‘RHAPSODY’ IN BLUE!

The band tackle the rock legends' most famous hit…

Flaming Lips have tackled QUEEN’s classic ’BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY’ for an upcoming covers album.

The band took time out from working on the follow-up to 2002’s ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’ to record their own unique version of the operatic rock standard.

Singer Wayne Coyne told NME.COM: “There’s this covers album with a bunch of different bands recording versions of Queen songs. No-one wanted to do ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. At first we didn’t either, but in true Flaming Lips fashion we decided to take on the behemoth that is ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. I think we did it justice.”

He added: “We took it to task, knowing that when people think of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ they think of this huge overblown thing with the weird vocal swirls and backwards bits going on. I think we nailed it and made it a little more intense and a little more sad. We put a big operatic flourish in the middle just to make it a little more Flaming Lips-ish.”

Coyne revealed that fans can expect [a][/a] new album, ‘At War With The Mystics’, in January 2006.