Experimental rockers The Flaming Lips have a history of pushing the vinyl envelope, and frontman Wayne Coyne has yet another novel idea involving a contribution from Miley Cyrus.
In an interview with NME published Thursday (May 31), Coyne revealed his most coveted scheme to follow up previous quirky vinyl creations. Their 2012 Record Store Day release grotesquely included the actual blood of collaborators in the packaging, including Kesha and Erykah Badu. 2018 saw a more sane approach, in which the band crafted their own Dogfish Head beer to be pressed with the vinyl. Up next in Coyne’s outlandish imagination: a record pressed with Cyrus’ urine.
“You can’t really up the ante too much from human blood,” Coyne told NME. “The beer was made especially for the Flaming Lips and has our influence in its taste and color. That’s not as insane as having a little bit of Erykah Badu, and Chris Martin’s blood in your records. Probably not as insane as that, but still pretty great. The next record we were talking about releasing was the Miley Cyrus and the Dead Petz record. We’d get a good amount of Miley’s pee and mix it with some glitter and put that in. I think that would up the ante. Don’t you?”
Aside from producing, writing and recording 2015’s Dead Petz together, Coyne and the rest of the Lips have a strong (and undoubtedly kooky) musical bond with Cyrus. The rock star mentioned to Billboard in 2017 that he spoke with the “Malibu” singer “all the time,” and she can be heard featured on “We a Famly,” the psychedelic closer on the Lips’ fourteenth studio album, Oczy Mlody.
Cyrus also musically collaborated with Coyne back in 2014 by contributing to their album With a Little Help From My Fwends, a trippy track-for-track tribute to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. We’ll just have to wait to see if they’re close enough fwends for Cyrus to donate a urine sample.