Miley Cyrus has made no secret of her obsession with the Flaming Lips: She's invited the band onstage several times, recorded with them and even made a playlist of her favorite Lips tracks for Rolling Stone. "Once you listen to the them, it's hard to listen to anything else," she told us.
She's such a big fan, in fact, that Cyrus recently filmed a video on her sick bed with them (she was hospitalized earlier this year for an allergic reaction to an antibiotic) for a trippy clip that frontman Wayne Coyne is calling "Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain." "This is the video we originally intended to be for a song that has a reference to the drug LSD," says Coyne. "We were lucky enough to get a couple of hours with a bedridden Miley Cyrus. And even though she was still quite ill, she was full of laughs and great absurd suggestions." The band also recruited Moby, who Coyne says "created an enduring, freaky character" at the musician's Hollywood home.
Coyne explains the concept of the video:
"The video story is something like this: Moby is an evil, power-hungry cult leader. He wants the world's most valuable (according to our story) psychedelic supernatural possession... John F. Kennedy's brain....the brain contains the original formula for the drug LSD!!! Miley Cyrus has the magic brain!!! And Moby enlists a nympho Manson girl-type blonde superfreak to go steel the brain from Cyrus. She steals the brain from Cyrus while Cyrus is still in bed in a drug-induced coma. Cyrus finally wakes up and is mega-pissed that her BRAIN has been stolen. She enlists a burned-faced Santa and a lesbian Bigfoot ( that are hovering in a nearby spaceship) to hunt down the blond superfreak that stole her brain. They have a relentless pursuit, all the while Cyrus laments the loss of her magic brain and Moby gains powerful rainbows from hell. In the end, the blond superfreak kills Santa and Bigfoot and a baby mole ends up with the brain…Oh yeah. And the Flaming Lips are disguised as rainbows, mushrooms and flowers watching from the sky room where a giant diamond explosion happens."
Enough said. Watch here!