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4ZZZ want Flaming Lips forZaireeka

The announcement of Flaming Lips for Harvest festival has got everyone excited, but none moreso than local Bris radio station 4ZZZ. The station have started a petition to get the band to join the Grave Architecture show (late Saturday/early Sunday). And they’re not stopping there.

4ZZZ want to be the first radio station in the world to play the Lips’ 1997 record Zaireeka, in its entirety. This may not sound like much, until you realise that the album was recorded and released on 4 seperate cds, designed to be played simultaneously. The sound from the four recordings interplay with one another, creating juxtaposed sounds.

The station are hoping the band will join them to discuss the infamous album, and hope to get Brisbane’s music crowd behind them. To get the Lips to the show, you can sign the petition or Like the Facebook page (or both).

The Flaming Lips play the Harvest Festival in Brisbane, Botanical Gardens, Saturday 19 November.

Check out FL’s interview with Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, or listen to a preview of their planned six hour song.

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themhumm

themhumm said on the 30th Aug, 2011

Help bring The Flaming Lips to 4ZZZ Radio Brisbane

Four Triple Zed are on a quest to get the awe inspiring Flaming Lips to come into the station following their performance at Harvest Festival in Brisbane to play their 4cd masterpiece Zaireeka (which requires all 4cds to be played simultaneously to hear the album!) for the first time on radio.

As this album is art, we want the artist to help us deliver their art to the masses for the first time

How we do this is up to the lips entirely! We have several different ideas to bring this gem to life.

We are trying to open the gates of communication by first showing how much the band we all love them here in Australia

Please sign our petition at...

www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/bringthelipstozed

It literally only takes a second to leave your name and you will be helping out an awesome cause!

Plus you can win prizes (details to come)

Come on, Bring The Lips to ZED!

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themhumm

themhumm said on the 31st Aug, 2011

Might be a bit quicker then expected!

Facebook 'like' system coming soon

Please sign!

http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/bringthelipstozed

Lizbot

Lizbot said on the 31st Aug, 2011



(which requires all 4cds to be played simultaneously to hear the album!)

What the fuck?

themhumm

themhumm said on the 31st Aug, 2011



Haha, Thats Zaireeka.

You have to sync up and play all 4cds at the same time on 4 different cd players in order to hear the album properly

hears some more info, good despite it being from wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaireeka

Lizbot

Lizbot said on the 31st Aug, 2011

Right, I wonder if they have some sort of listenable single version. It would be inferior of course but how is that even going to be commercially viable?

Lizbot

Lizbot said on the 31st Aug, 2011

Well if I read the link first...

radical_man

radical_man said on the 31st Aug, 2011

It's a good idea. Could makes a 4zzz presenteres eats a Zinger Burger, gets a flaming lips on a Beverly Hills 90210.

Then a "Scrumfeeder" will or woulds a sing "I don't want no KFC, I don't want no colonel burgers, fuck that!" on a four triples zed.

Scrumfeeder and a flaming lips could punch their faces LIVE ON THE AIR!!!!!

Could Works for NASA and he has an too much "acid"

radical_man

radical_man said on the 31st Aug, 2011

For example: The Goddard a space flight centre

themhumm

themhumm said on the 31st Aug, 2011

It's a good idea. Could makes a 4zzz presenteres eats a Zinger Burger, gets a flaming lips on a Beverly Hills 90210.

Then a "Scrumfeeder" will or woulds a sing "I don't want no KFC, I don't want no colonel burgers, fuck that!" on a four triples zed.

Scrumfeeder and a flaming lips could punch their faces LIVE ON THE AIR!!!!!

Could Works for NASA and he has an too much "acid"

Haha, well sign I can see it happening!

themhumm

themhumm said on the 31st Aug, 2011



their is a couple of bootlegs getting about of it but yeah not the same.

We are thinking of doing a broadcast version were you would need two or more radios!

themhumm

themhumm said on the 4th Sep, 2011

In this day and age people are all digital

Thats why we have upgraded to facebook!

please 'like' our page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-The-Flaming-Lips-to-4ZZZ/169246946486895

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grattan

grattan said on the 2nd Nov, 2011

Brisbane's 4ZzZ FM have been successful in their quest to get Wayne Coyne of THE FLAMING LIPS into their studios to orchestrate an on-air playing of their nearly unbroadcastable four-discs-simultaneously album Zaireeka. They need 160 volunteers with iPhones to make it work and will be choosing from people who signed the petition they presented to Coyne and those who ‘like’ them on Facebook. More guests and orchestra conductors will be announced over the coming weeks, along with the date and location of the event.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 2nd Nov, 2011

Fucking sick. Awesome work, Brisvegans!

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 2nd Nov, 2011

Can someone explain the whole 160 people with iPhones bit?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 2nd Nov, 2011

hahaha thats fucking wicked they pulled this off

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 2nd Nov, 2011

Good work. I hope this all runs smoothly.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 2nd Nov, 2011

fuck yes!

i won a CD because I was the 400th person to sign the petition.

themhumm

themhumm said on the 2nd Nov, 2011



Yes I can shed some light on this!

What 4ZZZ are hoping to do is a take on the Flaming Lips Boombox/carpark experiments of 96/97 Where a group of people gathered and played a collection of tracks all at the same time.

The use of the iphone is the next technological step in these experiments and 4ZZZ are rounding up 160 people with iphones to be split into four groups of four and each group will have a different disc of the four cd Zaireeka on their iphone.

Each group will be placed onto seperate level of a building and will all play the discs of Zaireeka simultaneously. Thus creating a living breathing musical building.

Wayne Coyne is coming in to act as the master of ceremonies with a number of currently unnamed groups coming in to act as conductors to each 'orchestra'

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 2nd Nov, 2011

i really want to be one of the people that hang's out with wayne coyne at 4ZZZ.

i only have one tattoo on my body and this is it.
http://oi41.tinypic.com/25jff3p.jpg

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 2nd Nov, 2011

Ahahaha did you get that overseas? Pretty awesome imo