Well, my friends there seems to be a trend emerging.
Yes, now the Flaming Lips have joined the Guiness World Record festivites.
Here’s what’s happening according to Pitchfork as Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips attempt to break Jay-Z’s record of the most shows in a 24-hour period.
“Like when the Sex Pistols did their one and only American tour, the weird mid-south (Memphis to New Orleans), has something very absurd about it when contrasted with radical visionary musicians. … Elvis and Jazz were at one time radical, but are now mainstream tourist attractions. … I don’t remember if I was asked or if I volunteered. … But, I’ve accepted the job of, not DRIVING, but commandeering the Magical Mystery Merry Prankster bus. … I’ve accepted the attempt at breaking the world record of performing 8 shows in 24 hours. And I’ve explained to the music freaks at MTV, VH1 and CMT that I am not a host. … But, I always liked the way Jerry Lewis would get all sweaty toward the end of his yearly telethon. … To play and sing Flaming Lips songs at 8:00 in the morning… Well… I’m open to new experiences…”
Remember the Parking Lot Experiment?
This is all very fun and it’s not surprising considering what Coyne attempted at SXSW in 1995 with the Parking Lot Experiment. The action starts at the stroke of midnight on June 27 at the MTV O Music awards. And here’s a video via Mashable where Coyne talks about the upcoming adventure.
We’ll be keeping a very close eye on this one as it all unfolds and if you’re going to be at any of the shows or would like to share your thoughts on a rockin’ Flaming Lips concert experience, post a comment below and we’ll feature it in a future episode of Live Fix Radio.