The Flaming Lips Are Selling Their Own Line of Fetus-Shaped Soap
It's official: There is no idea too strange for the Flaming Lips. Today, frontman Wayne Coyne announced that, at their show at the Ritz in Raleigh, N.C., tonight, they will be selling a soap and soap dish set, shaped like a fetus, and called "Everyone You Know, Someday, Will Die," after a line in 2002's "Do You Realize??"
Coyne posted a picture of the box on Instagram, with the caption reading, "A few of these will be available at the merch booth tonight !! Everyone You Know, Someday, Will Die.. Soap and Soap Dish.. Fetus soap is hand made with Shea Butter and Goats Milk with Honeysuckle and Fruit Loops scents and Skull soap dish is hand poured red resin.. Comes with an excellent paperback book about the truth and lies of modern taboo subjects like having orgies and taking drugs by badass counterculture author Robert Arthur.. his book comes wrapped in an poster of an the original art that I drew on his cover!! And comes silk screened box that we printed in the shoppe at my house !! Cool stuff!! Hope y'all like it!!"
Back in 2012, the Flaming Lips created a special version of their Record Store Day exclusive, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, that contained the blood of some of its contributors pressed into the vinyl. They created 10 copies, which they then sold for $2,500 each.
More recently, and considerably less gruesome, they teamed up with Chicago-based Few Spirits to produce Brainville Rye Whiskey, which was produced in a limited run of 5,000 bottles with a retail price of $124,99. "Whiskey, it’s such a volatile drink,” Coyne said. “Upon pouring a drink, it’s like accepting that you may become a werewolf – and really, who doesn’t want to become a werewolf? Ha.”
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