Flaming Lips Releasing 'Dark Side of the Moon' Companion Album

You're may go laughing, but Wayne Coyne is dead serious.

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The Flaming Lips have just announced a March 31st release of "The Flaming Side of the Moon," a project they have billed as a companion piece to the original 1973 Pink Floyd album, "The Dark Side Of The Moon," and a stream of the project can be heard below.

"Listeners are encouraged to listen to the new Lips album while listening to 'Dark Side' at the same time," explained the band. "'Flaming Side of the Moon' was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz." For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons' engineered quadraphonic LP mix of 'Dark Side,' but it will work with the album on any format."

A limited edition 100 vinyl copies will reportedly be distributed to friends and family of the Flaming Lips.

No further details, including a tracklisting, have been announced.

The project marks the second full release of a Dark Side-related project by the group, following 2009's "The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing the Dark Side of the Moon," a collaborative track-for-track reimagining of Pink Floyd's seminal album.

12 comments sorted by best / new / date

    MrWeatherHead
    Who the hell comes up with this? If it works then it's awesome, always been intrigued by what The Flaming Lips come up with.
    benjixoath
    wonder how pink floyd themselves fell about this? also 2 projects dark side related? how about some original music instead of riding the cottails of your favourite album
    Blind In 1 Ear
    there is no such thing as "original", everything is based on something else. everything is a re-mix, even life itself. everything just evolves.
    mathiaes
    well, in that case ins't the originality the significant part of the evolution, and would there then not, logically, exist an instinctual evolutionary demand for originality?
    jschexna
    trippy synth and spooky drums.....It's just as good as DSOTM. NOT!!!!
    eatfresh1736
    It's not meant to be. It's supposed to be played WITH Dark Side. Although I think this is pretentious boring crap.
    THE BULGE
    These guys must still be on the hard stuff. One of my favourite experimental artists. Doesn't always work but that is part and parcel of what they try to achieve. The last album the Terror was great though.
    Nirvana12390
    If it costs the same price as a regular cd and doesn't come packaged in a $200 gummy or chocolate skull, Im fine with it.