“On this edition of All Songs Considered,” Bob Boilen wrote recently, “I have a conversation with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, and the subject is drugs.” Cool!
Of course, this is all in the context of the Lips’ new LP American Head. According to Boilen, “The songs, written by Coyne, Steven Drozd and the band, weave both real-life experiences with fiction, often depicting the sadness and tragedy of drug use. In this conversation, Wayne Coyne speaks to the tragic loss of friends, the impact on families and how the contemplative and thrilling sounds of this record came to be. It all began with an unlikely inspiration: the death of musician Tom Petty.” Listen, and find video embeds of American Head‘s druggiest songs, here.