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Wolfie87

Nasty, playful and funky Prince with the NPG. Tell Me How U Wanna B Done. Live 1993

I have gotten hooked on this segment from the Act I Tour. The groove is nonstop from the second part of The Continental. What I love about Prince is that he is so serious with his music that he can take a throwaway track like Get On Up and Integrate it into a musical segment. I've seen two videos of this performance and both got its charm. The first is Prince all nasty and devious. "Should I go like an circle, like a Merry go round. Like You and your Girlfriend used to ride up and down" and doing three squats at the same time. Holy shit that is dripping nasty. And his dance when he leaves over his microphone to Maytes spoken part. Wow! He really was a generationally amazing dancer whatever people have to compare to MJ all the time. A hell lot sexier than MJ, straight fact. And later asking up a girl on stage "yeah you baby with your raised hand"

The second video is basically the same performance but with Tony M(who is showing great character and likeable features)and other members of The NPG doing the Soul Train line with all the girls on stage. Both videos have the "Get on up!" Singing from both the women crowd and the male crowd in perfect harmony. And Levi is on point all the time. And I guess there is no playback from the Michael B, he is just that good during this segment?

I adore this segment and I wish it gets more attention. Those liveshows looks as good as anything from 1987-1988. Underrated as hell! NPG had to be the tighest band at that period. Really amazing musiciansship.
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Reply #1 posted 07/02/20 2:59pm

mnfriend

Wolfie87 said:

I have gotten hooked on this segment from the Act I Tour. The groove is nonstop from the second part of The Continental. What I love about Prince is that he is so serious with his music that he can take a throwaway track like Get On Up and Integrate it into a musical segment. I've seen two videos of this performance and both got its charm. The first is Prince all nasty and devious. "Should I go like an circle, like a Merry go round. Like You and your Girlfriend used to ride up and down" and doing three squats at the same time. Holy shit that is dripping nasty. And his dance when he leaves over his microphone to Maytes spoken part. Wow! He really was a generationally amazing dancer whatever people have to compare to MJ all the time. A hell lot sexier than MJ, straight fact. And later asking up a girl on stage "yeah you baby with your raised hand" The second video is basically the same performance but with Tony M(who is showing great character and likeable features)and other members of The NPG doing the Soul Train line with all the girls on stage. Both videos have the "Get on up!" Singing from both the women crowd and the male crowd in perfect harmony. And Levi is on point all the time. And I guess there is no playback from the Michael B, he is just that good during this segment? I adore this segment and I wish it gets more attention. Those liveshows looks as good as anything from 1987-1988. Underrated as hell! NPG had to be the tighest band at that period. Really amazing musiciansship.


I have not seen what you describe (and that's okay) but your writing made me laugh.
Because I agree, he backed up what he said, and it could be mind blowing.

I have an opinion:

'Don't worry, I won't hurt you, I only want you to have some fun'

before singing 'Controversy', or as he addresses an audience, or has the overhead voice do it,

is a kind soul immediately making the room and people at ease in his presence.

That is how it has always felt to me, then we launch in and let loose/ 1999.

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Reply #2 posted 07/02/20 3:12pm

mnfriend

And TRUE:

I have never, ever, felt anything sexual from MJ's singing. Zero nada nothin.

I never compare the 2.

JMO,

RIP Prince

love

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Reply #3 posted 07/02/20 6:07pm

mnfriend

And, I'm sorry, what instruments did Michael play?

((I hate the comparison sorry))

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Reply #4 posted 07/02/20 10:01pm

mnfriend

And did Michael guest with other musicians (besides his family)

mentor or guide other singers?

HUGE differences

And here is Prince on Arsenio show 1991 in the time frame OP mentions the band NPG

and Prince's dancing.

Yes, just by watching

starting at 38 minutes Prince do 2 songs,

he was slam dunk a better dancer than MJ.

