Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) Respond To Prince’s “Mutiny”!

FDeluxe Promo Photo

FDeluxe Promo Photo

Earlier this week, PRINCE released a rehearsal jam exclusively to drfunkenberry.com of “Mutiny/Ice Cream Castles” a response of sorts to if former bands in his Purple Court could open up for him in Australia.

Paul Peterson aka St. Paul of Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) received the track before anyone else last week….and responded in play to his former boss.  They felt Prince was having a little fun with the band, so they thought they would return the serve.

Fdeluxe is Paul Peterson, Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds, and Jellybean Johnson.

The response?  “Hot Summer At Menards.”  Menards is a home improvement store in the Mid-West for those that may not know.

Hmm.  “Hot Summer” is a song that Prince gave to the radio station The Current in Minneapolis in June of 2010.

Do they have any garden tools?  What do you think of Fdeluxe’s response to “Mutiny” and will The Original 7ven/The Time respond as well?  We don’t think so, but you never know.  Will you be going to any “Hot Summer” sales?  No?  Ok then.

Will Prince respond to this response with an even funkier rehearsal jam?  Stay tuned……..-DocFB



  • The Orange Park Radio … solo musica di Prince « Prince@Music.Niga
    Posted at 06:56h, 28 April

    […] Sembra proprio che drfunkenberry.com sia diventato il sito principale dal quale è possibile avere in anticipo le news piu’  interessanti riguardo Prince e tutto ciò che gli gravita intorno. Questa settimana c’è stata l’ennesima esclusiva con l’ennesimo brano live registrato durante le prove che Prince e i suoi NPG stanno facendo in preparazione dell’imminente tour australiano. Dopo “The Dance Electric” ecco arrivare la versione live di “Mutiny / Ice Cream Castles”. Il brano originale datato 1985, era interpretato dai The Family ora conosciuti come fDeluxe, i quali hanno poi risposto a Prince, sempre via drfunkenberry.com, con una loro “personale” parodia di “Hot Summer” riproposta come “Hot Summer At Menards” (??) […]

  • RW
    Posted at 06:13h, 28 April

    Maybe this is all just a setup for another Purple Rain sequel (electric boogaloo)….The plot will center around The Kid now fueding with F-Delux and the Original 7ven.

  • Someone Else
    Posted at 01:08h, 28 April

    This is excellent.

    Prince had a jab. He is an ungenerous, paranoid prick.

    The Family have a jab back. They say “That’s all very well, but your recent music sounds like advertisement backing.”

    And they are right. And they are funny. And they have owned Prince, who is (I repeat) an ungenerous, paranoid dickhole.

  • CmputrBlu
    Posted at 00:34h, 28 April

    I would have sent his a** a link to a video of the Prince doing a really KICKING version of “Mutiny” during the Detroit show back in the day. Fight Prince with BETTER Prince! 🙂

  • Chris J.
    Posted at 23:52h, 27 April

    I grew up in Minnesota and saw Menard’s commercials on TV regularly. Not that I’m endorsing Prince and Paul’s feud, but Paul’s impression of the Menard’s spokesman is SPOT-ON!!! LMAO

    I will say that I HOPE the back-and-forth jabs between P & P stop here…but I’m smart enough to realize they probably won’t.

  • Cologne
    Posted at 17:50h, 27 April

    I get the joke, it’s very funny and best possible answer to what Prince has given to these guys. The reheasal snippet was a bad joke just as bad as hot summer jingle crap song is like.

    Oh god, I wish I could see Prince’s face reacting to that hot summer jingle! 😉

  • Gregory West
    Posted at 15:15h, 27 April

    O m g what’s up with all the drama l o l

  • cboogie
    Posted at 14:27h, 27 April

    Nice Paul. Hilarious…. That track does sound like a cheesy garden store jingle… P deserves that after that uncalled for back handed slap at you and the Time, oh excuse me, the Original Seven

  • Bob
    Posted at 14:23h, 27 April

    Well, they’ve out stupided Prince. Good work, guys.

    Posted at 14:11h, 27 April

    Um,If you listen The link is just what that song Prince’ song ‘Hot Summer’ sounded like.A BAD commercial….I get the joke fully ! Bravo Paul

  • Nadia Georgen
    Posted at 13:24h, 27 April

    Paul has a weird sense of humour….& i am not getting it ….

    Posted at 12:55h, 27 April


  • heyjoe
    Posted at 12:31h, 27 April

    LOL- a PRIVATE joke?? Menard’s is a Minnesota HARDWARE store. I am guessing the point is that song is about good enough for an ad for garden tools! A better swipe at Princes current musical “genius” versus a 25 year old grudge. Prince is the one who unforgiving.

  • Michael...
    Posted at 11:53h, 27 April

    yeah, it would seem clear this is in fact a responce to Prince? I’d hopE so because it makes little sense out here in the real world, but maybe in Princeville it is a good joke. I mean really, so many people are trying to eXplain away this “joke”. I don’t even know the vaGue Prince refrences.

    I wonder if I were to land and kid-nap Prince in a ufo and were to take him away to a planet that spoke the human english, Would Prince be able to communicate with them not knowing who he was or Princeisms…

  • PolkaDots
    Posted at 11:40h, 27 April

    It must be a very private joke…

  • EyeNoReligion
    Posted at 11:34h, 27 April

    This is going over 2 many heads. Inside joke? Nobody spoke. Psychological toke ?We don’t give a damn, we just wanna jam! To err is human, to forgive is divine- We know you are divine Prince- there was never a question of u <3

  • Pro Fan
    Posted at 11:09h, 27 April

    Would you get the facts straight before you continue to post all of the Prince stupidity. Prince gave the horrible song ‘Hot Summer’ to the Current in 2010. It’s funny how these stupid publicity stunts using Fdeluxe and The Original 7ven is the best you all can do.

  • MAJ
    Posted at 11:08h, 27 April

    It’s funny to me!
    Good to see old Friends/Acquaintances having a light hearted funk internet battle going..
    It’s love… dont take it too seriously anybody..
    Fdeluxe may not be selling out arenas like the MAN but, their funk is REAL too!

  • curveball
    Posted at 11:04h, 27 April


  • Angel
    Posted at 10:57h, 27 April

    I don’t get it! :/

  • Pfunkopunkodillio
    Posted at 10:39h, 27 April

    reminiscence of East Coast/West Coast battle. Ugly. Next thing they will be sending each other bottles of 3121 perfume.

  • Just Sayin...
    Posted at 10:05h, 27 April

    Hot Summer? Don’t U mean Hot Mess. Paul, should’ve been a little more hip or at least more creative! A better response would have been a rehearsal of “Nothing Compares 2 ME” with a little Wooden Leg (oak tree). haha

  • orger,twp
    Posted at 09:58h, 27 April

    Good they responded but a funky live retort would’ve been much more effective. Glad they have a sense of fun ans still wish P would have Fdeluxe support him in Australia

  • Lisa
    Posted at 09:54h, 27 April

    this is hysterical! love it! so funny!

  • flyorra
    Posted at 09:52h, 27 April

    funny as in huh??? definately strange. hope prince responds.

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