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It feels redundant to say The Flaming Lips make complete weirdness out of The Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. This complete reworking—er, deconstruction—of songs known the world over for their bright, shimmering sounds and Technicolor melodies will annoy purists, naturally, but it's actually a fun, wild ride for everyone else. Miley Cyrus sweetly croons “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” while the endless list of “Fwends” (well, 27 strong, including Grace Potter, Tegan & Sara, and Foxygen) ensures tracks are flush with madness. Unexpected highlight: The Electric Wurms, led by the Lips’ Steven Drozd, re-channel “Fixing a Hole” into an astral ballad. 

Customer Reviews

LSD ain't bad and Miley's a good Singer

Listen these haters are gonna hate because they don't understand how art works. This album is going for charity so put the fuse out on your tampons. John and George aren't rolling there graves, Paul isn't fazed and who truly gives a f about Ringo. Lucy in the Sky is a good take, I like it as a Lips fan and a Beatles fan.


This is absolutely sick as hell And it's by a respectable band that messed with the song and I think they did it perfectly

Why not?

If you don't like this, you still have the original to enjoy. I don't see anyone complaining about cover songs, so why not a cover album? The Flaming Lips have a pretty specific sound that isn't for everyone, but I love it and am excited to listen to how they approach all these songs.


Formed: 1983 in Oklahoma City, OK

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Even within the eclectic world of alternative rock, few bands were so brave, so frequently brilliant, and so deliciously weird as the Flaming Lips. From their beginnings as Oklahoma weirdos to their mid-'90s pop culture breakthrough to their status as one of the most respected groups of the 2000s, the Lips rode one of the more surreal and haphazard career trajectories in pop music. An acid-bubblegum band with as much affinity for sweet melodies as blistering noise assaults, their off-kilter sound,...
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