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Wayne Coyne Explains The Flaming Lips’ “Flaming Side of the Moon”

Gives Backstory to Funny or Die Gag

Apr 04, 2014 The Flaming Lips Photography by courtesy of Wayne Coyne's Instagram Bookmark and Share

Earlier this week The Flaming Lips released Flaming Side of the Moon, an impromptu companion album to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. The whole thing of course wound up being just a part of a greater April Fool’s joke put into action with the help of Funny or Die, which presented a number of videos starring in the band “selling out.” This morning frontman Wyane Coyne posted a photo to his Instagram account showing himself alongside Fred Armisen, who guest-starred in one of the videos as a potential replacement lead singer. In the description of the photo Coyne went on to provide a little bit of an explanation of how the whole thing came about:

“Yesssssss!!!! Fred and us!!!! Love you Fred!!! And all the freaks at Funny Or Die!!! And… Yesss… The Flaming Side of The Moon started off as a very clever and obvious and possibly stupid joke by the genius writers at Funny Or Die. We talked about possible ways it could go. We did one take of the companion piece of music. They let us do whatever we wanted but they also suggested ( which may have been funny as well ) that we could just be bored or over analytical and just talk over it..We all played without actually be able to really hear each other… we ended up doing an abstract formless thang that,yes,plays well along side Pink Floyd’s marvelous thang but , I believe , and this is just by accident, it also stands as a strange, emotional, free-form expressionistic peice of music on its own.. #floyd #freaks #flaminglips #funnyordie#fredarmisen #lovemoneyparty#drugmusicthatdestroyshate”



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