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(Pitchfork)   The Flaming Lips release new companion album to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon that synches up with it and The Wizard of Oz (no, really), and you can listen to it here   (pitchfork.com) divider line 33
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2014-03-31 01:08:46 AM
listening to it + dark side of the moon now.

brilliant.
 
2014-03-31 01:56:06 AM
huh, well they certainly do synch up. It's like Dark Side of the Moon with a bunch of new weird squiggly bits in the background.
 
2014-03-31 08:47:05 AM
This was interesting in 1995
 
2014-03-31 08:51:06 AM

karnal: This was interesting in 1995


If you say so, Above It All Internet Cool Guy. If you say so.
 
2014-03-31 08:58:18 AM

karnal: This was interesting in 1995


I remember 1995 was a pretty interesting year. Star Trek: Voyager premiered and we didn't know it sucked yet, some crazy Japanese cult was releasing sarin gas in the subways, some guy named Timothy McVeigh suddenly got really famous while the Unabomber was still hard at work, Saddam Hussein refused to let anyone inspect his weapons program (in retrospect, Saddam, bad way to play your hand), Windows 95 was released to the horror of 3.1 fans, farkin' OJ Simpson was found not guilty and the last Calvin & Hobbes was published.

We should aspire to 1995.
 
2014-03-31 09:15:17 AM

karnal: This was interesting in 1995


I'm guessing you never heard Dark Side of the Moon before 1995, too. Am I right?
 
2014-03-31 09:28:02 AM

Confabulat: karnal: This was interesting in 1995

I'm guessing you never heard Dark Side of the Moon before 1995, too. Am I right?


1995 was the year I first heard the two put together....but I commend you for being behind the times.
 
2014-03-31 09:34:13 AM
Either I can't sync it correctly, or I'm just not that into it. Just felt sensory overload by the time the line "Don't be afraid to care" came through. I'll wait until somebody posts them already combined. It's too hard to drop the needle and then run across the room and un-pause soundcloud.
 
2014-03-31 09:42:40 AM
I prefer Tom Stoppard's play that synchs up with DSotM.
 
2014-03-31 09:43:11 AM
It's amazing if you're stoned. Otherwise, it's just mildly interesting.
 
2014-03-31 09:44:09 AM
It doesn't count if you do it on purpose.
 
2014-03-31 09:53:55 AM

karnal: 1995 was the year I first heard the two put together....but I commend you for being behind the times.


So you're saying the Flaming Lips recorded this in 1995? Is this your big argument?

And I have been stoned all night.
 
2014-03-31 09:56:04 AM

karnal: Confabulat: karnal: This was interesting in 1995

I'm guessing you never heard Dark Side of the Moon before 1995, too. Am I right?

1995 was the year I first heard the two put together....but I commend you for being behind the times.


Oh, ha, you think this is about the Wizard of Oz synching with Pink Floyd because you have no reading skills!

Got it. Good luck out there this week with that big brain.
 
2014-03-31 10:02:07 AM

karnal: This was interesting in 1995


Wait, I get it now. You actually thought the headline refers to the Wizard of Oz in a non-joking way, because you totally bought into that in 1995, right?
 
2014-03-31 10:07:56 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: I prefer Tom Stoppard's play that synchs up with DSotM.


THIS
 
2014-03-31 10:09:09 AM
When you're devoid of talent, I guess you have to resort to novelties and gimmicks like this, heh
 
2014-03-31 10:19:05 AM
Flaming Lips keeps getting more gimmicky.
 
2014-03-31 10:19:37 AM
Am I suppose to play this with pink Floyd's dark side or the flaming lips dark side.

/love the flaming lips version
//can't even listen to the Floyd version anymore
 
2014-03-31 10:22:22 AM

JolobinSmokin: Am I suppose to play this with pink Floyd's dark side or the flaming lips dark side.

/love the flaming lips version
//can't even listen to the Floyd version anymore


well now i have to find out. i'd hope they are both the same length; the Lips' version of Dark Side is indeed better than Pink Floyd's.
 
2014-03-31 10:25:04 AM

verbaltoxin: Flaming Lips keeps getting more gimmicky.


hahaha! Speaking of 1995, do you remember Zairekka? The Flaming Lips' 1996 4-CD album that required you to put all four CDs in different players and synch them up to hear the actual album?

Yeah, they are getting "more" gimmicky.
 
2014-03-31 10:29:25 AM
I just "discovered" (i.e. "stopped ignoring") the Flaming Lips a week or so ago, so I'm getting a kick, etc.  I'm kinda pissed off at myself for all the time I could have spent listening to them.  Blown away, in a good way.
 
