YBTPR – 6Music session

As heard this morning on Radcliffe & Maconie. A beautiful, acoustic version of a beautiful song.

This recorded for 6Music back in July 2002, I believe. I saw The Flaming Lips twice the following year: once at Glastonbury, and then once later in the year (November, Google tells me) at the Hammersmith Apollo, where he began the gig with 7 Nation Army and ended it with White Christmas delivered through a loudhailer.

Halcyon days.

Weirdly, on that second occasion, Wayne Coyne told us it was the biggest audience he’d ever played in front of. He must have been as high as a kite to have forgotten the 90,000+ in front of the Pyramid Stage just a few months before.