Fans of The Flaming Lips have come to expect the unexpected. But even the most ardent devotee of the band must’ve been surprised when a session recorded with their friends Stardeath and White Dwarfs spiralled into a complete re-recording of Pink Floyd’s classic album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon.’
The collaborative project was recorded after several weeks of both bands touring the world together and mutually citing Pink Floyd and ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ as one of their primary influences and favourite bands of all time. The sessions were tracked in Oklahoma City, recorded by Trent Bell and Chris Harris, and mastered by Dave Fridmann. The album was co-produced by The Flaming Lips, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Trent Bell, and Scott Booker, and features vocal assistance by Henry Rollins and Peaches.
The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs performed their version of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve at a special show at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City. This was the only planned live performance of the album.