Once upon a time, in a land far away, the music gods decided to make a collaboration between The Flaming Lips and Ke$ha. It was from that day on that this collaboration would be called Lip$ha. There were great plans and a bright future for the strangely but perfectly matched Lip$ha. Rumor has it Ke$ha even gave frontman Wayne Coyne a toe tattoo. Yet, unlike the other fairytales we’ve grown up with, this one didn’t have the happiest of endings. In November, Coyne announced on Twitter that, much to his dismay, Lip$ha was no more.
Fast forward one month. A cover of the Stone Roses’ “Elizabeth My Dear” is released by none other than The Flaming Lips and Ke$ha. Due to reasons only the music gods know, K-dollar is not credited on the track. But all legal issues aside, the song is epically creepy. Seeping with a myriad of eerie chords, ambient sounds and what can only be described as melodic moaning, this arrangement instantly brought me back to nights of watching “Are You Afraid Of The Dark” (see #8). It is a shame that we won’t get to hear what else was up Lip$ha’s sleeves, but let’s all take a moment to savor this little gift they have given us. So light your candles, lower the lights and stream this cover below.
STREAM: Flaming Lips, Ke$ha & New Fumes – “Elizabeth My Dear (Stone Roses Cover)”