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Thread started 02/24/09 12:40pm

LondonStyle

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Prince covers Jimmy Eat World....and they like it

http://www.azcentral.com/...jimmy.html

.....full story here..... biggrin

by Ed Masley - Feb. 24, 2009 12:52 PM
The Arizona Republic
Early Monday morning, Prince led what was probably the world's greatest cover band through a hit-filled set at his annual post-Oscar bash at the Avalon Ballroom.

He covered the Beatles. He covered the Stones. He covered Wild Cherry, the Cars and the Time.

And right after dusting off "Honky Tonk Women," he tackled "The Middle" by Mesa's own Jimmy Eat World, in what a reporter from "Rolling Stone" called a "true-to-the-original" rendition.


Jim Adkins wasn't there to hear it but figures, "He probably played it better than the many times I've sung 'Take Me With U' in the shower. I listened to Prince a lot growing up so it's pretty flattering. I'm trying to keep it somewhat in check because I know the dude probably covers a lot songs. But it is a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling. It's pretty absolutely wild and unexpected. Very surreal."

As far as Adkins knows, this would be the first time anyone has covered a Jimmy Eat World song. Asked if there's anyone else he'd like to see covering one of his songs, his first reaction is that Prince was definitely on the short list.

"Never in a million years would we have thought that Prince would even know who we are, let alone decide to launch into one of our songs," he says. "Maybe Tom Jones? Neil Diamond? Wayne Newton? We're gonna be shooting high now."


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Reply #1 posted 02/24/09 12:43pm

Dayclear

Okay you are the copy and paste king of the Org. confused
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Reply #2 posted 02/24/09 12:46pm

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Dayclear said:

Okay you are the copy and paste king of the Org. confused


And you are the Queen of the put down ....smile...you may like it!! biggrin biggrin lol
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Reply #3 posted 02/24/09 12:56pm

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I'd never heard of him either... http://www.youtube.com/wa...VP0b8qvZg8
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Reply #4 posted 02/24/09 3:03pm

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Well, the venue was so empty, he could have gotten in easily & heard it firsthand! smile

Oooh, too soon?
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Reply #5 posted 02/24/09 3:09pm

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JimAdkins said:

I'm trying to keep it somewhat in check because I know the dude probably covers a lot songs.

Understatement of the year.
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Reply #6 posted 02/24/09 3:29pm

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Very cool - thanks for posting! I was wondering if the bands reaction would be printed somewhere. As always the band is flattered and somewhat taken back too cool
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Reply #7 posted 02/24/09 5:52pm

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Never really heard of them either until now.
Change it one more time..
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Reply #8 posted 02/25/09 4:04am

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"Never in a million years would we have thought that Prince would even know who we are, let alone decide to launch into one of our songs," he says. "Maybe Tom Jones? Neil Diamond? Wayne Newton? We're gonna be shooting high now."

This quote .....does Prince really know this bands music ?? hmmm
Da, Da, Da....Emancipation....Free..don't think I ain't..! London 21 Nights...Clap your hands...you know the rest..
James Brown & Michael Jackson RIP, your music still lives with us!
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Reply #9 posted 02/25/09 4:14am

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Thanks LS....I've never heard of this group and to be honest it's not really my cup of tea. I'm suprised Prince covered this...doesn't seem like his sort of vibe IMO but what do I know.

Thanks for the post.
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Reply #10 posted 02/25/09 4:35am

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Call me old... biggrin But ive never heard of Jimmy Eat World

And yet i still have to intrest to learn who they are lol
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Reply #11 posted 02/25/09 8:54am

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mplsmike said:

Call me old... biggrin But ive never heard of Jimmy Eat World

And yet i still have to intrest to learn who they are lol


No one seems to have....is this Prince giving the nod to the fact he was a indie star when he stared out?? confused or him being "down with the kids" lol
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Reply #12 posted 02/25/09 9:53am

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mplsmike said:

Call me old... biggrin But ive never heard of Jimmy Eat World

And yet i still have to intrest to learn who they are lol


You've probably heard "Sweetness" by JEW, but didn't know who performed it. The song is very Foo Fighters. Nice.
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Reply #13 posted 02/25/09 9:55am

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So that's what happened to Jimmy Eat World? poor wittle one hit wonders confused
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Reply #14 posted 02/25/09 10:09am

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That's a really good song.
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Reply #15 posted 02/25/09 11:01am

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Only reason I've heard the song is because it's on Guitar Hero.

headbang lol
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Reply #16 posted 02/25/09 1:23pm

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LondonStyle said:

Jim Adkins wasn't there to hear it but figures, "He probably played it better than the many times I've sung 'Take Me With U' in the shower. I listened to Prince a lot growing up so it's pretty flattering.


Hey - dude has GREAT taste in songs!
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Reply #17 posted 02/25/09 4:51pm

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I am really surprised at how many of you have never heard of Jimmy Eat World. Really. omfg
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