The Flaming Lips
About The Flaming Lips
Formed by brothers Wayne and Mark Coyne in 1983, The Flaming Lips have been one of psychedelic rock’s most successful and consistently inventive acts.
∙ The Oklahoma City band broke through in 1993 with “She Don’t Use Jelly,” which became their highest-charting single after it was featured on the MTV series Beavis & Butt-head.
∙ Certified Gold in the UK, The Soft Bulletin won 2000’s NME Album of the Year, while Pitchfork gave it a rare perfect score, ranking it No. 3 on its Top 100 Albums of the 1990s list.
∙ The Flaming Lips’ 2002 LP, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, was their first album to go Gold in the US and inspired a musical production in 2012.
∙ Their 2002 single “Do You Realize??” was included among Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of the 2000s and was declared the Official State Rock Song of Oklahoma in 2009.
∙ Embryonic, their 12th studio album, marked the band’s debut appearance in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.
∙ During the COVID-19 pandemic, the band—known for using giant plastic bubbles onstage—encased themselves and audience members in bubbles for socially distanced concerts.
ORIGINOklahoma City, OK