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Messing With Perfection: Why The Flaming Lips Took On 'Sgt. Pepper'

Wayne Coyne says his band was dying to take The Beatles' masterpiece apart and see how it works.

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All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more. Michael Huey/Mastery Of Maps hide caption

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Home For The Holidays, With All Songs Considered

Join hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton as they set out on a snowy road trip in search of the true spirit of the holiday season.

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