The "baked beans" scene in the Who's Tommy is one of the greatest, if messiest, moments in movie musicals. The image of millions of greasy red legumes pouring down over Ann-Margret's pristine white pantsuit and pristine white bedroom suite--white shag carpet, white satin bed, white couch, white walls, etc.--is a celluloid sellout indelibly seared into the brain of every Who fan that ever watched it.
So we at Yahoo! Music thought it was a no-brainer that when the Flaming Lips performed a Tommy medley at the VH1 Who Rock Honors concert--which taped this past Saturday, and premieres on VH1 Thursday night--they'd recreate this pivotal scene. After all, lead Lip Wayne Coyne often performs in a white suit with reddish fake blood pouring down his body, so how hard would it be for the band to swap out the stage blood for a couple cans of Heinz?
Well, it turns out baked beans bear a disturbing resemblance to some other sort of liquid matter--a liquid that the VH1 crowd, or any crowd exceptRead More »from Countdown To VH1′s Who Rock Honors: The Flaming Lips Interview, Pt. 4