The Flaming Lips have gone above and beyond to honor the late, great David Bowie not once, not twice, not three times in the last couple months. In February, the psychedelic rockers covered “Space Oddity” during a concert in Aspen, Colorado. They then followed up that performance with an appearance at Bowie’s all-star tribute at Carnegie Hall earlier this month and a trippy music video for their “Space Oddity” cover last week.
Last night, Wayne Coyne & co. continued to pay homage to The Man Who Fell To Earth by performing their cover on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In addition to green wigs, glowing wreath-like costumes, and astronauts, Coyne closed out their spectacular set by standing on the shoulders of Chewbacca (a bizarre stunt he’d also done at Carnegie Hall).
In a pre-show video, Coyne also sang about his musical influences: