasing a 24-hour long song on a hard drive housed in a human skull. So, yes, The Flaming Lips skew strange. In honor of keeping it weird, here are 11 of their strangest stunts, ranked in reverse order, from least insane to most WTF.
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3. LONG SONGS: Many experimental artists have some lengthy numbers to their names, but few can compete with the Lips' "6 Hour Song (Found A Star On The Ground)," which clocks in at, yes, six hours. "6 Hour Song" was nothing, though, compared to "7 Skies H3," a 24 hour long track for which the Lips created a special website. The song was released in very limited quantities on a hard drive encased in a real human skull.
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