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Thread started 05/01/05 1:26pm

sitruk7

Who has covered Prince songs in concert and not in the studio?

Not including cover bands or tribute bands of course.Over the years I've hear that Beck has done Raspberry Beret,Eric Benet has done Girls and Boys,Aeorsmith has done parts of Sexy MF,Bon Jovi has done Purple Rain,I think Ween may have done Take Me With U.Others?
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Reply #1 posted 05/01/05 1:45pm

Riverpoet31

Some other examples:
- U2 have done The Cross in 1995, its actually the New Power Generation with Bono on vocals, recorded live at a concert in Dublin
- David Byrne has done a live cover of the Future in 2002 (i believe)
- Hindu Love Gods (Warren Zevon + threequarter of REM) have covered Raspberry Beret (I know its on record, i dont know if they performed it live)
- Belgian Singer has covered Sometimes it snows and Starfish and Coffee and translated them to dutch (Respectively: 'Soms sneeuwt het in de lente' en 'Zeesterren en koffie').
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Reply #2 posted 05/01/05 2:00pm

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Riverpoet31 said:

Some other examples:
- U2 have done The Cross in 1995, its actually the New Power Generation with Bono on vocals, recorded live at a concert in Dublin
- David Byrne has done a live cover of the Future in 2002 (i believe)
- Hindu Love Gods (Warren Zevon + threequarter of REM) have covered Raspberry Beret (I know its on record, i dont know if they performed it live)
- Belgian Singer has covered Sometimes it snows and Starfish and Coffee and translated them to dutch (Respectively: 'Soms sneeuwt het in de lente' en 'Zeesterren en koffie').

Wow! That first one was the only one I knew of but forgot. How are the others?
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Reply #3 posted 05/01/05 2:07pm

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Riverpoet31 said:

Some other examples:
- U2 have done The Cross in 1995, its actually the New Power Generation with Bono on vocals, recorded live at a concert in Dublin

So this isn't really a cover at all.

It's prince and the New Power Generation performing at an aftershow, with Bono guesting on vocals and forgetting the words.

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Reply #4 posted 05/01/05 2:43pm

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The David Byrne version is mediocre, he leaves out a lot of the lyrics, it is about 2.02 sec, i think its an impromptu song he played in between longer versions of his own songs

I never heard the Hindu Love Gods version, but as a big REM-fan i would love to hear it. I did read its on a record they recorded during three drunken nights, so i guess its sounding sloppy wink

I never heard the versions of Bart Peeters, i run into them on 'e-mule' but havent downloaded them. I know he is a big Prince fan, but he is not a splendid singer. In Holland and Belgium he is more known as a TV-presenter, an 'always happy'-kind of fellow. So, im holding my reservations for those versions.
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Reply #5 posted 05/01/05 3:45pm

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Tina Turner used to perform Let's Pretend We're Married live, but changed the line "I'm gonna have fun every motherfuckin' night" to "I'm gonna rock'n'roll every day and every night." neutral
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Reply #6 posted 05/01/05 4:43pm

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The Afgan Whigs have done lots of Prince songs in concert (Greg Dulli, the lead/creator of the band loves Prince and R&B in general).
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Reply #7 posted 05/01/05 4:47pm

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TLC
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Reply #8 posted 05/01/05 5:07pm

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Barenaked Ladies ended a show a few years ago with When Doves Cry. They also played Wham's Careless Whispers in the encore. Awesome show and great versions of the songs.
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Reply #9 posted 05/01/05 5:38pm

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jbchavez said:

TLC

That's right. I remember watching a PPV and besides IIWYGF, they did a little bit of Housequake and Nasty Girl.

If I'm not mistaken,Erica Badu sang Do Me Baby during an aftershow in Texas last year.Jamie Fox has been known to play a little of that and Adore from time to time as well.

