Flaming Lips - "War Pigs" (live 5-21-2006)
If you were reading here a few weeks ago, you saw me rave a bit about how great the Flaming Lips were at Atlanta's Centennial Park on May 21. I'd seen them a few times before, but the scope of their show at a large festival was almost overwhelming. I've since gotten a recording of the whole show, but what I'd like to share today is the encore that was a great end to the night -- the Lips' cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs." I hadn't seen the Langerado setlist yet at the time, so it was a surprise to me.
The Flaming Lips - War Pigs [Black Sabbath cover; live 5-21-2006; Centennial Park, Atlanta, GA]
For the .flac junkies, the full show is available at dimeadozen.org.
I'm loving the Boy Least Likely To cover of George Michael's "Faith." The breakdown at about the 2:00 mark is awesome. Grab it at You Ain't No Picasso.
Cubs fans note that Rick Sutcliffe will be singing "Take Me out to the Ballgame" at tomorrow's game at Wrigley. Here's hoping he comes up and makes a drunken spectacle of himself again. Also note that 22 years ago today the Cubbies acquired Sutcliffe from the Cleveland Indians before he went 16-1 the remainder of the season, won the Cy Young Award, and nearly led the Cubs to the World Series. Thanks, Red. You big lush.