| Video |

Did Prince really write a song for the Minnesota Vikings? Appears so.

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Is it too late to add the song supposedly written by Prince for the Minnesota Vikings called "Purple and Gold" to the list of NFL Final Four horrible tribute smackdown? Holy hell. It sounds like some paleontological gospel tune that you happen upon during a late night broadcast while scanning the AM dial, the kind of ditty pulled from mothballs and broadcast from a remote, ramshackle trailer on the outskirts of civilization. Only it's not even that good.

For what it's worth, despite the fact that it's been reported by the Twin Cities Fox affiliate, who reportedly spoke with His Majesty, we're not convinced it's actually Prince. Hell even his tossoffs (see the intervening years between Sign 'O' the Times and, well, now) are of a higher caliber than what most people consider to be their greatest triumphs. Anybody else feel like we're being duped here?

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.