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Thread started 02/10/18 2:46pm

bobbobson234

Who did the turntable scratching for some of Prince's 90's songs?

Some of Prince's songs in the 1990's feature turntable scratching (you can hear some in "Tick, Tick, Bang" and "The Continental", to name a couple.) I'm wondering who did the scratching in these songs. Was it Prince or somebody else?

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Reply #1 posted 02/10/18 2:50pm

coldasice

They were always listed in the credits. I remember Brother Jules on one track. I hated the scratches more than I hated Tony M. The Continental was so cool back then, I still love his vox on it, but those scratches are so dated.
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Reply #2 posted 02/10/18 3:01pm

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Someone with peanut butter on their hands.

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #3 posted 02/10/18 3:19pm

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bobbobson234 said:

Some of Prince's songs in the 1990's feature turntable scratching (you can hear some in "Tick, Tick, Bang" and "The Continental", to name a couple.) I'm wondering who did the scratching in these songs. Was it Prince or somebody else?


The Continental:

D.J. Graves - scratching

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Reply #4 posted 02/10/18 3:39pm

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The scratching always sounded so inauthentic, forced, almost like a Sound effect rather that an organic part of the song.
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Reply #5 posted 02/11/18 1:00am

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langebleu said:



bobbobson234 said:


Some of Prince's songs in the 1990's feature turntable scratching (you can hear some in "Tick, Tick, Bang" and "The Continental", to name a couple.) I'm wondering who did the scratching in these songs. Was it Prince or somebody else?




The Continental:

D.J. Graves - scratching

http://www.princevault.co...um:_Symbol


Prince even took this DJ with him on the Diamonds & Pearls tour; during Gett Off, a turntable rose up at the back of the stage and this guy, almost invisible for the audience, did some scratching.
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Reply #6 posted 02/11/18 1:41am

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Reply #7 posted 02/11/18 1:42am

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coldasice said:

They were always listed in the credits.


Not always

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Reply #8 posted 02/11/18 3:14am

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what was the final song that had scratching on? Is there scratching on Rave? or The Rainbow Children?

Another thing I can't stand, a stuck on effect, which Prince liked to use, was hitting the fzz bass for one beat in a bar.

It's all over the Rainbow Children, Rhonda Smith, even Larry did this alot. Can't stand it, it's so annoying how overused it was.

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Reply #9 posted 02/11/18 5:02am

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thetruth3121 said:

Is there scratching on Rave?


Bros Jules - scratches on Undisputed and Prettyman

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Reply #10 posted 02/11/18 9:29pm

dance4me3121

there's scratching on "ol skool company" also

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Reply #11 posted 02/12/18 4:39pm

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Generally speaking, I always like the scratching in the live setting. For example, on C-NOTE, it’s really good and adds some nice flavor. IIRC, there’s a version of sign o the Times at the London Marquee in 2002 that has a lot of scratching and great guitar work. That was awesome.
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