The Flaming Lips are very respectful of their psychedelic roots. They have covered Pink Floyd’s classic album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ in its entirety (also releasing it in a limited edition). They have also covered whole albums of King Crimson and The Stone Roses (!).
Our favorite modern-day psychedelic surrealists, has also covered another of the late Sixties’ most popular psychedelic band, The Beatles on several occasions. It fits them, they’re good at it and we have “dug up” several examples. There has long been a rumor (or maybe more than a rumor) that the Flaming Lips will cover the entire Sgt. Pepper album.
They have a very strong leaning towards John Lennon, he is after all seen as the more “psychedelic” songwriter in The Beatles.
I could not find Tomorrow Never Knows, even though I know they have played it…
The Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon – Lucy in the sky with diamonds (Letterman):
The Flaming Lips – I am the walrus:
The Flaming Lips – All you need is love (audio from the album The Terror):
The Flaming Lips featuring Nels Cline – I Want You (She’s So Heavy):
The Flaming Lips – Strawberry Fields (live, New Years eve,2011/2012):
The Flaming Lips with Reggie Watts: A Day In The Life (Bridge school benefit, October 21, 2012):
The Flaming Lips – Happiness is a Warm Gun:
The Flaming Lips – Dear Prudence (Belly Up Aspen CO 12-31-2013):
The Flaming Lips – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (mediocre sound, but what the heck):
They have also done Revolution but I could not find it anywhere…
In October 2014:
With a Little Help from My Fwends is the fifteenth studio album by the American rock band The Flaming Lips. It is a track-for-track tribute to The Beatles albumSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was released on October 27, 2014, through Warner Bros. Records. All proceeds from record sales will go to the Bella Foundation, an organization in Oklahoma City that helps provide veterinary care to needy pet owners. The lead single from the album, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, features vocals from Miley Cyrus
All songs written and composed by Lennon–McCartney except “Within You Without You”, by George Harrison.
1. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost & J Mascis 2:45
2. “With a Little Help from My Friends” Black Pus & Autumn Defense 3:33
3. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” Miley Cyrus & Moby 5:41
4. “Getting Better” Dr. Dog, Chuck Inglish & Morgan Delt 4:07
5. “Fixing a Hole” Electric Würms 3:48
6. “She’s Leaving Home” Phantogram, Julianna Barwick & Spaceface 3:12
7. “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer & Sunbears! 2:34
8. “Within You Without You” Birdflower & Morgan Delt 4:39
9. “When I’m Sixty-Four” Def Rain & Pitchwafuzz 3:19
10. “Lovely Rita” Tegan and Sara & Stardeath and White Dwarfs 4:18
11. “Good Morning Good Morning” Zorch, Grace Potter & Treasure Mammal 3:14
12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” Foxygen & Ben Goldwasser 5:14
13. “A Day in the Life” Miley Cyrus & New Fumes 4:55