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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 9, 2011

FLAMING LIPS | 7 SKIES H3 (, $5000, a USB in a real skull) |Back when I was a kid, musicians lobbied successfully to get record companies to stop selling CDs in wasteful "long-boxes." Now, hip indie musicians literally encase their music in deceased human beings - take that as a sign of whatever you will. Wayne Coyne and Co. acquired the remains of only 13 souls in order to embed a USB drive and sell it to their apparently insane fanbase - so chances are that, if you don't already have one of these, you're out of luck. The song itself is literally 24 hours long and sounds like the kind of half-assed bullshit that 24-hour long songs usually sound like, but like all snuff items there is surely a black market for this recorded music curio should you desperately desire to put this skull on your shelf.



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