The Fearless Freaks

The Fearless Freaks (2005)

The life and times of an American invention??

  • Genre: Music, Documentary
  • Release Date: 2005-05-25
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 17 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Director: Bradley Beesley
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Equal parts punk and psychedelia, the Flaming Lips emerged from Oklahoma City as one of the most bracing bands of the late 1980s. The Fearless Freaks documents their rise from Butthole Surfers-imitating noisemakers to grand poobahs of orchestral pop masterpieces. Filmmaker Bradley Beesely had the good fortune of living in the same neighborhood as lead Lip Wayne Coyne, who quickly enlisted his buddy to document his band's many concerts and assorted exploits. The early footage is a riot, with tragic hair styles on proud display as the boys attempt to cover up their lack of natural talent with sheer volume. During one show, they even have a friend bring a motorcycle on stage, which is then miked for sound and revved throughout the performance, clearing the club with toxic levels of carbon monoxide. Great punk rock stuff. Interspersed among the live bits are interviews with the band's family and friends, revealing the often tragic circumstances of their childhoods and early career.

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  • Wayne Coyne

    as Himself
  • Steven Drozd

    as Himself
  • Kliph Scurlock

    as Himself
  • Michael Ivins

    as Himself
  • Beck

    as Himself
  • Bradley Beesley

    as Narrator
  • Steve Burns

    as Himself
  • Dolly Coyne

    as Herself
  • Kenny Coyne

    as Himself
  • Marty Coyne

    as Himself
  • Tommy Coyne

    as Himself
  • Jonathan Donahue

    as Himself
  • James Drozd

    as Himself
  • Gibby Haynes

    as Himself
Directing Bradley Beesley Director
Production Scott Booker Producer
Camera Alan Novey Camera Operator
Production Damon Cook Producer
Editing Andrew Mayer Editor
Production Ryan Dolan Executive Producer
Production Rick Fuller Producer
Production Dan Jacunich Executive Producer
Editing JoLynn Garnes Editor
Sound Benjamin Lowry Sound mixer