The Flaming Lips covered David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ on ‘Fallon’ and it was glorious

In Music by Alex Moore / May 16, 2013

Seth Meyers may indeed “kill it” on late night as Andy Samberg says, but one thing is for sureā€”he’s got a tough act to follow after Jimmy Fallon in terms of the musical component. Scoring The Roots as his house band was an inspired move that resulted in some great guest collaborations, and the musical picks overall for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” have been spot-on: Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and The Flaming Lips all played just this week.

The Flaming Lips showed up Wednesday and covered David Bowie’s “Heroes” in a slowed-down version that’s a little reminiscent of the slow, grinding “Wave of Mutilation” the Pixies released for the “Pump Up the Volume” soundtrack. Watch below, as well as “Try to Explain” from their new record “Terror.”