Friday, August 6, 2010

Concert review: Flaming Lips, Fang Island

The Flaming Lips, Fang Island
Tuesday July 20, 2010 at Trib Total Media Aphitheatre at Sation Square
with Leigh, Paul, Chris L., Lisa, Robert, Jessie, Matt

What can I say about the Flaming Lips that you haven't heard before? They're freaky, they make great music, they put on incredibly elaborate and uplifting live shows, and they genuinely love doing what they do. And they lived up to all such expectations when they came to Pittsburgh for the first time in many years.

I found this link for the setlist from the show, and I found a slew of videos from this very night. I'm listing them below in chronological order, including the interlude where the "Coke Express" (as in coal) train rode by and everyone listened. If you find links to the missing songs, let me know and I will update. Enjoy!

Intro and "Worm Mountain"
outro of "Worm Mountain"
"Silver Trembling Hands"
"She Don't Use Jelly"
the train passes by
"The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song"
"The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine"
"In the Morning of the Magicians"
"I Can Be a Frog", note the vuvuzela around the 1:20 mark for "bumblebee"
"Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1"
"See the Leaves"
"Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung"
"The WAND"
"Do You Realize??"

Spinner magazine review of the show, noting the train noises

Oh also we only got there in time to catch a song or two from the opener Fang Island. Here's a video of them playing "Daisy" at the show. The guitar solos reminded me of that Home Movies episode with the guitar solo competition, Guitarmageddon.

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