Friday, May 30, 2008

Then, he did a spot-on "Idioteque"

So, during his performance at Coachella last month, Prince apparently covered Radiohead's "Creep," which, by itself, isn't especially amazing. While the choice may initially seem curious, think about the song's funkiness potential for a second, and it kind of makes sense.

But the real story is that recordings of the event posted online have been quickly removed by The artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince - that joke never gets old - citing copyright infringement. Yeah, doesn't really work when the song isn't yours. Radiohead, for their part, find the whole thing "hilarious." Said Thom Yorke to the AP, "Really? He's blocked it? Surely we should block it. Hang on a moment. Well, tell him to unblock it. It's our ... song." (I'm guessing the ellipsis there is substituting for the Eff Word.)

Anyway, telling the kids on the internet they can't do something is clearly just asking for it be posted all over the place. Right here, for example. (Please don't beat me up, New Power Generation.)
Sounds pretty awesome, actually. While Mr. Nelson doesn't seem too concerned about the original lyrics, the spirit of the song is certainly intact...only, y'know, all sexy. And it's not like Radiohead's gonna play it anymore. Game: blouses?

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Eric said...

It is indeed down. Oh Prince, you're such a goof

John G. Potter said...

Fixed (for now).