The Flaming Lips have covered UK band King Crimson’s 1969 debut album In the Court of the Crimson King in its entirety. Wayne Coyne and co’s reworked version of the 5-track record is called Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn which, according to Antiquiet, was completed with the help of fellow bands Linear Downfall, White Dwarfs, Stardeath, Spaceface and New Fumes.
This is not the first time The Flaming Lips have covered an entire album front to back. In 2009 The Flaming Lips, along with the likes of Henry Rollins and Peaches, recreated Pink Floyd’s classic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon.
Although a vinyl version of Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn is only available at Good Records in Dallas, Texas, you can stream the entire album via The Flaming Lips online Satellite Heart Radio and listen to Moonchild by New Fumes with The Flaming Lips below.
The Flaming Lips aren’t ones to do things in halves. Earlier in the year the Oklahoman outfit decided to set the Guinness World Record for playing the greatest number of live performances over multiple cities within a 24-hour period.
Listen: New Fumes with The Flaming Lips – Moonchild