The Dark Side of the Moon
The Flaming Lips
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Such a shame
I love The Flaming Lips. I have all their albums. This however is frankly misguided. Their usual quirky insight, amusing and off-beat lyrics, coupled with some great tunes have made them a favourite.
I also love Pink Floyd. I guess if you are going to cover a whole album of theirs, then there is no cow more sacred than DSOTM.
This though is truly appalling. It works, to some degree, with Great Gig, but beyond that and especially Money, it is a pale mockery of both themselves and Pink Floyd. Now I have to figure out how to take the album back....
New and Unique Interpretation of a Classic Album
Don't listen to all these Floyd purists who give this album one star and dismis it as "blasphemy". To them, I say: "If you want to go and listen to a version that's identical to the original 1973 album- erm - go and listen to the original!?" If, on the other hand, you want to hear a great band doing their own interpretation of a classic album from their own unique direction then this is a bloomin' excellent listen.
Taken as a piece of work on its own, the album sounds like an offcut from their Embryonic sessions - it's got the same ugly, ryhtmic and dirty feel that makes that album a triumph of brilliantly disgusting rock music.
In other words, if you like Embryonic, you'll like this. If, like me, you like Dark Side of the Moon and you're not a closed minded dogmatist, you'll probably also enjoy this.
Formed: 1983 in Oklahoma City, OK
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s