Sunday, April 1, 2007

Yoshimi Battles Broadway

Entertainment Weekly reports that the Flaming Lips' 2002 musical masterpiece, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, is being turned into an actual musical... slated for Broadway. Could this actually happen? Considering the heavy hitters being mentioned alongside this project, the answer is absolutely. I'm incredibly curious about this endeavor and look forward to following it's progress. Yoshimi is certainly an album that conjures up some interesting imagery.

Article By Michael Endelman [EW]

The Great White Way will never be the same: In an exclusive interview, Wayne Coyne, lead singer of the Flaming Lips, told that the psych-rock band will team up with acclaimed TV writer and show creator Aaron Sorkin to turn the group's 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots into a Broadway musical.

Sorkin's reps confirmed on Tuesday (March 20) that the West Wing creator has officially signed on to write the musical's script. ''Maybe that means they'll need to build a stage with lots of hallways on it,'' joked Coyne of Sorkin's fondness for walking-and-talking characters.

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One of the most moving, most emotional, most beautiful songs to come out this decade is the Lips' 'Do You Realize' off of the aforementioned Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots album. Listen here:

You can also view Beck's acoustic cover of this track from Bonnaroo 2006 on YouTube.

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