And The Best Freakishly Grotesque Yet Fun And Delicious Music Packaging Goes To.
...The Flaming Lips!
Along with the Butthole Surfers and Copernicus the Lips were I band that helped me destroy major parts of my brain while I was skipping class at North Adams State. Throughout their 28 year evolution they have explored the farthest reaches of bad and good craziness not only with their brain scrambling music but also their freak out live shows and music packaging.
Much like Trent Reznor(Nine Inch Nails), Smashing Pumpkins, and Radiohead, the lips have bypassed the "Man" and have been using the World Wild Web to release their music directly into our atmosphere. Now the Flaming Lips have entered the world of anatomically correct confections with their Bubble Gum flavored Gummy Song Fetus containinga USB drive with three new songs. Apparently you have to tear at this baby's flesh with your mighty incisors to get to the creamy goodness of the music. If that were not disturbingly twisted enough, the fetus comes packaged in a plastic bag, which gives it the image of some horrific medical waste. I love it! Unfortunately these chewy vessels of psychedelia have not been widely distributed yet. So far he's been dropping a few off(Safe Haven Style) at select Independent Record Stores in the Midwest. Pro-Lifers will either be shocked or elated they have something else to throw at people walking into Abortion Clinics. Add this to the Gummy Skulls with USB's they've previously released and the allegedly upcoming gummy vaginae and before too long we will have an entire gummy replica of a pregnant human female for an entire album's worth of music. That's my theory anyway. Somewhere Willie Wonka is both jealous and horrified.
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