Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Take Cover: Can't Get (This) Out Of My Head

The Flaming Lips: "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (Kylie Minogue)

Oh, inverted world. Remember that one time when we accidentally entered an alternate reality? Well, we somehow stumbled back, collectively as a culture, into the metaphorical Narniaic Wardrobe-- which I'm pretty sure is where Wayne Coyne lives, anyway-- where people playing instruments of all kinds (but mostly cymbals) were dressed in giant bunny costumes and also bear costumes and the music they were playing was in fact a Kylie Minogue Aussie-pop 2001 classic hit and oh yeah it was filmed by AOL of all things.

And in case anyone needed further proof that Wayne Coyne is not a cult leader, on top of the fact that he's the only one in this video dressed normally and the focus is clearly on his band-fronting abilities while his minions huff and puff in their ridiculous getups just to provide him sufficient background music, try watching this ONLY once. I don't know about you, but I'm still pressing replay over here. It might be due to the song's alluring sound, but it might also be a piece of seductive cult propaganda designed to hypnotize unsuspecting fans and thereby generate the flanks of Coyne's massive army. Have you ever seen a Lips show? They've got tons of people dressed up behind stage, employed in The Cause, which as of yet seems to be only to put on a kickass concert, but who knows what Coyne's ultimate goal is. I'm a little wary. Though not entirely opposed to cults. Maybe I'll watch it just once more. Juuuuuust once.

-- Caroline Klibanoff


Ben said...

Bonus cover (also extremely awesome when done live): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8mzqp_the-flaming-lips-borderline_music

Ben said...

p.s. maybe even dressed more normally (parka?!?)