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The Fearless Freaks (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 13 March 2005 (USA)
A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips.

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Bradley Beesley
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bradley Beesley ... Narrator
Steve Burns ... Himself
Dolly Coyne Dolly Coyne ... Herself
Kenny Coyne Kenny Coyne ... Himself
Marty Coyne Marty Coyne ... Himself
Tommy Coyne Tommy Coyne ... Himself
Wayne Coyne ... Himself
Jonathan Donahue Jonathan Donahue ... Himself
James Drozd James Drozd ... Himself
Steven Drozd ... Himself
Vernon Drozd Vernon Drozd ... Himself
The Flaming Lips ... Themselves
Adam Goldberg ... Himself
Nic Harcourt Nic Harcourt ... Himself
Gibby Haynes ... Himself
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A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flaming Lips: Atromita frikia See more »

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Quotes

Wayne Coyne: A couple of hundred years ago we probably would've been pirates, or something. We would've got on some ship and sailed off somewhere and met a bunch of crazy people and did some crazy things.
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References Christmas on Mars (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mountain Side
Written by The Flaming Lips
EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by The Flaming Lips
Courtesy of Rykodisc
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Fearless Freaks is a road map to rock n roll stardom!
11 May 2009 | by MarkWojahnSee all my reviews

Fearless Freaks is the story of "the punks finally taking acid" featuring the alternative band, The Flaming Lips. It is a masterful explosion of bizarre rock & roll footage collaged into a documentary form. Each 'Lip' goes into detail how they became part of the group and their personal struggles throughout their years. In a way, the film is a blueprint of how to become a rock star; make music with your friends, film every show, make loud experimental music, use smoke and fire when you lack talent, find a filmmaker to follow you around, crank call record companies, tour , tour , tour and you'll finally make it big. Every Flaming Lip fan and starving rocker will appreciate this fiery saga. Freaks is filmed by their longtime director Brad Beesley(Okie Noodling). It looks deep into their origins in Oklahoma City and is culled from over 400 hours of video footage the 'Lips' had in their archives of early shows, growing up, pictures and show posters. Beesley signed on to follow the band in the early 1990's and made many of their early music videos. Produced by Minnesotans, Rick Fuller and edited by Jolynn Garnes.


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