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The Flaming Lips with Nels Cline

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In many ways, The Beatles serve as rock’s “standards,” fulfilling the same role that the likes of “My Favorite Things” and “Round Midnight” in jazz or “Smokestack Lightning” and “Sittin’ On Top of the World” in blues. The Beatles’ songs have enormous, widespread familiarity and most players worth their salt will be able to jump into most major songs from their catalog. Which brings us to this recent New Year’s Eve performance from The Flaming Lips with special guest shredder Nels Cline, a mammoth, trudging, noisy celebration of this Abbey Road fave, which positively revels in the simple, repeating lines and opportunities for improvisation of the original stretched to absurd lengths. One imagines some truly Dionysian behavior breaking out in the crowd during this one.