Flaming Lips To Release 24-Hour-Long Song

Flaming Lips plan to commemorate Halloween this year by releasing a 24-hour-long song encased in human skulls.

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The Flaming Lips plan to commemorate Halloween this year by releasing a 24-hour-long song encased in human skulls.

As reported by O Music Awards, frontman Wayne Coyne insists the project is neither bizarre nor illegal. In parts of the world and even on eBay you can actually buy real human skulls, he points out. There's a place in town that's called Skulls Unlimited' that's been here for almost as long as The Flaming Lips have been here, and it sells human skulls. Skulls Unlimited is located in Oklahoma, where Coyne makes his home.

If all goes according to plan, Coyne will insert hard-drives containing the massive recording into five human heads, each of which will be chrome-plated and elegantly packaged. As regards the theme of the composition, which has yet to be recorded, Coyne says it's another element of this Flaming Lips connection with death and beauty and all that.

More Flaming Lips here.

Thanks for the report to Russel Hall, Gibson.com

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    Jc447
    This is quirky and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. Keep on doing whatever it is you do Flaming Lips. People will still pirate this :/
    link no1
    Wow...I said I was going to write a 24 hour long song before but that was a joke. I can't belive somebody is trying this. at least 23 hours of this will be horrible.
    yoman297
    They're definetly playing their discography over and over and over and over and over...
    Skarson
    Eirien wrote: WTF? Seriously, WTF? I love long songs but I don't quite have the attention span to listen to something that's 24 hours long. I don't see how anyone could come up with enough material to fill a 24 hour long song without being really really repetetive. I bet there will be some excellent music in there that hardly anyone will ever hear because they won't want to listen to something so long. The Flaming Lips earn a massive amount of respect from me for their ambition but I really don't think they can pull this off well.
    this song isn't being written for you.
    Pagan_Poetry
    First the six hour song and now this? I think they're getting their inspiration from those repetitive videos on Youtube ever since the 10 minute limit was taken away (now there are ten hour ****ing stupid Nyan cat videos) And, as I said before, they better play this live.
    Iliekgitaz
    My bad... I was reading as the 6 hour long song.. I respect the flaming lips for always pushing their boundaries and doing something creative, yeah some people may not agree with it but who cares? Let them do what they want to do.
    Eirien
    WTF? Seriously, WTF? I love long songs but I don't quite have the attention span to listen to something that's 24 hours long. I don't see how anyone could come up with enough material to fill a 24 hour long song without being really really repetetive. I bet there will be some excellent music in there that hardly anyone will ever hear because they won't want to listen to something so long. The Flaming Lips earn a massive amount of respect from me for their ambition but I really don't think they can pull this off well.
    j_link13
    how bout you trim that 24 hours of crap into a four or five minute listenable song??
    abattleofone
    What is the point of this, seriously. There's being weird and then there's trying WAY too hard.
    kayno86
    "Because it was there" is what Edmund Hillary said when asked why he climbed Mt Everest. I am sure similar sentiments are going through Mr Coynes skull. And why not? Let's see if he can say "we knocked the bastard off".