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Published: 2011/10/03

The Flaming Lips’ Six-Hour Song

The Flaming Lips’ latest release is “Found A Star On The Ground,” a six-hour piece of music that was recorded during a four-week period in guitarist Steven Drozd’s Oklahoma City home studio. The song is slated for inclusion in the new package The Strobo Trip. The Lips recorded this experimental 360-minute track to raise money for local charities such as The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and The Academy of Contemporary Music at The University of Central Oklahoma. Through posts on Twitter and the groups official website, Wayne Coyne gave fans the opportunity to donate $100 to the charities and have their names appear somewhere in the song thanks to special guest vocalist Sean Lennon.

In addition to “Found A Star On The Ground,” the newly-developed “Strobo Trip Toy” will be included in the package in order to aid in the psychedelic experience.

“The Strobo Trip by itself is fascinating,” says Coyne. “I wouldn’t be a surprised to hear about some people taking LSD or something, while listening to “Found A Star On The Ground,” and playing with The Strobo Trip for hours and hours. We hope you’ll enjoy them anyway you like.”

Two more (shorter) songs—“Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die” and “Evil Minds” will also be included in the package. The Lips have raised approximately $20,000 in proceeds from this project, which will be split evenly between The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and The Academy Of Contemporary Music at The University of Central Oklahoma.

The Lips are also working on a 24-hour long song. Additional details can be found at www.flaminglips.com.

Comments

There are 6 comments associated with this post

jon October 3, 2011, 19:44:39

Where and when is this available? And the Lips’ website doesn’t say anything about this!!! So annoying!!

bj October 4, 2011, 09:13:38

i wonder how many hours out of 6 is spent ranting about stupid politics….

D October 4, 2011, 10:03:58

The Flaming Lips are all show and no go. A 6 hour song is about 5:59 to long. i think coyne should focus on his modeling career instead. “I wouldn’t be a surprised to hear about some people taking LSD or something, while listening to “Found A Star On The Ground,”—-Someone needs to tell him that people like to listen to good music on acid, not garbage.

Wolf October 4, 2011, 13:19:46

Interesting D… Your on the wrong website if you think this song is 5 hours 59 min to long… and someone needs to get you better doses, or maybe your taste in doses is about as good as your taste in music.

ha October 4, 2011, 17:55:51

nicely put wolf

FLOglida October 5, 2011, 09:36:48

i thought these people didnt do drugs…thanks for making something cool for the fans who do tho, they suck live but im sure this will be cool.

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