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 wouldnt recognise the old place. Of corn as high as a elephants eye, theres no sign. Fringed Surreys are even scarcer. Theres a bright golden haze on the tarmac, though. The citys 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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