The Flaming Lips: Carling Hammersmith Apollo, London
Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2004
OLD FAN OR NEW, it's a live show that blows your mind. Gaily-coloured balloons the size of space-hoppers assault and caress you from every direction. The on-stage bunnies, pandas, blow-up suns and giraffes play air guitar and get sweaty (when one removes her head to reveal a human within, you want to lynch her for spoiling the illusion).
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