Concert Review: Beck, Flaming Lips Peak Together
2002 / Live Reviews / Music

Concert Review: Beck, Flaming Lips Peak Together

As a rule, musical supergroups are typically a disappointment. Soundbytes was at the first show of Beck’s tour with his new backing band, the Flaming Lips, and he has the answer as to whether this pairing is as exceptional as both artists’ latest music. Continue reading

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Interview: Flaming Lips Succeed With Another Surprise
2002 / Interviews / Music

Interview: Flaming Lips Succeed With Another Surprise

The Flaming Lips have made a career of doing what’s not expected, and after years in the trenches, the Oklahoma trio is now getting the credit they deserve. Soundbytes talks with the Lips about their recent success, their penchant for perverse artistic choices, the mysteries of pop music, their preoccupation with people dressed as animals, and their upcoming tour as Beck’s backing band. Continue reading