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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9. YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS: THE MUSICAL: 2002's Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots was perhaps The Flaming Lips' first commercial hit. It was also the first (and only, so far) album they're turning into a musical. It was originally planned to be produced with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, but he's reportedly since dropped off the bill. The show is scheduled to see the light of day this winter in California at La Jolla Playhouse.
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