Well, this just makes sense, now, doesn’t it? The psychedelic weirdo band that sends human-sized beach balls bouncing around the crowd (often filled with actual humans!) covers the classic album from the band that sent inflatable pigs flying over theirs.
Ladies and gentleman, I present to you:
“THE FLAMING LIPS and STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS WITH HENRY ROLLINS AND PEACHES DOING THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON!”
The album, featuring the Lips “unique” take on the Pink Floyd classic (accompanied by fellow Oklahoma City band Stardeath and White Dwarves, and special guests Henry Rollins and Peaches), will be released online only, exclusively through iTunes, on December 22. One week later, it will also become available through other digital outlets. Then, for those lucky enough to live in Oklahoma City, The Lips – accompanied by Stardeath and White Dwarves, which I know little about except that one of the members is Lips’ leader Wayne Coyne’s nephew – will perform the album in its entirety at midnight on New Year’s Eve, following full individual sets by both bands.
The track listing for the recording is as follows:
1. Speak To Me / Breathe (featuring Henry Rollins and Peaches)
2. On The Run (featuring Henry Rollins)
3. Time / Breathe Reprise
4. The Great Gig In The Sky (featuring Peaches and Henry Rollins)
5. Money (featuring Henry Rollins)
6. Us And Them (featuring Henry Rollins)
7. Any Colour You Like
8. Brain Damage (featuring Henry Rollins)
9. Eclipse (featuring Henry Rollins).
If you’re wondering how Rollins and Peaches fit into all this, you’re not alone. Can’t you just imagine Rollins wailing out on that awesome vocal solo in “Great Gig in the Sky?” No? Well, me neither. But since that’s the only song Peaches is featured on, you can pretty much figure she’ll be tackling, and putting her own sexy pervy techno spin on, that classic bit of rock history.
Here’s Lips leader Wayne Coyne telling you how you can get tickets to the New Year’s Eve show – which will include both the world’s largest balloon drop and the world’s largest mirrored disco ball – for only $10.
And, to further set the mood, here’s some rare Pink Floyd from San Francisco in 1970.