Ok, last one of these, then we’ll get back to business as usual.
To round things off, a song which as far as I’m aware – and I’m sure one of you will correct me if I’m wrong – Prince never actually released himself. Yes, he recorded a version of it for Apollonia 6’s eponymous album, but it got bumped in favour of more fruity, dammit more Princey sounding songs like “Sex Shooter” and “Oo She She Wa Wa”. Perhaps now he’s gone, the Prince vaults will be opened and…jeez, can you imagine how much stuff is in there???
Despite him never having released his own version, there’s no denying Manic Monday is a bloody great pop record though. So, I offer this to you kindred spirits who perhaps hit that snooze button a couple of times more than you should on a Monday morning:
The Bangles – Manic Monday
Oh, and links are now added to the last two posts. Fill yer boots.
Who wants some rawk’n’roll to get their Monday morning off with a bang?
Here’s a song which attracted the attention of Tipper Gore and the PMRC when it was originally released as part of the “Purple Rain” soundtrack, covered by a band who were supposed to be headlining Glastonbury last year until lead guitar thumper Dave Grohl went and broke his leg when he fell off stage. I can’t help thinking such trivialities wouldn’t have stopped Prince, who seems to have been rumoured to be playing there for as long as I can remember. Ah well, rumour no more.
Foo Fighters – Darling Nikki
This year’s Glastonbury headliners are Adele and Coldplay, which is almost the same as the Foo Fighters, right?
And here’s the immaculately rude original:
Prince & The Revolution – Darling Nikki
By the way, it’s no coincidence that he called his band The Revolution.