Last Night: Wayne Coyne Hand-Delivers New Flaming Lips/Neon Indian 12-inch to Good Records

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Danny Fulgencio
Wayne Coyne and fans at Good Records
A few weeks ago, we announced a collaboration between the Flaming Lips and Denton's own Neon Indian, that would result in a limited supply of 12-inch records -- 2,000 to be exact. This week, that record saw its release, and Lips frontman Wayne Coyne decided to hand-deliver the record to Good Records last night.

Coyne was scheduled to arrive at Good Records at 7 p.m. with about 100 copies of the record, but he was running a bit late. According to one of Good's owners, Chris Penn, Coyne was delayed in his hometown of Oklahoma city, where a few residents of a nearby apartment were found dead. He took it upon himself to interview other residents of the apartment to get to the bottom of things.

The guy clearly lives on his own plane.

But when he finally arrived at Good, only 30 minutes late, he was surprised to be greeted with about 250 fans.

"He only thought there would be 10 or 15 people," says Penn. "He sold all 90 copies, lickety-split." But when the records were sold, Coyne didn't just turn around and head home. He stayed for several hours. "He was here till midnight, and he gave everyone five minutes of his time," Penn says.

He seemed to have enjoyed himself. His Twitter feed has a few photos and videos from the event, and so does the Good Records social network page. We'll have our own slideshow of the event posted shortly.

Penn was certainly grateful for the indie superstar's appearance at the record store. "He didn't have to do that," Penn says. "They could've sold it on their website or shipped a UPS package down here." But it seems Coyne is using the release of this record as a way to support local record stores. According to Penn, Coyne will soon be making similar appearances at Grimey's in Nashville, and End of an Ear in Austin.

And, as a bonus, go to Disco Naivete to hear one of the record's tracks, "Is David Bowie Dying?" Hat tip.

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16 comments
Mark Williams
Mark Williams

where dat slide show? I saw Brett Michaels slide show....

Aaron Barker
Aaron Barker

Yo, to clear the air. Chris and the Good folks at Good Records did get me a copy of the Flaming Lips/Neon Indian 12". I truly appreciate fellows. Now how does this ebay thing work? J.K. This is going on my turntable. Much love.-A.B.

buckwheat
buckwheat

hand delivers? what, like papa john?

W Becker
W Becker

is wayne coyne's career dying?

Rumpunch
Rumpunch

Great event. Kinda bummed I didn't get a copy, but still cool to see Wayne. Did get a copy of Embryonic on vinyl so still a good day.

Aaron Barker
Aaron Barker

I'm sorry Chris. It was an exercise in frustration. I'm over it now. I have enjoyed your record store and hope to be not so frustrated in the future. -A.B.

buh-bye now
buh-bye now

indie superstar? you must be joking... ghey. and he thought nirvana was the worst band HE'D ever seen!

Aaron Barker
Aaron Barker

I stood in line for like an hour and a half and didnt get a copy. that sucked big time. When I looked on Ebay this morning they were going for a buy it now price of $110. Those fucking scalpers ruin everything for the real fans. Plus, I wanted to get my copy signed by Wayne. Now it looks like I wont get a copy at all. I cant afford ebay prices. Greedy bastards ruin everything.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams

I hope ya got to see the Brett Michaels show!

Keil S.
Keil S.

Um, there were 90 copies available at the location, and about 250 people in line. Next time do what I did and get there early. And, for the record, I won't be scalping my autographed copy.

Lastangelman
Lastangelman

Fuck ebay scalpers ... I got there early, bought mine and it's super personalized ... Wayne is truly a treasure.

Ian
Ian

most people I saw had one copy, maybe 2-3 max. I got only bought one copy. I also got to the store at about 5:15. Getting there early really helped.

Chris Penn
Chris Penn

the 3 copies i have seen on eBay are all from OKC/Norman Guestroom Records NOT from Dallas....mellow out Mr. Barker......

buh-bye now
buh-bye now

do fuck off yourself, you fat, balding fuck!

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