Riff: MGMT – “Alien Days”

Apr 30, 2013

Must’ve skipped the ship and joined the team/For a ride/A couple hours to learn the controls/And commandeer both my eyes/Hey!

from Alien Days lyrics by MGMT

Maybe the knob-twiddling duo’s lava-lamp psych pop winks really would have lead to Flaming Lips‘ showmanship if we left them the hell alone. For the blissful anti-socialist now though – Syd Barrett bedroom madcapery, shooing malicious ETs with warbly key work and Seussian non-sequitors; [LISTEN].

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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