Prince seems to be on a heavy 90′s alternative rock flex lately. His recent single “FixUrLifeUp” is a melting pot of hard rock and funk that would have sounded right at home on the radio in the mid nineties. Continuing this borderline grunge fascination during a recent rehearsal with his 3rdEyeGirl band, Prince busted out a funky instrumental cover of Pearl Jam‘s “Even Flow.” The royal guitarist shreds his way through the up-beat jam. Despite his legacy, he doesn’t hog all of spotlight and lets guitarist Donna Grantis wail alongside the Minneapolis veteran. During this past saturday night’s performances at The Myth nightclub, he busted out this instrumental during the encores of both shows. Listen to a snippet of “Even Flow” via Drfunkenberry and check out the setlists from both hometown concerts below.
Let’s Go Crazy/ Endorphinemachine/ Screwdriver/ She’s Always in My Hair/ The Love We Make/ I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man/ Guitar/ Plectum Electrum (new instrumental written by 3rdeyegirl’s Donna Grantis)/ Fix Ur Life Up/ medley of snippets from: When Doves Cry > Sign o’ the Times> Most Beautiful Girl in the World > Forever in My Life> Hot Thing> A Love Bizarre > Housequake/ Mr. Goodnight/ Purple Rain (with Bobby Z on drums) ENCORE Even Flow (Pearl Jam, instrumental version)/ Bambi ENCORE 2 Stratus (Billy Cobham instrumental)/ U Got the Look
Let’s Go Crazy/ Endrophinemachine/ Screwdriver/ She’s Always in My Hair/ Free/ I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man/ Guitar/ Plectum Electrum (new instrumental written by 3rdeyegirl’s Donna Grantis)/ Fix Ur Life Up/ I Like It There/ So Far So Please/ Stratus (Billy Cobham instrumental) ENCORE Purple Rain (with Bobby Z on drums)/ The Max/ Laydown ENCORE 2 Even Flow (Pearl Jam, instrumental version)