Last night, one of my favorite bands, the Flaming Lips, appeared on The Colbert Report in support of their upcoming album, Embryonic.Â Taking "weird" as a compliment, this collection of musicians from Oklahoma have been delighting fans for 25 years.Â For tonight's Late Movies, here are some clips of this delightfully silly and incredibly talented band.
Here is the band playing on Colbert last night and rocking out one of the tracks from the new album.
Here is a (very low-res recording) of the Flaming Lips singing "She Don't Use Jelly" on Jon Stewart's old MTV show. For years on tour, the band used this introduction as they took the stage.
Live on Letterman, here is "Do You Realize??" This song is actually now the official rock song of Oklahoma beating out nine others in a 2008 contest.
Here is the music video for "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt 1."
In this clip, the band performs "Waiting On A Superman." This is simply a beautiful song, sung with such careful passion.
The Flaming Lips are an incredible spectacle if you have the chance to see them live. They released a live concert DVD called UFO's at the Zoo: The Legendary Concert in Oklahoma City in 2007. Check out the first few minutes of this clip for the intro...
Finally, here is their take on Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" live from SXSW. Enjoy!