The Flaming Lips Cover The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

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Have you ever wanted some of Ke$ha's blood, but you were afraid to ask? Fortunately, now you can purchase a "blood vinyl" edition of The Flaming Lips' Heady Fwends Record Store Day exclusive double LP. For the small sum of $2,500, you can own one of 10 copies that features the encased blood of Erykah Badu, Bon Iver and yes, Ke$ha. It's further evidence that Wayne Coyne is off his rocker, along with these gummy fetuses.

The Flaming Lips, along with artists including Saint Etienne, Supergrass' Gaz Coombes and The Charlatans' Tim Burgess, were selected by UK music mag Mojo to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys. Pet Sounds Revisited gives the band's landmark album a thorough redo, particularly the Lips' rendition of "God Only Knows."

On the surface, it's straightforward take on the song, but once you add the flickering, groaning guitar and crank the reverb on the vocals up to 11, you've got prototypical Flaming Lips weirdness. Mike Love's hat just hovered above his head and did a 360.

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