The Flaming Lips appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien to promote the band’s latest project, a song by song tribute to The Beatles’ pièce de résistance, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Led by the incomparable Wayne Coyne, the Grammy award winning artists performed “A Day in the Life” alongside one of pop’s indisputable reining provocateurs, Miley Cyrus.
With a Little Help From My Fwends is the fourteenth album from The Flaming Lips and all sales from the record will benefit The Bella Foundation, an Oklahoma City-based non-profit that provides veterinary care to low income pet owners. The album also features contributors like Moby, J Mascis, Maynard James Keenan, Tegan & Sara and My Morning Jacket.
Though the album version also has Cyrus singing on “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” on Conan Cyrus crawled out from under a giant silver cape to join Coyne vocals on a tripped out version of “A Day in the Life.”
The Flaming Lips formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983, when founder and guitarist Wayne Coyne allegedly stole a bunch of instruments from a local area church to start his band.
In 1993, a full ten years later after the band started, they finally broke into the mainstream. The single from their album (which had stiffed a year earlier) spawned the viral hit “She Don’t Use Jelly” and they broke into Top 40 charts.
Fast forward to 2002 and the release of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Yoshimi led to a main stage appearance at Coachella in 2004 where Wayne Coyne famously crowd surfed in a huge plastic bubble. In 2007, the Flaming Lips were nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Album for Mystics and won a Grammy for Best Engineered Album.
With a Little Help From My Fwends isn’t the first time The Flaming Lips have covered a classic album in full. In fall 2009, they released an off-the-wall remake of Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon.
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