The Flaming Lips - "Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die" & "Evil Minds"

The Flaming Lips are pretty into gimmicks right now — they have packaged songs inside of gummy skulls and gummy fetuses this year — and so it should be of no surprise that the band’s latest weird product/release format is light and animation toy called the Strobo Trip. Accompanying the toy is a USB with three unreleased Flaming Lips songs, one of which is six hours long. And, yeah, don’t worry, I got you on this. “I Found This Star On The Ground” is down below in three two-hour chunks, alongside the other two tracks, “Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die” and “Evil Minds.”

“Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die”

“Evil Minds”

And, if you dare, here’s the six-hour-long “I Found This Star On The Ground.”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Comments (10)
  1. I’m amazed they actually had some dynamics in the song and it wasnt just a 6 hour groove

  2. Name a time The Flaming Lips weren’t much into gimmicks?

  3. Depends on your differentiation between gimmicks and experimentation, but at least the first 15 years of their career.

  4. Six hours of The Flaming Lips? AWESOME!

  5. This is actually pretty great. Its like the Lips’ ‘Sister Ray’
    Anyone know where I can find a very compacted file of this to download? I don’t think my ipod will hold all 6 hours

  6. Parts of “I found this star on the ground” sound like something off “Dots and Loops” by Stereolab, especially the jazzy drumming.

  7. TFL are a truly amazing band & continue to evolve & push the boundaries of their fanbase as well as their music. Every band should be as boldly experimental w/their sound as these guys! Thanks for these, sounding great just w/the first ‘Butterfly’ song.

    And also, they are one of the most fun bands to see live. They know how to throw a wild ass psychedelic rock n roll partay! Just saw them in my hometown back in June at Harmony Festival. Just amazing!

  8. Magic Mushroom Material

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