Staring At Sound : The True Story Of Oklahoma's Fabulous Flaming Lips (Paperback)

Author: Derogatis, Jim

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

In July 2002, the Flaming Lips released an ambitious album called "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots that merged elements of orchestral pop, electronic dance music, and old-fashioned psychedelic rock with lyrical themes that were simultaneously poignant and philosophical and supremely silly. The album sold a million copies worldwide, introduced the Flaming Lips to a mass audience, and made them one of the best-known cult bands in rock history.
"Staring at Sound is the tale of the Flaming Lips's fascinating, long career (which, in reality, began in 1983) and the many colorful personalities in its orbit, especially Wayne Coyne, its charismatic and visionary founder. Written with the complete cooperation of the band, it follows the Lips through the thriving indie-rock underground of the 1980s and the alternative rock movement of the early '90s, during which they found fans in such rock legends as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, and Devo, and respected peers in such acts as the White Stripes, Radiohead, and Beck.
In the style of "Wilco: Learning How to Die by Greg Kot," Hellfire by Nick Tosches," and" DeRogatis's own" Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, Staring at Sound is an illuminating, well-researched, fast-moving, and very human portrait of one of the most distinctive rock music acts of our time.


Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780767921404
SKU 31195177
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0767921402
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0251
Publisher Broadway Books
$21.53 + $2.98 shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 22 ($0.22) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (1)
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders


We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.


You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo