Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne announced today that he will do a three-city record store tour this week, including a stop in San Francisco, with a limited edition of the Flaming Lips’ debut release.
Coyne will visit Aquarius Records in the Mission at 5pm on April 3 with an “extremely” limited edition of the Flaming Lips self-titled debut EP, first released in 1984. The limited-edition EP includes a life-size solid white chocolate skull with a gold coin that will allow admission to any Flaming Lips headlining show in the world. The EP will also be available as a 12-inch with green vinyl and signed by Coyne. It was last available on vinyl in 1986.
Expect a huge crowd of Lips fans and a long line to get into the small store. The two other record store stops are stores in Long Beach and San Diego, today and tomorrow, respectively.
In other Lips news, the band released a digital-only recording last week designed to accompany Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon. With Flaming Side of the Moon, listeners are encouraged to listen to both releases in unison (Alan Parsons’ qudraphonic LP mix is recommended, but an edition will do).
The album also syncs perfectly with the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, according the band. Stay trippy, Wayne!