Flaming Lips boggle minds with 24 hour song format
By CMU Editorial | Published on Monday 3 October 2011
As if those edible gummy foetuses weren’t eerie enough, those Flaming Lips have out-grossed themselves with a macabre new twist on releasing music. In short, it involves a 24 hour long song saved on a hard-drive, which is then embedded within an actual human skull. Only five of the audio-cranial ‘packages’ (each priced at a mere $5000) were made, and all have sold out. Sorry, skull fans.
Nobody defends the idea better than Lips chief Wayne Coyne: “Nothing that we’re doing is bizarre or illegal, in parts of the world and even on eBay you can actually buy real human skulls. There’s a place in town [Oklahoma] 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”.
He adds: “Heads come into this place and they have these flesh-eating beetles – I would have tweeted a picture of it, but they don’t allow it – [they] literally eat every molecule of flesh off of these things and you’ll end up with a human skull”.