Sunday, January 24, 2010

This ain't no Super Bowl Shuffle

Sorry I'm late this morning. That second set at Kochanski's Concertina Bar last night really did me in. I'll soon be sharing some notes on the most amazing blues/rockabilly band I've heard live in years, maybe ever. No kidding. But a promise is a promise, so...

Me, pick on the Vikings? It's almost too easy. It is too easy. The Queens might finally go all the way this season and improve their record to 1-4 in Super Bowls. Which would be some accomplishment, using our old gunslinger at quarterback. It seems as if the world is mostly behind this No. 4 phenomenon, but here in the middle of Packerland it's more like 96 percent against.

But aside from the game, which likely will be decided by Good Brett/Bad Brett, what can you say about a franchise that embraced Prince's new song "Purple and Gold"? If you haven't heard it you need to, just to understand how low the bar can be set. Now SSS cannot in good conscience provide a link, but we are willing to share comments from others who have heard the song.

Remember, these are mostly Vikings fans -- even Prince fans -- who cannot disguise their horror and humiliation.

By Chris Anderson on January 22, 2010 12:33 PM
Prince's Vikings song will move the the nearest garbage can.
This song sounds just awful....

By Curt Green on January 22, 2010 12:51 PM
This is one of the funniest things I've ever heard. Sounds like something a bunch of dancing munchkins would sing. I was waiting for them to start singing "ding, dong... the witch is dead, the wicked witch... ding dong... the wicked witch is dead..."

By Mappy on January 22, 2010 1:07 PM
Play this during the game and we WILL lose!!!
I hope no Superdome workers read this.

By SC on January 22, 2010 2:23 PM

This might be the worst song he has ever done. Maybe he was ill when he wrote it.

By Alyssa on January 22, 2010 2:45 PM
Honestly.... Is he for real with this song? You cannot expect people to actually get pumped up listening to this. This is terrible. Simply a disgrace to all the Vikings have worked for this year. I love Prince, but seriously, this is bad.

By Paula on January 22, 2010 4:30 PM
I swear, I come from a high school whose colors were purple and gold, and this sounds like some sort of Alma Mater song. Maybe that's the angle he was going for. OMG, I can totally see my Alma Mater making the band play this. Ughhhh. As for an ode to a professional football team, double Ughhhhhh. Prince, I love you, but please don't sing this anywhere, please. And, please, don't be offended if no one else wants to play it. I respect your vision, I just can't understand it at this point. Maybe it just went over my head on this one.

By Whodatgirl on January 23, 2010 11:09 AM
This stinkin' song has already made its way down to New Orleans and believe me we are all laughing our butts off listening to it. It is sure to curse the Vikings. It is possibly the worst song ever written in the history of mankind.

JACK HART Fri 01/22/10 2:32 PM
thumbs down on this… i’m a prince fan way before purple rain, etc., i love his rock stuff more than this crapola

Reply MultiPass Fri 01/22/10 2:59 PM
This is the worst thing I have ever heard. Prince, it is time to hang up the purple and GO AWAY. You have just destroyed the tiny thread of credibility you had left. I am deeply saddened.

Reply Chris Fri 01/22/10 2:33 PM
I have been a died in the wool Prince fan since For You came out in 1978, and I have to say this may be the worst song ever written.

Old Prince lover Fri 01/22/10 3:01 PM
The Jehovah’s Witnesses has instilled all kinds of nonsense in his head.Why do our celebrities get mixed up in theses apocalyptic cults?

That sampling is all you need. There are dozens of threads and hundreds of comments, and nary a positive word. I'm surprised the betting line didn't jump seven points for the Saints.

Just to recap: Prince shows up for his first Vikings game in several years and is inspired to write a song for the team. "I saw the future," is how he put it. The song gets delivered to Vikings headquarters, and team officials scramble like Fran Tarkenton to get it loaded on their website. My question: Did they take the time to listen? Not that it matters now, because Pandora is out of the box.

Bad karma, man. That's all I'm gonna say...


  1. What? Negative comments on an Internet board?
    I think with a blistering purple guitar solo it would move beyond high school fight song, but you know, Prince will never worry about the critics, bless him!

  2. The song sucks bigtime. And after all the fumbles, they still had the game in hand until Bad Brett threw it away.

  3. Well I hope you're happy!
    Between you and Prince, the Vikings were jinxed.