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The Flaming Lips musically defecate on "Dark Side of the Moon"

Old 12-26-09, 04:30 AM
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The Flaming Lips musically defecate on "Dark Side of the Moon"

I had heard about their plan a while back and expected it to be interesting, but this is just...

Honestly, I can't believe any band would have the gall to try and sell this garbage, and do it with a straight face.

Here are two examples of the auditory atrocity they committed. As a result, my lone Rollins and Peaches CDs are in the garbage.




Can anyone out there reasonably justify this trash?
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It was an experiment. Not all experiments are successful.
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Old 12-26-09, 11:12 AM
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i love it.
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Old 12-26-09, 12:48 PM
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I thought it was kind of cool. I would prefer a band to cover songs in a different way, instead of making a straight playthrough.
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at the OP

Cannot wait to see them play this live in it's entirety on New Year's Eve.
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Listening to the first minute or so of Money, I don't think the drummer has ever attempted to play an odd-time tempo in his life...and he sure didn't practice before they hit record.
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Didn't like "Money", but "Breathe" had me hooked the whole way through.
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Old 12-26-09, 03:17 PM
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Didn't care for these. The Easy Dub Allstars did a reggae version call Dub Side of the Moon a few years back that was good.
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Old 12-26-09, 04:06 PM
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Can anyone out there reasonably justify this trash?
I'm thinking some of the bands who influenced Pink Floyd might like it. I love Dark Side. And I love the Lips. I don't hate this at all.
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Old 12-26-09, 04:17 PM
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Honestly, I can't believe any band would have the gall to try and sell this garbage, and do it with a straight face.
Hell, Pink Floyd did it! And made a shitload of money too selling it to any and all pot smokers stoned enough to buy it!
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Old 12-26-09, 04:20 PM
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wow, I do not think my ears will ever recover!
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The Breathe one i loved right off the bat but the Money one took a few listens before i liked it.I love both bands so this is really cool to me.
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Old 12-26-09, 07:18 PM
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Money is the worst song on Dark Side, so the cover isn't all that bad.
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The best thing about the Flaming Lips is how EASY it is to ignore them.
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Old 12-28-09, 03:40 PM
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Money is the worst song on Dark Side, so the cover isn't all that bad.
And just like that, all subsequent musical opinions of yours are immediately discounted 90%.
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Old 12-28-09, 03:50 PM
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Hell, Pink Floyd did it! And made a shitload of money too selling it to any and all pot smokers stoned enough to buy it!
I actually consider DSOTM in my personal top 100 favorite albums and I consider myself anti-drug except for the one time I tried a joint at 16, but that still made me chuckle.
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And just like that, all subsequent musical opinions of yours are immediately discounted 90%.
He's absolutely right -- Money is the weak spot on the album thanks to rather mundane lyrics. Floyd covered similar ground much better with Welcome to the Machine.

As for reimagining Floyd, I'll take the Bad Plus's jazzy rendition of Comfortably Numb:

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I'm also in the "Money is the least song on DSOTM" camp.
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I liked both of the clips you posted.

Not a huge fan of DSOTM so this seems kinda cool to me.
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I don't see how you guys can think "Money" is so slight when the phenomenally boring "Us And Them" is on the same album.
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Re: The Flaming Lips musically defecate on "Dark Side of the Moon"

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Here are two examples of the auditory atrocity they committed. As a result, my lone Rollins and Peaches CDs are in the garbage.
Really? I think "Let's Dance" is atrocious but I'm going to rid myself of Hunky Dory because of it.

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Cannot wait to see them play this live in it's entirety on New Year's Eve.
I'm very excited about it myself. It should make for a cool show.

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I liked both of the clips you posted.
I'm in this camp.

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I don't see how you guys can think "Money" is so slight when the phenomenally boring "Us And Them" is on the same album.
Absolutely agree with this.
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I hate 95% of all covers so I am not surprised I don't care for Lips' versions.
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I don't see how you guys can think "Money" is so slight when the phenomenally boring "Us And Them" is on the same album.
Holy fu.... okay. "Us And Them" is my favorite song on the record easily. The quad version of that tune is incredible. I think the deal with "Money" is that I just don't need to hear it again. Ever. Played to death.
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Re: The Flaming Lips musically defecate on "Dark Side of the Moon"

Sure, "Money" has been played to death on the radio, but that doesn't make "Us And Them" any less sleep inducing. It's the only track on the album I skip regularly.
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Holy fu.... okay. "Us And Them" is my favorite song on the record easily. The quad version of that tune is incredible. I think the deal with "Money" is that I just don't need to hear it again. Ever. Played to death.
I agree. "Money" has been completely overplayed, and it's not even one of the better songs on the album.

Suprmallet skips over "Us and Them" and I skip over "Money" whenever I listen to the album. "Money" doesn't even really seem to fit within the album. It feels like it should be on something else.
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