The Flaming Lips' 'Dark Side of The Moon' Album Revealed to Be an April Fool's Prank

The band teamed up with Funny Or Die for the joke announcement.

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The Flaming Lips' "Dark Side of the Moon" companion piece album has been revealed as an April Fool's prank, NME reports.

At the end of last month the band had said they would be releasing a record called "Flaming Side of the Moon," which was intended to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd's 1973 original. The band said also that the album was "carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, 'The Wizard of Oz,'" a nod to the theorists who claim that the original album could be used as an alternative soundtrack to the cinema classic.

However, the whole release was a joke, staged by the band in conjunction with comedy website Funny or Die. In a video entitled "The Flaming Lips Sell Out," which you can see below, the hoax is revealed as screen shots of a host of news sources which reported the story are shown.

In 2009, the band released a cover version of "Dark Side of the Moon," which featured guests including Henry Rollins and Peaches.

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    Well, bravo, they had me fooled. After all, you never know what to expect from The Flaming Lips. The bad part of this is that I was actually curious about what the album was going to sound like. Now all I have is a boulevard of broken dreams.
    Reallt, a Green Day reference for a Flaming Lips article?
    I've been using "boulevard of broken dreams" to express disappointment since I was 9 or 10. I'm not gonna stop it now, so Green Day can fook off with all the royalties they earn from unintentionally stealing my expressions.
    Iommi600 reached master-hipster level - Used common expressions before they were common
    What can I say, I try to distance myself from tumblr-rockers and /mu/ lurkers, but destiny is a bitch.
    The point of an April fools prank is to actually prank people on APRIL FOOLS DAY... ...But Flaming Lips always seem do do things in their own strange ****ed up ways So whatever
    Floyd Phoenix
    I played that thing on the original article alongside DSOTM and actually thought it was pretty awesome until the last two songs got messed up by it... Shame really...