mike gordon is my favorite member of phish, and has one of the most odd and unique voices in music today. i’m not a flaming lips fan, but i love his take on their song “are you a hypnotist?” from the robots destroy japan album or whatever it’s called.

his vocals have a great falsetto (i think?) sound, perfect for the chorus in this tune. phish duties in “555” and “sugar shack” have highlighted this sound over the last 5 years as well.

be sure to check out the acoustic version below with scott murawski, filmed for esquire magazine (and linked below) in mike’s mom’s massachusetts art studio earlier this year. and of course, below that, the original lips version, with tame impala’s version below that for good measure.