The promo-mode Flaming Lips checked into 30 Rock last night to perform Jimmy Fallon once more before Fallon makes the long move to another floor on 30 Rock to host The Tonight Show. To mark the occasion, which largely served to promote the Lips new record The Terror, the band performed album cut “Try To Explain” — alongside Bowie standard “Heroes.” It’s not often in life that one gets to be in an iconic freak-rock band and cover iconic freak-rock forefather David Bowie in a year where said forefather is operating as a going concern, so it’s a particularly compelling gesture. Also compelling, in a visual sense, is Wayne Coyne’s outfit, which comprises very long translucent tubes, synchronized lights, underwear, and skin. Watch it below, because Wayne went to a lot of effort to make sure you would:
The Terror is out via Warner Bros.