The Big Ol' Bug Is The New Baby Now Promo

Release Date: January 1, 1997

Label: Warner Bros. Records

The Flaming Lips are Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins,
and Steven Drozd

Produced by The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann, and Scott Booker
Engineered by Dave Fridmann
Mixed by The Flaming Lips and Dave Fridmann
Mastered by Dave Fridmann
Design by George Salisbury

Recorded at Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, New York April-August 1997

All songs written by The Flaming Lips and published by Lovely Sorts Of Death (BMI)

Unknown release date in 1997; the date listed is a placeholder.

The text on the front cover of the promo says:

On November 6th 1997 a DJ in Stillwater, Oklahoma was doing his usual morning radio show. But on this particular morning, in between the "modern-rock-soft-adult-alternative" songs that were on ther play-list, he was playing some tracks off an album that didn't fit into the "usual" format. It wasn't that his station wasn't flexible enough to accomodatean occasional, more challenging song or that the audience wasn'y open-minded enough. They prided themselves on being "cutting edge". It was just that the tracks that he was playing would seem "unusual" even to the most avant garde or experimental radio shows. What he did was this: he brought two extra CD players into the station, making a total of four CD players counting the two that were already there, and played the same track by the same artist on all four CD players at the same time, then broadcast the results out into the morning air which found its way to the ears and into the minds of an unsuspecting listening audience who unknowingly heard a "new event" in radio history... what they heard was Zaireeka, a bizarre new recording by the Flaming Lips.



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