Flaming Lips re-record ‘Race For The Prize’ for local basketball team

The Flaming Lips have re-recorded 1999's "Race For The Prize" for the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team. The band pay tribute to their hometown NBA team in the new version of the song, which was originally on their acclaimed album "The Soft Bulletin". The bandmembers repeatedly chant "Thunder up!" over the song's main refrain, while the verses end with the lines: "They'll keep fighting/For Oklahoma!" You can watch a video featuring the new version below.

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The Flaming Lips have re-recorded 1999’s “Race For The Prize” for the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.

The band pay tribute to their hometown NBA team in the new version of the song, which was originally on their acclaimed album “The Soft Bulletin”.

The bandmembers repeatedly chant “Thunder up!” over the song’s main refrain, while the verses end with the lines: “They’ll keep fighting/For Oklahoma!”

You can watch a video featuring the new version below.

The Flaming Lips recently released an album of collaborations for Record Store Day, titled “The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends” – Nick Cave, Tame Impala, Yoko Ono and Bon Iver are among the artists who feature.

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