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Video: Happy 30th birthday to The Flaming Lips!

by Brandy McDonnell Published: February 22, 2013
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne performs at the New Year's Eve Freakout #5 at the Coca Cola Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman Archives
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne performs at the New Year's Eve Freakout #5 at the Coca Cola Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman Archives

It was 30 years ago today that Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips started their weird, wacky, wonderful, Grammy-winning, Oklahoma State Rock Song-honored career.

In honor of this momentous occasion, I’d like to share the Lips performing my favorite of their songs at one of the band’s hometown New Year’s Eve Freakouts, which I was thrilled to get to review a couple of times.

The band’s long-awaited 13th studio album, “The Terror,” will be released on April 2 in the U.S., which means Wayne Coyne and Co. are kind of giving us a gift for their 30th birthday. Which is awesome.

Happy birthday, Lips! Thanks for making OKC cool before it was cool to think of OKC as cool.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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