The Flaming Lips x Lightning Bolt - "I'm Working At NASA On Acid" Video

Last month, the Flaming Lips got together with Providence noise kings Lightning Bolt to release a collaborative EP and drop the skree-bomb video for “I Wanna Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage.” Now they’ve posted the second video from the EP, and it’s mostly a more straightforward affair. That’s not really saying much, though.

The seven-minute “I’m Working At NASA On Acid” goes from spaghetti-western psych jam to noise freakout and back again. During the psych-rock bits, the video is all expertly edited footage of the bands lip-syncing in a white room with a bunch of balloons in it. But when things turn weird, directors Delo Creative switch to a loving, extended close-up of some dude’s face, blown back by an industrial strength wind machine and covered in what looks like Pepto-Bismol. It’s pretty gross. You’ve been warned.

(via Pitchfork)

Comments (3)
  1. Reminds me of old school Lips, very cool

  2. Really cool one and melodious like that great airwoman Performing Rolling In The Deep.

  3. Pink balloons. Spy v Spy. Strawberry milkshake. Psychedelic mindmelt. Can’t get enough Lip action.

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