Thursday, May 19, 2005

Bitter much, Gibby?

From hartford advocate review of the Flaming Lips DVD:

When the band first started in 1983 they were a chaotic and amateurish act, but one that knew how to use ear-killing volume and blinding light shows to dramatic effect.

"We thought of ourselves as being some no-talent derivative of some kind of hillbilly punk version of the Who," says Coyne. "I'm proud that we were enthusiastic and even though we had no musical talent, we did it with spirit."

Some of the most cutting and critical comments in the film come from the mouth of Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes, after whom the Lips admittedly modeled many of their early stage tricks, like singing through a megaphone and splashing alcohol into an upturned cymbal and lighting it on fire. "They stole our sound. They imitate us. Wayne wishes he was me," says Haynes.


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