Silver Trembling Hands

A classic Lips freakout with nods to Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd: screams, harp arpeggios and a bass line that bears down like a speeding trucker while Wayne Coyne sings about a girl who sees scary stuff, except – cue mellow soul-fusion guitar chords – when "she's hiiiii-iiiigh." Like 2009 compressed into 3:59.

This story is from the August 20th, 2009 issue of Rolling Stone.

From The Archives Issue 1085: August 20, 2009