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The Flaming Lips just carried out the greatest April Fools’ joke ever

on April 01, 2014, 12:25pm

Remember that guy who initially theorized that The Flaming Lips’ new Dark Side of the Moon companion album, Flaming Side of the Moon, was just a big ol’ April Fools’ Day joke? Well, I was right.

While Flaming Side of the Moon is a real album that definitely syncs with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side (we tried it out for ourselves yesterday), it’s part of a larger ruse carried out by the good folks at Funny or Die. Today, on April 1st, the comedy website exposed itself as the album’s “producer” and also revealed a series of accompanying videos revealing the band’s ulterior motive: after 30 years, they’re finally ready to sell out.

As you’ll see, they’ve enlisted the help of Fred Armisen, Jon Daly, and Michael Bay, and even created a spoof article in New York Magazine. The band also has its own cereal line. We’re laughing out loud as we wipe the egg off our face.

To prove the album is in fact real, Funny or Die has also shared a full 43-minute video from the recording session.

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Ezequiel
April 1, 2014 at 10:20 pm

“It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke after all”, in your own words.

Derek
April 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

These videos (aka commercials) are NOT funny. The Lips need to focus more on their music and less on gimmicks, because they’re music as of late has been disappointing.

Stormtrooper
April 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Steven Drozd for president!

alexjamestaylor
April 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Reblogged this on alexjamestaylor and commented:

YES FLAMING LIPS