Almost three seasons ago now, The Flaming Lips called on the services of friends such as Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Henry Rollins and Peaches to cover all of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side Of The Moon” (1973). Now, while they are wrapping up their new proper album, Wayne Coyne and the gang are once again participating in a group project aimed at recreating another progressive rock classic, “In the Court of the Crimson King” , King Krimson ’s first album , released in 1969.
This time the Lips don’t play such a starring role. The Oklahoma band shares the spotlight with New Fumes, Linear Downfall, Spaceface and Stardeath and White Dwarfs. The album resulting from this group effort, recorded last August between Dallas and the Pink Floor Studio in Oklahoma City, has been christened as “Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn” and it is already available in a very limited-edition multicolour record that is only sold at the Good Records shop in Dallas.
The entire album can be heard now, streaming through The Flaming Lips’ Satellite Heart Radio. As a sample, below we have left you with the New Fumes and The Flaming Lips’ rendition of “Moonchild”.