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Simon says

As The Flaming Lips release a new album, Simon remembers first meeting Wayne Coyne

Oh My Gawd! The Flaming Lips. When I started doing the record label from the Cocteau Twins’ studio in 1997, I didn’t have much of a clue, and if you’d told me then that we would be releasing records by Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips I’d have laughed you out of town.

Even back then, I was a huge fan of both and I remember well the year we began Bella Union, the Lips released Zaireeka, a four-disc set where you had to play each disc on a separate CD machine at the same time to get the desired effect. Like the 24 Hour Song released in 2011 for Halloween in a limited edition of 13 copies on a thumb drive encased in a real human skull, this was clearly not a band interested in chart positions or commercial endeavour.

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