July 16, 2009

Digging For Covers: The Eels folkify Prince

After Bob Dylan, the most covered artist in my iTunes is Prince. While not nearly as prolific as Mr. Zimmerman, Prince has written his fair share of hits and one of my favorites is the riff-filled, acoustic version of "I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man" by the Eels. Ditching the original recording's distorted guitars and drum set, E and his band turn the low-fidelity Prince rocker into an earthy, foot-stomping folk classic. Check out the live 2005 performance of the song with the Eels donning full pajamas.


1 comment:

  1. i LOVE that cover! thanks for posting!