But how do the good, God-fearing folks of Oklahoma (who did not vote for the song) feel about the matter. Let's check in with the talkback section of an Oklahoma paper to find out.
Charlie, from Tulsa, writes: "The Flaming Lips; their name is either taken from a porn film or is a pot-smoking reference. They stole equipment from a church to get the band started. They sing “Jesus Shooting Heroin” and about a come-on from The Virgin Mary. One member had his hand amputated due to an infection from shooting heroin. They blaspheme, use all manner of profanity, even in public, and sing about sexual lubricants. Their first album, recorded in OKC, spoke of ‘this town full of dumb f**ks’. We are about to prove their point. I’m sure they are giggling over their bongs. Do these represent Oklahoma values? We don’t think so. Obviously , the committee did not vet this group. Even without these obvious negatives, there are manifold reasons why they are not the best choice. They underscored this by wearing a communist shirt to the capitol and calling the majority of congress who opposed their selection ‘a minority of religious wackos.’ We doubt that congress even knew about the seamier side of this band. The closeness of the vote is indicative of the disinterest in this resolution. The majority of Oklahomans have not heard The Flaming Lips."
Chip: "I hope we do not choose a Charles S. McVey song as the official rock song of Kansas, but somehow I suspect that we will."