The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Instrumentally, its sound contains exuberant multi-layered psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically its compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song titles and albums – such as “What is light? (An unproven hypothesis that suggests that the chemical [In our brain] by which we are able to experience the sensation of being in love is the same chemist that caused the “Big Bang” that was the birth of the universe in acceleration. »They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex lighting configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and the characteristic human-sized plastic bubble of leader Wayne Coyne, in the that goes through the audience.They were placed on Q magazine ‘s list of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die” in 2002.
The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing to Warner Brothers, they released their first record with Warner, Hit to Death in the Future Head (1992). They later released The Soft Bulletin (1999), which was NME magazine’s Album of the Year, and then Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots(2002). In February 2007, they were nominated for a BRIT Award for “Best International Act”. The group has won three Grammy Awards, including two for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
On June 1 they have released Greatest Hits Vol. 1, a new album that compiles the most popular songs of the group.