Posted in music | video on August 27, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Flaming Lips video

You may remember the video for the Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" that featured the singer's sister, Nayrock, writhing around naked in a tub full of glitter, blood and other liquids. Erykah was none too pleased.

Well, the band have gone back to the drawing board, or at least the tub for a new version of the old standard now featuring vocals from Amanda Palmer, who lends herself to the video -- au naturel but minus the glitter, blood and other gunk. Needless to say, it's NSFW and you can watch it below.

Pitchfork notes that Flaming Lips main man Wayne Coyne will work with Palmer again, directing the video for her upcoming single "Do It With a Rock Star" which will take it's concept from the title, it looks like. Amanda's new, Kickstarter-funded album, Theatre is Evil, is out September 11 which is the same day as her Webster Hall show to which tickets are still on sale.

Video is below.

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The Flaming Lips with Amanda Palmer - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

The Flaming Lips and Amanda Palmer - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face from Delo Creative on Vimeo.

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Comments (54)

Less Flaming than Nayrok's Lips

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:10 PM

Amanda Palmer can now afford those expensive artisanal hummus platters from her successful kick starter campaign.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:11 PM

Fuck Amanda Palmer and her creepy fag fans.
Fuck Wayne Coyne and his redundant schtick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:11 PM

Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the last good Flaming Lips record. Wayne will celebrate by holding an acapella concert on a blimp, with special guests Axl Rose and Hologram Kurt Cobain.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:11 PM

the last time ever I saw your pits..

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:13 PM

Just know all you guys watching that video are saying to yourself "Boy that Neil Gaiman is a lucky guy"

Amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:13 PM

Dirty bathwater and mercury fillings. Hot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:26 PM

What does this have to do with all the poor working-class white people who did not get the chance to buy Louis CK tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:34 PM

Seriously homegirl...shave!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:34 PM

AP loves to flash some skin!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:40 PM

this two self-loving dullards deserve each other

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 5:52 PM

The 2 biggest attention seekers in the biz finally teamed up! Was the song any good? Of coarse not but for these 2 it doesn't matter... It's all about the art brah

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 6:07 PM

Agreed with the middle 5:11. Although I don't feel quite as strongly about it to use the word "Fuck". In my case, I'd replace "Fuck" with "To hell with", and go from there. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go buy a few candy bars for my daily sugar rush.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 6:08 PM

*three years since the last great Flaming Lips record

shave your goatee lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 6:12 PM

BEWBS N' HUMMUS

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 6:16 PM

why do people keep giving this woman attention? she'll go away if you stop paying attention to her.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 6:22 PM

Alright Flaming Lips, cut the bullshit and get Drozd back behind a goddamn drum kit. This wankery has gone on long enough.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 6:24 PM

Unfortunate about her hippy pits.

Posted by ken | August 27, 2012 6:25 PM

I'm just gonna go ahead and not watch this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 7:41 PM

6:12 is 17 years old

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 7:53 PM

6:07 - "of coarse" ???

Spell much ???? Since your folks are paying your rent, maybe they can toss in some basic English classes

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 8:13 PM

Meh

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 9:05 PM

Other version was better. That last Lips LP was great to my ears. Haven't heard any of their gummi fetus experiments and so forth, but appreciate their oddball attempts to reinvent what a pop/rock band is. Or something.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 9:32 PM

yeah, the erykah version was so much better. amanda palmer's voice can't hold a candle to erykah's.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 11:10 PM

She is SMOKIN HOT, yet has KILLED IT FOR ME WITH THE HAIR WHERE IT SHOULD NOT BE ON A HOT GIRL EVER!

Neil Gaiman's banging that as we speak....wonder what he thinks???


Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 11:13 PM

I have armpit hair. I am a guy. I have Balls Beard. My butt-hole also hides in the jungle of foods past poopy platter. Erections slide inside aroused love canals. De-Orderize your arm-chest cavity with burnt jasmine poppy seeds.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 12:15 AM

Nothing wrong with the hair. Just because it's the norm in the states doesn't mean it's normal. Millions of beautiful, beautiful women around the globe that don't shave. It's natural, and can be quite sexy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 12:24 AM

PASS, don't care one bit to see this.

