Born of a noisy punk ethos, the Flaming Lips' evolution from art-rock space cadets is the product of three decades of sonic experimentation. After straying from the blustery garage-steeped cacophony of their early independent releases, the Lips have spent the better part of their modern years toying with the crux of performance pop artistry and theatrical kitsch. While 1993’s ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’ is their only song to get much airplay, the band has continued to carve out a niche for eccentricity among the lush orchestration of acclaimed albums like ‘The Soft Bulletin’ and ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.’ Over the years, their neo-psychedelia has earned them three Grammys, but it's their notorious antics both onstage and off -- blood-infused vinyl, robot-inspired musicals and live spectacles that include riding around audiences in life-size bubbles and lots and lots of glitter – that has amassed a loyal following.
The Flaming Lips Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
For three decades, the Flaming Lips have been concocting psychedelic freakouts and synthetic symphonies, looney tunes and dissertations on mortality.
Flaming Lips Reportedly Readying New 'Oczy Mlody' Album
Social media posts suggest that the Flaming Lips are working on an album they're calling 'Oczy Mlody.'
14 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About the Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips have defied all the odds by not only staying productive for as long as they have, but by consistently upping their game as time passes.
Watch the Flaming Lips Cover David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ With Chewbacca on ‘Colbert’
Frontman Wayne Coyne once again climbed on top of Chewie's shoulders to finish out his spacey Bowie tribute.
The Flaming Lips Share Trippy Video for Their Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’
Wayne Coyne and company pay a fittingly strange tribute to the late David Bowie in a colorful, new video for their rendition of "Space Oddity."
Record Store Day 2016 Official Release List Revealed
The full list has been unveiled including picture discs from David Bowie and Muse, box sets from the Flaming Lips and Alt-J and a ton more.
See the Flaming Lips Perform a Medley of Eight David Bowie Songs at Tribute Show
Wayne Coyne and company paid tribute to the late David Bowie with soaring covers of "Space Oddity," Life on Mars?", "Five Years," "Ziggy Stardust" and more.
Cover Stories: The Flaming Lips, 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'
Who's the genius behind Yoshimi's brilliant cover art? Here's a hint: there's probably paint all over the hamster ball.