The Flaming Lips "I Can Be A Frog"
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As reported by The Oklahoman''''s Brandy McDonnell, in her BAMblog, two Oklahoma-based bands draw inspiration from Ms. Bettie Page in two recent offerings. The alt-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed chronicles her story in their song, "Pretty Lady", while the stalwart cult band The Flaming Lips (in this instance collaborating with Yeah Yeah Yeahs'' Karen O) give a visual nod to the image of Bettie Page in their video for the song "I Can Be a Frog".
It’s an interesting concurrence of ideas – and further evidence of Page’s lasting mark on pop culture – that two Oklahoma bands with such different aesthetics found inspiration from the “Pin-up Queen of the Universe” at practically the same time.
Why stop with just two bands? That''s what we say!