Flaming Lips to Cover Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
Written by Matt   
Friday, 16 October 2009

The Flaming Lips - EmbryonicIn a Q&A session which followed The Flaming Lips' brief appearance at the Ricardo Montalbán Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Thursday night (October 15th), as a free launch event for their new album "Embryonic", band leader Wayne Coyne revealed interesting details of their next album.

The band will release a track-by-track interpretation of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" in the near future, which it recorded with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs, a band that features Coyne’s nephew Dennis.

Henry Rollins and Peaches make guest appearances on the album, Coyne told the crowd during the pre-concert Q&A. A Flaming Lips spokesman says the album will likely be an iTunes-only release, at least initially. Our thanks to Hank Garbuzinski for the info.

UPDATE: KCRW, a US radio station in the States broadcasts a morning show called 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' and recently had the Flaming Lips perform live in the studio. Amongst new and old tracks the Lips also performed a version of Eclipse from The Dark Side of the Moon. You can see and hear the whole show here, or just the Eclipse segment here.

Wayne Coyne, frontman, also explains a little behind The Flaming Lips recording their version of The Dark Side of the Moon including the fact that Henry Rollins, of Black Flag, was employed to reproduce some of the spoken words originally supplied by Roger The Hat (amongst others) on the 1973 original!