Saturday, November 19, 2011

You can't choose your fDeluxe

The Family - one of those strange creatures flung together by Prince when he was at the height of his powers - are back, back, back. Only, erm, they're now trading as fDeluxe.

Sure, The Family was a better name for a cult than a band. But fDeluxe? It sounds like a probiotic product.

To give the band their due, they're under no starry-eyed confuison about their creation myth:

Paul Peterson: [Prince] wanted to create something that would be funky but get into some of that Duran Duran money at the same time.
To be fair, the same motivation covered most of Tony Hadley's career, too.