Flaming Lips cover the Stone Roses

I’m starting to think the Flaming Lips are feeling a bit upstaged by My Bloody Valentine: Just this morning we got an announcement that the band was releasing a compilation of love songs encased in an anatomically correct chocolate human heart for Valentine’s Day, and now, we’re seeing pretty convincing indicators that they’re covering the Stone Roses’ classic 1989 debut in its entirety.

The above pic was posted by Wayne Coyne on his Instagram on 1/28, with the caption from Wayne, “Doin vocals for She bangs The Drum hopin to get Channy of Polica to sing on it too!!!!”

On Sunday, Flaming Lips-dedicated blog Future Heart posted a video on YouTube, about which they write:

…watch HOTT MT and New Fumes record “I Am The Resurrection,” the former mix “I Wanna Be Adored” with Stardeath, and the latter work on “Bye Bye Badman.” Norman, Oklahoma shoegaze band Depth & Current (or as Wayne calls them, “Blobs from Heaven”), Def Rain and surprise guests are also contributing

The blog includes more details of the recording, including tweets from Lips colleagues Stardeath, Matt Duckworth, New Fumes, and Coyne himself, which seem to corroborate the story. FWIW, I’m a pretty big Roses fan, and what little is here sounds damn good to me. Watch the vid below, while waiting, patiently if puzzled, for more news.

Comments (9)
  1. Is Wayne Coyne the new Riff Raff? We don’t need a thousand different mediocre releases in the same year. One good album every three or four years will do just fine.

  2. I know Wayne and co. have always been whacky but I think he’s actually loosing it. This is bonkers.

  3. This whole attention grabbing shtick is getting pretty sad.

  4. This should be interesting, but it seems a strange move. The original is so good, though, that I can’t imagine this being anything but a curio.

  5. Flaming Lips are an old band with a very strong fan base as well as critical acclaim. They’ve done plenty of weird stuff in the past but have always been able to temper the weird with the valid. Now they are doing whatever they want. They’ve earned it. They’re old enough to do whatever they want. So, let them.

  6. HOTT MT is amazing!

  7. It’s definitely being recorded, and has been for three plus weeks.

    Love the idea or hate it, updates on the project will be continually posted at http://www.facebook.com/TheFutureHeart if you’re interested….

    If you never heard of New Fumes (who by the way was Annie Clark’s replacement in Poly Spree when she left to tour with Sufjan and start St Vincent), HOTT MT or Stardeath and White Dwarfs, check them out. They have some great original music!

  8. This is unquestionably my favorite album of all time. Very intrigued by this. I could easily end up hating it, but it still seems like a cool idea.

  9. I look forward to Wayne Coyne starting to record this album, then releasing a vitriolic rant about how terrible the Stone Roses are to drum up any interest in the album at all, and to distract from the fact that he ran out of ideas a couple of years ago.

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