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Thread started 10/14/16 2:26pm

2olskool4u

Prince on sticks

Does anyone know if there is any good, long footage of prince playing drums? Ive seen and heard how talented he was on drums, although many wouldn't realise it.
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Reply #1 posted 10/14/16 2:35pm

Misslink88

The only one that I'm aware of at this time is when he takes over drums while Sheila E does the chair rap in the SOT video.

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Reply #2 posted 10/14/16 2:38pm

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Look for the America video thumbs up!

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Reply #3 posted 10/14/16 2:49pm

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Guitarhero said:

Look for the America video thumbs up!



I was going to say that. Miles Davis said in an interview that Prince was one of the best drummers he's ever seen. I also remember Prince bestow that same compliment upon Morris Day for his skills.

Would have loved to see more of Prince on the bass and drums.
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Reply #4 posted 10/14/16 4:42pm

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Misslink88 said:

The only one that I'm aware of at this time is when he takes over drums while Sheila E does the chair rap in the SOT video.


Really? You've never seen the video for "America" then? He tears it up. Of course, he's playing drums in "I Wanna Be Your Lover", and he does some percussion work on the Rave Un2 The Year 2000 DVD.

Also to the OP, I think it was one of the One Nite Alone Tour that he started one of the shows on drums. I'm sure someone here can co-sign on that.

There was also a more recent video of him on drums. If you look up "Prince and Sheila E 💜 " on YouTube, he's on her timbales on one of the 20Ten Tour shows.

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Reply #5 posted 10/14/16 5:31pm

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IsufferfromMPS said:

Guitarhero said:

Look for the America video thumbs up!



I was going to say that. Miles Davis said in an interview that Prince was one of the best drummers he's ever seen. I also remember Prince bestow that same compliment upon Morris Day for his skills.

Would have loved to see more of Prince on the bass and drums.

--. Sheila E said he was a great drummer.
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Reply #6 posted 10/14/16 7:06pm

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I'm sure I saw some footage of him on drums in the studio once. Did I dream it? wink
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Reply #7 posted 10/14/16 7:59pm

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Reply #8 posted 10/14/16 8:32pm

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Here's an interesting article, also with Org links lol
http://vancouverdrummer.b...s.html?m=1
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Reply #9 posted 10/14/16 10:16pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Misslink88 said:

The only one that I'm aware of at this time is when he takes over drums while Sheila E does the chair rap in the SOT video.


Really? You've never seen the video for "America" then? He tears it up. Of course, he's playing drums in "I Wanna Be Your Lover", and he does some percussion work on the Rave Un2 The Year 2000 DVD.

Also to the OP, I think it was one of the One Nite Alone Tour that he started one of the shows on drums. I'm sure someone here can co-sign on that.

There was also a more recent video of him on drums. If you look up "Prince and Sheila E 💜 " on YouTube, he's on her timbales on one of the 20Ten Tour shows.

He opened up on drums during ONA in Japan.

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Reply #10 posted 10/15/16 4:19am

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petalthecat said:

Here's an interesting article, also with Org links lol
http://vancouverdrummer.b...s.html?m=1



What??? His drumming on the Madhouse 8 album is incredible.
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Reply #11 posted 10/15/16 12:41pm

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jdcxc said:

petalthecat said:
Here's an interesting article, also with Org links lol http://vancouverdrummer.b...s.html?m=1
What??? His drumming on the Madhouse 8 album is incredible.

It also says he played drums on Darling Nikki. He didn't. That was Morris Day.

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Reply #12 posted 10/15/16 1:00pm

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petalthecat said:

I'm sure I saw some footage of him on drums in the studio once. Did I dream it? wink

You're probably thinking of the music video for A Million Days.

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Reply #13 posted 10/15/16 1:09pm

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jdcxc said:


petalthecat said:
Here's an interesting article, also with Org links lol http://vancouverdrummer.b...s.html?m=1

What??? His drumming on the Madhouse 8 album is incredible.


It also says he played drums on Darling Nikki. He didn't. That was Morris Day.



Never heard that before...PrinceVault has Prince playing the drums on Nikki.
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Reply #14 posted 10/15/16 1:22pm

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steakfinger said:

jdcxc said:

petalthecat said: What??? His drumming on the Madhouse 8 album is incredible.

It also says he played drums on Darling Nikki. He didn't. That was Morris Day.

The question then is, do you think he could play Darling Nikki on drums?

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Reply #15 posted 10/15/16 2:14pm

2olskool4u

Wolfie87 said:



steakfinger said:




jdcxc said:


petalthecat said: What??? His drumming on the Madhouse 8 album is incredible.


It also says he played drums on Darling Nikki. He didn't. That was Morris Day.




The question then is, do you think he could play Darling Nikki on drums?


Surely you are not doubting Prince could play it??? Really???
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Reply #16 posted 10/15/16 3:06pm

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I think that's the ONA tour in Osaka, Japan. I have/had a boot of that. Not seen it in a while though. Lost in my own vault. lol

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Reply #17 posted 10/15/16 3:08pm

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I loved Prince on drums!! He was absolutely amazing!! There are some good YT videos out there. There is a good one, back when Sheila E. toured with him, and P does a drum solo!

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