Ever since I became obsessed with Queen in 3rd grade this song has had a special place in my heart. Its rock, its a ballad, it makes you laugh, it makes you cry. Then the Flaming Lips decided to cover this already extremely weird and out there song. You really have to listen to it several times to understand it.
Oh yeah and I totally forgot how amazing the original music video is.
Go Here…until the link breaks. There you can download the new collaboration album between Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse, and David Lynch titled ‘Dark Night of the Soul.’ That’s right you heard me, 2 musical visionaries and one of the most well-respected artistic directors out there (it’s okay to admit you don’t get him). But get this, the monster collaboration album features even more amazing artistic talent:
- Iggy Pop
- Wayne Coyne (from the Flaming Lips)
- Julian Casablancas (from the Strokes)
- Frank Black aka Black Francis aka Charles Kittridge (from the Pixies)
- Gruff Rhys (from Super Furry Animals)
- Nina Persson (from the Cardigans)
Anyway, the album itself isn’t the reason Danger Mouse deserves a high five (although it’s a very solid collection of great music that I’ll definitely link to later), no, the real reason is his response to EMI’s decision to keep the album from being released. Instead of simply leaking the tracks, Danger Mouse decided to release the album with a blank CD-R in addition to leaking the tracks (this has got to be a middle finger to someone). Awesome move. So if you still want to buy the album, apparently there is a really cool 100 page booklet of photographs inspired by the music picked? by David Lynch. It’s probably pretty cool.
If you’re concerned that you’ll hate the music and have wasted much needed bandwidth for your SETI addiction, follow the link and listen to the songs on the NPR website. I’m a big fan of the tracks “Jaykub,” and “Daddy’s Gone.”
Source: [Boing, Boing]