Pink Talking Fish Works Prince Tributes Into Their Setlist [Watch]

first_imgLast night, Pink Talking Fish hit the famed Nectar’s venue in Burlington, VT, bringing their blend of hybrid tribute fusion with covers of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish songs. The band bent their normal cover selection by working in two tributes to the late great Prince, with versions of “1999” and “Purple Rain” both coming through in the second set.The set started with Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House,” which segued smoothly into the funky Prince tune “1999.” Watch a snippet of “1999” below, courtesy of NYS Music:Listen to the whole “1999” cover below:From there, the band went into “Camel Walk,” before finding their way into Pink Floyd’s “Sheep.” “Sheep” had a “Life During Wartime” sandwiched in the middle, before a version of Phish’s “Mike’s Song > Weeakapaug Groove” that featured the Talking Heads’ “Houses In Motion” and Pink Floyd’s “Mother” in the middle. After a few more fun selections, the band ended the set by jamming from “Squirming Coil” into a solo piano version of “Purple Rain,” championed by keyboardist Richard James. Listen below:As bassist Eric Gould describes it, “very powerful stuff.” Check out the full setlist below:Setlist: Pink Talking Fish at Nectar’s, Burlington, VT – 4/21/16Set 1: Possum> Money> Crosseyed And Painless, Horn> Another Brick In The Wall> Psycho Killer> Another Brick In The Wall, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent> Shine On You Crazy Diamond> Fly Famous Mockingbird, Girlfriend Is BetterSet 2: Burning Down The House> 1999> Camel Walk, Sheep> Life During Wartime> Sheep> Mike’s Song> Houses In Motion> Mother, Weekapaug Groove*> Love – Building On Fire> Eclipse, Squirming Coil> Purple Rain**E: Wild Wild Life> Suzy Greenberg*w/ 1999 tease**solo piano and vocals by Richard Jameslast_img

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