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 The Flaming Lips new album, ‘At War With The Mystics’, in January 2006.