Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips have gone back to the bathtub.
Well, actually, they got Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer to do it for them.
As previously reported here, Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told MTV during the band’s recording-setting 24-hour tour earlier this summer that they were considering remaking their controversial music video to “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” with Palmer. Now, Oklahoma City-based Delo Creative has released the new nudity-filled video featuring Palmer on its Vimeo account.
You can watch it by clicking here, but you should understand that I’m not exaggerating about the nudity-filled part. At all.
Palmer also sings with Coyne on the remade rendition of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” which the Lips initially covered with Erykah Badu for their collaborative album “The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.” The band and Badu then filmed a very NSFW music video featuring the songstress and her lookalike sister Nayrok baring all in a bathtub filled with golden glitter, then fake blood and simulated bodily fluids.
The controversy got started when the video debuted, some of Badu’s fans complained, and the Texas soul singer tweeted that it was released without her full approval. The Lips issued an apology and yanked the video, but it still launched a nasty Twitter war between the two artists and their fan bases that went on for days.
The remade video doesn’t include any glitter, fake blood or simulated bodily fluids, but it does feature the naked Palmer merrily frolicking in a water-filled bathtub. Hopefully, she will stay happy, or at least avoid dragging us all into a Twitter firestorm if she isn’t.