The Flaming Lips at Maxwell's (07-17-1987)


On July 17, 1987 Oklahoma City's The Flaming Lips played at Maxwell's! The group opened for Portland punk legends The Wipers, but I unfortunately do not have a tape of their set =(. Anyway, The Flaming Lips sounded much different at this point in their career than what most people would expect from this band.  In 1987, the group released their second LP "Oh MY Gawd!!!," a punk-infused, neo-psychdelic, noisey sounding album that included some fun weird tracks like a distorted looped cover of the Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows." The Lips actually opened their set with this interested Fab Four cover!

Set list:

  1. Tomorrow Never Knows (Beatles cover)
  2. One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning
  3. Just Like Before
  4. With You
  5. Maximum Dream for Evil Knievel
  6. Charlie Manson Blues
  7. Communication Breakdown (Led Zeppelin cover)
  8. Unplugged
  9. Staring at Sound
  10. Scratchin' the Door
  11. Dazed and Confused (Jake Holmes cover)