Friday, September 14, 2012

Radio KBwD is on the air: the covers edition


A match-up like this will not wait for anything as pedestrian as a scheduled first Friday of the month appointment.


First up, from Minneapolis, MN, it’s Prince performing “Raspberry Beret”:


A few years later, say 1990, 1991, the members of R.E.M. sans lead singer Michael Stipe got together with the late, great Warren Zevon to form Hindu Love Gods. They put together a one-off, self-titled album of blues and R&B covers and which also included “Raspberry Beret”. Have a listen:



Negocios Loucos said...

That's cool, thanks!

Mostly Nothing said...

My wife and I aren't feeling it.

I'm a big REM fan, and I always like Zevon.

And truly, I'm not a big fan of Prince.

It seemed that they were just playing a song. There was no connection between Warren and the song. In the Prince version, you can imagine that Prince actually lived it. I could see him as a teenager working at a little store, being lazy. I could see him on a motorcycle with a guy, driving around Lake Calhoun or one of the others in south Minneapolis.