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Thread started 10/31/13 5:54pm

Onthe1jb

Live Prince adlibs that come 2 mind...

He is of course a great improviser and ad libs in all manners of ways live through his instruments, his vocal range , dancing..He is very instinctive.

But he is also quite talky at shows.So what ad libs stick out that Prince has said or done on stage?

I am listening to an oudoor paris show from few years back.He is doing a breakdown on musicology and he and Shelby are at Front of stage near crown, he tells Shelby to go back 2 the top ' Come on shelby ' and she obviously does haha. But he pretends to follow then stays down front and does a cheeky grin and gestures to audience he playin a trick.Then he sings

Shelby used to be a friend of mine, now i just take my time .;

Shelby is heard to say ' I'm still your friend '


Then Prince says ' Shelby , Its alright you can come back

Funny but also quite telling, i bet he does have that ' they used to be a friend of mine ' attitude then seee yaa.

What other spontaneous stuf he said at a show....

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Reply #1 posted 11/01/13 9:47am

jj312119

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" break it way down low..wanna here the grass grow..." " anybody gotta cell phone, well pull uur cellphone out and call ur next of kin we about to het funky" just a few that came to my mind
The energy in this field's been known to flicker lights, aight

Asong with no name, acapella moans and a bridge of silence

Undeterred nevertheless a masterpiece on butterscotch thighs

Turn off the lights, turn off the lights

It's time for Mr Go
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Reply #2 posted 11/01/13 10:32am

bashraka

"Eric shut the fuck up!"

3121 #1 THIS YEAR
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Reply #3 posted 11/01/13 10:44am

mrsrogers

At the end of shows when it's encore time he always says... "do yall know how many hits I've got
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Reply #4 posted 11/01/13 10:46am

mrsrogers

Telling the women to "slow down "
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Reply #5 posted 11/03/13 3:50pm

eyewishuheaven

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(While introducing Controversy in Toronto, 2010): "This song's from 1982!" lol

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #6 posted 11/03/13 4:21pm

popgodazipa

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"Money ain't the key to happiness...but it'll fund the search" ONA Houston
1 over Jordan...the greatest since
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Reply #7 posted 11/03/13 4:33pm

eyeamvictor

Paraphrasing: I might be a bit too forward babe. I might be a bit too blue. But I think you know what I want, I want you. If you'd rather be with them others, then I've got news for you. I've got (however many people are in the audience) thousand people who'll testify. Can't nobody do it like Prince do. Slow down, you're moving much too fast.

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Reply #8 posted 11/04/13 12:17am

batman89

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"It's funny what music can do...bringing us all together...look around...why else would we be here...Free Pizza?"

Spoken during the intro to "Love They Will Be Done", the only time Prince sang it himself that tour....and it was magic!

- Sydney Allphones Arena May 11th 2012.

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Reply #9 posted 11/04/13 2:04am

timmie

turn the lights up

turn the lights down

turn the lights up

turn the lights down

those types of instructions to the crew are SO annoying

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Reply #10 posted 11/04/13 4:02am

friend2001

i think "eric, shut the fuck up" and "get your cell phones and call somebody, we gettin funky" arent really ad libs, they were said many times on tour, so i consider them rehearsed. the one that comes to my mind is the most recent one i can remember. that was at the october 3 paisley gig. Before "Nothing compares 2 u" he did "An Honest Man" (i didnt see it reported in ANY setlists btw). now this is not the version on Crystal Ball, theres a ton of lyrics. After one lyric about finding a good woman, a girl hollered out something to Prince and he quickly replied "Not you baby, you crazy!"There's tons of thoses around. This thread should be boppin.
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Reply #11 posted 11/04/13 4:54am

Jerky

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During the CELEBRATION shows he spotted a guy not dancing during a funky song. He stopped the band with "On the one" and asked why he wasn't dancing... Then he asked his name, the guy's name was Tuna.

Prince didn't miss a beat, he just said "Tuna?? ...Tuna??? Well Tuna you best gets funky or we'll have to put you back in the can!"

Then counted the band back in.

Very quick.
“Tuna, you better do something or else we gonna have to put you back in the can!”
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Reply #12 posted 11/04/13 7:38am

TheEnglishGent

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mrsrogers said:

At the end of shows when it's encore time he always says... "do yall know how many hits I've got

It's not really an adlib if he always says it!

RIP sad
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