A lot of the Flaming Lips’ space-weirdo aesthetic is descended directly from David Bowie, so it makes sense that they’d want to pay tribute to the late legend in some way. They’ve covered Bowie a number of times over the course of their lengthy career, but during their show at Belly Up Aspen on Friday night, as The Future Heart points out, the Lips played an entire eight-song Bowie cover set, which was followed by a brief set of their own material. They had played “The Man Who Sold The World,” “Five Years,” and “Life On Mars?” live back in the ’90s, but “Space Oddity,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Fame,” “Golden Years,” and “Ashes” were all new to the band. Watch the entire performance below, plus a cover of “Heroes” that they did at the same venue on Saturday night.
Here’s the setlist for Friday’s show: