The Flaming Lips release video for Dinosaurs On The Mountain

Flaming Lips
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The Flaming Lips have released a video for Dinosaurs On The Mountain. The song is taken from the band's upcoming new album American Head, which will be released through Bella Union on September 11. You can watch the video in full below.

“Even though The Flaming Lips are from Oklahoma we never thought of ourselves as an American band," explains frontman Wayne Coyne. "I know growing up (when I was like six or seven years old) in Oklahoma I was never influenced by, or was very aware of any musicians from Oklahoma. We mostly listened to the Beatles and my mother loved Tom Jones (this is in the 60’s)... it wasn’t till I was about 10 or 11 that my older brothers would know a few of the local musician dudes.

"So... for most of our musical life we’ve kind of thought of ourselves as coming from ‘Earth’... not really caring where we were actually from. So for the first time in our musical life we began to think of ourselves as ‘AN AMERICAN BAND’… telling ourselves that it would be our identity for our next creative adventure. We had become a seven-piece ensemble and were beginning to feel more and more of a kinship with groups that have a lot of members in them. We started to think of classic American bands like The Grateful Dead and Parliament-Funkadelic and how maybe we could embrace this new vibe."

The album will include the previously released single Flowers Of Neptune 6 (opens in new tab), and My Religion Is You. American Head will include a total of 13 tracks, with God And The Policeman featuring a guest appearance from country star Kasey Musgraves.

 

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.