Mountain Side


If I'm standin' on your mountain side
And I'm flyin' through your trees
We're all drivin' our own heads now
And I'm blessin' all your screed
And I'm flyin' through your mountain side
Dyin' in your plane crash of love

And if I'm drivin' down your highway
And I'm crashin' in your dreams
We're all drivin' our own heads now
All your lights are never green
And I'm drivin' down your highway
Crashin' through your windshield of love

And if I'm standing on your mountain side
And I'm crashin' through your dreams
We're all drivin' our own heads now
And all your bathroom floors are clean
And I hold your electric toaster while
Standin' in your bathtub of love
And I'm flyin' through your mountain side
Dyin' in your plane crash of love


Discography Appearances




Live

"Mountain Side" has been one of the defining live Flaming Lips songs. When it was performed with Ronald on guitar, it would often be extended, allowing extra guitar texture. During an 11 year absence from the setlist, "Mountain Side" was one of the most requested songs to return to the setlist. A modern version with Steven on guitar was worked up for Bonnaroo 2007 and was subsequently played at nearly every show for the next two years. The backing video featured a rainbow screen and crash test dummy footage at the song's climax. During the middle section, the band experimented with various presentations, including a "sonic war" between Wayne and Steven at Bonnaroo, Wayne shooting the streamer guns at Kliph's cymbals, and Wayne reciting lines from Hawkwind's "Sonic Attack" in San Diego 2007. They finally settled on a keyboard and modified "Taps" autobugle jam reminiscent of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew.

 

Live Performances

11/01/1990 Norman OK USA The Annex
The Brain has documented 96 Performances
The Brain has documented 35 Live Downloads available
08/17/2009 Los Angeles CA USA Greek Theater  
07/29/2009 Melbourne Australia Festival Hall  
07/28/2009 Sydney Australia Hordern Pavilion  
07/26/2009 Byron Bay Australia Belongil Fields Splendour In The Grass  
07/19/2009 Chicago IL USA Union Park Pitchfork Music Festival Download Available
06/28/2009 Helsinki Finland Suvilahti Pitka Kuuma Kesa Festival  
06/12/2009 Dores Scotland Clune Farm RockNess  
04/25/2009 Scottsdale AZ USA Westworld Scottsdale McDowell Mountain Music Festival Download Available
04/18/2009 Nashville TN USA Alumni Lawn At Vanderbilt University Rites Of Spring Music Festival  
12/31/2008 Oklahoma City OK USA Cox Center New Year's Eve  

 

Live Photos

Greek Theater
Los Angeles CA - USA
Wayne Coyne - Pitchfork 2009
Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park
Chicago IL - USA
Wayne Coyne - Pitchfork 2009
Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park
Chicago IL - USA
The Flaming Lips - Pitchfork 2009
Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park
Chicago IL - USA
The Flaming Lips - New Years Eve 2008
New Year's Eve
Cox Center
Oklahoma City OK - USA
Wayne Coyne - Sasquatch! 2008
Sasquatch! Festival
The Gorge
George WA - USA
The Flaming Lips - SoCo Music Experience - Madison, WI
Southern Comfort Music Experience
Willow Island
Madison WI - USA
The Flaming Lip - SoCo Music Experience - Madison, WI
Southern Comfort Music Experience
Willow Island
Madison WI - USA
Wayne Coyne - SoCo Music Experience - Madison, WI
Southern Comfort Music Experience
Willow Island
Madison WI - USA
Steven Drozd - Dfest Tulsa OK 2007
DFest
Blue Dome District
Tulsa OK - USA

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