Man, I miss people like JIMI HENDRIX. A Real Artist...

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 12:42 AM

the johnny cash version of this song can make a grown ass man cry.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 1:47 AM

the answer is 42

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 1:49 AM

i will not wtach this disgusting piece of excrement. GO AWAY YOU ANNOYIGN TWIT!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 1:54 AM

The 2 biggest attention seekers in the biz finally teamed up! Was the song any good? Of coarse not but for these 2 it doesn't matter... It's all about the art brah

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 6:07 PM

Yes agreed.
Just sad cause their live sets look and seem to never change in the last 3 years or more obviously if that wasnt bad enough.

And yes it was better with Drozd more often behind the drums, it did at least seem that Wayne Coyne had some redemption for not being pretentious all the time, but I guess that is over with as he joins up with the biggest attention whore in the alterna grade b movie drama class caricature from junior high ..Amanda freaking Palmer.

Then again the dumb crowd bubble surfing non stop for years should have been a good enough sign.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 2:22 AM

Ok so I made the mistake to watch 28 seconds of that juggalo esque bathtub nude nightmare and now my retina's are burned out. Who's sick idea was it to let that drag queen take its clothes off ever?? Staple them back on.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 2:49 AM

Black people would never do this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 8:17 AM

i just noticed that one ball in my sack is lower than the other

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 9:19 AM

Women who buck societies trends have deeper, more sustained orgasms.

Knowledge.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 9:30 AM

Gimme pits with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Just none on my brows?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 9:33 AM

I saw the Flaming Lips 2 years ago and they were terrible. Maybe the worst concert I've ever seen. Bunch of naked women projected on a screen and the singer rolling around inside some ball for 10 minutes. Someone needs to challenge them to care about music again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 9:45 AM

Flaming Lips like Mal in Inception

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 9:57 AM

Pleasure not seeing a chick all shaved to hell.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 9:58 AM

Not pleasure seeing a chick all hairy and shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 10:35 AM

redundant schtick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 11:13 AM

Amanda Palmer wearing eyebrow makeup in a bathtub... Wow the art is so powerful and meaningful. And that drummer banging on that brown pillow is so thought provoking! And that guitar string that's moving is so trippy Brah! This is some crazy avante-garde masterpiece! Whoa dude! Pass the bong!

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 12:58 PM

Amanda's crusty soiled panties are a total turn on..

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 1:11 PM

12:58 got it all wrong. This is the acid casualty's normal waking life. You all are living the illusion.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 1:14 PM

jeez, what a bunch of haters on here. no wonder i dont read comments on the internet often.
i wanted to say i did like the Erykah Badu version but she ended up being kind of a jerk about it and it was pulled. im glad to see they shot it over again.
now the rest of you can resume that wicked skrillex tune you were playing before you decided to watch this video because you read it was NSFW.

Posted by JT | August 28, 2012 6:49 PM

Thanks JT! If only there were more cool people like you. Wanna hang out sometime?

Posted by Amanda & Wayne | August 28, 2012 8:03 PM

If she shaves her legs but not her armpits, she's trying too hard.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 8:27 PM

The Palmer version of the song is MUCH, MUCH better than the dull Badu version. I hope Palmer's is on all subsequent pressings of Heady Fwends.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2012 8:34 PM

So, a lot of people fear pubic and armpit hair, and natural breasts on a woman, it seems. Never realized that that was so threatening, to some.

Posted by Perceval | August 30, 2012 2:56 PM

Bush rules.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2012 1:39 AM

Man, Erykah Badu's version is way better. AP just doesn't have talent.

Posted by Pam | December 19, 2012 4:21 PM

Amanda Palmer looks like a deranged crack whore who just hit the bath salts.

Gaiman better get a check up, that shit looks like its been around the block. Hairy and yeasty.

There goes my wood.

Posted by Durango | December 19, 2012 9:58 PM

Amanada looks good to me. Healthy.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:53 PM

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