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LOOK: The Flaming Lips Set World Record, Prove Dreams Do Still Come True

By Staff; thumbnail by Michelle Martin Coyne on June 29, 2012


LOOK: The Flaming Lips Set World Record, Prove Dreams Do Still Come True

In a world where the saying “no guts, no glory” reigns supreme, we are mighty glad that Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips have more guts than any other band we know. As we mentioned before, Coyne and the Oklahoma rockers were preparing to dethrone Jay-Z as the Guinness World Record holder for shows in the most cities in a 24-hour period. Last night in New Orleans, The Flaming Lips succeeded and can now revel in the glory. Here’s to a long reign of King Coyne!

Coyne knew the gravity of their success and understood that he and the Lips would go down in trivia history forever:

"To be able to pick up this silly drinking book—after all, Guinness is a beer—this funny book that when I was growing up was a curiosity. To be published alongside the man who ate 22 pounds of his own boogers, beside the woman with the longest toenails or perhaps even to be published beside an individual who has had maybe 1,000 cockroaches stuffed into their ears... that, to me, would be one of life's absurd joys.”

In addition to their new place in settling-bar-fights history, The Flaming Lips have just released a physical CD version of their newest album The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends which was originally a Record Store Day release, and came out this week on Warner Bros. You can check out the complete track listing below.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends track listing

1. "2012 (You Must Be Upgraded) "(w/ Ke$ha, Biz Markie & Hour Of The Time Majesty 12)
2. "Ashes In The Air" (Featuring Bon Iver)
3. "Helping The Retarded To Know God" (Featuring Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros)
4. "Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee" (Featuring Prefuse 73)
5. "Children Of The Moon" (Featuring Tame Impala)
6. "That Ain't My Trip" (Featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
7. "You, Man? Human???" (Featuring Nick Cave)
8. "I'm Working At NASA On Acid" (Featuring Lightning Bolt)
9. "Do It!" (Featuring Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band)
10. "Is David Bowie Dying?" (Featuring Neon Indian)
11. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Featuring Erykah Badu)
12. "Girl, You're So Weird" (Featuring New Fumes)
13. "Tasered And Maced" (Featuring Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory)

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