Bought 16 Jun 2006 – Borders

Rock biog of the fantastic trippy, mad band, The Flaming Lips. Written by a respected music writer (who’s also done a biog of Lester Bangs that I have to read), this has the right amount of decent research, direct quotations and eager fandom. It’s pretty comprehensive, talking about most tracks from each album. I wish there’d been a better pic of Jonathan Donahue (now of Mercury Rev) but that’s just a minor complaint!

Excellent and absorbing.