listen to Inter Arma cover Prince’s “Purple Rain”
You already heard the Neil Young and Nine Inch Nails covers from Inter Arma's upcoming covers album Garbers Days Revisited (due 7/10 via Relapse), and now they've shared their cover of Prince's "Purple Rain." They sorta turn it into a soul-infused grunge song, and according to the band, they originally didn't intend for anyone to hear this when they first recorded it. They say:
This was never meant to be heard publicly. It was meant to be outrageous- to be played late at night while laughing and drinking beer with our friends. Because that's what this is: Inter Arma covering the greatest pop song of the 1980s, and arguably of all time, by Prince, who HATED when people covered his music.
The vocals were done in one take by the drummer and not pitch-corrected, because who else can sing like that? Prince. So we opted to stay honest and simple because we never thought that the general public would hear it. Once Relapse heard it there was a little bit of back and forth between the two camps and it was decided, reluctantly, to be included on the record.
We hope everyone enjoys this and gets a little bit of a chuckle because I think we could all use that right about now. Stay safe, stay outrageous, BLM.
1. Scarecrow (Ministry cover)
2. Southern Man (Neil Young cover)
3. Hard Times (Cro-Mags cover)
4. March Of The Pigs (Nine Inch Nails cover)
5. The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill (Husker Du cover)
6. In League With Satan (Venom cover)
7. Runnin Down A Dream (Tom Petty cover)
8. Purple Rain (Prince cover)