The Flaming Lips - Flaming Side Of The Moon

Back in 2009, the Flaming Lips teamed with Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Henry Rollins, and Peaches to cover Dark Side Of The Moon. Now Wayne Coyne & Co. have found an even less conventional way to pay tribute to the Pink Floyd classic. The Lips have announced Flaming Side Of The Moon, an “immersive companion piece” to Dark Side, meaning you’re supposed to listen to both albums simultaneously. Flaming Side Of The Moon also syncs up with The Wizard Of Oz. This info all comes via a press release you can read below.

March, 31st 2014 - (Burbank, CA.) - THE FLAMING LIPS  continue to explore the rich world of PINK FLOYD with their new digital release, FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON.
 
Designed as an immersive companion piece to the original 1973 album, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, listeners are encouraged to listen to the new LIPS album while listening to DARK SIDE at the same time. FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, THE WIZARD OF OZ. For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons’ engineered quadraphonic LP mix of DARK SIDE, but it will work with the album on any format. Available now through all participating digital outlets.
 
A limited edition 100 vinyl copies will be distributed to friends and family of THE FLAMING LIPS.

You can stream it, and try to sync it up with a Dark Side x Oz YouTube, below.

Comments (25)
  1. …now if only they made a companion album to Wu-tang’s museum LP.

  2. By happenstance I’m studying, and it’s doing the “background noise” job pretty well. I’m in the small minority that really loved “The Terror,” so I’m excited for their next “real” ep.

    • Heads up, I was an idiot – don’t listen by itself, it syncs perfectly with dark side of the moon. Very interesting idea that I can dig. Also watching Wizard of Oz, and if I was stoned this would probably be one of the greatest experiences of my life.

      • I had them synced up, but then turned off Dark Side of the Moon. It’s a pretty cool effect because you can continue recognizing the skeleton of Pink Floyd songs in your head and kind of mentally fill in the blanks.

        • OR, alternatively, you can just mute Dark Side of the Moon in your media player, then turn the volume back on to toggle between the full mix, Dark Side of the Moon on its own, and the skeletal structures of the Dark Side songs on Flaming Side of the Moon!

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    • They’ve still put out three (if we count Heady Fwends as one anyway) proper albums in the last five years or so. And if you’re counting those as ‘anti-songs’…

    • I mostly agree with you. You should check out the Ender’s Game record they did last year. They can still make fun rock songs when that’s their objective.

    • Art doesn’t like you either. And freedom of expression is pretty pissed at your lack of respect.

  4. If you’re suppose to play them at the same time, like zaireeka, it’s pretty damn cool

  5. I dig it. It takes the album back to the group’s Piper-era freakout days.

  6. I’ll be honest. While, especially during the more subdued parts of the original piece, “Flaming side of the moon” offers interesting sounds to compliment the “Dark Side of the Moon”, during much of it, it’s just noise, completely trampling over the music by Pink Floyd. It reminded me of a fever hallucination where nothing quite made sense, and everything sounded painfully wrong. About halfway through the Lips trampling all over “Money”, I had to turn it off. It was that unpleasant.

  7. need this on youtube so we can use youtube doubler

  8. who are the participating digital outlets?

  9. groovy

  10. I get that Wayne has proven himself as a legitimate musician in the past and now he’s just “having fun” with these novelty releases, but I don’t think anyone would argue that the quality has slipped tremendously.

    • But their straightforward releases have all been great: Embryonic, The Terror, Peace Sword EP. Even some of the Heady Fwendz collabs were great.

      • I don’t get the motivation to downvote comments based on a simple difference of opinion. Can’t we disagree without getting all “negative?” Talk about harshing mellows.

        • I totally agree; his straightforward releases are great and I love when he puts out traditional albums and EPs. (And despite all the hate he sometimes gets, I met him years ago and he’s actually a genuinely nice dude.) I’m just not into the gummy skulls / chocolate hearts / potential-Miley Cyrus-collabo side of The Flaming Lips.

          I’m also with you on the downvoting being a buzzkill but boys will be boys.

          • I’ve never met him, but he just seems like he’s fairly unfiltered in what he says, and I guess that can sometimes get him into trouble. Yeah, I tend not to pay too much attention to the side stuff (I only listened to the Heady Fwends songs once they were compiled into an album), but I don’t mind too much as long as the good music comes as well. Once we get nothing but YouTube symphonies and collab cover albums, then I’ll have to put a soft bulletin him.

        • Because this place is afflicted by reddit syndrome. People invest all of their energy into making quirky likable comments, and actual discussion that strays from the hivemind is often “hidden due to low comment rating”.

          • Is it wise, loving someone? They tell lies, make you think somethin’.
            I’m not wise, I believe what you tell me. I believe you, I believe.

          • Ah, Social Media: All of the stress of middle school without the pesky eye contact.

        • a downvote means that person disagrees, don’t read too much into it

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