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Oh, What A Beautiful Morning: The Flaming Lips kick back in Oklahoma

Jim Irvin, MOJO, June 2002

APRIL 2002, OKLAHOMA CITY, the centre of the saucepan-shaped state at the heart of the USA. Oscar Hammerstein wouldn’t recognise the old place. Of corn as high as a elephant’s eye, there’s no sign. Fringed Surreys are even scarcer. There’s a bright golden haze on the tarmac, though. The city’s favourite – probably only – purveyors of psychedelic rock music are standing at SW15th Street and Santa Fe Avenue, an intersection of dusty highway over murky river and a featureless route alongside the raised railroad, an avenue fringed not by trees but by telegraph poles.

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