Personalities | The Flaming Lips | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1983–present)

A longstanding antithesis to manufactured pop, the current incarnation of Oklahoma’s The Flaming Lips – Wayne Coyne (vocals), Michael Ivins (bass) and Steven Drozd (drums) – plough a decidedly odd furrow, at odds with their more ‘traditional’ alternative rock past. Now famed for their live performances, which can feature aliens, giant animals, fireworks and prosthetic hands, the music is also innovative, with show tunes, contemporary covers, political rants and beautifully childlike melodies in abundance.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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