Top 5 Prince Covers by ’90s Canadian Musicians

Nicholas Friesen @Nicholastronaut April 21, 2016

Prince died today at age 57 at his home in Minneapolis. His legacy is huge, like his hair and his guitar solos, and he will be missed.

Here are five times ’90s Canadian musicians covered The Purple One.

“1999” by Bif Naked, Todd Kerns, Trevor Hurst, Matthew Good, Craig Northey, Neil Osborne, Ashwin Sood, Brian Minato and Yvette of Mollie’s Revenge

Recorded for 99.3 CFOX’s Year of the Fox compilation at Brian Adams’ Warehouse Studio in 1999 and featuring members of Sarah McLachlan’s band, it is possibly the most ’90s Canadian thing ever.

“Nothing Compares 2 U” by Kupek

Bryan Lee O’Malley created Scott Pilgrim and also made music as Kupek. This is from the b-sides and rarities disc, B is for Bupek.

“When Doves Cry” by Barenaked Ladies

A live bootleg from BNL that proves just how intimate a big song can be.

“When Doves Cry” by The Pursuit of Happiness

Funky, weird and made very much their own, Moe Berg and co. covered this for their second greatest hits collection, When We Ruled.

“When Doves Cry” by The Be Good Tanyas

A twangy folk take on this funked-out jam from the Vancouver trio.