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Prince & the Revolution @ 1st Avenue 8.3.1983

Benefit Concert For The Minnesota
Dance Theater Company
1.Let's Go Crazy
2.When You Were Mine (Dirty Mind)
3.A Case Of You
4.Computer Blue
5.Delirious (1999)
6.Electric Intercourse
7.Automatic (1999)
8.I Would Die 4 U
/Baby I'm A Star
9. Little Red Corvette (1999)
10.Purple Rain
11.D.M.S.R (1999)
The 1983 concert took place at First Avenue in Minneapolis. A year later when the club was featured in Purple Rain (the movie), the venue would be changed forever. In 1983 however, it was perfect for hosting a newly minted Prince & The Revolution. Prince had been performing with some of the band members for a while, but the show was the debut of guitarist Wendy Melvoin who would continue with the band until their dissolution in 1986.
But back on track – the 1983 show (August 3rd, to be more exact) was the first public live performance of Prince & The Revolution. The concert was a benefit for the Minnesota Dance Theater Company. It was also the first time the band would perform several of what would become their signature tracks, most importantly Purple Rain.
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This live show made up the basis for several Purple Rain tracks, including the title track, I Would Die 4 U and Baby I’m A Star. Prince’s vocals are spot on with how you know them – because they were recorded from a mobile truck outside of First Avenue. Add in a few overdubs and there you have it, one of the best selling albums of the 80s.
Regardless of how you view Prince now, back then one thing was clear – his name was Prince, his favorite color was purple, and he was a bad motherfucker.

D.M.S.R. live 1983

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First Avenue, August 3rd, 1983

Wendy Melvoin is fresh from high school. She is a wearing a V-necked sleeveless top, and patterned shorts. She is playing the first chords of a new song on her purple guitar, opening chords that she wrote, a circular motif with a chorus effect. Wendy is eighteen nineteen and she has the high cheekbones and diffident confidence of a Hollywood upbringing. She half-smiles at the faces that crowd close to the low club stage. This is Wendy’s first gig with the new band, and the song she is playing is Purple Rain, and nobody in the audience has ever heard Purple Rain before because this is the night that Prince and the Revolution record the song.

Maybe Wendy is half-smiling because she is thinking about the time when she was thirteen years old and she snuck out of the house with her twin sister, Susannah, to hang out at a club called Starwood. The sisters danced, and then the DJ played a piece of bubblegum funk with a coy gushing lyric about the Soft and Wet qualities of a lover. The song made Wendy stop dead. She ran up to the DJ booth and asked, who is that girl singing, and the DJ told her it was not a girl but a boy called Prince. I think that half-smile of hers is in appreciation of the irony that she was once a fan of the man she now shares the stage with.
We hear Prince, his harsh guitar cutting across Wendy’s. We don’t see him yet. Purple Rain has a long introduction. The sound guy keeps scuttling around in the stage front. Wendy sees someone in the audience and smiles full beam. Her hair tumbles over one eye in a quiff, and there is a sheen on her breastbone from the heat in the club. It’s August and nearly ninety degrees in there; when Prince appears behind her, she regains her cool.
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Electric Intercourse is an unreleased song recorded live on 3 August, 1983 at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA (during the same concert where live versions of Let's Go Crazy, Computer Blue, I Would Die 4 U, Baby I'm A Star and Purple Rain were also recorded).

No studio version is known to exist; Prince used the live version when adding overdubs to the track in mid-September, 1983 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA.

Although the recording is mostly a solo performance by Prince, with Bobby Z. being the only other performer on the track, it is listed here as a Prince and the Revolution recording as this is how it would have been credited upon release on the Purple Rain album. -PrinceVault.com

Electric Intercourse

I feel some kind of love 4 U
I don't know your name
This is the kind of love that takes 2
I want U and I'm not ashamed

Cuz baby, U shock my wild
With a sexual electricity extraordinaire
Come and take advantage and undress me
I don't even know U, I don't even care

I feel some kind of sexual courage
Tell me do U feel it 2?
Our bodies wanna be 2gether
Girl, I wanna be with U

Electric is my body, baby
I'll shock U with my lips
Darling, don't U know
Your Technicolor climax is at my fingertips?
Hear me, baby

Electric intercourse, electric intercourse (Wake up, Wendy!)
Don't U wanna?
Electric intercourse, electric intercourse
Don't U wanna make love, sweet love, my love?

Mash it

Electric is my body, baby
I'll shock U with my lips (Yes I will)
Darling, don't U know
Your technicolor climax is at my fingertips
Baby, no no, listen 2 me

Electric intercourse, electric intercourse
Don't U wanna?
(I say this)
Electric intercourse, electric intercourse
(I say the first intercourse, I say the first one)
Don't U wanna make love, sweet love, my love?

