Is your evening wide open? Like, totally free? If you’ve got a quarter of a day to kill, the Flaming Lips’ six-hour song made its way onto the internet yesterday. Titled “I Found This Star On the Ground,” the song isn’t pithy, to say the least. It’s a looping, stoner-friendly cut that frontman Wayne Coyne told Rolling Stone “It’s like the Velvet Underground meets Super Mario Brothers.”
The physical edition of the album was only available for a day at Jackpot Records in Portland, Ore. An eBay post says that only 11 of the packages were made, although this hasn’t been confirmed. The package included a toy called a “Strobo Trip.” Coyne said this about the toy and song in his Rolling Stone interview:
“I mean, I don’t know if you could play with it for six hours, but it’s kind of meant so that kids can like, take LSD and play with it. You know, that’s kind of our intention, so that people buy it at like a festival, and then go back to their parents’ and take some acid and play with it all night. So it’s a song you can play while you’re sitting at your computer, you plug it in and it plays all night.”
Flaming Lips’ fan site Slow Nerve Action uploaded the monster of a song, which you can listen to below via Soundcloud.
The Flaming Lips – I Found a Star On the Ground [Part One of Three] by Slow•Nerve•Action 3
The Flaming Lips – I Found a Star On the Ground [Part Two of Three] by Slow•Nerve•Action 2
The Flaming Lips – I Found a Star On the Ground [Part Three of Three] by Slow•Nerve•Action