The Flaming Lips are currently on tour, where they’ve managed to shake off the resolutely downbeat vibe of Embryonic to deliver their usual mix of uplifting confetti-and-streamers-and-animal-costumes. The band released a limited vinyl edition of their cover of Dark Side of the Moon on Record Store Day, and appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show on Friday (April 16) to promote it.
The group once released an album titled Finally the Punk Rockers are Taking Acid, and this version of “Breathe” fully embodies that spirit. Thankfully, Henry Rolllins—who appears regularly throughout the album—didn’t surface for this performance, instead leaving it to Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd and an extended version of the band to deliver this rousing version of a song that anyone who went to college probably never needs to hear again.
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