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Watch Yoko Ono and The Flaming Lips on Letterman

on October 03, 2013, 7:54am

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Yoko Ono and The Flaming Lips have a long history as collaborators, spanning a couple New Year’s shows, a split EP, a track on The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends collection, and even a Christmas single. For their latest collaboration, The Flaming Ono appeared together on Late Show with David Letterman, where they performed Ono’s spoken-word anti-war protest, “Chesire Cat Cry”. Ono contentiously yelled “Stopped the violence, stop the war,” Coyne spent most the performance draped in a black sheet, setting off a megaphone’s siren, and Letterman seemed to sum it all up best, saying, “It’s fun when you leave the theater humming the music from the show.” Replay below.

Ono’s new album, Take Me To The Land Of Hell, is out now via Chimera (orders are ongoing). Meanwhile, the Lips are prepping two EPs: a split with Tame Impala and another inspired by the forthcoming Ender’s Game film. They’re also touring the country with Tame Impala and you can read our report of their NYC show here.

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