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"Gates of Steel" - The Flaming Lips [Vimeo Video]

Sandra Baptista

by Sandra Baptista

Published July 22, 2013

You want more from The Flaming Lips after watching the music video for "Turning Violent?" The gents continue with "Gates of Steel", a cover of Devo's "Freedom of Choice," as reported by Stereogum. The term cover should be taken loosely here since a quick revisit of the original song leaves you wondering where the the relationship between the two songs actually exists.

The Flaming Lips are on tour with Tame Impala after the release of their latest album The Terror. You cannot find "Gates of Steel" on any recorded album, but the video is a glitter-laden party filled with women rejoicing in the festivities. You will notice a strong parallel to the "Turning Violent" video, but it seems the once sombre ritual has shifted to a full-on joyous celebration. It's a reflection of what The Flaming Lips do for you at their shows - they grab you, then take you for one hell of a delightful ride.

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