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Astasheiks

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Prince Guitar Solo in The Scandalous Sex Suite: The Rapture?

Does anyone know if there is any Video of Prince ever doing the Guitar Solo in The Scandalous Sex Suite: The Rapture?

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Reply #1 posted 02/03/21 1:19pm

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Astasheiks said:

Does anyone know if there is any Video of Prince ever doing the Guitar Solo in The Scandalous Sex Suite: The Rapture?

Doubtful. It was sloppily improvised. Parts of it appear in other songs, but I can't recall which at this moment. I think it was used on a protege record first. It's straight up dorian scale. Anything extra spicy is the result of his Eventide Harmonizer. If you're asking because you want to learn it I could probably make a video of me playing along.

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Reply #2 posted 02/03/21 1:58pm

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not released, afaik

but, yeah, the first part of it is almost an exact replica of the solo in "Dear Michaelangelo"

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Reply #3 posted 02/09/21 8:24am

Astasheiks

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steakfinger said:

Astasheiks said:

Does anyone know if there is any Video of Prince ever doing the Guitar Solo in The Scandalous Sex Suite: The Rapture?

Doubtful. It was sloppily improvised. Parts of it appear in other songs, but I can't recall which at this moment. I think it was used on a protege record first. It's straight up dorian scale. Anything extra spicy is the result of his Eventide Harmonizer. If you're asking because you want to learn it I could probably make a video of me playing along.

I wished you would Steakfinger! biggrin smile cool yes prince beret

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Reply #4 posted 02/09/21 8:26am

Astasheiks

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nayroo2002 said:

not released, afaik

but, yeah, the first part of it is almost an exact replica of the solo in "Dear Michealangelo"

I'm going to have to go back and listen to that or maybe I never heard that song.... smile

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Reply #5 posted 02/16/21 9:05am

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steakfinger said:

Astasheiks said:

Does anyone know if there is any Video of Prince ever doing the Guitar Solo in The Scandalous Sex Suite: The Rapture?

Doubtful. It was sloppily improvised. Parts of it appear in other songs, but I can't recall which at this moment. I think it was used on a protege record first. It's straight up dorian scale. Anything extra spicy is the result of his Eventide Harmonizer. If you're asking because you want to learn it I could probably make a video of me playing along.

The Rapture guitar solo is a slowed down solo from When Doves Cry damn near note for note.

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Reply #6 posted 02/16/21 9:18am

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joyinrepetition said:

steakfinger said:

Doubtful. It was sloppily improvised. Parts of it appear in other songs, but I can't recall which at this moment. I think it was used on a protege record first. It's straight up dorian scale. Anything extra spicy is the result of his Eventide Harmonizer. If you're asking because you want to learn it I could probably make a video of me playing along.

The Rapture guitar solo is a slowed down solo from When Doves Cry damn near note for note.

So, the "Scandalous: The Rapture" solo shares parts of the same guitar solos in "Dear Michaelangelo" AND "When Doves Cry" ???

i didn't see THAT comin'!

lol

i DO recall a snippet of the keyboard solo from WDC rehashed in "Lemon Crush", though.

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Reply #7 posted 02/16/21 2:03pm

epronk

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not released, afaik

but, yeah, the first part of it is almost an exact replica of the solo in "Dear Michealangelo"

Took me so long to hear this similarity until someone pointed it out. I was amazed.

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Reply #8 posted 02/16/21 2:18pm

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That guitar solo is one of my favorite Prince moments. That whole 3 part remix, really. His last super inspired 80s moment, I think.

If it's the When Doves Cry solo slowed down, that even more briliant.

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Reply #9 posted 02/16/21 2:29pm

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I like it. shrug
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Reply #10 posted 02/16/21 7:36pm

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No surprise he steals from himself also
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Reply #11 posted 02/21/21 11:27pm

Astasheiks

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joyinrepetition said:

steakfinger said:

Doubtful. It was sloppily improvised. Parts of it appear in other songs, but I can't recall which at this moment. I think it was used on a protege record first. It's straight up dorian scale. Anything extra spicy is the result of his Eventide Harmonizer. If you're asking because you want to learn it I could probably make a video of me playing along.

