As eclectic as Prince was, it takes some serious cojones to cover his music. Yet, something so daring should almost be expected from Dam-FunK – the man who compromises for no one and makes moves strictly based on his love of his craft. For the first leak off his upcoming I Don’t Want To Be A Star EP, Pasadena’s funkiest son comes correct on a cover of “17 Days,” the acclaimed B-Side from The Purple One’s radio-killer “When Doves Cry.”
Albeit a tad less energetic than the original, the occasional-singer/producer does a spot-on impersonation of his Minneapolis idol and the ravishing result fills a void for fans of both artists, as Prince’s original is almost impossible to stream on the Interwebs and Dam’s family of followers get schooled with a new jam.
If you’re fans of both, start the celebration by supporting Mr.FunK with a trip to Stones Throw’s website and soak up all five new tracks a few bucks. Then, follow up your purchase by dancing on someone else’s couch.