The Flaming Lips have stepped in to cover The Stone Roses' debut LP in its entirety - listen to an excerpt below.
Originally released in 1989, The Stone Roses' debut album seems to develop new aspects to its mythology with each passing day. The band's return last summer was an emotional affair, with Shane Meadows capturing the results for his celebrated documentary 'Made Of Stone'.
The Flaming Lips, too, are fans. Eager to celebrate the much-feted album, the Oklahoma group decided to cover 'The Stone Roses' in its entirety.
First mooted back in February, the recordings finally saw the light of day as part of the Record Store Day event Black Friday. Limited to 500 copies, a recording of 'Elizabeth My Dear' taken from the album 'The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down… What A Sound' has now emerged online.
Relatively faithful to the original, The Flaming Lips retain that baroque guitar line but add some twisted, decidedly psychedelic vocals. Around twice the length of the minute original, this new version of 'Elizabeth My Dear' benefits from backing vocals which Stereogum suggest are the work of Kei$ha...
Listen to it below. (via NME)
The new issue of Clash magazine is out right now. It's always on the money with breakthrough acts worth listening to. So, go and see.