2014-03-31 11:11:17 AM

bagumpity: I just "discovered" (i.e. "stopped ignoring") the Flaming Lips a week or so ago, so I'm getting a kick, etc.  I'm kinda pissed off at myself for all the time I could have spent listening to them.  Blown away, in a good way.


I saw them do a Halloween show at the Santa Barbara Bowl last year. Was actually just there to see Tame Impala. The Lips put on the most amazing show I've ever seen, by far! Show starts out with the theme from Carrie and a fake Mily Cirus dumping a bucket of blood on the singer (who's dressed like Carrie at the prom) with Gumby running around the stage. Totally insane. Tried to listen to them on Spotify, meh. They really need to be seen live.
 
2014-03-31 11:43:35 AM

Trail of Dead: bagumpity: I just "discovered" (i.e. "stopped ignoring") the Flaming Lips a week or so ago, so I'm getting a kick, etc.  I'm kinda pissed off at myself for all the time I could have spent listening to them.  Blown away, in a good way.

I saw them do a Halloween show at the Santa Barbara Bowl last year. Was actually just there to see Tame Impala. The Lips put on the most amazing show I've ever seen, by far! Show starts out with the theme from Carrie and a fake Mily Cirus dumping a bucket of blood on the singer (who's dressed like Carrie at the prom) with Gumby running around the stage. Totally insane. Tried to listen to them on Spotify, meh. They really need to be seen live.


Agreed. I wasn't that interested in them until someone took me to a show. Wow!
 
2014-03-31 11:51:43 AM

Trail of Dead: Tried to listen to them on Spotify, meh.


depends on which album. If you saw them last Halloween, that means they were supporting The Terror and that was an awful album.
 
2014-03-31 01:09:06 PM

Gunny Highway: karnal: This was interesting in 1995


If you say so, Above It All Internet Cool Guy. If you say so.


My friends' band played a Halloween show in 1993 where they covered DSotM while wearing Wizard of Oz costumes. So there!
 
2014-03-31 01:12:13 PM

Confabulat: hahaha! Speaking of 1995, do you remember Zairekka? The Flaming Lips' 1996 4-CD album that required you to put all four CDs in different players and synch them up to hear the actual album?

Zaireeka

 is awesome, but it's no match for actually seeing the Boombox Experiment live.

/one of my all-time favorite shows
 
2014-03-31 01:15:19 PM
 
2014-03-31 04:48:31 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Trail of Dead: Tried to listen to them on Spotify, meh.

depends on which album. If you saw them last Halloween, that means they were supporting The Terror and that was an awful album.


Ah but... The music was good live! Hard groove.
 
2014-03-31 04:58:07 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: I prefer Tom Stoppard's play that synchs up with DSotM.


That was really good.  Apparently, Stoppard has some sort of in with the band, as I can't think of anyone else who would be allowed to "reimagine" DSotM like that.

Also: Bill Nigy

Also also: Iwan Rheon.

[who?]

This guy:
i.huffpost.com
 
2014-03-31 06:33:17 PM

Confabulat: verbaltoxin: Flaming Lips keeps getting more gimmicky.

hahaha! Speaking of 1995, do you remember Zairekka? The Flaming Lips' 1996 4-CD album that required you to put all four CDs in different players and synch them up to hear the actual album?

Yeah, they are getting "more" gimmicky.


I'm still picking Gummy Skull out of my teeth.
 
2014-03-31 11:07:49 PM

verbaltoxin: Flaming Lips keeps getting more gimmicky.

 Ehhhh, on a scale of 1 to Zaireeka it's about an 8.
 
2014-03-31 11:21:59 PM
I haven't really loved any of their new music since Soft Bulletin, but I like some tracks here or there. Definitely a band that needs to be seen live
 
2014-04-01 08:50:32 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: When you're devoid of talent, I guess you have to resort to novelties and gimmicks like this, heh


Zaireeka was 8 songs on 4 cds, meant to be played on 4 stereo systems simultaneously.

obviously, like this pink floyd companion, you and your friends can't play 4 cds exactly simultaneously, so it's a slightly different musical experience each time.

this one is brilliant because it's a totally novel gimmick. obviously it can't deviate from DSotM much, because you have to hear that in it's entirety. but it's a brand new experience of an album we've mostly probably heard dozens of times.

those oklahoma acidheads and their gimmicks - i love 'em.

agree - soft bulletin was the last great album they made, but yoshimi isn't bad at all.
 
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