This characteristic initially ran in 2013 and has been up to date.
Welcome to Dissected, the place we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or another important pop-culture assortment within the summary. It’s actual science by means of some beers. This time, we kind by means of one of the best and worst of Wayne Coyne’s spongy, gooey thoughts.
A biology class dissection is generally a simple, albeit squeamish, course of to get by means of. The animal is lengthy lifeless, and all it’s a must to do is simply slice, slide, open, and extract the organs and limbs you’ve been instructed to take away. However what in case you make that first puncture and the fetal pig slips off the desk, bouncing off the bottom and ricocheting off the wall. You attain down to select it up, solely to find you may’t get grip because it retains sliding out of your grasp, bouncing as soon as extra. To make issues stranger, upon nearer inspection you see it’s actually only a gummy fetal pig, and when you lastly start your dissection, as an alternative of eradicating organs you take away a USB drive.
The biology trainer would absolutely be fired for losing college funds on gummy sweet as an alternative of the actual deal.
Taken outdoors of the classroom, although, it’s not as far-fetched as you’d suppose. Oklahoma Metropolis’s personal The Flaming Lips have hidden away EPs on USB drives in comparable methods over the previous few years, from gummy skulls to chocolate hearts. As a result of this and their over-the-top stay performances, the band have lengthy been labeled as unusual, weird, odd, obtuse, and each different adjective synonymous with the phrase “bizarre.” They’ve earned it, they usually put on it as a badge of honor. What could get misplaced in these perceptions is how unusual the precise music is, as properly.
To ensure that us to dissect the true-blue band of fearless freaks, we wanted to take away cowl albums, collaborative albums, and soundtracks from the dissection tray (Kesha has been put again into the freezer for future research). We then found we nonetheless had over a dozen displays to slice aside and examine. Nobody will ever actually know what makes Wayne Coyne and firm tick, however by Plastic Jesus did we give it our greatest shot.
— Justin Gerber
Editor’s Word: Through the years, we’ve spoken to Wayne Coyne about his band’s discography. You could find his ideas on choose albums included all through this characteristic.