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Watch Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Join The Revolution For an Electric "Erotic City" Performance

Watch Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Join The Revolution For an Electric "Erotic City" Performance

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5 months ago

Watch Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Join The Revolution For an Electric "Erotic City" Performance

Photo Credit: Evan Frost for The Current

 All of my purple life

While Frank Ocean was treating FYF to a heart-melting Brad Pitt serenade, collaborator Justin Vernon, of Bon Iver, was bringing Prince‘s “Erotic City” home to Minneapolis this past weekend.

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Vernon, a Wisconsin native, joined the late icon’s band, The Revolution, for a performance of the “Let’s Go Crazy” b-side at The Purple City’s Rock The Garden Festival, lending a rarely-uneffected leading vocal to the cherished 1984 cut, which, according to the icon himself during a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction speech for George Clinton & The Funk Mob in 1997, was recorded immediately after seeing a “frightening” P-Funk performance at Los Angeles’ Beverley Theater in 1983 (later covered rby Clinton for the soundtrack to PCU in 1994.)

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With only Sheila E. missing, the remaining Revolution roster (Wendy, Lisa, BrownMark, Bobby Z. and Dr. Fink) put the funk to the front for a spot-on live take. The performance arrives just weeks after the release of controversial expanded and deluxe editions of Prince’s audiovisual masterpiece, Purple Rain. You can watch the full clip down below. Scroll on for The Revolution’s upcoming tour schedule.

Tour Dates:
Aug 11 @ Resorts Atlantic City – Atlantic City, NJ
Aug 12 @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun – Montville, CT
Sep 04 @ Grand Park – Los Angeles, CA


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