Video of the Day: Elvis Costello’s Fantastic “Purple Rain” Cover

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Back in April, Prince made news with yet another nutty pronouncement — that cover songs should be illegal. At the time, we couldn’t resist responding with a roundup of our favorite Prince covers. Today, Slicing Up Eyeballs brings us a late but incredibly worthy addition to the list: Elvis Costello and the Imposters performing “Purple Rain” live at New York’s Beacon Theater on May 24th. Costello belts out the song with the energy and sincerity of a true fan, and his metallic jacket and leopard-print hat serve as an apt (if also probably inadvertent) tribute to the Purple One.

[via The Daily Swarm]