Flaming Lips, The - The Fearless Freaks

Year of Release: 2005
Label: Shout Factory
Catalog Number: D2D 32634
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

After watching this two DVD set from The Flaming Lips I have no doubt that the name The Fearless Freaks is absolutely appropriate for this band. They claimed to have no talent musically, which is partially true, but they sure had a penchant for the bizarre and being original as any band I have ever heard or watch perform.

If you have been looking for an up-close personal view of this band, your search ends here; this DVD has it all. There is footage of the band's teenage years, when they where playing football and smoking joints, which is not the best combination in the world; visits with family members and friends; even footage of one of the band members shooting up smack. Now how sick is that? I thought that was a good illustration of an addict in the grips of a powerful disease; however, it was bit much and unnecessary sensationalism. Other than that, this was a very enjoyable DVD set to take in.

At times, I became bored with the duration of some of the interviews with Wayne Coyne, the leader of the group; he tends to ramble on a bit about things. He is a musical mastermind though, and I have to give him full credit for all of the enormous creativity. The longevity of the band as unit speaks for itself and that is something very rare.

The Flaming Lips have cornered the market on the term unique, just wait until you see this video; you have to see it with your own two eyes to believe it. Go ahead, be fearless, be a freak and take a trip with one of the most outrageous rock bands on the planet.

Preview Montage / Opening Credits / Bradley's Voice Over Intro / The Gash With Band Intro / Early Days 1983?1989 / Wayne Revisits Long John Silver's / Steven's Family Jam / Wayne Tours His Neighborhood / Tommy's Back Story / Fearless Freaks Football / The Lean Years / Getting Signed To Warner Bros. / Fiery Freakout / Dingus Quits / Steven And Ronald Join / Michael Montage / She Don't Use Jelly 1993 - 94 / Clouds Taste Metallic Sessions 94 - 95 / Parking Lot - Boombox ? Zaireeka / The Soft Bulletin 1998 - 2000 / Christmas On Mars 2001 - 2004 / Steven's Candid Tale On Drugs / Fake Blood And Miles Davis / Super Fans / Wayne The Hard Worker / Wayne's Father / Epilogue

Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Live Clips, Photo Slideshow

Bonus Disc

Wayne Coyne, Richard English, Mark Coyne...

The Flaming Lips (1985)
Hear It Is (1986)
Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips (1987)
Telepathic Surgery (1989)
In A Priest Driven Ambulance (1990)
Hit To Death In The Future Head (1992)
Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (1993)
Clouds Taste Metallic (1995)
Zaireeka (1997)
A Collection Of Songs Representing An Enthusiasm For Recording... By Amateurs ()
The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)
Finally, The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid (2002)
The Day They Shot A Hole In The Jesus Egg (2002)
Latenight Tales: The Flaming Lips (2005)
Black Easter (1994)
The Fearless Freaks (2005)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: June 3rd 2005
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.flaminglips.com
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Language: english


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