January 30, 2023

This function 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 approach of some beers. This time, we kind by way of the most effective and worst of Wayne Coyne’s spongy, gooey thoughts.

A biology class dissection is often a simple, albeit squeamish, course of to get by way of. The animal is lengthy useless, and all it’s important 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 possibly can’t get a great 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 a substitute of eradicating organs you take away a USB drive.

The biology instructor would absolutely be fired for losing faculty funds on gummy sweet as a substitute of the true 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 related methods over the previous few years, from gummy skulls to chocolate hearts. Resulting from 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 effectively.

To ensure that us to dissect the true-blue band of fearless freaks, we would have liked 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: Over time, we’ve spoken to Wayne Coyne about his band’s discography. Yow will discover his ideas on choose albums included all through this function.

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