With a Little Help from My Fwends is the second main album of the "Fwends" series by American rock band the Flaming Lips. It is a track-for-track tribute to the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was released on October 27, 2014, through Warner Bros. All proceeds from record sales will go to the Bella Foundation, an organization in Oklahoma City that helps provide veterinary care to needy pet owners.
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The Flaming Lips and pals remake the Beatles Sgt Pepper’s – and it’s Miley Cyrus who provides the only real fun, writes Jon Dennis. Their approach is to drench the Beatles’ basic song structures in all manner of disorienting 21st-century effects
On an album-length cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Flaming Lips' playful streak gets undercut with moments of abrasiveness and aggression - and detours down strange side roads. Last year's pulverizing and strangely pretty The Terror was often punishingly uncompromising, but With A Little Help From My Fwends tackles its impossible task with a comparatively light touch.
The Flaming Lips‘ track-for-track tribute to the Beatles‘ 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, aptly titled With a Little Help From My Fwends, will see release on October 28th via Warner Bros. Go Inside the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus’ Unlikely Collaboration. Pepper’s cut for With a Little Help From My Fwends. Along with Cyrus (who also sings on A Day in the Life ) and Moby, the album features contributions from Flaming Lips side project Electric Würms, and other musicians. It’s really just a lot of great friends of mine who are all contributing, Coyne told Rolling Stone about the project. Sometimes it’s two groups doing a song; sometimes it’s one.
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But The Flaming Lips aren’t just any old band of drug casualties with a crazy dream – what comes across here is that they’re massive Beatles fans who want to pay tribute to the genius of the original recordings by means of playful deconstruction. They’ve roped in their weirdest friends to help them do it, too. If you’ve ever thought that what the ‘Sgt Peppe. title track needed was a stupendous guitar solo from Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, then you’re in luck. The first truly breathtaking moment comes three tracks in, when a gorgeous, woozy voice starts intoning ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’