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The Flaming Lips Terrorize Devo’s ‘Gates of Steel’ in Laser-Lit Video

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Last week, the Flaming Lips turned in a strangely straightforward music video for “Turning Violent,” a slow-burning stunner off the Oklahoma freaks’ Essential new album, The Terror. True, the clip featured a glitter-specked pseudo-orgy and a raging laser light show, but that’s standard fare for the Wayne Coyne-led weirdos. Now, as Stereogum points out, the Lips recorded another video during that same shoot, one that features their blaring, slowed-down cover of Devo‘s taut New Wave tune “Gates of Steel,” from 1980’s Freedom of Choice LP. 

This Terror-fied tribute doesn’t appear on any official Flaming Lips release — Coyne and co. have just shared the short to promote their upcoming tour dates. Watch the glittery, multi-colored video above and scroll down for the Lips’ live schedule.

Flaming Lips tour dates: 

July 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series, Pioneer Park
July 27 – Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield
July 28 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
July 30 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
July 31 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Pacific Amphitheatre
August 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
August 17 – Omaha, NE @ Maha Maha Festival
September 6 – Isle Of Wight, U.K. @ Bestival
September 7 – Stekene, Belgium @ Crammerock Festival
September 30 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena *
October 1-2 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
October 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing, Festival Pier *
October 4 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
October 21-22 – Tokyo, Japan @ Blitz
October 23 – Osaka, Japan @ Hatch
October 24 – Nagoya, Japan @ Club Diamond Hall

* = with Tame Impala