25 May 2005
Needles for your balloons
The DVD release of Fearless Freaks, Bradley Beesley's Flaming Lips documentary, elicits some fascinating memories of the band by Lips fan Chase McInerney.
I'll just throw out one paragraph to whet your interest:
It was a great night for non-instruments. [Eugene] Chadbourne played an electrified rake that's right, a rake but the Flaming Lips topped him by rolling a motorcycle out on stage and proceeding to rev it repeatedly, over and over, attempting to merge it into their music. Mainly, all it did was fill the cramped dive of a place with exhaust fumes.
Not that this was particularly unusual or anything.Posted at 7:47 AM to Tongue and Groove