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The Flaming Lips Cover “Bohemian Rhapsody”

It’s going to confirm my old fartdom, but I’ll admit it anyway: I’m old enough to remember the days when Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody came out and got played on Top 40 radio. Hence it warms my heart every time the song goes through a revival, whether via Wayne’s World, or more recently, by way of the Flaming Lips covering it at concerts in spectacular fashion:

Photo montage of the Flaming Lips covering Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Click the picture to see it at a larger size.
Photo courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

Here’s a video of that performance:

And if you’re too young to have ever seen Queen’s video, here it is (and yes, it’s the original, not the one with the scenes from Wayne’s World hacked in):

I think it’s time I learned the chords for this song and gave it the accordion rock treatment.

One reply on “The Flaming Lips Cover “Bohemian Rhapsody””

Long time lurker, first-time commenter. Even though I am *primarily* a classical geekette, BH always gets me.
The Flaming Lips? Yes, yes, yes.
I remember seeing Wayne’s World and leanign over to my best friend and saying that “those 2 guys remind of everyone my sister ever dated.”

I was busy being a Goth.

😉

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