The Flaming Lips without explicit visual content is like Nandos with no socio-political satire.
Expect Nandos don’t do that anymore. You guys seen their weaker than mild rendition of the Old Spice ad?
Well, turns out they’re not the only ones abandoning their reputation. I always need to brace myself before watching a Flaming Lips video – for obvious reasons – but by the end of this one, it was the brace that left me uncomfortable as opposed to the actual video. That said, still no clue about what’s happening in the video but I will say that it’s a visual treat. The song itself, “Turning Violent”, is aptly titled and beautifully executed. I think I finally have a Flaming Lips favourite.