A polite way to describe both The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus would be to say that they’re not for everybody. The whole aggressively weird shtick of the former and the crazy tongue faces of the latter can be a bit off-putting for normal society’s “squares.” It’s hardly surprising, though, that the two are such big fans of each other. In fact, it’s extremely likely that The Flaming Lips are currently recording a song called “Crazy Tongue Faces.”
As reported by Rolling Stone, Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips decided to celebrate this mildly strange fondness they have for each other by making a nice video together. Of course, when we say “nice,” we mean that it’s so excessively obtuse that it doesn’t just look like the sort of thing someone would come up with while high on every drug ever, it looks like the sort of thing someone who is high on every drug ever would make to teach kids about how scary drugs are. The video, titled Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain, features Cyrus as some kind of drugged-up crazy person, Moby as an insane cult leader, and The Flaming Lips themselves as a bunch of rainbows and flowers.
As Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne helpfully explained to Rolling Stone, Cyrus is in possession of John F. Kennedy’s brain, which “contains the original formula for the drug LSD.” Moby wants the brain, so he enlists a “blonde superfreak” to steal it. Miley is “mega-pissed” when she finds out the brain is gone, so she gets “a burned-faced Santa and a lesbian Bigfoot” to get it back. Something eventually happens regarding “powerful rainbows from hell,” but we’re just going to have to take Coyne’s word on that, because—holy shit—we couldn’t make it that far.
The video is pretty NSFW, so don’t watch it if there are kids around, unless you want them to learn about how scary drugs are.