Yeah

Electric intercourse, electric intercourse
Don't U wanna?
Electric intercourse, electric intercourse
Don't U wanna make love, my love, sweet love, yeah?

Don't U wanna?
Electric intercourse
Don't U wanna make love, yeah?

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http://www.julienslive.co.../lot/7284/

A single sheet of lined paper with lyrics to the officially unreleased song "Electric Intercourse" written in pencil. Prince is known to have a large quantity of unreleased videos, music, and other media that have yet to be produced for the public. "Electric Intercourse" is a song that has been heard by Prince fans but unavailable as an official Prince release.

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Reply #11 posted 11/05/13 7:18am

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this show with the birthday show should be officially released by prince .. maybe throw them in a deluxe purple rain remaster .. the 2 best shows of that era

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TrevorAyer said:

this show with the birthday show should be officially released by prince .. maybe throw them in a deluxe purple rain remaster .. the 2 best shows of that era

the 2 Best of that era? the 2 best of his era

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That was just a magical time, and especially this show, I would do a 3 disc set, the Purple Rain movie with deleted scenes commentaries and interviews ie the Making of Dreams/Purple Rain, I would add a Purple Rain tour show, and I would add the Purple Reign 1st Avenue 8.3.1983

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I just meant that I like this show and the roadhouse garden show better than the actual tour set .. adding them both would bring out some rarities and make a pr deluxe edition more special .. a case of u .. electric intercourse .. pr with extra lyrics .. computer blue live .. mixed with the classic .. all day all night .. something in water .. etc ... it would be a great live package without the sterility of the main pr show that is just hits live ..

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TrevorAyer said:

I just meant that I like this show and the roadhouse garden show better than the actual tour set .. adding them both would bring out some rarities and make a pr deluxe edition more special .. a case of u .. electric intercourse .. pr with extra lyrics .. computer blue live .. mixed with the classic .. all day all night .. something in water .. etc ... it would be a great live package without the sterility of the main pr show that is just hits live ..

Oh I know I wasn't disagreeing at all, that was just my appreciation for those 2 shows. I listen to those all the time.

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Prince said something about how the PR tour shows were very predictable at times. Which I didn't see any difference from the previous tour shows SOTT or Lovesexy ... or many that followed

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But like you said these 2 shows, showed how easily he could have mixed them up. Yet I understand the fans 'need' to here the PR songs. I wonder what a PR era aftershow would have been like, that could have done some wild stuff. Erotic City, mixed with Apollonia 6, Sheila E at times etc He did have Brenda Bennett do Blue Limousine a few times on the tour. Sheila E mainly did Erotic City

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Looks like he did most of the 'hits' from the previous album + some.

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First Avenue, August 3rd, 1983

Wendy Melvoin is fresh from high school. She is a wearing a V-necked sleeveless top, and patterned shorts. She is playing the first chords of a new song on her purple guitar, opening chords that she wrote, a circular motif with a chorus effect. Wendy is eighteen-nineteen and she has the high cheekbones and diffident confidence of a Hollywood upbringing. She half-smiles at the faces that crowd close to the low club stage. This is Wendy’s first gig with the new band, and the song she is playing is “Purple Rain,” and nobody in the audience has ever heard “Purple Rain” before because this is the night that Prince and the Revolution record the song.

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Reply #19 posted 11/08/13 2:48am

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God I love this show, he was in perfect form and was in a great and musical mood. I just LOOOOVVVVVEEEEE Electric Intercourse!!!!!! Its my favourite song of all time. Why oh why did this not go onto Purple Rain. Prince was just at his best with the other songs too and Wendy did him proud I thought. I would have given anything to be there.

I will admit I have a bootlrg DVD of it called "Makings of Rain" and watch it all the time, the perfect Prince concert (Although Livesexy comes close). Thank you for this thread and reliving. Mods you have to sticky it...

Much love to the creator of this music biggrin biggrin biggrin

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This was the very moment - imho - that he moved from being an incredibly talented pop star to become the modern day Mozart.

Any kind of official release is unlikely, not least because he gutted his arrangement of A Case of You here for I Love You But I Dont Trust You Anymore almost two decades later.
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* ABSOLUTELY NO SOLICITING FOR BOOTLEGS

I was talking about one I had, I have no interest in selling it or asking for more. No rules against talking about them.

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There are so many iconic moments on that stage
Live sparks of creativity, electric and magic
And the music... oh!
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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