Oh yeah. Prince was IT.

https://youtu.be/i6RMrjC67Ms

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Reply #5 posted 07/03/20 2:47am

dodger

Wolfie87 said:

I have gotten hooked on this segment from the Act I Tour. The groove is nonstop from the second part of The Continental. What I love about Prince is that he is so serious with his music that he can take a throwaway track like Get On Up and Integrate it into a musical segment. I've seen two videos of this performance and both got its charm. The first is Prince all nasty and devious. "Should I go like an circle, like a Merry go round. Like You and your Girlfriend used to ride up and down" and doing three squats at the same time. Holy shit that is dripping nasty. And his dance when he leaves over his microphone to Maytes spoken part. Wow! He really was a generationally amazing dancer whatever people have to compare to MJ all the time. A hell lot sexier than MJ, straight fact. And later asking up a girl on stage "yeah you baby with your raised hand" The second video is basically the same performance but with Tony M(who is showing great character and likeable features)and other members of The NPG doing the Soul Train line with all the girls on stage. Both videos have the "Get on up!" Singing from both the women crowd and the male crowd in perfect harmony. And Levi is on point all the time. And I guess there is no playback from the Michael B, he is just that good during this segment? I adore this segment and I wish it gets more attention. Those liveshows looks as good as anything from 1987-1988. Underrated as hell! NPG had to be the tighest band at that period. Really amazing musiciansship.

I've always liked Carmen's Everybody Get On Up so I love that section you speak of.

.

Also, agree on this NPG with horns being his best band

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Reply #6 posted 07/03/20 2:55am

jaawwnn

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Zadie Smith had a nice piece on appreciating both Michael Jackson and Prince as dancers without having to turn it into a fight over who is better.

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Reply #7 posted 07/03/20 5:26am

eleanoa

Thanks jaawwnn, that was an interesting analysis indeed.

I 've always wondered when I saw the MJ footage like the last couple of years: how extremely repetitive it is, and how grotesque the moves are in a way. Zadie finally makes some sense of it.

Well I prefer Prince's illegibility any day wink

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Reply #8 posted 07/03/20 5:47am

Wolfie87

MJ was a great dancer, but I've always compared his moveset to Janet. They moved so similar in their videos.

But get back to the topic please.
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Reply #9 posted 07/03/20 6:01am

flipper123

Always loved Levi's guitar playing during this segment. He always plays the riff slightly different too when Prince shouts him to "On the one, stroke it Levi!" cool

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Reply #10 posted 07/04/20 2:34pm

iamafan

I would love to see this- his concert in 1993 is my fave. I know you can’t post links but any suggestions on how I can find this? I can’t find it on YouTube

Thanks!

Edited: I see it’s the Act One tour.
[Edited 7/4/20 14:35pm]
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Reply #11 posted 07/04/20 2:45pm

ufoclub

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jaawwnn said:

Zadie Smith had a nice piece on appreciating both Michael Jackson and Prince as dancers without having to turn it into a fight over who is better.

Prince wouldn't have liked this description of him: "thin-legged, powered from the torso rather than the backside, which in both cases was improbably small. "

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Reply #12 posted 07/04/20 6:10pm

RJOrion

"powered from the torso rather than the backside"


^^^


LOL, WTF?
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Reply #13 posted 07/04/20 6:13pm

ufoclub

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RJOrion said:

"powered from the torso rather than the backside" ^^^ LOL, WTF?

Basically saying Prince's legs were skinny and his ass was small.

Prince gif :: WRALSportsFan.com

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Reply #14 posted 07/04/20 6:20pm

RJOrion

ufoclub said:



RJOrion said:


"powered from the torso rather than the backside" ^^^ LOL, WTF?


Basically saying Prince's legs were skinny and his ass was small.

Prince gif :: WRALSportsFan.com




im not an expert on these things but that gif you postrd is evidence and proof of the power in his backside...😎
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Reply #15 posted 07/07/20 2:55am

jaawwnn

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ufoclub said:

jaawwnn said:

Zadie Smith had a nice piece on appreciating both Michael Jackson and Prince as dancers without having to turn it into a fight over who is better.

Prince wouldn't have liked this description of him: "thin-legged, powered from the torso rather than the backside, which in both cases was improbably small. "

That's why it's a good piece, it didn't have to go through Prince's approval.

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