April 17, 2012

The Flaming Lips in 1992 - If Oklahoma never produced anything else, this would keep them in the plus column forever.

One of my favorites this week. The Flaming Lips, recorded in session at The BBC for the John Peel Program on October 13, 1992.

As one of the truly pioneering Experimental/Alternative bands to come out of the U.S. in the 90's, Flaming Lips have, fortunately, never really been embraced by the mainstream. Thank God.

And probably for that reason their music has maintained a vitality and freshness in the 20+ years they've been together. As is evidenced by this session, recorded 20 years ago.

There are bands you know will be discovered for years and decades to come, and their music will be played and wondered about and examined and dissected for its sheer uniqueness and unbending point of view. The Flaming Lips are one of those bands. I predict. You heard it here first. Check back here in fifty years and see if I was right.

But for now - here's the lineup:

The Flaming Lips - BBC John Peel Session - October 13, 1992

1. Hit Me Like You Did The First Time
2. Jets Pt. 2 (My 2 Days As An Ambulance Driver)
3. The Sun
4. Life On Mars

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