independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Wed 16th Apr 2014 6:04am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > detroit crawl?
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 05/19/12 3:59am

dainch

detroit crawl?

can someone please tell me when prince sings the words 'detroit crawl', is that an actual dance move or does it have another meaning?

Eatons Hill After Show = THE highlight from the Welcome 2 Australia Tour
twitter @dainch
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 05/19/12 4:49am

uuhson

avatar

in the sign o the times movie he does the dance on the ground after he says it

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 05/19/12 7:46am

dainch

corect. but i can't seem to find this dance anywhere else. is it something he just made up himself?

Eatons Hill After Show = THE highlight from the Welcome 2 Australia Tour
twitter @dainch
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 05/19/12 7:50am

BobGeorge909

avatar

dainch said:

corect. but i can't seem to find this dance anywhere else. is it something he just made up himself?


Probably...famous people can do that....
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal.

-Dylan
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 05/19/12 11:15pm

shesjustababy8
2

avatar

the line is featured on "It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night."

The actual dance move is a mix of Black Sweat, The Walk, The Bird.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 05/21/12 7:33am

funkylust

avatar


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


The feeling you get when...

(you squeeze your balls?) no that's not it...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 05/21/12 11:06pm

callimnate

avatar

BobGeorge909 said:

dainch said:

corect. but i can't seem to find this dance anywhere else. is it something he just made up himself?

Probably...famous people can do that....

lol

Too funny.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 05/22/12 9:56am

LeanderWapshot

I miss the old Prince who still really danced. I never got tired of the splits. He was such an athlete on stage. I guess age catches up with us all.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 05/22/12 12:08pm

Poplife88

avatar

Ah, the old days...

We're gonna need a bigger boat
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 05/22/12 12:57pm

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

BobGeorge909 said:

dainch said:

corect. but i can't seem to find this dance anywhere else. is it something he just made up himself?

Probably...famous people can do that....

He called it the Jill Jones Crawl on one of the shows either Parade or SOTT show

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 05/22/12 4:43pm

datdude

uh, made up by Prince. take it from a Detroiter, no one hear does that ish, and only Prince fans have ever even heard of it

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 05/27/12 3:16am

LifeCanBeSoNic
e21

avatar

funkylust said:

always reminded me of the move he does in Graffit Bridge as he starts singing 'Tick, Tick Bang' always loved that part

the feeling U get when U fall in love not with a girl or a boy but with the heavens above
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 05/27/12 3:22am

Spinlight

avatar

datdude said:

uh, made up by Prince. take it from a Detroiter, no one hear does that ish, and only Prince fans have ever even heard of it

Hahahaha.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 06/02/12 5:43am

gollygirl

funkylust said:



This last pic made my ankles cringe -

ouch

I have seen Prince live & now I am totally "Purple-ised"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 06/02/12 8:53am

SDNafka

avatar

Detroit is well known for the manufacture of cars. In the early days, before everything was automated, workers had to crawl under the half-finished vehicles on their backs to install some of the components. Crawling around on your back eventually become known as the "Detroit Crawl". Its not a term widley used today but if ask some old timers they'll remember the expression.

"Don't hate me cos I'm beautiful"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 06/03/12 5:38am

alexnvrmnd777

OldFriends4Sale said:

BobGeorge909 said:

dainch said: Probably...famous people can do that....

He called it the Jill Jones Crawl on one of the shows either Parade or SOTT show

Yep. It's also been called the Uptown Crawl, as well (mainly at the March 1987 rehearsal show).

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 06/03/12 5:54am

Spinlight

avatar

SDNafka said:

Detroit is well known for the manufacture of cars. In the early days, before everything was automated, workers had to crawl under the half-finished vehicles on their backs to install some of the components. Crawling around on your back eventually become known as the "Detroit Crawl". Its not a term widley used today but if ask some old timers they'll remember the expression.

Interesting concept, but nah.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > detroit crawl?