Saturday, April 13, 2013
Dam-Funk - 17 Days
I've got a lot of questions about the above photo, but I'm infatuated by it. My favorite part is that Jen is completely disturbed by it.
Now I bring your attention to Dam-Funk, and my association, Prince. I distinctly remember growing up in the 1990s and thinking Prince was a joke. The symbol seemed more vain than eccentric, his dress and demeanor were a general turnoff to a rap-obsessed Catholic school kid. How fucking wrong I was. I now recognize that the dude was packing serious heat. The only thing I resent is how tightly he controls his music. It is next to impossible to find so much as a youtube clip of his music, which makes trying to find the deep cuts a major challenge. You're rich as shit, Prince, let people hear your gospel.
Now, back to Dam-Funk. I first heard 17 Days on a Dam-Funk Prince mix released sometime last year (that was almost immediately pulled off soundcloud because, you know, Prince is a dick). 17 Days was the leadoff track and it rocked my shit. It's the B side of When Doves Cry which was put me on a mad hunt through the record stores of Columbus to find it. My man Dam-Funk did the right thing and did a cover of it that sounds almost exactly like the original. Thanks Dam-Funk