independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Sat 22nd Feb 2020 11:54pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Prince - Arsenio Hall- 1991
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 12/20/19 12:21pm

nayroo2002

avatar

Prince - Arsenio Hall- 1991

GO!

So many key moments during this public performance.

A great example of Prince!

Happy Holidays!

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 12/20/19 12:27pm

robertgeorge

avatar

One of my favorite Prince tv performances. Daddy Pop works brilliaintly on this show. The spin on the piano. Opening up the piano and the purple ballloons fly up. The slide towards the audience. Why Aresenio Hall was fire back in the day. Some amazing guests and live performances.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 12/20/19 1:37pm

2freaky4church
1

avatar

His voice was awful.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 12/20/19 4:19pm

PeggyO

2freaky4church1 said:

His voice was awful.

Prince's?

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 12/23/19 9:01am

CAL3

PeggyO said:

2freaky4church1 said:

His voice was awful.

Prince's?

.

I think they meant Arsenio's.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 12/23/19 9:44am

Doozer

avatar

When he held his index finger up, looking directly into the camera, during a breakdown in Purple Rain, as if to say “wait for it!”

And his guitar solo at the end of Cream - should’ve been on the studio version.

Also him standing on the piano singing part of the unreleased edit of Daddy Pop - “What’s my name what’s my name?!?”

Easily my favorite tv appearance of his entire career.
Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 12/23/19 2:47pm

dodger

Doozer said:

When he held his index finger up, looking directly into the camera, during a breakdown in Purple Rain, as if to say “wait for it!”

And his guitar solo at the end of Cream - should’ve been on the studio version.

Also him standing on the piano singing part of the unreleased edit of Daddy Pop - “What’s my name what’s my name?!?”

Easily my favorite tv appearance of his entire career.


Agree.
Another thing of note for me is at the end as the credits start rolling. I've always been curious if Tony starts, what sounds like, Call The Law with more lyrics or if it's a different unreleased track.
.
He says something like 'let me take you to the hood if I could' and that line also features briefly in a snippet on the D&P video collection
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 12/23/19 3:30pm

nayroo2002

avatar

BUMP!

Any Youngin's lookin' at this???

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 12/23/19 3:44pm

Doozer

avatar

dodger said:

Doozer said:

When he held his index finger up, looking directly into the camera, during a breakdown in Purple Rain, as if to say “wait for it!”

And his guitar solo at the end of Cream - should’ve been on the studio version.

Also him standing on the piano singing part of the unreleased edit of Daddy Pop - “What’s my name what’s my name?!?”

Easily my favorite tv appearance of his entire career.


Agree.
Another thing of note for me is at the end as the credits start rolling. I've always been curious if Tony starts, what sounds like, Call The Law with more lyrics or if it's a different unreleased track.
.
He says something like 'let me take you to the hood if I could' and that line also features briefly in a snippet on the D&P video collection



Yep - always figured it was Call the Law that played the show out.
Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 12/24/19 1:14am

dodger

Doozer said:

dodger said:



Agree.
Another thing of note for me is at the end as the credits start rolling. I've always been curious if Tony starts, what sounds like, Call The Law with more lyrics or if it's a different unreleased track.
.
He says something like 'let me take you to the hood if I could' and that line also features briefly in a snippet on the D&P video collection



Yep - always figured it was Call the Law that played the show out.


Yes but it's unusual. After 'let me dive straight in, where do I begin' he doesn't go into the first chorus he carries on with more lyrics 'let me take you to the hood if I could...' and then it fades out without reaching the chorus.
.
So they were either ad-libbed lyrics, but seem unlikely as Damon mimes along to some of them, or they are original lyrics and were cut out from future live performances (as I've never heard them in any other) and maybe the released studio version too.
.
Anyway, it's Christmas Eve and I've a 100 presents to wrap for my daughters but I'm discussing a 28 year old TV show performance of a Prince b-side on the Internet with strangers...
lol
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 12/24/19 2:20am

JorisE73

nayroo2002 said:

GO!

So many key moments during this public performance.

A great example of Prince!

Happy Holidays!


Man this was such an awesome performance and a great intro to the Diamonds and Pearls Tour months later. This aired a week or so later in The Netherlands after the US broadcast and I taped it and watched it so many times and again before the concerts in The Netherlands.
This was a great time!

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 12/24/19 9:45am

herb4

avatar

I had a metal head/punk buddy of mine who was a (very good) drummer that really didn't dig Prince but he told me after he saw this performance that "dude has it going on". I think it came down to style and personal preference for him but it was satisfying to at least see game recognizing game.

That might make a cool thread topic:

Have you ever converted a non fan and what did you show/play for them? What stuff did they like?

  - 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 > Prince - Arsenio Hall- 1991