Flaming Lips Revive Chewbacca For Powerful David Bowie Cover On Colbert

first_imgWayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips have been all about David Bowie as of late. It’s easy to see how the Lips were inspired by the Thin White Duke, with both employing wild stage design and costumes on top of intriguing glam rock compositions. With the recent passing of Bowie, Coyne has shown his emotional side with several tributes.The Bowie love from Flaming Lips began a couple months ago, when the band played an eight-song set of covers in Colorado. Just a month or so later, the band was featured at The Music Of David Bowie tribute concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall, where Coyne sang “Life On Mars?” while sitting on the shoulders of Chewbacca. A few days later, the band released a surreal music video for their cover of “Space Oddity,” which you can watch here.The band continued their Bowie theme when they hit the set of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday, opting to revive their cover of “Space Oddity” for the studio audience. Filmed at the same time that the band was in NYC for their Carnegie Hall performance, it seems they also brought an astronaut and Chewbacca with them for the show. The performance aired last night.Watch as Coyne sings “Space Oddity” atop Chewbacca’s shoulders below:last_img