The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne explains idea behind 'Dark Side Of The Moon' April Fool's Day prank

The band claimed to have made an album to play alongside the Pink Floyd classic

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne explains idea behind 'Dark Side Of The Moon' April Fool's Day prank

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The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne has explained the idea behind the group's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' April Fool's Day prank, Pitchfork reports.

The band had announced they were to release an album called 'Flaming Side Of The Moon', which was designed to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd's classic record. On Tuesday (April 1), they revealed it to be a hoax via a video created with the website Funny Or Die.

Posting on Instagram, Coyne explained: "The Flaming Side of The Moon started off as a very clever and obvious and possibly stupid joke by the genius writers at Funny Or Die. We talked about possible ways it could go. We did one take of the companion piece of music."

Of the making of the record, he continued: "They let us do whatever we wanted but they also suggested ( which may have been funny as well ) that we could just be bored or over analytical and just talk over it..We all played without actually be able to really hear each other... we ended up doing an abstract formless thang that,yes,plays well along side Pink Floyd's marvelous thang but , I believe , and this is just by accident, it also stands as a strange, emotional, free-form expressionistic peice of music on its own..[sic]"

Meanwhile, The Flaming Lips have recruited the likes of MGMT, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala for a remake of The Beatles' album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Cyrus will appear on the album alongside MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden with a remake of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'.

'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' will be the latest record in The Flaming Lips' project of covering classic albums in full having previously covered The Stone Roses' debut album as well as King Crimson's 'In The Court Of The Crimson King'. Earlier this year the band covered 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' alongside Sean Lennon on US TV show Letterman.

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