Subscribe to our newsletter

The Flaming Lips cover David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s Christmas number ‘Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy’


The Flaming Lips are getting into the festive spirit and have put together a cover of David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s Christmas song ‘Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy’.

 ‘The Little Drummer Boy’, a Christmas song originally written in 1941, was combined with ‘Peace on Earth’ specially for Bowie and Crosby’s recording in 1982.

The single, which became one of Bowie’s best selling, sold an estimated 400,000 copies in the UK. Now, Wayne Coyne and Co. have joined in and added their typically radical visual effects to the video.

Coyne, who made the announcement on social media, wrote: “…ok.. so… our King’s Mouth album that will be coming out on @recordstoredayus in April has Mick Jones on it.

“yeah Mick Jones from The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite.. he’s doing the narration… he’s on almost every song… it really it quite unbelievable.. ill post a little video clip so you can hear him … but yeah!!!!! Man!!! Sooooo cool.”

Here it is: