The Flaming Lips & Ke$ha - "Elizabeth My Dear"

Back in February we wrote about the Flaming Lips and friends’ plans for a track-for-track tribute to the Stone Roses’ self-titled debut album. Then last month, Wayne Coyne revealed the tracklist (which had four tracks each with Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghosts Of Dawn collaborators New Fumes and Stardeath And White Dwarfs) along with the release date (Record Store Day) for the album, which was to be titled The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down … What A Sound. But mysteriously missing from the list of collaborators was Coyne comrade Ke$ha, who New Fumes had already confirmed was on the album:

Did the pop star’s label (the Dr. Luke-run Kemosabe) forbid it, like they seemed to have done with the nixed Lips/Ke$ha collab Lip$ha?

Some fans seem to think so…

The good news is that Ke$ha actually does appear on The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down. She’s just uncredited. Take a listen to a vinyl rip of the Flaming Lips with New Fumes and Ke$ha covering the Stone Roses’ “Elizabeth My Dear” below.

The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down … What A Sound vinyl was released on Black Friday in a limited edition of 500. There are a bunch of copies on eBay.

Free Ke$ha.

Comments (5)
  1. Ah yes, Dr. Luke, because Ke$ha has a clean and sober reputation to uphold…

    • Despite her persona, Ke$ha is actually one of the most sober and least troubled people in pop music. If Ke$ha wasn’t under Luke’s complete control, she would be a very different kind of artist who would be making rock, folk, country and blues music rather than dance pop. She said herself that the image of a wild party girl was largely a label creation because Dr. Luke would only let her release party songs as singles. She wanted Love Into the Light, The Harold Song and Animal to be singles instead of the constant wild party releases. She told Rolling Stone “What’s been put out as singles have just perpetuated a particular image that may or may not be entirely accurate. I’d like to show the world other sides of my personality. I don’t want to just continue putting out the same song and becoming a parody myself. I have so much more to offer than that and I can’t wait till the world really gets to hear that on the radio.” And Ke$ha is actually one of the more critically acclaimed people in pop with Metacritic ratings of 73 and 71 for her Cannibal EP and Warrior album. Many people in pop struggle to get above 60.

  2. Everything that can be said or expressed through music has just been done.

    Go home everybody, its over.

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