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.