Dwight Yoakam is no stranger to covers. He has successfully covered Cheap Trick, Queen, Elvis Presley and even The Clash. (To name a few.) But I have to be honest, I never thought I would ever post something like this here: “Man, I dig Dwight Yoakam covering Prince.
While in the studio recording his latest album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…, he learned of the death of Prince. In People magazine he explained, “We were all lamenting (his death), and I said, ‘It just feels like we should record ‘Purple Rain.’ I had always loved the simplistic beauty of that melody and refrain. I always loved the song.” Continue reading »