Thunder receive musical tribute from The Flaming Lips

Monday May 28th, 2012

The Oklahoma City Thunder's run to the Western Conference finals have people in their home state excited, including psychedelic pop band The Flaming Lips.

The band, originally from Norman, OK, has re-recorded parts of the song "Race For The Prize" off their 1999 LP The Soft Bulletin. The changes include new lyrics submitted by fans, and a new shout-a-long chorus involving the phrase "Thunder up!"

Flaming Lips fan blog The Future Heart posted the news on their Facebook page yesterday, along with a video of the new recording set to clips of the Thunder's run to the playoffs.

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