When we mentioned the Flaming Lips would be covering Dark Side Of The Moon, opinions were divided equally between it being a bad idea and a fun one, but only if you didn’t take them/it too seriously. The latter opinion was right. Few bands have as much fun — onstage or off — as the Flaming Lips, who took Stardeath And White Dwarfs with them to perform Friday night. Their “Breathe” sounds pretty close to an Embryonic outtake, so this is kind of like a regular Lips performance, complete with a gong, costumes, and way too many people on stage.

The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon is out now on iTunes. This performance was to celebrate the cover album’s release on vinyl as part of Record Store Day.

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  1. Dark Side is one of my favorite albums, and I honestly hated the Flaming Lips’ cover of it, but this performance was truly fantastic. They really did a great job making it their own. To be honest, I think the reason I like it so much is that I can barely tell that it’s “Breathe.”

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