Thursday, March 22, 2007

Lips to Broadway

Who would've thunk while seeing the Lips in 1987 at the Top Hat in Newport complete with lasers, smoke machines and loads of drugs, that they'd ever have a show on Broadway?

From the article:
The show will be based on songs from the album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and elsewhere in the Lips' catalogue. For a hint as to how the narrative will sashay around them, over to singer Wayne Coyne:

"There's the real world and then there's this fantastical world. This girl, the Yoshimi character, is dying of something. And these two guys are battling to come visit her in the hospital. And as one of the boyfriends envisions trying to save the girl, he enters this other dimension where Yoshimi is this Japanese warrior and the pink robots are an incarnation of her disease. It's almost like the disease has to win in order for her soul to survive. Or something like that."

Which you have to admit is somewhat more imaginative than the plots of Mamma Mia or We Will Rock You.

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