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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hey, Parenthetical Girls, the Flaming Lips Are Stealing Your Schtick

Posted by on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

The Flaming Lips' star-studded Record Store Day release just got a little more weird and/or interesting and/or hazardous. Singer Wayne Coyne plans on including his guest star's blood in a number of the double-vinyl albums:

Said Coyne in a March 27 interview with MTV Hive: “I don’t have everybody’s blood just yet, but I collected quite a few vials of blood and it’s actually sitting in my refrigerator as we speak.”

He added that he plans to make a record with every featured artists and infuse their blood into the vinyl pressing like specimen slides from a laboratory. A limited number, five or six, will be made and likely sold to “interesting rich Flaming Lips people,” Coyne elaborated.

Oh, good. He's doing it for the rich people. Who's blood does he have so far? He won't say:

Of the Lips' collaborators, Coyne confessed that Ke$ha and Bon Iver were his two favorites, but declined to state whose blood he has collected so far. “You don’t really realize how many people are afraid of needles until you say, ‘Hey, I’m going to send someone by the show tonight to get some of your blood,’” Coyne cracked, adding that he was a taken aback since some of the donors sport multiple tattoos.

Yawn.

The Parenthetical Girls already did this, Wayne. And it wasn't just for the 1%.

 

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Um, Wayne has been mixing his blood with FLips merch for years.
Posted by SLG on March 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM · Report this
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@1 is right . . . I thought that seemed familiar. Here we go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWOYXFU5…
Posted by Levislade http://ballofwax.org on March 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM · Report this
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KISS did it in 77 with their comic book.
Posted by paulus on March 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM · Report this

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