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The Flaming Lips

The Dark Side of the Moon

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February 18, 2010

Just past midnight on January 1st, with confetti cannons exploding, the Flaming Lips launched into a raucous cover of Pink Floyd's 1973 bedroom-spliff warhorse, The Dark Side of the Moon. Sounds like it was fun – more so than this recorded version. There are some cool takes here: a dark, disco "On the Run," a Henry Rollins-assisted "Speak to Me/Breathe" that comes with a psychedelic guitar freakout. But nobody needed to hear Peaches yowling on "The Great Gig in the Sky," and Wayne Coyne and crew sound strangely constrained on this one. It's not all their fault: The original Dark Side of the Moon has more dull spots than you remember.

This story is from the February 18th, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone.

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