The Rapture guitar solo is a slowed down solo from When Doves Cry damn near note for note.

Cool. cool Do you play guitar?

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Reply #12 posted 02/23/21 8:39am

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joyinrepetition said:

The Rapture guitar solo is a slowed down solo from When Doves Cry damn near note for note.

Now that i heard this today in a traffic jam out of Frankfurt with nothing but my ears on a brand new car stereo, no, it is not.

Ever since i owned the 12" single for "Scandalous" since it's release, i've never heard WDC (what you are hearing).

Perhaps you are mistaking "WDC" for "Dear Michaelangelo"???

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Reply #13 posted 02/23/21 9:49pm

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nayroo2002 said:

joyinrepetition said:

The Rapture guitar solo is a slowed down solo from When Doves Cry damn near note for note.

Now that i heard this today in a traffic jam out of Frankfurt with nothing but my ears on a brand new car stereo, no, it is not.

Ever since i owned the 12" single for "Scandalous" since it's release, i've never heard WDC (what you are hearing).

Perhaps you are mistaking "WDC" for "Dear Michaelangelo"???

It has the tone of Dear Michaelangelo, but it the ending solo of WDC. Listen to both back to back and slow WDC down if you can.

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Reply #14 posted 02/24/21 11:35am

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So, you are claiming that "Dear M" AND "WDC" share the same guitar solo?

Yes, you, joyinrep...

???

lol

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Reply #15 posted 02/24/21 5:48pm

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If memory serves, the closest he came to Frank Zappa sound on the guitar.

Poignant.

You're welcome.

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Reply #16 posted 02/24/21 7:24pm

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nayroo2002 said:

So, you are claiming that "Dear M" AND "WDC" share the same guitar solo?

Yes, you, joyinrep...

???

lol

If you read correctly, the TONE is DM, but the solo is WDC

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Reply #17 posted 02/25/21 10:03am

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joyinrepetition said:

nayroo2002 said:

So, you are claiming that "Dear M" AND "WDC" share the same guitar solo?

Yes, you, joyinrep...

???

lol

If you read correctly, the TONE is DM, but the solo is WDC

The first part of the solo in "The Rapture" is clearly the same as the one in "Dear Michaelangelo".

Specifically from 2:22 to 2:47 (DM).

Anyone else wanna chime in here?

[Edited 2/25/21 10:24am]

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Reply #18 posted 03/02/21 11:53am

Astasheiks

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Anybody else want to join "Steakfinger" in doing a cover of this? eye wildsign music headbang

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Reply #19 posted 03/05/21 8:16am

steakfinger

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That guitar solo is one of my favorite Prince moments. That whole 3 part remix, really. His last super inspired 80s moment, I think.

If it's the When Doves Cry solo slowed down, that even more briliant.

It's not WDC fast or slow. It's not similar at all.

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Reply #20 posted 03/05/21 8:18am

steakfinger

fortuneandserendipity said:

If memory serves, the closest he came to Frank Zappa sound on the guitar.

Poignant.

You're welcome.

Actually, Prince's guitar solo on "Live 4 Love" nails the tone of Frank Zappa's solo on "Dumb All Over" from the You are What You Is album as well as referencing some of the licks directly. No joke. I'm not saying Prince used the same licks on purpose, but there's only so many pentatonic box/Dorian mode licks you can do on a guitar that sounds original.

Check out the guitar solo on Live 4 Love at 5:58 and 6:17 then check out the guitar solo on Dumb All Over (I guess technically it's the intro to the track "Heavenly Bank Account" which is just the outro of "Dumb All Over") by Frank Zappa at 0:04

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Reply #21 posted 03/05/21 5:59pm

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I love you, Prince nerds lol. This will have to be my Prince homework for tomorrow.

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