As previously reported, The Flaming Lips’ Record Store Day compilation, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, features collaborations with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bon Iver, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Nick Cave, My Morning Jackets Jim James, and Neon Indan, among others. As Psych Explorations of the Future Heart points out, a few copies of the record will also pack these collaborators’ blood. (Don’t ask surprised.)
“What Im going to try to do and Im collecting stuff for it as we speak is Im going to try to make a record that has every persons blood in the record, Lips mastermind Wayne Coyne explained to MTV Hive. I dont have everybodys blood just yet, but I collected quite a few vials of blood and its actually sitting in my refrigerator as we speak.
Coyne added he’s taking the “same concept” of a picture disk and putting “little bits of everybodys blood in the middle of this record. Like a glass specimen thing.” He didn’t say whose blood he’s already collected, but noted that only “five or six [copies] will be made and will likely be sold to…interested rich Flaming Lips people.
Check out the compliation’s tracklist below, along with the Lips and Neon Indian’s track “Is David Bowie Dying?”.
The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends Tracklist:
01. 2012 (feat. Ke$ha and Biz Markie)
02. Ashes In The Air (feat. Bon Iver)
03. Helping The Retarded To Know God (feat. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
04. Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (feat. Prefuse 73)
05. Children Of The Moon (feat. Tame Impala)
06. That Aint My Trip (feat. Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
07. You, Man? Human? (feat. Nick Cave)
08. Im Working At NASA On Acid (feat. Lightning Bolt)
09. Do It! (feat. Yoko Ono)
10. Is David Bowie Dying? (feat. Neon Indian)
11. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (feat. Erykah Badu)
12. Thunder Drops (feat. New Fumes)
13. I Dont Want You To Die (feat. Chris Martin of Coldplay)