Thanks for the info people!
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Reply #10 posted 05/01/05 5:45pm

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Reply #11 posted 05/01/05 6:05pm

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Jill Scott

What's she done?
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Reply #12 posted 05/01/05 6:08pm

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Beck was playing "Erotic City" as an encore on his Sea Change tour a couple of years ago.
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Reply #13 posted 05/01/05 7:55pm

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Govt. Mule has used part of When Doves Cry for a while now....
It actually shows up on their double/triple live CD/DVD set "The Deepest End".
Warren Haynes incorporates it into one of their songs wonderfully.
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Reply #14 posted 05/01/05 8:12pm

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Incubus played "When Doves Cry" at a concert some time last year
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Reply #15 posted 05/02/05 2:11am

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Soulwax used to cover Poplife
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Reply #16 posted 05/02/05 5:50am

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Scottish band "Gun" covered Let's Go Crazy in 1989/1990. They opened for the Stones on some european concerts.
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Reply #17 posted 05/02/05 6:28am

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Purple Rain.

and some crappy brit boy band used to open there shows with Lets Go Crazy.
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Reply #18 posted 05/02/05 6:46am

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LMFAO, I don't know if this counts, but I was at a charity event Saturday where a country artist named Pat Green played. Pat Green is HUGE in Texas.

Anyway, he's playing his last song, which was an up-tempo jam, and in the middle of it he breaks out with: "My name is Pat and I am funky; when it comes to funk, I am the junky".

I'm positive that I was the only person there who knew where that came from, LOL.
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Reply #19 posted 05/02/05 7:04am

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Teena Marie used to do some of "Sexy Dancer" in her show.
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Reply #20 posted 05/02/05 7:55am

Ramonachris

I actually have the Hindu Love Gods CD with "Raspberry Beret." Pretty good cover. Was very popular on the local alternative station at the time. The GOO GOO DOLLS used to cover "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" in concert. I think it's actually on one of their early releases.
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Reply #21 posted 05/02/05 7:59am

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MARYLIN MANSON covered "1999" in concert eek
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Reply #22 posted 05/02/05 8:43am

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Reply #23 posted 05/02/05 9:00am

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Elvis did "Just Another Sucker" in early '77. razz
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Reply #24 posted 05/02/05 9:38am

Riverpoet31

I forgot one, Semisonic, a pop/rock band from Minneapolis did use to cover 'erotic city' live
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Reply #25 posted 05/02/05 9:44am

Riverpoet31

RodeoSchro,

I have heared different country-versions of Purple Rain by an amateureband from holland.

And, in a dutch TV-documentary about John Hiatt, he said that when you look underneath the surface Purple Rain is actually a country-song. He did emphasise his comment by playing Purple Rain on his acoustic guitar in a 'country way'

To be honest, to me Purple Rain always sounded like some Hendrix, Blues-kind of thing, but i know there are a lot of countryartists who did cover Purple Rain, so maybe its the case that some black funk/rock artist from Minneapolis became a megastar with a country-song lol
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Reply #26 posted 05/02/05 10:37am

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I think you may have a good point. I was at a concert by an up-and-coming country band (who apparently came and went already), and they played "Purple Rain". They did it just like Prince played it, and explained that it was their guitarist's favorite song to play.

Riverpoet31 said:

RodeoSchro,

I have heared different country-versions of Purple Rain by an amateureband from holland.

And, in a dutch TV-documentary about John Hiatt, he said that when you look underneath the surface Purple Rain is actually a country-song. He did emphasise his comment by playing Purple Rain on his acoustic guitar in a 'country way'

To be honest, to me Purple Rain always sounded like some Hendrix, Blues-kind of thing, but i know there are a lot of countryartists who did cover Purple Rain, so maybe its the case that some black funk/rock artist from Minneapolis became a megastar with a country-song lol
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Reply #27 posted 05/02/05 11:18am

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brianr54 said:

The Afgan Whigs have done lots of Prince songs in concert (Greg Dulli, the lead/creator of the band loves Prince and R&B in general).

I've seen them play DMSR in concert, and it was a great version!
They've used the beat of Housequake too ... but Í have the play the specific album to known in which song
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Reply #28 posted 05/02/05 3:43pm

sitruk7

kidcreole said:

Teena Marie used to do some of "Sexy Dancer" in her show.

That's right! Man,I'd love to have heard that!
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Reply #29 posted 05/02/05 5:12pm

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Soulstar77A said:

MARYLIN MANSON covered "1999" in concert eek

So have Backstreet Boys. eek
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