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At Okeechobee Music Festival, the Flaming Lips will perform a Fergie-inspired national anthem

At Okeechobee Music Festival, the Flaming Lips will perform a Fergie-inspired national anthem

While walking his dog Daisy two years ago, Wayne Coyne, the joyfully mad frontman of rock band the Flaming Lips, heard a chorus of croaking frogs along the creek behind his home in Oklahoma City, and immediately considered its song potential. The eyes of the frogs glowed a sinister red, “like demon eyes,” Coyne recalls. Inspiration struck, yielding “Listening to the Frogs With Demon Eyes,” an acid trip of a song combining ambient frog noises, sputtering drum machines and Coyne’s reedy vocals.

“It implies something much more sinister and mysterious, but that it came from such a normal, dorky reality made it perfect for me,” Coyne says of the song, which appears on the Flaming Lips’...

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