The Flaming Lips

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2009 (The 2010 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2027 (ranked #269) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
She Don't Use Jelly (1993)
Do You Realize? (2002)
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1 (2002)

The Flaming Lips @ Wikipedia

The Flaming Lips Videos

Will The Flaming Lips be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


20 comments so far (post your own)

Original, innovative, and very much unlike any band out there... oh, yeah, and the crazygonuts live performances.

Posted by bleedin' quadrophenic on Thursday, 01.4.07 @ 20:31pm

Absolutely! Unique and theatrical... and they're getting better with age. Mesmerizing, heavy, and at the same time soaring and always a bit odd.

Inovation? Check!

Influence? Check!

Talent? Check!

Catalog of cool music? CHECK CHECK!

Yoshimi vs. the Pink Robots is a gift from the music Gods!

Posted by lightninli on Sunday, 01.7.07 @ 00:59am

The sheer scope and ambition of Zaireeka get them in. A totally innovative and unique project, unlike anything attempted before or since. I'd hesitate to call them the best band of the past fifteen years, but they are without a doubt the most innovative, and that's what the institution is supposed to be looking at.

Posted by Kit on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 14:29pm

Who are these guys? Who listens to them? WHY listen to them? So you can put on an animal head when they come to play? Please... let's get serious. They are a campy group of junior college professors. They don't deserve to be in the Hall anymore than LaToya Jackson does.

Posted by mark on Friday, 03.2.07 @ 00:06am

"They don't deserve to be in the Hall anymore than LaToya Jackson does."

I take it you haven't heard "The Soft Bulletin."

Posted by Mike on Friday, 03.9.07 @ 06:21am

The Lips were mentioned in a list of bands that will be "definitly" deserving of induction in USA today, even though most people only know them for "She Don't Use Jelly" or "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song". I mean "Zaireeka" alone. Wow.

Posted by Ryan Gibbs on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 13:57pm

They define "innovative". What a fun, original, fascinating and unexpected paragon of creativity. They absolutely belong in the Hall.

Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 06.1.07 @ 17:12pm

2010 looks like a good year.

Posted by William on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 15:54pm

"2010 looks like a good year."

William, do you mean just in general for eligibles or for The Lips chances?

Posted by shawn mc on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 17:05pm

In general. Faith No More, Dinosaur Jr., MBV...And that's just my personal favorites.

Posted by William on Monday, 06.4.07 @ 17:22pm

One good album should not put you in the hall

Posted by Ben on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 09:43am

1) That's retarded. If it's an innovative and influential enough album, yeah, it could.

2) They have several.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 10:23am

Great band; love their music. Innovative - yes, well constructed songs - yes, influence - minimal in the eyes of the listening world, commercial success - minimal. If they do make it into the Hall, it will be well after I am dead. It is not happening in our lifetime and unfortunately that is just a fact. I think the RRHoF should be burned down!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Frankie on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 09:34am

Definately deserve to be in. Fantastic band! BTW, I am a junior college professor.

Posted by Mike Clovis on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 15:35pm

"One good album should not put you in the hall"

well that's cool, because the lips have at least 6 good albums, they've been fairly consistent since In A Priest Driven Ambulance, imo.

AWWTM is pile of shit, but whatever... I have high hopes for Embryonic.

Posted by Kyle on Sunday, 08.9.09 @ 19:25pm

think so...

Posted by quota on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 10:43am

just heard the Flaming Lips (mostly Wayne Coyne) got involved in a kerfluffle out Oklahomey way. Gov. Fallin's daughter is in a band & made mistake of wearing an Indian headdress. Big no no in a stae that has alot of Indians. The Indians got on her about it & at a recent music festival protested her band's set. She did not like that & also Wayne Coyne was seen dissing protesters too.

The drummer for Flaming Lips went on record as saying that wearing the Indian stuff & then slamming the protesters was very un-cool & he was promptly fired from band.

Am supposed to see them in 12 or so days at The Hangout. Did not think Wayne was that douchy.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 05.5.14 @ 09:22am

The Lips are one of my favourite bands. That's quite unfortunate.

Oh well, I still enjoy watching Woody Allen's films. This makes no difference in how I perceive them as artists.

Posted by rockstar23 on Tuesday, 05.6.14 @ 00:23am

Agree, Rockstar, I'm going to see them at one of these festivals. Will still buy albums, if I like the music.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 05.6.14 @ 07:26am

Finally saw these guys at Bonnaroo. They played at midnight on the Which Stage. Jeezus, what a stage show! It is hard to describe, but the band took the stage & out came extras in giant rubber mushroom & rainbow costumes. Wayne started out playing guitar, but he soon ditched it & was vocals only from that time on. Started out wearing a bodysuit that looked like a person would look if you removed all their skin. Also with a pair of butterfly wings on back. rest of band wore wacky outfits, but his was the wackiest. They had giant cannons that shot confetti up into the air (looked wild when you would watch it all come down) and the stage was draped in long white cables that colored lights would move up & down, plus a video screen at back of stage. As much visual stimulation as you would want. Also had a giant butterfly & aliens come out & dance around. These props would obscure the band members from time to time.

As for the music, I personally think 'The W.A.N.D.' is their only decent song. they played it (yay). They need that stage spe4ctacular, as their music is generally meh (IMO). I am going to see them once more this year & I'll give them another chance, but I must confess I was reconsidering my vote for them in our Rock Hall Projected project.

Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 06.20.14 @ 15:01pm

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