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THE FLAMING LIPS Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 2 Jul 0....

Anyone who saw their mind- boggling show two years ago will know that a Flaming Lips concert is more than just a gig, it’s a full-on assault on the senses. When it comes to putting on a show and attention to detail, this inventive,

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add to what is already a sensational event, and this showing sees them :".(ll(} rock“ :les-er‘es; a :ie' £1:.fl€:"fi-fi‘:. out -:;-xcru<:!a°.:iig to" t'ie listener. It takes; a pushing the boat out even further. the temporary absence t>‘ '..".-Zl-.." l(:;i(l spectao. a" :i'egree o‘ arrogance on the Where else would you get balloons full of fake snow bursting over-head? gt; 'a 53'. deem". i‘e’i: 'i‘..<:n out f"-:‘; r group's; ca". to iii" 1:! 2'33; "aphisai‘. on a

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explosion footage and a heart-wrenching, melodramatic version of Kylie’s .

‘Can’t Get You Out or My Head’? gl’gi’xsm AND THE Nowhere else, that’s where. And while this might all sound like too much BANSHEES

froth, not enough substance, it simply isn’t. Songs like ‘Waitin’ for a Barrow/land, Glasgow. Fri 5 Jul

Superman’, ‘Race for the Prize’ and superb newie ‘Do you Realise?’ are ....

genuine lump-in-the-throat moments, and the band’s set tonight is littered

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