The Flaming Lips have always displayed their “whatever we feel like” ethos proudly. Major Lip Wayne Coyne tells Music Radar that has something to do with a history of following progressive rock. He listed his top prog albums including works by Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson, about whose In the Court of the Crimson King he notes:
The first song is 21st Century Schizoid Man, and it’s such a stellar, freaky track. You don’t really think of it as being made by these incredibly high-minded musicians; you just go, ‘Wow, that’s fucking insane!’
Read all of Coyne’s picks and comments at Music Radar.