Void (Video Overview In Declaration): The Flaming Lips 1992-2005

My only complaint about The Fearless Freaks DVD (the recently released documentary of the Flaming Lips) is that it didn’t contain any of their music videos. Well, here they are, all their promotional music clips on one convenient DVD. My favorite here would have to be “Waiting For Superman,” where a kid dons a cape and makes all the blood from lead singer Wayne Coyne’s gushing head wound return to his melon. The early stuff is primitive, with the band just goofing around, but “She Don’t Use Jelly” shows what Coyne (who often directs the videos) was capable of with a budget. In George Salisbury’s especially experimental clip for “Are You a Hypnotist,” it seems like the camera lens was attached to a rubber band.