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Edward Sharpe on "Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" - "Helping the Retarded to Find God"





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Published on Apr 21, 2012

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"Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" Double LP and related videos:
Side 1
1."2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)" (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)
Watch the evolution of Kesha's relationship with the Lips and them recording together, including sessions for "2012" and songs for Kesha's next album
2."Ashes in the Air" (featuring Bon Iver)
3."Helping the Retarded to Find God" (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
Watch the two bands bond and record this song
Watch behind the scenes at Hollywood Forever last year, included Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' sunrise performance with the Lips
Watch the Hollywood Forever bells from the sunrise performance and the official live video

Side 2
4."Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee" (featuring Prefuse 73)
Watch the official music video at
EP edit at
"Super Moon" recording sessions and another Prefuse 73 collab
Watch behind the scenes as the Lips Prefuse 73 records are made
Check out Prefuse 73's latest album, "The Only She Chapters"
5."Children of the Moon" (featuring Tame Impala)
The Flaming Lips' recording sessions with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker
6."That Ain't My Trip" (featuring Jim James)
and 7."You, Man? Human???" (featuring Nick Cave)
Watch the recording sessions
Wayne Coyne discusses Nick Cave and the two collaborate live in 1994

Side 3
8."I'm Working at NASA on Acid" (featuring Lightning Bolt)
Watch the official video at
Unedited EP version at
9."Do It!" (featuring Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band)
Watch the POB recording sessions
Watch the Lips prepare John Lennon beatle/ Plastic Ono covers for their Freak Out with Yoko Ono last NYE, the making of the "Brain of Heaven" video and the finished video
10."Is David Bowie Dying?" (featuring Neon Indian)
Studio version
Wayne Coyne's acoustic demo and the recording sessions with Neon Indian
A version from the weekend of its live debut
New Year Freak Out official live video featuring Alan

Side 4
11."The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (featuring Erykah Badu)
Related track "Now I Understand"
12."Girl, You're So Weird" (featuring New Fumes)
Official video
Get to know the work of New Fumes
13."I Don't Want You to Die" (featuring Chris Martin)
Watch the song being recorded


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