Greg Dulli and Apollonia Cover “When Doves Cry,” Oh Yes


So here’s a rad thing Spin did: To celebrate their imminent cover story on the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain, they’ve commissioned a full tribute album called Purplish Rain, featuring Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (“Take Me With U”), Craig Wedren (“Baby I’m a Star”), Of Montreal (“Computer Blue”) and what have you. Best/weirdest of all: Greg Dulli crew the Twilight Singers join actual Purple Rain star Apollonia for a seedy rendition of “When Doves Cry,” which Greg proudly and correctly proclaims “sounds nothing like what you expect. The only thing you’ll recognize is the lyrics.” Spin ‘s streaming it right now: The whole thing is available June 23. Bravo.