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Thread started 08/11/17 3:36am

bonatoc

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Organ Soundcheck - Tora Tora preaching to the NPG: It's the Devil's Music!

Just came across this gem and laughed my ass off in the first part (turn it up and wait for it).
And baffled at the second part, where Prince layers down Hammond church softness under Bob George (remember me?) transforming into Tora Tora, after some tweaking by Mr. Hayes.
The "Devil's Music" in question is of course a reference to The Blues, The Gospel wars (Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, James Brown), the musical heritage.

I wonder if he could tweak his vox effect on a foot pedal while playing the organ, but maybe it's an engineer playing with it.

It has all the charm of a soundcheck: all that happens in the background is great, and I dare you not to crack or burst a laugh @ 1'18 (wait for it).
The fantastic good mood of an NPG rehearsal, Ladies and Gents.

Those who say in interviews the NPG were just session musicians, should put their jealousy aside.
Every musician is important to Skipper. Everyone was a source of inspiration. This is not the Kid anymore. Anyway...

As Sonny used to bark: Check, check.

Africa, Cap'n Crunch, Norma Jean, Sex and Cheerio's
Play my record double speed, feel the climax fit 4 a king
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Reply #1 posted 08/12/17 4:38pm

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Where???

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Reply #2 posted 08/12/17 4:45pm

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Given the NPG set-up at the time, wouldn't it make more sense that it's Morris playing organ? Admittedly I've only listened to this rehearsal once, more than a year ago, so maybe there's some clue that it is actually Prince.
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Reply #3 posted 08/14/17 6:40am

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TwiliteKid said:

Given the NPG set-up at the time, wouldn't it make more sense that it's Morris playing organ? Admittedly I've only listened to this rehearsal once, more than a year ago, so maybe there's some clue that it is actually Prince.


True, true... More info here.



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Africa, Cap'n Crunch, Norma Jean, Sex and Cheerio's
Play my record double speed, feel the climax fit 4 a king
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Reply #4 posted 08/15/17 12:28pm

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evillol

Isnt that the one where he says "demi, why you do this to me" and starts laughing?

The line from the Exorcist

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #5 posted 08/15/17 2:59pm

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FragileUndertow said:

evillol


Isnt that the one where he says "demi, why you do this to me" and starts laughing?


The line from the Exorcist



It is indeed, and I'm sure he also says a line from The Godfather - 'look what they did to my son'
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Shame he didn't play Hallucination Rain at all as it sounds unbelievable on this sound check
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