Watch Boy George and Black Lips cover T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong” at Free at Noon

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Boy George and Black Lips | photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
Boy George and Black Lips | photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Fans who made their way in to WXPN’s double-header Free at Noon concert today probably were not expecting they’d see the two artists on the bill – New Wave icon Boy George and Atlanta psych-punk four-piece Black Lips – collaborate on a song. Even if they were, they definitely weren’t expecting the song would be the proto-glam rock classic, “Bang a Gong” by T-Rex.

But there it was, one of the most unexpected and kind of surreal things we’ve seen happen in this concert series – and it sounded perfect. Check out a video of the performance below, and compare it to the original after the jump. Listen to Black Lips entire set here, and hear Boy George’s set here via the Free at Noon archives. Boy George headlines the TLA tonight, while Black Lips are at Union Transfer; get tickets and info on both shows at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Boy George and Black Lips cover T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong (Get it On)” Live at WXPN from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

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  • SpikedKoolAid

    Niiiiiiice!

  • Jill

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Boy George! How I wish he would come to Atlanta.

  • http://www.dougshiloh.com Doug Shiloh

    I like the Power Station’s version…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alFlaMC2b3c

  • urbanexile

    Mind turning up the vocals next time?