Album: The Flaming Lips & Stardeath and White Dwarfs, The Dark Side of the Moon (Warner Bros)
The tribute album is often damned by the diffidence of disciples wary of offending against their holy musical text.
Not so for The Flaming Lips and Stardeath And White Dwarfs (the psych-rock combo led by Wayne Coyne's nephew Dennis), whose berserker take on Pink Floyd's globe-girdling meditation on money and madness is roughshod enough to make Henry Rollins' vocal contributions the project's most restrained aspect. The Floyd's thoughtful design of "Breathe", for instance, is laid waste by lysergic derangement and distorted guitars, while "On The Run" is all juddering waves of helicopter synth and keening guitar. The most sensitive treatment is reserved for, "Us And Them", on which Wayne Coyne's vulnerable voice proves perfect for the task.
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