Wonderfully enigmatic musicians The Flaming Lips teamed up with the Colorado Symphony and conductor André de Ridder to re-record their 1999 album The Soft Bulletin with a full orchestra. Race for the Prize gives us a preview of the live album, which drops 11/29/19.
The Flaming Lips
Wayne Coyne and gang play to a church filled with balloon audience members in the video for this David Bowie cover, which embraces the sort of enigmatic performance that itself would not exist if it weren’t for Bowie himself. A fitting tribute to the master of theatricality.
There’s no question the ethereal, theatrical, enigmatic style of The Flaming Lips owe quite a bit to the fertile ground sowed by David Bowie. At Belly Up, Aspen, they repaid the favor with an eight-song tribute to the Thin White Duke. We only wish we had a direct audio feed.