Thats basically the unlikely tale of the Flaming Lips, according to their bass player, Michael Ivins.
Ivins says the band always tried to write their quirky, sometimes psychedelic rock with a pop appeal.
The breakthrough to greater recognition, says Ivins, came after the band made cameo appearances on popular primetime soap operas like Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed.
According to Ivins, the band didnt hesitate to appear on the catty, often campy network shows, because its not like we had any scruples or underground morals against that we were like, Sure, why not?
It seems to have worked out for the Lips, who are currently headlining a summer tour behind their latest album, At War With The Mystics.
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