Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

THE FLAMING LIPS / The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon [2009]

For their lucky 13th album, psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips decided to take on Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side Of The Moon album in it's entirety.  
With a little help from Stardeath & The White Dwarfs, The Lips make the album all their own while still sounding strangely familiar but never bloated as other artists might do.  I laugh with excitement every time I hear Henry Rollins' voice reenact the dialogue samples from the original album, however as impressive as Peaches' vocal abilities are I just need to turn down her contribution.  As a Lips fan it's a unique addition to their catalogue but as a Floyd fan it's borderline offensive.  

3 extreme hit & misses out of 5

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